Adult Radio Was Once the Butt of Jokes. Now It’s the Hottest Radio Format
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Account Options Sign in. Adult Contemporary. Top albums. See more. Greatest Hits Heart - Greatest Hits: — is a compilation album by the American rock band Heart. This compilation is a companion to the Epic release Greatest Hits and collects the band's studio hits from the Capitol Records years on a single disc, including the semi-rarities of the Ann Wilson and Cheap Trick singer Robin Zander duet "Surrender to Me" and the previously unreleased studio cover version of John Farnham's "You're the Voice".
The Adult Contemporary chart is published weekly by Billboard magazine and lists the most popular songs on adult contemporary radio stations in the United States. The chart is compiled based on airplay data submitted to Billboard by stations that are members of the Adult Contemporary radio panel. The chart debuted in Billboard magazine on July 17, The Billboard Easy Listening chart, as it was first known, was born of a desire by some radio stations in the late s and early s to continue playing current hit songs but distinguish themselves from being branded as " rock and roll " stations.
During the first half of , Adult Contemporary radio was the most-listened-to format in 50 U. Dakin is gregarious, emphatic, charismatic. For nearly every pop artist of note, as well as alternative rock and country acts with mainstream hopes, the decisions made by Dakin and his fellow programmers are of crucial importance. Adult contemporary radio is easily the least-covered airwave format outside of radio trade publications.