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Hot Country Songs is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


This 60-position chart lists the most popular country music songs, calculated weekly mostly by airplay and occasionally commercial sales. Currently, the chart does not count digital downloads towards chart tabulation (although singles that are only available as downloads do chart if they receive enough airplay). Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... // A digital download (also known as a digital single or a paid digital download) is an official and legal music single available for purchase through an online store. ...

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History

Billboard began compiling the popularity of country songs with its January 8, 1944 issue. However, only the genre's most popular jukebox selections were tabulated, with the chart titled "Most Played Juke Box Folk Records." The chart length was not standardized; a given week had anywhere from two to eight positions. is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Zodiac jukebox A jukebox is a partially automated music-playing device, usually a coin-operated machine, that can play specially selected songs from self-contained media. ...


For approximately ten years, from 1948-1958, Billboard used several charts to measure the popularity of a given song. These included:

  • The "best sellers" chart – started May 15, 1948 as "Best Selling Retail Folk Records." This chart had anywhere from 10-20 positions during its ten-year life, with the number of positions varying each week.
  • A "jockeys" chart – started December 10, 1949 as "Country & Western Records Most Played By Folk Disk Jockeys." This chart had anywhere from eight to 15 positions, varying from week to week.

The names of each chart changed slightly during each chart's life. The "jukebox" chart – which by 1956 was known as "Most Played C&W in Juke Boxes" – ended on June 17, 1957. The "best sellers" and "jockeys" charts continued until October 13, 1958. is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ...


Starting with the October 20, 1958 issue, Billboard began combining sales and radio airplay in figuring a song's overall popularity, counting them in one single chart called "Hot C&W Sides." The chart began with a standard length of 30 positions each week. The name of the chart, and the number of positions varied through the years: Its name was switched to "Hot Country Singles" on November 3, 1962; it was expanded to 50 slots on January 11, 1964; then 75 on October 15, 1966; and finally 100 beginning July 14, 1973. On January 20, 1990, it was reduced back to 75 positions and began to be compiled entirely from information provided by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, a system which electronically monitors radio airplay of songs. Four weeks later, on February 17, the chart was retitled "Hot Country Singles & Tracks." Beginning with the January 13, 2001 issue, the chart was cut from 75 to 60 positions to reduce the number of album cuts that were reaching the charts; and effective April 30, 2005 the chart was renamed "Hot Country Songs". is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, better known as BDS, is a service that tracks monitored radio, television and internet airplay of songs based on the number of spins and detections. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Currently, American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks is the only syndicated countdown show to use this chart; the show plays back the top 40 singles/tracks on it for each week. American Country Countdown -- also known as ACC or American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks -- is an internationally syndicated radio program which counts down the top 40 country songs of the previous week, from No. ... Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer/songwriter duo, one of the most successful in the history of country music. ...


Jessica Simpson made country chart history when her country single 'Come on Over' debuted on the chart at 41, ahead of Miranda Lambert which single debuted at 42. It is the most successfull single to debut at the highest position on the chart. It climbed to 36 the following week, even before it's release date. Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980) is an American pop singer and actress who rose to fame in the late 1990s. ... Miranda Lambert (born November 10, 1983 in Longview, Texas) is an American country singer/songwriter who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, a talent show on USA Networks. ...


Chart policies

As with the Billboard Hot 100 and most other Billboard charts, the Hot Country Songs chart features a rule for when a song enters recurrent rotation. Starting with the chart week of December 2, 2006, a song is declared recurrent on the country charts if it meets all of the following criteria: Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Recurrent rotation refers to a song still getting frequent airplay on a CHR station after several months. ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • It has been on the charts longer than twenty weeks;
  • It is not gaining in spins or audience impressions; and
  • It is lower than #10 in rank for either audience impressions or spins.

Exceptions are sometimes made in special cases, such as a marginal decrease in audience. At least two songs have been declared recurrent, and then gained enough recurrent rotation that they were placed back on the charts: "Almost Home" by Craig Morgan, and "Happy Endings" by Lee Brice. In radio broadcasting, a spin is a single play of a song. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


If a special holiday single is released, it may only enter the chart once. This rule was first utilized in 2001, as previously, several holiday singles had seen multiple re-entries on the country charts with each successive Christmas season.


Further reading

  • Whitburn, Joel. "Top Country Songs 1944-2005 - 6th Edition." 2006.

External links

  • Billboard Hot Country Songs chart – online version.

