The Virgin Book of British Hit Singles

The Virgin Book of British Hit Singles

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From Arctic Monkeys and ABBA to the Zutons and Ziggy Stardust, from 'Anarchy in the UK' to 'Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah' - and over 30,000 hit singles in between - this collector's must-have contains everything you could possibly want to know about every single to reach the charts since 1952.

Packed full of charts, lists, facts and timelines as well as up-to-date information, extensive cross references and analysis from Martin Roach this is the perfect book for music buffs, downloaders glued to iPods and budding Mark Ronsons.

This new edition, previously published by Guinness World Records, is the first to be published under the Virgin brand with a whole new look. With new feature material covering a huge range of areas, bands and history from industry-insider Martin Roach, it's an essential part of any serious music fan's collection.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 196 x 260 x 46mm | 1,578.49g
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • none
  • 0753515377
  • 9780753515372
  • 299,214

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Review Text

"The definitive chart anorak book"
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"Almost as indispensable as NME" * NME [on previous edition] * "The definitive chart anorak book" * Q [on previous edition] * "Indispensably poptastic reference work" * Guardian [on previous edition] *
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About Martin Roach

Martin Roach is a bestselling author who has penned dozens of books on music, youth culture, celebrity and film. He has also ghostwritten several high-profile celebrity autobiographies. His books have sold over 1.5 million copies and have been translated into twelve languages.
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