Hits Radio Stations

A hit single is a recorded song or instrumental released as a single that has become very popular. Though it sometimes means any widely played or big-selling song, the term “hit” usually refers to a single that has appeared in an official music chart through repeated radio airplay or significant commercial sales.

Historically, before the dominance of recorded music, commercial sheet music sales of individual songs were similarly promoted and tracked as singles and albums are now. For example, in 1894, Edward B. Marks and Joe Stern released The Little Lost Child, which sold more than a million copies nationwide, based mainly on its success as an illustrated song, analogous to today’s music videos.

In the United States and the United Kingdom, a single is usually considered a hit when it reaches the official Billboard Magazine’s Hot 100 or the Top 75 of the ‘UK Singles Chart’ and stays there for at least one week. The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles has used this definition since the 1970s. Some argue that reaching at least the top 100—since the Official Charts Company increased the chart size on their website on 23 June 2007—lets a single be considered a hit due to the increasing singles market after chart rules included download singles.

A hit single is variously called a number one hit, a top 10 hit, a top 20 hit or a top 40 hit, depending on its peak position. In the UK (where radio play is not included in the official charts), this doesn’t completely reflect the song’s popularity—as the weekly chart position is based solely on direct comparison with concurrent sales of other singles. It is, therefore, not uncommon that a single fails to chart, but has actually sold more copies than other singles regarded as hits based on their higher chart placement in a period of low sales. (This is also possible in the United States, or anywhere, with slow but steady sellers; a number of minor hits, especially those that are popular in specific genera, have earned gold certifications despite relatively poor pop chart performances.)

Down Memory Lane Radio

Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Down Memory Lane represents popular oldies music, mainly plays old pop songs along together varieties of musical programs and a good list of songs. Our radio station will take you to a golden musical journey. If the player above doesn’t start correctly you might want to reload the page. Read more…

Tagged In international,oldies,pop and Romantic

Jarvis Radio

London, United Kingdom

Playing chart hits past and present. If your favorite chart hit was released from the year 1990 on-wards and has been listed in a top 40 position by either The Official Charts Company (UK) or Billboard Hot 100 (US) then get your request in via our website or app. Read more…

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5280 Street Beat Radio

5423 W 76th Ave, Arvada, CO, United States

Denver’s plug! Come Vibe with us! Rap / Freestyle / Rhythm’n’Blues / Hits 90’s / Hits 80’s. 5280-StreetBeat is Denver’s newest online source for today’s hottest jamz! Tune in now and vibe with us. If the player above doesn’t start correctly you might want to reload the page. Read more…

Tagged In oldies,r&b,rap and top 40

80s Hit Radio

Amsterdam, Nederland

Do you still remember Nik Kershaw, Howard Jones, Alison Moyet, Sidney Youngblood or prince’s 1999.  Do you like air checks from DB96.2 (Decibel Radio in the 80s) in Amsterdam , Veronica Hilversum 3 or Curry en Van Inkel. Read more…

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db962 Radio

Amsterdam, Nederland

Amsterdam radio station ‘Radio Decibel’ is now: db962. Tomorrow’s Music Today, loads of new dance music and changes with the best from the past. db962 is Decibel Amsterdam en staat (nog steeds) voor de nieuwste dancemuziek met een knipoog naar beste dance muziek uit de laatste decennia. Read more…

Tagged In dance,db962,Music and new

BayRadio Spain

Box 510 personal postal ctra Cabo la Nao - Pla 116, Javea, Alicante, Spain, 03730

Bay Radio is the most popular English radio station on the Costa Blanca, Spain. We broadcast a great mix of music radio, International news, sports news, results, and local weather from Denia to Valencia, Jávea (Xabia) to Calpe, Altea to Alicante and Torrevieja to Murcia. Read more…

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