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        AM Radio and the Hit Single | Soundbreaking

        The hit single during was of upmost importance in the era of AM Radio. Paul Anka explains that musicians needed their singles to be played often on the radio in hopes that listeners would buy them, leading to a full album contract by the record company.

        This video is part of a lesson plan called The Short and Long of It: How 45 RPM Singles and 33 ⅓ RPM Albums Helped Shape Radio and American Culture. Find more resources in the Soundbreaking collection.

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