Tio i Topp 1962-06-09

Cover: Russ Conway - Lesson One
Russ Conway – Lesson One
Artist: Brian Hyland
Brian Hyland – Ginny Come Lately
Artist: The Kingston Trio
The Kingston Trio – Where Have All The Flowers Gone

Cover: Perry Como - Caterina
Perry Como – Caterina
Artist: Cliff Richard And The Shadows
Cliff Richard And The Shadows – Do You Want To Dance
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Duane Eddy – Deep In The Heart Of Texas
Artist: Adam Faith
Adam Faith

– As You Like It

Vinyl Record
Ernie Maresca

– Shout Shout (Knock Yourself Out)

Artist: Del Shannon
Del Shannon – Hey Little Girl
Cover: Rick Nelson - Young World
Rick Nelson – Young World

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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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