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running the weekly Beach Music Top 40 Countdown and the Yearly Beach Music Top 40 Countdown (you can too! Contact John Hook at the e-mail below).


PDF File of Beach Music Top 40 August 15, 2015 Chart



The Beach Music Top 40

Beach Music's only weekly Top 40 countdown began in September 1992 as an extension of the documentation begun by "Dr." Chris Beachley and 'Fessa John Hook in 1979 with It Will Stand Magazine and later with It Will Stand News, Carolina Class Magazine, Dancing On The Edge, the Rhythm 'n Beach Newspaper, and the Rhythm 'n Beach Newsletter.

The weekly charts are developed via credit reports solicited from the Association of Carolina Shag Clubs (including the Bop clubs of the Mid Atlantic and South), the Association of Beach and Shag Club DJs, the Association of Rhythm 'n Blues DJs, record distributors, retailers, the top, independent Rhythm 'n Beach radio DJs throughout the Southeast, and a wide spectrum of listeners and fans all over the U.S.

A casual look at each chart demonstrates that Beach Music is wide in diversity representing the culture and communities it expresses and while every week the chart may be different the previous week's chart is immortalized in permanent printer ink. This is no surprise when one realizes that "Beach" music culture preceded Rock 'n Roll by more than a decade. It preceded Rhythm 'n Blues by a decade. The why's and wherefores--including 'why' this has never been part of the national consciousness--has been the foundation of Fessa Hook's commitment to Beach Music for 25 years.


If you find something on the Beach Music Top 40 you'd like to own, check our music stores (if we don't have it, send an e-mail and we'll track it down).  You may find it in the Top 40 MP3 stores (two different stores, because neither carries everything!)  Or check the Top 40 CD store, it may be available as part of a CD.


Contact Information

For questions, contributions, or alliances with the Endless Summer Network, or if you just want to send postcards or get our business cards which were ordered online after we figured out our income tax refund and personal budget, here are the pertinent connections:

Postal address
500 Hearthside Dr, Winston Salem, NC 27104
Electronic mail
General Information:
Customer Support: John Hook   704-219-1560