top 40 artists 60s70s80s The Top 40 Artists of the '60s, '70s and '80s Countdown Weekend

All this weekend, CBS FM is counting down the Top 40 Artists of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Dan Taylor kicked off the countdown Friday morning at 9am and Ron Parker presented the number one’s

Some artists appear in more than one decade, like [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elton John[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Stevie Wonder[/lastfm]. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Diana Ross[/lastfm] are the only artists to appear in all three decades, first with their bands – then as solo acts.

Our list is based on points reached for each title on either the Hot 100, Hot 100 airplay or Bubbling Under charts along with national airplay.

Check back all weekend at for complete recaps of all the artists who made the list!


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Comments (4)
  1. yoyomama says:

    Michael Jackson was in the top 40 all three decades… “I Want You Back” was #1 in 1969, then in the 70s the Jackson 5 had hits and Michael’s solo career, then in the 80s of course there was the Thriller and Bad albums with tons of hits on them.

    1. oldies76 says:

      “I Want You Back” was released in late 1969, but did not make #1 until early 1970.

  2. jimi says:

    Diana Ross and The Supremes!!! the 60’s, 70’s(Ross on her own and The Supremes with new lead singer Jean Terrell) and in the 80’s,Ross,still making hits!…Diana Ross is the biggest female star of the Rock era!

  3. oldies76 says:

    This station has got it made, the best music from any classic hits station across the USA.. So, so much better than that “other” L.A. station, you know the station with the so-called “greatest” and highly repetitious hits on “earth”.

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