Hit song

hithit singlehitshit recordhit singleshit songsnumber onesingleradio hitBestseller
A hit song, also known as a hit record or hit single, is a recorded song or instrumental that becomes broadly popular or well-known.wikipedia
2,569 Related Articles

Airplay

Radio airplayradioRadio premiere
Although hit song means any widely played or big-selling song, the specific term hit record usually refers to a single that has appeared in an official music chart through repeated radio airplay or significant commercial sales.
A song which was successful in the airplay charts but weak in sales was commonly known as a "turntable hit" when radio stations played only vinyl singles.

List of record charts

ZIMAIFPIBR
For example, a record that peaks at number 7 may be called a "Top 10" hit, even when there is no chart limited to only the top 10 records in that particular location.

Billboard Hot 100

Billboard'' Hot 100Hot 100US
In the United States and the United Kingdom, a single is usually considered a hit when it reaches the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 or the Top 75 of the UK Singles Chart and stays there for at least one week.

Greatest hits album

greatest hitsbest ofbest-of
Well-known bands and artists also frequently release collections of their most popular singles as Greatest hits albums.

Sound recording and reproduction

recordingrecordedrecordings
A hit song, also known as a hit record or hit single, is a recorded song or instrumental that becomes broadly popular or well-known.

Song

songstrackstrack
A hit song, also known as a hit record or hit single, is a recorded song or instrumental that becomes broadly popular or well-known.

Record chart

chartchartshit
Although hit song means any widely played or big-selling song, the specific term hit record usually refers to a single that has appeared in an official music chart through repeated radio airplay or significant commercial sales.

Sheet music

scoremusical scorescores
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.

The Little Lost Child

Joe Stern and Edward B. Marks
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.

Illustrated song

illustrated songsillustrate
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.

Music video

music videosvideovideo album
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.

United States

AmericanU.S.USA
In the United States and the United Kingdom, a single is usually considered a hit when it reaches the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 or the Top 75 of the UK Singles Chart and stays there for at least one week.

United Kingdom

BritishUKBritain
In the United States and the United Kingdom, a single is usually considered a hit when it reaches the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 or the Top 75 of the UK Singles Chart and stays there for at least one week.

UK Singles Chart

UKUK SinglesOfficial Charts Company
In the United States and the United Kingdom, a single is usually considered a hit when it reaches the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 or the Top 75 of the UK Singles Chart and stays there for at least one week.

Official Charts Company

OCCThe Official Charts CompanyUK
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.

Music download

Digital downloaddownloaddigital
The number has, however, recovered strongly with growth in official digital downloads.

Compilation album

compilationVarious artistscompilations
Record companies often release collections of hit singles by various artists as compilation albums, such as the Now That's What I Call Music! series.

Now That's What I Call Music!

Now!Now That's What I Call MusicNow
Record companies often release collections of hit singles by various artists as compilation albums, such as the Now That's What I Call Music! series.

MC Hammer

M.C. HammerHammerOaktown Stable
Remembered for his rapid rise to fame, Hammer is known for hit records (such as "U Can't Touch This" and "2 Legit 2 Quit"), flashy dance movements, choreography and eponymous Hammer pants.

Sara Bareilles

Sarah BareillisSarah Barreilles
Her 2007 hit single "Love Song" reached no.

Mickie Most

Mickey MostMichael Hayes
Mickie Most (20 June 1938 – 30 May 2003 ) was an English record producer behind scores of hit singles for acts such as the Animals, Herman's Hermits, the Nashville Teens, Donovan, Lulu, Suzi Quatro, Hot Chocolate, Arrows, Racey, and the Jeff Beck Group, often issued on his own RAK Records label.

Time Has Come Today

Time
"Time Has Come Today" is a hit single by the American soul group the Chambers Brothers, written by Willie & Joe Chambers.

Tony Joe White

I've Got A Thing About You Baby
Tony Joe White (July 23, 1943 – October 24, 2018), nicknamed the Swamp Fox, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for his 1969 hit "Polk Salad Annie" and for "Rainy Night in Georgia", which he wrote but was first made popular by Brook Benton in 1970.

One-hit wonder

one hit wonderone-hit wondersone hit wonders
The term is most commonly used in regard to music performers with only one hit single that overshadows their other work.