A report on European Hot 100 Singles

Compiled by Billboard and Music & Media magazine from March 1984 until December 2010.

- European Hot 100 Singles

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Hung Up

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Song by American singer Madonna from her tenth studio album Confessions on a Dance Floor .

Song by American singer Madonna from her tenth studio album Confessions on a Dance Floor .

"Hung Up" was inspired by ABBA and samples their 1979 song "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)".
Madonna performing "Hung Up" as the final song of 2006's Confessions Tour.
Madonna wearing a pink leotard while dancing in the ballet studio in the John Travolta and retro inspired "Hung Up" video.
Madonna performing a rock version of "Hung Up" during the 2008 leg of the Sticky & Sweet Tour.
Madonna and her dancers slacklining during the performance of "Hung Up" on 2012's The MDNA Tour.

The song also topped Billboards European Hot 100 Singles chart where it soared from 73 to the top of the chart on the issue dated November 21, 2005.

Black or White

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Single by the American singer Michael Jackson.

Single by the American singer Michael Jackson.

A comparison between the two versions of Michael Jackson's "Black or White" music video: the original version and the computer-altered racist graffiti version (with the messages reading "Hitler Lives" with swastika, "Nigger Go Home", "No More Wetbacks" and "KKK Rules")

Around the world, "Black or White" hit number one in 20 countries, including the US, the UK, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Turkey, Zimbabwe, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the Eurochart Hot 100.

Adams in 2013

Bryan Adams

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Canadian guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer, and photographer.

Canadian guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer, and photographer.

Adams in 2013
Adams in 1990
Adams and Keith Scott during concert at the Poznań International Fair, Poznań
Adams with longtime guitarist Keith Scott,on the Get Up Tour 2017
Adams during the "So Happy It Hurts Tour 2022" at the Hallenstadion in Zurich
Adams in Karachi, Pakistan
Adams accepting a Lead Award for photography in 2006
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The line-up after a concert in Lucca in 2013, from left to right: Bryan Adams, Gary Breit, Mickey Curry, Keith Scott, Norm Fisher
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In the 1990s, Adams had six European Radio Airplay number one songs for 32 weeks, the fourth and third most, respectively; and three number one songs on the European Sales Chart for 29 weeks total, the most weeks of any artist.

Whitney (album)

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Second studio album by American singer Whitney Houston, released on June 2, 1987, by Arista Records as the follow-up to her best-selling debut album, Whitney Houston.

Second studio album by American singer Whitney Houston, released on June 2, 1987, by Arista Records as the follow-up to her best-selling debut album, Whitney Houston.

Thanks to its strong sales and airplay across Europe, it went to top position of European Hot 100 Singles chart and remained at the summit for eight weeks.

British CD single cover art

Wannabe

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Debut single by English girl group the Spice Girls.

Debut single by English girl group the Spice Girls.

British CD single cover art
The Spice Girls performing "Wannabe" at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada, during the Return of the Spice Girls tour
The Spice Girls create mischief at an eccentric bohemian party at the Midland Grand Hotel in St Pancras, London.
The Spice Girls performing "Wannabe" on the final night of their Spice World - 2019 Tour at the Wembley Stadium in London. Their outfits were recreations based from the originals from the music video

On 4 September 1996 the song reached the top of the Eurochart Hot 100, where it stayed for nine consecutive weeks, when it was replaced by the group's second single, "Say You'll Be There".

Standard edition cover. The expanded edition uses the same cover, but the Nelly Furtado logo is golden, and comes with a golden border.

Loose (Nelly Furtado album)

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Third studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado, released on June 7, 2006, by Geffen and Mosley Music Group.

Third studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado, released on June 7, 2006, by Geffen and Mosley Music Group.

Standard edition cover. The expanded edition uses the same cover, but the Nelly Furtado logo is golden, and comes with a golden border.
Furtado performing in 2007.

Other notable singles include the UK Singles Chart number-one hit "Maneater" and the European number-one hit "All Good Things (Come to an End)”.

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Like a Prayer (song)

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Song by American singer Madonna from her 1989 fourth studio album of the same name.

Song by American singer Madonna from her 1989 fourth studio album of the same name.

