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Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon And Garfunkel 1. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon And Garfunkel
Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) - Edison Lighthouse 2. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) - Edison Lighthouse
Wandrin' Star - Lee Marvin 3. Wandrin' Star - Lee Marvin
Early Morning Rain - Rank Strangers 4. Early Morning Rain - Rank Strangers
No cover available 5. Regnet det bara öser ner - Siw Malmkvist
Let It Be - The Beatles 6. Let It Be - The Beatles
Instant Karma - John Lennon 7. Instant Karma - John Lennon
No cover available 8. Déjà vu - Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young
Travelin' Band - Creedence Clearwater Revival 9. Travelin' Band - Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Chicago Transit Authority - Chicago 10. The Chicago Transit Authority - Chicago
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - B.J. Thomas 11. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - B.J. Thomas
Monia - Peter Holm 12. Monia - Peter Holm
Fill Your Head With Rock - Various Artists 13. (-) Fill Your Head With Rock - Various Artists
No cover available 14. Uppblåsbara Barbara - Robert Broberg
Arizona - Mark Lindsay 15. (-) Arizona - Mark Lindsay


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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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