A Hit record is a sound recording, usually in the form of a single or album, that sells a large number of copies or otherwise becomes broadly popular or well-known, through airplay, club play, inclusion in a film or stage play soundtrack, causing it to have "hit" (appeared on) one of the popular chart listings. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public Airplay (noun The broadcasting of an audio (eg a piece of music or audiovisual recording on the air over radio or television A nightclub (or "night club" or "club" is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark Despite the current dominance of a few record companies worldwide, for reasons of cultural and political differences, few songs achieve broad international airplay and sales. The music industry is the business of Music. Although it encompasses the activity of many music-related businesses and organizations it is currently dominated by the "big The following is a compilation of Wikipedia hit record lists from around the world. This list is subject to expansion.
External links This is a list of the number one hits in the UK Singles Chart, from its inception in 1952 to the present Since the inception of the UK Singles Chart in 1952 there have been various records to break including most chart toppers longest run at number one biggest selling single etc This is a list of the best-selling singles on the UK Singles Chart for each year A One Hit Wonder has been defined by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles as an artist who has achieved a No This is a list of Christmas number one singles in the United Kingdom. Hit Music is a weekly British chart newsletter sister publication to Music Week. ChartsPlus is an independet weekly Newsletter about the UK music charts The UK Albums Chart is a list of Albums ranked by sales in the United Kingdom. The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry Music Week is a trade paper for the UK record industry Founded in 1959 as Record Retailer, it was relaunched on 18 March 1972 as Record Retailer was a trade newspaper for the UK Record industry. This is an incomplete list of recording artists who have reached number one on the singles and albums chart in Republic of Ireland. This is a list of number-one songs as recorded by IRMA ’s Top 50 Singles chart &mdash a weekly national survey of popular songs in Ireland. This is a list of the top selling singles and top sellings albums in Republic of Ireland. This is a list of number-one dance songs as recorded by IRMA &rsquos Top 10 Dance Singles chart &mdash a weekly national survey of popular dance songs in Ireland This list covers songs which were one-hit wonders in Ireland by Irish artists only This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Australia 's singles chart from 1956 to the present The following lists the number one singles on the Australian Singles Chart along with other substantial hits during the 1980s. The following lists the number one singles on the Australian Singles Chart along with other substantial hits during the 1990s. The ARIA charts are the main Australian music sales charts issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. The Canadian Recording Industry Association is a Non-profit trade organization that was founded in 1964 to represent the interests of Canadian companies In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of Albums and singles sold through retail and Pre-Hot 100 era 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 ELV1S 30 #1 Hits is a Compilation album by Elvis Presley. Released in November 2002 was the first Elvis album to go straight to #1 in the Billboard The Top Forty or Top 40 is a music industry shorthand for the currently most-popular songs in a particular genre. This is a List of best selling singles in the United States that have been certified by the Recording Industry Association of America. This is a list of the best-selling albums in the United States. In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of Albums and singles sold through retail and See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry Here is the official SNEP list for the 100 best selling singles in France's history The data may be incomplete Best selling national artists Best selling international artists in Brazil Best Selling Domestic Albums The music industry is the business of Music. Although it encompasses the activity of many music-related businesses and organizations it is currently dominated by the "big When adding to this page please ensure that your claims are sourced
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