elvis was the king of the double-sided hit (1956-1968)

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DUELING POP CHARTS ex­isted during most of the heyday of rock & roll music. Due to the weird ways in which the var­ious mag­a­zines com­piled their charts, there were often major dif­fer­ences in where a record found it­self on any given week. Records reached #1 on one chart but pooped out at #3 on the others. And be­cause of the way these charts were com­piled, both sides of the same record could be hits in­de­pen­dent of one an­other! READ MORE

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