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No cover available 1. Hippy Hippy Shake - The Swinging Blue Jeans
No cover available 2. All My Loving - The Beatles
Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen 3. Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen
No cover available 4. Swinging On a Star - Big Dee Irwin
Glad All Over - Dave Clark Five 5. Glad All Over - Dave Clark Five
No cover available 6. Love's Gonna Live Here - Buck Owens
I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles 7. I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
Beautiful Dreamer - John Leyton 8. Beautiful Dreamer - John Leyton
Needles And Pins - The Searchers 9. Needles And Pins - The Searchers
No cover available 10. Go Back To Daddy - Pat Wayne And The Beachcombers
No cover available 11. Jag väntar vid min mila - Hootennany Singers
No cover available 12. Dominique - The Singing Nun
No cover available 13. Maria Elena - Los Indios Tabajaras
No cover available 14. Diggity Doggety - The Streaplers
No cover available 15. Johnny Loves Me - Suzie
I'm The One - Gerry And The Pacemakers 16. (-) I'm The One - Gerry And The Pacemakers
No cover available 17. 500 Miles Away From Home - Bobby Bare
She Loves You - The Beatles 18. She Loves You - The Beatles
Be True To Your School - The Beach Boys 19. (-) Be True To Your School - The Beach Boys
No cover available 20. I Like It Like That - Larry Finnegan

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Best Selling Records in Sweden - Kvällstoppen

The show, Kvällstoppen, aired the first time on July 10, 1962.

Just like Tio i Topp (Top Ten), it was Swedish Radio's answer to the pirate radio stations that quickly became popular in the early 60's. See also our page on Tio i Topp.

The first host was Klas Burling, who also produced the radio show. He was later replaced by other well-known Swedish radio voices, like Rune Hallberg, Kersti Adams-Ray and Kiki Engerstedt.

The music chart consisted of the top twenty best-selling records in Sweden. Figures were based on sales data from a number of record stores. In the beginning, only about 44 record stores contributed with their sales, but the number of stores was later increased to 360.

In the late sixties, when Long Play albums starting selling more than singles, they also found their way into the charts. September 22, 1969, Kvällstoppen was split into two charts. LP albums had their own list (LP toppen) and the remainder of the regular chart was reduced to top 15. Unfortunately, LP albums could end up on both lists, making this separation superfluous. Swedish radio returned to the old system after one year. On September 29, 1970, only one list was presented, containing the 20 most sold records in Sweden (both albums and singles).

In 1974, when the basic idea of the program was questioned on ideological grounds. As a result, a part of the list was presented in a random order. A year later, in late summer of 1975, the show was cancelled. The last program was aired on August 19, 1975.

A short period in the 70s, Kvällstoppen was replaced by Skivspegeln, but the new show did not have the same impact. After only three years, this show was also discontinued. One of the reasons behind was that public radio should not promote or report the sale of a particular product (like music records).

All the way from 1962 until 1975, the radio show had the same theme song, "The Stripper" by David Rose's orchestra.

Most Weeks at Number One (Singles)

Record Weeks
1.  The Hep Stars - Consolation 9
2.  Elvis Presley - Devil in Disguise 8
2.  Nancy Sinatra - Things 8
4.  Cliff Richard - Lucky Lips 7
4.  The Beatles - Rock And Roll Music 7
4.  Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto 7
4.  Chris Andrews - Pretty Belinda 7
4.  Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime 7
4.  Neil Diamond - Cracklin' Rosie 7
10. Chris Montez - Let's Dance 6
10. The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love 6
10. The Beatles - Yesterday 6
10. The Beatles - Penny Lane - Strawberry Fields Forever 6
10. Anna-Lena Löfgren - Lyckliga gatan 6
10. Cliff Richard - Congratulations 6
10. Ann-Louise Hansson - Arrivederci Frans 6
10. Peter Holm - Monia 6
10. George Harrison - My Sweet Lord 6
10. Lynn Anderson - Rose Garden 6
10. Pop Tops - Mamy Blue 6
10. Björn, Benny, Agnetha och Frida - Ring ring 6
10. Björn Skifs - Michelangelo 6
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