When I lived in New York, I stopped myself many times from buying Barry Lazell's book Indie Hits, a Whitburn-esque reference work that covered the U.K. independent charts from 1980 to 1989. Well, what do you know--turns out that the great bulk of the volume is available online. Nice--though obviously I'd have loved it even more were it to include the Top 10s week by week (or even month by month, as a recently acquired book covering US and UK charts does). By the way, if anyone reading this has interesting Top 10s (music-based, of course) I should know about, for column purposes or otherwise, do let me know: email@example.com, link top right.
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