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I can answer all questions related to hit songs and pop artists of the rock and roll era. My specialty is U.S. Billboard Top 40 chart history and one hit wonders from 1950's through the 90's. I can also research lyrics to songs. I am more knowledgeable in the area of pop and rock songs, but I am willing to research soul and country songs. I cannot answer questions relating to classical, jazz, or rap songs. Also, I'm not an expert on music videos.

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I am an avid reader of Joel Whitburn Top 40 books and a collector of all pop and rock hit songs.


My educational credentials include a college degree in history and over twenty-five years of life experience as a fan of popular music.

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Robert03/06/16101010Your answer was right on the money .....
Barry12/10/15101010Unbelievable! Amazing! I can't believe you found .....
Mike Fletcher03/10/15101010Erick, This is marvellous stuff. I've been .....
Maria02/10/14101010That's the song!! Thank you so much .....
William10/03/12101010That was the song I heard it .....

Recent Answers from Erick Byrd

2016-03-06 Help finding a song title and artist:

Hi Robert,    The song you're looking for is "All Or Nothing" by The Carriers. I don't believe it made an appearance on any charts, but it certainly should have. There's very little about the song or The

2015-12-09 Song with lyrics "money money money":

Hi Barry,    I think the song you're looking for is "I'm A VIP" by Ben and Aaron Wheeler.      Here is a link to a YouTube recording of the song:    And, here

2015-10-23 Name of song ?:

Hi Pat,    This is a tough one, but I'm willing to try. Here are a few hit songs that appear to fit the mold accompanied by links to recordings, so you can verify.  All chart listings are from US Billboard

2015-03-09 Richard Digance:

Hi Mike,    It was not made clear in your question whether you were looking to buy this particular compilation album or song, or whether you simply wanted information on the song.  So I will attempt to

2015-02-27 I"ll always love my mama and Sweet home Alabama:

Hi David,    From a Billboard Top 40 perspective, which charts overall popularity, Lynyrd Skynyrd wins this contest. "Sweet Home Alabama" reached #8 in the chart and stayed in the Top 40 for 11 weeks.


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