Simon & Garfunkel
The Ultimate Bee Gees
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Stevie Wonder

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AM pop was the dominant sound of Top 40 AM radio during the 1960s and '70s. At the beginning of the '60s, AM radio was by far the dominant format; after 15 years, however, that status would shift to FM, thanks in large part to its willingness to play album tracks and longer songs (which earned it a devoted audience in the era of album rock). AM was the more tightly programmed, singles-oriented band on the dial, and it played the sort of commercial pop music that has since become synonymous with the era. Some AM pop singles appeal to modern ears only as embarrassingly kitschy artifacts of their time, far too dippily cheerful (or maudlin, as the case may be) for their own good. But AM pop wasn't just about bubblegum and mellow pop -- there was also room for soul, British Invasion rock, post-psychedelic pop, country-rock and country-pop, folk-rock, and even occasional hard rock (provided it was concise, catchy, and not too heavy). Also, it delivered songs by most of the best acts of the rock and soul era: the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the powerful Motown and Brill Building stables, Neil Diamond, the Mamas & the Papas, and Simon & Garfunkel, among many others.

AM Pop Artists Highlights

Simon & Garfunkel
Simon & Garfunkel
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
Al Stewart
Al Stewart
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones
Sergio Mendes
Sergio Mendes
Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert

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AM Pop Album Highlights

The Ultimate Bee Gees
Bee Gees
The Ultimate Bee Gees
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 [Rhino]
The Kinks
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 ...
ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits
ABBA
ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits
All the Best
Glen Campbell
All the Best
Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys
The Beach Boys
Sounds of Summer: The Very ...
The Definitive Collection
Stevie Wonder
The Definitive Collection

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AM Pop Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Stayin Alive Bee Gees
Sunny Afternoon The Kinks
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) ABBA
By the Time I Get to Phoenix Glen Campbell
Surfer Girl The Beach Boys
Part-Time Lover Stevie Wonder
Mr. Bojangles Sammy Davis, Jr.
Cherry, Cherry Neil Diamond
She Don't Care About Time The Byrds
Positively 4th Street Bob Dylan

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