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Encyclopedia > Eurochart Hot 100 Singles

The Eurochart Hot 100 Singles has been compiled by Music & Media magazine since March, 1984. The chart is based on national singles sales charts seventeen European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. For other uses, see March (disambiguation). ... This article is about the year. ...

The current number-one song on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles (issue date/week ending March 8, 2008) is Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis.[1] is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Bleeding Love is a contemporary R&B ballad written by Ryan Tedder and Jesse McCartney[1] and produced by Tedder for Leona Lewiss debut album, Spirit,[2] on which it is the opening track. ... Leona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is an English singer-songwriter who was the winner of the third series of the popular television talent show The X Factor. ...



The first Eurochart began as the "Europarade", which was started in early 1976 by TROS Radio in the Netherlands. The chart consisted of only six countries (the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain). The compilers collected the top 15 records from each country and then awarded corresponding points, depending which positions between 1 and 15 each record stood at. Italy and Denmark wered added in 1979 and during 1980, Austria and Switzerland were included. Ireland was added as the 11th country in October 1983.

In March 1984, Music & Media in Amsterdam started their own Eurochart, "The Eurochart Hot 100", which they published as a Euro Tip sheet for the first two years. This chart was accumulated by taking the chart positions in each country combined with the national sales percentage of records in that particular country. In 1986-87, the official Eurochart also became a music TV show on Music Box with Dutch presenter. Erik de Zwart. For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... Music Box Ltd. ...

The Eurochart quickly gained momentum, as it started to include more countries and Music & Media became a Billboard publication in January 1986. From 1982 to 1986 the "Europarade", as published in Music Week and the Dutch magazine Hitkrant, was used. It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... Music Week is a trade paper for the UK record industry. ...

Since November 1986, the Music & Media's Eurochart Top 100 was used as source, as Billboard started publishing European Hot 100 Singles chart until today. For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...

See also

  • List of number-one hits in Europe

This is a list of number-one hits in Europe by year from the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. ...


  1. ^ Eurochart Hot 100 Singles Billboard magazine.

Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

External links

  • Billboard European Hot 100 Singles

  Results from FactBites:
Record chart - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (210 words)
A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time.
Examples of record charts are the Hit parade, Hot 100 or Top 40.
Although primarily a marketing or supermarketing tool like any other sales statistic, they have become a form of popular media culture in their own right.
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