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Encyclopedia > Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks

Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks (formerly known as Adult Top 40) is a variation on the United States Billboard charts. It is a format in which the genre is geared more towards an adult audience who are not into hard rock, teen pop, dance music, hip-hop, or slower adult contemporary fare. It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreviated AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream contemporary pop music, excluding hip hop, hard rock, and some teen pop music, which is intended for an adult audience. ...


History

Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks's origins can be traced back to the late 1980s, when several Top 40 stations decided to focus on playing artists in an effort to attract the more desired 25-34 demo. In 1994, the Adult Top 40 became an official format after years of growth and support from both stations and artists. Most Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks's feature a playlist that include artists like No Doubt, Matchbox Twenty, Shania Twain , Avril Lavigne, but mainly Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews Band, Dido, Jewel, Vanessa Carlton, and Goo Goo Dolls. Its programming is often compared to the musical playlist of the VH1 Channel (as its programming as seen often as a midway point between Top 40 Mainstream and The Adult Contemporary charts). Many Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks stations today are a crossover of Hot AC and Top 40 formats, though it's officially classified as a Hot AC format. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... For other uses, see No Doubt (disambiguation). ... Matchbox Twenty (or MB20, MBT, matchbox twenty, originally spelled Matchbox 20) is a rock band formed in Orlando, Florida. ... Shania Twain, OC (born Eilleen Regina Edwards, August 28, 1965, Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian singer and songwriter in the country and pop music genres. ... Avril Lavigne Whibley,[7] better known by her birth name of Avril Lavigne (IPA: ), (born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian rock/punk-pop singer, musician and actress. ... Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. ... Dave Matthews Band (also known by the acronym DMB) is a United States-based alternative rock band, originally formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1991 by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Dave Matthews. ... Aeneas recounting the Trojan War to Dido. ... Jewel on the cover of her 2003 album 0304 Jewel Kilcher (born May 23, 1974) is a singer-songwriter better known by her stage name, Jewel. ... Vanessa Lee Carlton (born August 16, 1980) is an American pop singer, songwriter, and pianist best known for the single A Thousand Miles from her debut album, Be Not Nobody (2002), which was certified platinum in the U.S. The commercial failure of Carltons second album, Harmonium (2004), led... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ...


Billboard first published an Adult Top 40 chart in its March 2, 1996 issue. The first #1 song was "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men. The song to spend the longest at #1 was "Smooth", by Santana (featuring Rob Thomas), which was #1 for 25 weeks in 1999 and 2000. In 2006, Billboard changed the name of the chart to "Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks". Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ... Boyz II Men is an American R&B/soul singing group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Smooth is a song by Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas of the rock group Matchbox Twenty. ... Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947), is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican-born American Latin rock musician and guitarist. ... For other persons of the same name, see Rob Thomas. ...


See also

  • Adult Top 40 radio panel
Billboard charts
Albums
Billboard 200 | Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums | Top Electronic Albums | Top Pop Catalog Albums | Billboard Comprehensive Albums | Top Heatseekers
Singles and tracks
Hot 100 | Hot 100 Airplay | Hot 100 Singles Sales | Hot Digital Songs | Hot Digital Tracks | Hot 100 Singles Recurrents | Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles | Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs | Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay | Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales | Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles | Hot Rap Tracks | Pop 100 | Pop 100 Airplay | Top 40 Tracks (defunct) | Top 40 Mainstream | Rhythmic Top 40 | Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks | Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks | Latin Rhythm Tracks | Modern Rock Tracks | Mainstream Rock Tracks | Hot Country Songs | Hot Dance Club Play | Hot Dance Airplay | Hot Dance Singles Sales | Hot Latin Tracks | Hot Christian Songs | Hot Ringtones | Hot RingMasters | Canadian Hot 100
Lists of number-ones
Billboard 200 | Hot 100 (Motown; by artist nationality: Australian, British, Canadian, European | Hot Dance Club Play | Modern Rock Tracks | Mainstream Rock Tracks | Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Lists of artists who reached number-one
Hot 100 (by total number; simultaneous U.S. and UK hits) | Hot Dance Club Play | Modern Rock Tracks | Mainstream Rock Tracks | Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks | Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
See also
Billboard Radio Monitor (defunct) | Billboard Year-End | Hot 100 achievements (most hit singles from an album) |
Hot Country Songs achievements | Pop 100 achievements | R&R
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