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Welcome to Joel Whitburn’s MusicVault, the world's most comprehensive archive of the Billboard music charts and hits!

Sample of MusicVault singles charts, featuring Bruce Springsteen.

Sample of singles search for U2, not refined by a particular chart, and sorted by date charted.

ATTENTION MUSICVAULT SUBSCRIBERS:  Our MusicVault will be going offline. We will post the final date as soon as it is determined. There are no plans to replace it.  Please use any remaining credits in your online Record Research account.

Welcome to Joel Whitburn’s MusicVault, culled from the extensive music database of Record Research and Whitburn’s unparalleled library of recorded music.

At your fingertips is a music information bank reaching back to 1890. You can customize our database to your specifications with the ability to sort. The data within the MusicVault extends far beyond and pre-dates Billboard’s charts by 50 years. It spans the singles and albums chart histories of artists such as John Philip Sousa’s Band to Bruno Mars.

  • Are you interested in an artist’s history on all the singles and albums charts?
  • Do you want to search by a specific word, year or recording label?

The MusicVault provides for each song and album: chart debut date, peak date, peak position, weeks at peak, total weeks charted, B-side and songwriter (where available).

Photos of 1000s of the original Hot 100 songs, Pop singles and picture sleeves - over 70,000 images in all!

Direct YouTube link to hear music, watch videos & view performance clips!

One credit equals one search, sort or refinement to our exclusive data.

Below are the charts currently published by Billboard magazine for which our research appears in the MusicVault. This research extends from the chart's inception through the dates listed below:

  • Hot 100, 8/4/1958 - 6/17/2014
  • Bubbling Under the Hot 100, 6/1/1959 - 6/7/2014
  • Hot Country Songs, 1/8/1944 - 4/19/2014
  • Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, 10/24/1942 - 5/31/2014
  • Adult Contemporary, 7/17/1961 - 5/31/2014
  • Adult Top 40, 3/16/1996 - 5/31/2014
  • (Mainstream) Rock, 3/21/1981 - 5/31/2014
  • Modern (Alternative) Rock, 9/10/1988 - 5/31/2014
  • The Billboard 200 (Pop Albums), 1/1/1955 - 4/28/2012
  • Top Country Albums, 1/11/1964 - 12/10/2011
  • R&B Albums, 1/30/1965 - 12/10/2011
  • Various pop songs charts, 1890-1954
  • Billboard’s early pop singles chart, 1940-1958

The MusicVault covers the complete history of America’s popular music in songs and albums from Pop, Country, R&B, Rock and Adult Contemporary. And it is the interactive version of Whitburn’s following Record Research books:

  • Top Pop Singles
  • Pop Hits Singles & Albums 1940-1954
  • Pop Memories 1890-1954
  • Hot Country Singles
  • Top R&B / Hip-Hop Singles
  • Top Adult Songs
  • Rock Tracks
  • Pop Hits Singles & Albums
  • The Billboard Albums
  • Hot Country Albums
  • Top R&B Albums

If you have any questions, please look at 'How to Use MusicVault'. If your question is not answered, please contact us at