See also

American Country Countdown -- also known as ACC or American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks -- is an internationally syndicated radio program which counts down the top 40 country songs of the previous week, from No. ... This article highlights significant milestones and achievements based upon Billboard magazines Hot Country Songs (and its titled predecessors) chart, and accomplishments on the Hot Country Albums chart. ... This page indexes the individual year in country music pages. ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade and on July 20, 1940 the first Music Popularity Chart was calculated. ... On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade and on July 20, 1940 the first Music Popularity Chart was calculated. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart was established by Billboard magazine in 1984. ... Top Electronic Albums is a music chart published weekly by Billboard magazine which ranks the top selling electronic music albums in the United States. ... Top Pop Catalog Albums is a weekly albums chart produced by Billboard magazine which ranks the best selling catalog titles, regardless of genre. ... Billboard Comprehensive Albums is a weekly albums chart produced by Billboard magazine that ranks the biggest selling albums in the United States regardless of the products age or method of sales. ... Top Heatseekers is a weekly albums chart introduced by Billboard in 1993 whose purpose is to highlight sales by new and developing musical recording artists. ... European Top 100 Albums chart is the European adaptation of The Billboard 200 albums chart. ... The Billboard Magazine Top latin Albums chart is the most important music chart for Spanish language albums in the American music market. ... On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade and on July 20, 1940 the first Music Popularity Chart was calculated. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Hot 100 Airplay is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... The Hot 100 Singles Sales (also known as Singles Sales) is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... The Hot Digital Songs chart ranks the best-selling digital singles in the United States, according to Billboard. ... The Hot Digital Tracks is a song popularity chart that ranks the best selling digital tracks in the United States according to Billboard magazine. ... The Hot 100 Singles Recurrents chart is one of the many charts associated with Billboard magazine. ... The Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart is the airplay component chart of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles And Tracks. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart is the sales component chart of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles And Tracks. ... The Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Hot Rap Tracks is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... The Pop 100 is a songs chart created in February 2005 and released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... The Pop 100 Airplay Chart is one of the three component charts, along with the Hot 100 Singles Sales Chart & Hot Digital Songs, that determine the chart positions of singles on the Pop 100 . ... Top 40 Tracks is a defunct chart airplay chart from Billboard Magazine. ... Top 40 Mainstream (often also called Mainstream Top 40) is an airplay format from Billboard Magazine. ... Rhythmic Contemporary, also known as Rhythmic Top 40, Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio and Rhythmic Crossover, is a music radio format that includes of a mix of dance, and upbeat rhythmic pop, hip-hop, and R&B hits. ... Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks (formerly known as Adult Top 40) is a variation on the United States Billboard charts. ... The Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles and only Adult Contemporary) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... The Latin Rhythm Airplay chart comprises singles and tracks from artists who represent the Hispanic Rhythmic/Hurban genre, which includes Reggaeton, Hispanic R&B/Hip-Hop, Rhythmic Pop/Dance and crossovers from English-language and/or bilingual acts. ... Hot Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... Billboards Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... Hot Dance Airplay is a monitored dance music radio chart that is featured weekly in both Billboard Magazine and its sister publication Billboard Radio Monitor. ... Hot Dance Singles Sales (formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales) is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... The Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart is the most important music chart for Spanish language singles in the American music market. ... Hot Christian Songs is a Billboard chart of the top 20 Christian music singles of the week. ... Hot Ringtones is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... The Hot RingMasters chart is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... The Canadian Hot 100 is a music singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine which ranks songs in Canada. ... The Eurochart Hot 100 Singles has been compiled by Music & Media magazine since March, 1984. ... This is a list of number-one albums in the United States by year from the Billboard Top 200 Albums starting from the year 1970. ... This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... This is a list of singles released on one of the various labels owned by Motown Records that reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. ... This is a list of number-one hits by European artists in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. ... This is a list of number-one Hot 100 Airplay hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay. ... This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs. ... Hot Dance Airplay is a monitored dance music radio chart that is featured weekly in both Billboard Magazine and its sister publication Billboard Radio Monitor. ... This is a list of number-one modern rock hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Modern Rock Tracks chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs on U.S. alternative rock radio stations. ... Main Page: Mainstream Rock Tracks This is a list of all the songs that have hit number-one on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. ... Listed here are Billboard magazines number-one rhythm and blues hits from 1942–1959. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines weekly pop singles chart(s). ... This is a list of artists and the titles of their number one singles in order of total number one singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart. ... Hot Dance Airplay is a monitored dance music radio chart that is featured weekly in both Billboard Magazine and its sister publication Billboard Radio Monitor. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... Main Article: Mainstream Rock Tracks This is an alphabetical list of artists who reached the number one position on the United States Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. ... The following is a list of artists who have reached number one on the Adult Contemporary singles chart in Billboard magazine since its inception in 1961. ... This is a list of all those musicians who made #1 on the Billboard R&B chart, as defined in Joel Whitburns Top R&B Singles (ISBN 0-89820-115-2). ... Billboard Radio Monitor is a weekly music trade publication that follows the radio industry and tracks the monitoring of current songs by format, station and audience cumes. ... Billboard Year-End charts are a cumulative measure of a single or albums performance in the United States, based upon the Billboard magazine charts during any given chart year. ... This article highlights significant milestones and achievements based upon Billboard magazines Hot Country Songs (and its titled predecessors) chart, and accomplishments on the Hot Country Albums chart. ... These are the records of the Pop 100 chart. ... R&R (aka The New Radio & Records) is a weekly music trade publication that follows the radio industry and tracks the monitoring of current songs by format, station and audience cumes. ...

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