Tio i Topp 1961-10-21

Gonna Knock On Your Door
Eddie Hodges – I’m Gonna Knock On Your Door
Cover: Ray Adams - Violetta
Ray Adams – Violetta
Vinyl Record
Ray Charles and his Orchestra

– Hit The Road Jack

Vinyl Record
Clarence Frogman Henry

– But I Do

Vinyl Record
Damita Jo

– Dance With A Dolly

Artist: Ricky Nelson
Ricky Nelson – Hello Mary Lou
Cover: Helen Shapiro - Walkin' Back To Happiness
Helen Shapiro – Walkin’ Back To Happiness
Cover: Ray Adams - Soria Moria
Ray Adams – Soria Moria
Artist: Pat Boone
Pat Boone – Moody River
Artist: Cliff Richard And The Shadows
Cliff Richard And The Shadows – A Girl Like You

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Tio i Topp – The Popular Swedish Radio Show

Tio i topp was the first music charts in Sweden, launched by Swedish Broadcasting (Sveriges Radio) in 1961. The charts were based on 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 high position on the charts one week and disappearing from the charts the next.

The radio show was extremely popular with young people in the 1960s and had a great influence on Swedish pop scene. Hitting the charts was almost a must for any Swedish artist at the time. Some artists went to great lengths to achieve just that. In the mid-sixties, the group Science Poption was banned from the charts after it was discovered that they had tried to influence the jury.

In 1974, the board of Swedish Broadcasting decided that the program preserved young people’s musical taste in favor of imperialistic interests. The last show was aired June 29, 1974.

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Tio i Topp 1961 - Anita Lindblom

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