European Hot 100 Singles: Wikis


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The European Hot 100 Singles has been compiled by Billboard and Music & Media magazine since March, 1984. The chart is based on national singles sales charts in 15 European countries: United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium (separately for Flanders and Wallonia), Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

As of the issue dated/week ending March 27, 2010, the European Hot 100 has had 390 number one hits. The current number-one song is "Tik Tok" by Kesha.



The first Eurochart began as the "Europarade", which was started in early 1976 by TROS Radio in the Netherlands. The chart consisted of only six countries (the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain). The compilers collected the top 15 records from each country and then awarded corresponding points, depending which positions between 1 and 15 each record stood at. Italy and Denmark were added in 1979 and during 1980, Austria and Switzerland were included. Ireland was added as the 11th country in October 1983.

In March 1984, Music & Media in Amsterdam started their own Eurochart, "The Eurochart Hot 100", which they published as a Euro Tip sheet for the first two years. This chart was accumulated by taking the chart positions in each country combined with the national sales percentage of records in that particular country. In 1986-87, the official Eurochart also became a music TV show on Music Box with Dutch presenter. Erik de Zwart.

The Eurochart quickly gained momentum, as it started to include more countries and Music & Media became a Billboard publication in January 1986. From 1982 to 1986 the "Europarade", as published in Music Week and the Dutch magazine Hitkrant, was used.

Since November 1986, the Music & Media's Eurochart Top 100 was used as source, as Billboard started publishing European Hot 100 Singles chart until today.

Chart achievements


Artists achievements

Most number-one singles

Self-replacement at number-one

"True Blue" replaced "Papa Don't Preach" (October 1986)
"Bad" replaced "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (October 1987)
"Say You'll Be There" replaced "Wannabe" (November 1996)
"Meet Me Halfway" replaced "I Gotta Feeling" (December 2009)

Simultaneously occupying the top of the singles and albums charts

To date, Madonna is the artist which has scored the most simultaneous number-ones with five singles and albums, followed by Michael Jackson with also five singles but three albums.

"With or Without You" and The Joshua Tree (May 1987)
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" and Whitney (August 1987)
"I Will Always Love You" and The Bodyguard OST (January 1993)
"Bad" and Bad (October 1987)
"Dirty Diana" and Bad (July 1988)
"Black or White" and Dangerous (December 1991)
"Scream" and HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I (June 1995)
"You Are Not Alone" and HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I (September 1995)
"Faith" and Faith (December 1987)
"Like a Prayer" and Like a Prayer (April 1989)
"Don't Cry for Me Argentina" and Evita OST (February 1997)
"Music" and Music (October 2000)
"Hung Up" and Confessions on a Dance Floor (November 2005)
"4 Minutes" and Hard Candy (May 2008)
"Another Day in Paradise" and ...But Seriously (January 1990)
"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" and Waking Up the Neighbours (November 1991)
"All for Love" and So Far So Good (January 1994)
"What's Up?" and Bigger, Better, Faster, More! (October 1993)
"I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell (November 1993)
"Love is All Around" and End of Part One: Their Greatest Hits (September 1994)
"Always" and Cross Road (November 1994)
"It's My Life" and Crush (June 2000)
"Back for Good" and Nobody Else (May 1995)
"Killing Me Softly" and The Score (July 1996)
"Candle in the Wind 1997" and The Big Picture (October 1997)
"Believe" and Believe (February 1999)
"I Want It That Way" and Millennium (June 1999)
"Maria Maria" and Supernatural (May 2000)
"Oops!... I Did It Again" and Oops!... I Did It Again (June 2000)
"Womanizer" and Circus (December 2008)
"Stan" and No Angel (February 2001)
"Angel" and Hot Shot (August 2001)
"Can't Get You Out of My Head" and Fever (October 2001)
"Somethin' Stupid" and Swing When You're Winning (January 2002)
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" and Greatest Hits (November 2004)
"Whenever, Wherever" and Laundry Service (March 2002)
"Without Me" and The Eminem Show (June 2002)
"Crazy in Love" and Dangerously in Love (July 2003)
"Get Right" and Rebirth (March 2005)
"SexyBack" and FutureSex/LoveSounds (September 2006)
"I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" and Ta-Dah (October 2006)
"All Good Things (Come to an End)" and Loose (January 2007)
"Give It to Me" and Loose (April 2007)
"1973" and All the Lost Souls (October 2007)
"Mercy" and Rockferry (April 2008)
"Poker Face" and The Fame (May 2009)
"Bad Romance" and The Fame (January 2010)
"Sexy Bitch" and One Love (September 2009)

Songs achievements

Entered at number-one

Most weeks at number-one

  • 18 weeks
"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" by Bryan Adams (1991)
  • 17 weeks
"My Heart Will Go On" by Céline Dion (1998)
"The Ketchup Song" by Las Ketchup (2002)
  • 16 weeks
"Can't Get You Out of My Head" by Kylie Minogue (2001)
"Poker Face" by Lady Gaga (2009), non-consecutive
  • 15 weeks
"Lambada" by Kaoma (1989)
"Rhythm Is a Dancer" by Snap! (1992), non-consecutive
"Without Me" by Eminem (2002)
"Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean (2006), non-consecutive
"Apologize" by Timbaland featuring OneRepublic (2007), non-consecutive
  • 14 weeks
"I Just Called to Say I Love You" by Stevie Wonder (1984)
"Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio featuring L.V. (1995), non-consecutive
"Believe" by Cher (1999)
  • 13 weeks
"Rivers of Babylon"/"Brown Girl in the Ring" by Boney M (1978)
"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston (1993)
"Love Is All Around" by Wet Wet Wet (1994)
"Children" by Robert Miles (1996)
"Whenever, Wherever" by Shakira (2002)
"Shut Up" by Black Eyed Peas (2003)

Non-English language number-ones


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