If you have ever been a teenager (or if you’ve ever acted like one…), then you probably remember being enamored with the Top 40 hits on the radio. But of those 40, the only songs that will matter in the long run are those from number 10 up to number 1. You’ve probably waited through the countdown to hear the song on the number one spot. Secretly you are hoping that it’ll be your favourite song. If it is, you smile to yourself, anticipating the many times the number one song will be played in the next week.
This Week’s Top 10
- Taio Cruz – Dynamite
- Eminem – Love The Way You Lie (featuring Rihanna )
- Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me
- Enrique Iglesias – I Like It featuring Pitbull
- Katy Perry – California Gurls (featuring Snoop Dogg)
- B.O.B – Airplanes (featuring Hayley Williams)
- Jason Derulo – Ridin’ Solo
- Usher – DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love (featuring Pitbull)
- Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
- Drake – Find Your Love
The Top Forty or Top 40 is the music industry’s way of determining the most well-known songs whether across all genres. The top 40 list refers to the top selling or the most listened to songs or music from last week; this method of tracking the most popular music started in the 1960s and has continued up to today.
This list of the most popular songs can either be determined through a survey done by a publication or radio station. Of the songs commonly featured in the top 40, the common characteristic is that most of the top songs have just been released or are relatively new.
The top listings are not limited to the number 40. The number of songs on the listing may differ depending on the organization doing the tracking. It can either be “Top 20”, “Top 50” or even “Top 100.” The number does not really matter; all the list does is to determine the most popular songs during the current week.