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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: Austriamarker, Belgiummarker (separately for Flanders and Wallonia), Denmarkmarker, Francemarker, Finlandmarker, Germanymarker, Hungarymarker, Irelandmarker, Italymarker, Netherlandsmarker, Norwaymarker, Spainmarker, Swedenmarker, Switzerlandmarker, and United Kingdommarker.

As of the issue dated/week ending November 28, 2009, the Eurochart Hot 100 has had 386 number one hits. The current number-one song is "I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas.


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 Amsterdammarker 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

Artists with the most number-one singles

Artists who replaced themselves 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)

Songs achievements

Songs with the most weeks at number-one

  • 18 weeks
" 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 number-one songs


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