record chart

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record chart (plural record charts)

  1. (often plural) A ranking of music (songs, albums etc) according to popularity during a given period of time.
    • 1975 June 2[1]:
      His 1952 Blue Tango, featuring 50 violins, became the first instrumental to top the record charts.
    • 1985 November 11, “Business Notes Entertainment”:
      An album of songs culled from the program has made a high-speed chase up the record charts, selling more than 3 million copies in a month.
    • 2004 August 26, Bill Virgin, “Radio Beat: Record charts and countdowns are dusty, but not dead yet”:
      The record chart and the No. 1 song have lost some of their stature in radio, a development lamented in a column last year by Sean Ross, vice president of music and programming at Edison Media Research.

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