Heatseekers Songs Smooth Jazz Songs. Now, more matters of the heart including a rather "Restless" one , as the countdown rolls on. The methodology for compiling the chart at that time allowed some rock and roll artists, such as Lesley Gore and The Drifters , to make the chart on occasion with their softer or ballad releases, regardless of whether Easy Listening and middle of the road radio stations were actually playing those songs. The chart debuted in Billboard magazine on July 17,
Carey boasts the most top 10s of all acts dating to her debut smash "Vision of Love" in 1990.
August 5, Much of the music recorded by singer-songwriters such as James Taylor , Carole King , and Janis Ian got as much, if not more, airplay on this format than on Top 40 stations. Beginning in , the Easy Listening chart would begin to be compiled by a method similar to the one used for other Billboard singles charts: