Music Quiz / Top 10 Artists Each Year (1970s)

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jmsr525 took every week of top ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100 (and Best Sellers chart before that) and did a linear (11-position) transformation on each week's songs. Then points were added for every week. This is the top 10 point getters of each year.
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Year Artist % Correct
1970The Beatles
82.3%
1973Elton John
80.7%
1974Elton John
80.7%
1975Elton John
80.7%
1972Michael Jackson
80.1%
1971Bee Gees
70.8%
1975Bee Gees
70.8%
1976Bee Gees
70.8%
1978Bee Gees
70.8%
1979Bee Gees
70.8%
1973Paul McCartney & Wings
64.8%
1974Paul McCartney & Wings
64.8%
1976Paul McCartney & Wings
64.8%
1970The Jackson 5
64.6%
1971The Jackson 5
64.6%
1974The Jackson 5
64.6%
1974Terry Jacks
56.2%
1978Donna Summer
55.6%
1979Donna Summer
55.6%
1975Eagles
55.2%
1977Eagles
55.2%
1970Diana Ross
55.1%
1976Diana Ross
55.1%
1973Stevie Wonder
48.3%
1977Stevie Wonder
48.3%
1973Paul Simon
48.2%
1977Fleetwood Mac
45.8%
1978Chic
43.2%
1979Chic
43.2%
1974Olivia Newton-John
41.4%
1975Olivia Newton-John
41.4%
1978Olivia Newton-John
41.4%
1971Marvin Gaye
39.9%
1973Marvin Gaye
39.9%
Year Artist % Correct
1970Carpenters
39%
1971Carpenters
39%
1973Carpenters
39%
1974Barbra Streisand
38.7%
1977Barbra Streisand
38.7%
1979Barbra Streisand
38.7%
1970Simon and Garfunkel
38.3%
1971Rod Stewart
37.1%
1976Rod Stewart
37.1%
1977Andy Gibb
34.5%
1978Andy Gibb
34.5%
1971Carole King
33.4%
1974Ringo Starr
33.2%
1978Commodores
32.1%
1979Commodores
32.1%
1970Creedence Clearwater Revival
31.3%
1971Donny Osmond
31.2%
1975KC & The Sunshine Band
31.1%
1977KC & The Sunshine Band
31.1%
1979Gloria Gaynor
29.1%
1974John Denver
28.4%
1975John Denver
28.4%
1970Three Dog Night
27.2%
1971Three Dog Night
27.2%
1976Barry Manilow
27.1%
1972Al Green
25.7%
1978John Travolta
25.4%
1975Linda Ronstadt
24.9%
1971The Osmonds
24.4%
1976Captain & Tennille
23.3%
1978Foreigner
22.7%
1972America
22.6%
1973Gladys Knight & The Pips
21.8%
1974Gladys Knight & The Pips
21.8%
Year Artist % Correct
1975Captain & Tennille
21.4%
1972Roberta Flack
21.4%
1977Debby Boone
21.1%
1970Bread
20.1%
1973Jim Croce
19.9%
1970The Guess Who
19.7%
1971Tony Orlando & Dawn
19.6%
1973Tony Orlando & Dawn
19.6%
1979Village People
18.2%
1977Shaun Cassidy
16.6%
1972Don McLean
16.1%
1975Neil Sedaka
15.7%
1979The Knack
15.5%
1974Ray Stevens
15.4%
1975Glen Campbell
15.3%
1970B.J. Thomas
14.4%
1977Leo Sayer
13.4%
1972Gilbert O'Sullivan
12.3%
1979Anita Ward
11.2%
1979Peaches & Herb
10.8%
1972Nilsson
10.6%
1976Wild Cherry
10.3%
1972Bill Withers
10.2%
1976Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots
9.8%
1973Billy Preston
8.9%
1978Exile
8.6%
1976Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band
8.2%
1978A Taste of Honey
7.9%
1972Looking Glass
7.7%
1977The Emotions
7.5%
1976Gary Wright
6.8%
1972Joe Tex
6.3%
 
Number % Answered
100 (all)
2.1%
95-99
1.7%
90-94
0.9%
85-89
1%
80-84
0.9%
75-79
1.3%
70-74
1.8%
65-69
2.5%
60-64
2.9%
55-59
4%
50-54
5.6%
45-49
5.9%
40-44
7.1%
35-39
7.6%
30-34
8.1%
25-29
7.7%
20-24
7.7%
15-19
7.5%
10-14
7.6%
5-9
8.6%
1-4
7.4%

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