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(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones 1. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
No cover available 2. Help - The Beatles
No cover available 3. I'm Henry the VIII I Am - Herman's Hermits
No cover available 4. Under The Boardwalk - The Yardleys
I Got You Babe - Sonny And Cher 5. I Got You Babe - Sonny And Cher
We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place - The Animals 6. We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place - The Animals
Colours - Donovan 7. Colours - Donovan
Wooly Bully - Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs 8. Wooly Bully - Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs
No cover available 9. One More Time - Them
Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds 10. Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
No cover available 11. Zorba's dans - Mikis Theodorakis
No Response - The Hep Stars 12. No Response - The Hep Stars
Heart Full Of Soul - The Yardbirds 13. Heart Full Of Soul - The Yardbirds
Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan 14. (-) Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
The One For You - Tages 15. The One For You - Tages
I'm Alive - The Hollies 16. I'm Alive - The Hollies
Bald Headed Woman - The Hep Stars 17. Bald Headed Woman - The Hep Stars
No cover available 18. (-) Summer Nights - Marianne Faithfull
No cover available 19. (Such An) Easy Question - Elvis Presley
No No No - Ola And The Janglers 20. (-) No No No - Ola And The Janglers


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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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