Obviously, people mock Adult Contemporary radio. It’s called “vanilla” and bland. Tedious. Monotonic. Strictly for the elevator. We beg to differ: AC is absolutely captivating. And, to celebrate the chart’s 50th anniversary, we’ve ranked its 50 biggest stars.
Aside from being one of the most successful formats in the histories of recorded music and commercial radio, our AC chart is home to hall of famers, big-betters and hard rockers. Home to soulful sweethearts and songwriting superstars. AC isn’t a place songs go to die. As radio folks, songwriters and fans well know – AC is the place where stars go to live forever. (For all of the details on how this chart was compiled, scroll to the bottom of this page.)
The 5th Dimension