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Andraé Crouch and his choir were signed for adding background vocals to the song. Crouch studied the lyrics of the song to make sure that it was not against their religious beliefs.
During the Re-Invention World Tour (2004), "Like a Prayer" was given a gospel treatment, with Madonna asking members of the audience to sing along with her.
Madonna performing a remixed version of "Like a Prayer" during the Amsterdam stop of her Sticky & Sweet Tour on September 2, 2008.
Actor Leon Robinson was hired to play the role of a saint inspired by Martin de Porres, the patron saint of mixed-race people.
Madonna in the music video for "Like a Prayer", singing in front of Ku Klux Klan-style burning crosses.
Pope John Paul II encouraged people to boycott Madonna in Italy
The sequence in the video where Madonna cuts her hand with a dagger was believed by scholars as an enactment of stigmata.
Madonna, flanked by a choir, performs "Like a Prayer" on the MDNA Tour in 2012
On November 14, 2015, Madonna performed "Like a Prayer" on the Stockholm stop of her Rebel Heart Tour as dedication to the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks.
Members of the Glee cast covered the song in 2010, during an episode themed around Madonna.

It was Madonna's fifth number one song on the European Hot 100 Singles chart, reaching the top on March 25, 1989, and staying at number one for 12 weeks.

Like a Prayer (album)

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Fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Madonna, released on March 21, 1989, by Sire Records.

Fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Madonna, released on March 21, 1989, by Sire Records.

Madonna's father, Tony Ciccone, in 2009. Madonna's relationship with him following her mother's death inspired "Oh Father" and "Keep It Together".
Madonna singing Like a Prayers second single, "Express Yourself", on the Blond Ambition World Tour; the song reached the second position of the Billboard Hot 100
Madonna performing the title track "Like a Prayer" on the Madame X Tour. It marked a turning point in her career and she began to be viewed as an efficient businesswoman

Commercially, the song peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100, and became Madonna's sixth number-one hit on the European Hot 100 Singles chart.

Dion performing in Montreal in 2009

Celine Dion

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French Canadian singer.

French Canadian singer.

Dion performing in Montreal in 2009
Celine Dion, age 17/18, in 1986
Celine Dion during the promotion of Let's Talk About Love, 1998.
Dion in November 1998.
Céline Dion on stage performing "Eyes on Me" during her Taking Chances Tour in Montréal, Canada in August 2008
Dion performing in Birmingham, England in 2017
Dion's stars on Canada's Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Dion and husband René Angélil in 2012
Dion performing at Taking Chances World Tour in 2008
A wax figure in honor of Dion
Tracy Bell impersonating Dion
Dion being honored with the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada

The previous record holders were Phil Collins' You'll Be in My Heart and Dion's own Because You Loved Me, both of which lasted nineteen weeks at No. 1. The album's next single, "I'm Alive", was featured on the soundtrack for Stuart Little 2 (2002), and was ranked number 2 on the European Hot 100 Singles, and number 6 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks in the United States.

Music (Madonna song)

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Song recorded by American singer Madonna as the title track for her eighth studio album .

Song recorded by American singer Madonna as the title track for her eighth studio album .

Madonna was inspired to write "Music" after attending a Sting concert at New York City's Beacon Theater.
An analogue Moog synthesizer was used for creating the instrumental riff in "Music"
Groove Armada remixed "Music", along with Deep Dish, Victor Calderone and Hex Hector.
Madonna performing "Music Inferno", a mashup of "Music" and The Trammps's "Disco Inferno", during the Confessions Tour (2006).
With "Music" topping the Billboard Hot 100, Madonna tied the Supremes for the fifth most number-ones on the chart.
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen appeared in the music video as his character, Ali G (pictured above).
Madonna (center) with Niki Haris (right) and actress Debi Mazar (left) in the music video.
Madonna performing "Music" on the Sticky & Sweet Tour (2008–09)
Madonna and LMFAO performing a mash-up of "Music" and "Sexy and I Know it" at the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show on February 5, 2012
Madonna performing a jazz-themed version of "Music" during the Rebel Heart Tour (2015–2016)

The single's performancein the UK and Europe enabled it to debut atop the European Hot 100 Singles chart, with greatest gaining points on the radio and dance charts.