Music: AlltimeHits

The entertainment trade sheet Variety each week decrees which pop songs are hits on the basis of surveys and polls. Last week it published its 4 Ib. 1½ oz., 514-page 50th anniversary number, and tried something harder: picking the top hits of the half century. The list, chosen by Columnist Jim Walsh on the basis of originality, catchiness or sales figures: In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree, School Days, Casey Jones, Down by the Old Mill Stream, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Alexander's Ragtime Band, I Want a Girl, Waiting for the...

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