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Smash Hits

smashhits_002Smash Hits was a pop music magazine aimed at teenagers and young adults, featuring lyrics, photographs, interviews and news related to music acts in the UK (Later offshoots arrived in the US and Australia).

After an initial test issue, the magazine started publishing in 1979, switching to a fortnightly schedule after three issues and finally closing up in 2006.

Its infectious enthusiasm and obsessive love of pop was tempered with irreverent – sometimes caustic – wit, and bolstered by giveaways of stickers, badges and posters.