The global smash finished its week stint at Number 1 in December but has hung around the Top 40 for the entirety of so far. The track was first released in but unexpectedly took off this year after becoming a viral hit on TikTok, thanks to a remix by Kazakh producer Imanbek. It narrowly missed out on Number 1, logging three weeks at Number 2, but hung around the Top 10 for a total of 25 weeks — the most ever for a British female solo artist. Its chart sales tally for is ,, 1. Dua makes a second entry in the year-to-date Top 40; follow-up single Physical places at The touching ballad earned Lewis his second UK Number 1 single in February and has racked up , chart sales this year. Joel Corry Press. The dance-pop track debuted at Number 61 in January and went on to peak at Number 4 in April.
Top 40 is a term used frequently in the music world. It is generally used as a label for mainstream pop music , particularly as played on the radio. Before , radio programming was different from what it is today. Most radio stations broadcast chunks of programming—possibly a minute soap opera, then an hour of music, then 30 minutes of news, etc. Much of the content was produced elsewhere and sold to the local radio station. Local pop music hits were rarely played if at all. In the early s, a new approach to programming music on the radio began. Nebraska radio broadcaster Todd Storz is credited with inventing the top 40 radio format. He noticed how certain songs were played over and over on local jukeboxes and received a strong positive response from patrons. He created a music-focused top 40 format that played the most popular songs frequently.
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In the music industry , the top 40 is the current, 40 most-popular songs in a particular genre. It is the best-selling or most frequently broadcast popular music. Record charts have traditionally consisted of a total of 40 songs. The term "Top 40", describing a radio format , appeared in Its introduction coincided with a transition from the old ten-inch 78 rpm record format for single "pop" recordings to the seven-inch vinyl 45 rpm format, introduced in , which was outselling it by and soon replaced it completely in The Top 40 thereafter became a survey of the popularity of 45 rpm singles and their airplay on the radio. Some nationally syndicated radio shows, such as American Top 40 , featured a countdown of the 40 highest ranked songs on a particular music or entertainment publication. Although such publications often listed more than 40 charted hits, such as the Billboard Hot , time constraints allowed for the airing of only 40 songs; hence, the term "top 40" gradually became part of the vernacular associated with popular music. From the s onwards, different recording formats have competed with the 45 rpm vinyl record. This includes cassette singles , CD singles , digital downloads and streaming.