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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
82.1%
1973Elton John
80.9%
1974Elton John
80.9%
1975Elton John
80.9%
1972Michael Jackson
79.6%
1971Bee Gees
70.7%
1975Bee Gees
70.7%
1976Bee Gees
70.7%
1978Bee Gees
70.7%
1979Bee Gees
70.7%
1973Paul McCartney & Wings
64.8%
1974Paul McCartney & Wings
64.8%
1976Paul McCartney & Wings
64.8%
1970The Jackson 5
64.3%
1971The Jackson 5
64.3%
1974The Jackson 5
64.3%
1974Terry Jacks
56.8%
1978Donna Summer
55.5%
1979Donna Summer
55.5%
1975Eagles
55.5%
1977Eagles
55.5%
1970Diana Ross
55.3%
1976Diana Ross
55.3%
1973Stevie Wonder
48.6%
1977Stevie Wonder
48.6%
1973Paul Simon
48.4%
1977Fleetwood Mac
45.8%
1978Chic
43.7%
1979Chic
43.7%
1974Olivia Newton-John
42%
1975Olivia Newton-John
42%
1978Olivia Newton-John
42%
1971Marvin Gaye
40.4%
1973Marvin Gaye
40.4%
Year Artist % Correct
1970Carpenters
39.5%
1971Carpenters
39.5%
1973Carpenters
39.5%
1974Barbra Streisand
39.2%
1977Barbra Streisand
39.2%
1979Barbra Streisand
39.2%
1970Simon and Garfunkel
38.4%
1971Rod Stewart
37.6%
1976Rod Stewart
37.6%
1977Andy Gibb
35%
1978Andy Gibb
35%
1971Carole King
33.7%
1974Ringo Starr
33.5%
1978Commodores
32.3%
1979Commodores
32.3%
1970Creedence Clearwater Revival
31.8%
1971Donny Osmond
31.4%
1975KC & The Sunshine Band
31.1%
1977KC & The Sunshine Band
31.1%
1979Gloria Gaynor
29.2%
1974John Denver
28.8%
1975John Denver
28.8%
1970Three Dog Night
27.9%
1971Three Dog Night
27.9%
1976Barry Manilow
27.4%
1972Al Green
26.3%
1978John Travolta
25.6%
1975Linda Ronstadt
25.3%
1971The Osmonds
24.7%
1976Captain & Tennille
23.6%
1978Foreigner
23.2%
1972America
23%
1973Gladys Knight & The Pips
22.2%
1974Gladys Knight & The Pips
22.2%
Year Artist % Correct
1972Roberta Flack
22.1%
1975Captain & Tennille
22%
1977Debby Boone
21.4%
1970Bread
20.3%
1970The Guess Who
20.2%
1971Tony Orlando & Dawn
20%
1973Tony Orlando & Dawn
20%
1973Jim Croce
20%
1979Village People
18.6%
1977Shaun Cassidy
16.8%
1972Don McLean
16.4%
1975Neil Sedaka
16.2%
1975Glen Campbell
15.9%
1974Ray Stevens
15.8%
1979The Knack
15.8%
1970B.J. Thomas
14.6%
1977Leo Sayer
13.7%
1972Gilbert O'Sullivan
12.6%
1979Anita Ward
11.5%
1972Nilsson
11%
1979Peaches & Herb
11%
1976Wild Cherry
10.5%
1972Bill Withers
10.2%
1976Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots
10%
1973Billy Preston
9.2%
1978Exile
8.8%
1976Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band
8.4%
1978A Taste of Honey
8.1%
1972Looking Glass
7.9%
1977The Emotions
7.7%
1976Gary Wright
7.1%
1972Joe Tex
6.4%

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