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In The Ghetto - Elvis Presley 1. (1) In The Ghetto - Elvis Presley
No cover available 2. (2) Running Bear - Sonny James
The Ballad Of John And Yoko - The Beatles 3. (3) The Ballad Of John And Yoko - The Beatles
No cover available 4. (3) Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun) - Eleanor Bodel
No cover available 5. (5) If I Only Had Time - Gene Pitney
Big Ship - Cliff Richard 6. (-) Big Ship - Cliff Richard
Hair - The Cowsills 7. (6) Hair - The Cowsills
Let Me - Paul Revere And The Raiders 8. (-) Let Me - Paul Revere And The Raiders
No cover available 9. (-) Colour My World - Don Partridge
No cover available 9. (14) Day Is Done - Peter, Paul And Mary
No cover available 11. (8) Time Is Tight - Booker T And The MG's
No cover available 12. (9) Greenback Dollar - Jack Downing And The Other Side
No cover available 12. (7) It's Getting Better - Paul Jones
Ragamuffin Man - Manfred Mann 14. (10) Ragamuffin Man - Manfred Mann
No cover available 15. (-) Too Busy Thinking About My Baby - Marvin Gaye

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About Tio i Topp (Swedish Voting Charts)

Tio i topp was the first real music chart in Sweden, launched by Swedish Broadcasting (Sveriges Radio), on October 14, 1961.

It started partly as a competition with "Radio Nord", an offshore commercial station that operated briefly from 8 March 1961 to 30 June 1962 outside Sweden. "Radio Nord" presented a "Top 20" chart list once a week and the program was very popular.

At the same time, Swedish Broadcasting had started a new channel, P3, and wanted to attract a younger audience. Pop and rock music were seldom heard on Swedish Radio in those days, and Tio i Topp became one of few radio shows for younger people.

The first host for Tio i Topp was the Swedish singer Lill Lindfors. She had little radio experience and the first aired show was a disaster But the program quickly evolved to its true form and became extremely popular during the sixties. Perhaps even more popular than anybody could imagine at that time. The radio show also had a great influence on Swedish pop music. Getting a hit on the charts became a must for any Swedish artist. And some artists went to any length to achieve just that. In the mid-sixties the group Science Poption was banned from the list when it was discovered that they had wrongfully influenced the jury.

Tio i Topp was compiled through the votes of one or two studio audiences. The basic set up was to have one audience in Stockholm and one in another city in Sweden, which sometimes account for local artists reaching a position one week, but disappear from the chart list the next.

The last show was aired on June 29, 1974. The board of Swedish Broadcasting decided that the program preserved young people's musical taste in favor of imperialistic interests. Reference to imperialism during the these years, no matter how realistic, was almost always a sign that the person was on the left side of the political spectrum. This was most certainly true about Swedish Broadcasting in 1974.

Swedish Broadcasting has made some of the shows available on their website: Tio i Topp

Most Popular Artists (Most Weeks on the Charts)

Artist Weeks
1. The Beatles 259
2. Cliff Richard 118
3. The Beach Boys 103
4. The Rolling Stones 99
5. The Hollies 98
6. The Hep Stars 90
7. Elvis Presley 83
8. Herman's Hermits 74
9. Creedence Clearwater Revival 70
10. Ola And The Janglers 69

Most Popular Songs (Most Weeks on the Charts)

Record Weeks
1. 1910 Fruitgum Company - Simon Says(1968) 18
1. Herman's Hermits - Sleepy Joe (1968) 18
3. Flamingokvintetten - Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen (1968) 17
3. Oliver - Good Morning Starshine(1969) 17
3. Joan Baez - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (1971) 17
3. Daniel Boone - Beautiful Sunday (1972) 17
7. Alma Cogan - Tennessee Waltz(1964) 16
7. Rank Strangers - Early Morning Rain (1970) 16
7. The Archies - A Summer Prayer For Peace (1971) 16

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