Rhode Island DJ Music Chart – Week of 6/25

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis “Can’t Hold Us” continues to top the DJ Music Charts for the fourth consecutive week. This particular chart is from DJ playlists nationwide and is different than the Billboard Hot 100, which has Robin Thicke “Blurred Lines” number 1. The top five of this week’s DJ Music Chart has Icona Pop, Selena Gomez, Justin Timberlake and Daft Punk all holding strong with Daft Punk “Get Lucky” reaching number 5 for the first time.

DJ Music Chart with Selena Gomez at Billboard Music Awards - Rhode Island Wedding DJ

DJ Music Chart for Week 6/25 – C.H.R Format

Contemporary hit radio (also known as CHR, Contemporary Hits, Hit List, Current Hits, Hit Music, Top 40, or Pop Radio) is a radio format that is common in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia that focuses on playing current and recurrent popular music as determined by the Top 40 music charts. There are several subcategories, dominantly focusing on rock, pop, or urban music. Used alone, CHR most often refers to the CHR/pop format. The term Contemporary Hit Radio was coined in the early 1980s by Radio & Records magazine to designate Top 40 stations which continued to play hits from all musical genres such as pop music splintered into Adult contemporary, urban contemporary and other formats. The term Top 40 is also used to refer to the actual list of hit songs, and, by extension, to refer to pop music in general. The term has also been modified to describe Top 50; Top 30; Top 20; Top 10; Hot 100 (each with its number of songs) and Hot Hits radio formats, but carrying more or less the same meaning and having the same creative point of origin with Todd Storz as further refined by Gordon McLendon as well as Bill Drake. Omnilexica.com

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What is your current favorite song on the DJ Music Chart this week?

DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & Boston DJ


Rhode Island DJ Music Chart – Week of 6/10

This weeks DJ Music Chart has Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on top again with “Can’t Hold Us”. This is their second number hit this year along with “Thrift Shop”. The rest of the top five of this DJ Music Chart has just switched order from last week with Justin Timberlake, Pink, Icona Pop and Selena Gomez.

Macklemore on Top of DJ Music Chart with Rhode Island Wedding DJ

DJ Music Chart Week of 6/10

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Contemporary Hit Radio, or CHR, focuses on playing new hit songs and a limited play list. In recent years, heavily researched mass appeal oldies have joined the mix.
Modern CHR is a derivative of the Top 40 radio format that dominated the radio landscape in its heyday, the 1960s. A pure CHR format will play songs from a number of music genres including Pop, Rock, Urban and even Country. A CHR station picks the highest chart performing songs for its playlist and rotates, or repeats, the tunes in a very tight turnover that will often repeat the hottest songs every hour or two.

The Early History of the CHR Format

Early Top 40 radio, the precursor to today’s CHR format, found its foothold as TV began to dominate the media landscape and radio stations turned away from radio theater programs toward recorded music formats. Top 40 is exactly as it says it is – the top 40 hit songs of the day, targeted to a local audience. Top 40 also heralded the era of the Disk Jockey, and the local radio personality became the star along with the tight rotation of popular music. Early programming pioneers of Top 40 include Gordon McLendon, Rick Sklar and Todd Storz. The first Top 40 radio stations included, KOWH-Omaha, WABC-New York, KLIF-Dallas and KHJ-Los Angeles. Ham Chat Forum

What is your favorite song on the Current DJ Music Cart for Contemporary Hot Radio?

DJ Mystical Michael New Jersey & Boston DJ



Rhode Island DJ Music Chart – Week of 5/21

This week’s DJ Music Chart is in the format of Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR). The top five songs are by Justin Timberlake, Pink, Macklemore, Rihanna and Demi Lovato with “Mirrors” on top of the DJ Music Chart the week of May 21, 2013
The following DJ Music Chart is based on MediaBase data and is updated weekly. MediaBase monitors more than 1500 radio stations 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week, in the top 140 US metro markets. Prime Cuts Music

DJ Music Chart Week of 5/21 CHR Format

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DJ Music Chart – Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) Format

”  A station which plays a significant amount of current popular music, whether singles or album cuts. As it is no longer unusual for a single to remain on the charts for 30-40 weeks or longer, “current” refers to music released within the last year. A more accurate description for “CHR” would be “Current Hit Radio”. This format is the descendent of the Top 40 stations popular from the 50’s through the 80’s.

Although some CHR stations base their playlists on surveys of local record sales or phone requests, most rely on published charts such as the Billboard Hot 100. As of December, 1998, the Billboard Hot 100 chart began to include popular album tracks not commercially released as singles, and began weighing a song`s airplay three times as heavily as a song`s sales.  The Billboard Hot 100 chart is therefore a measure of which songs are being played on CHR stations which, in turn, base their playlists on Billboard`s Hot 100 chart.

Contemporary Hit Radio stations tend to concentrate on specific music styles, such as Rock or Urban, or a range of styles, such as Rock/Pop/Dance or R&B/Rap/Dance. Some CHR stations play a significant amount of hits released during the past ten or fifteen years, particularly if there are insufficient current hit releases which fall within the station’s stylistic range.” New York Radio Guide

DJ Music Chart with Rhode Island Wedding DJ

In plain English, CHR Format is Pop and Top 40 Radio Music, and the genre that compromise Top 40 typically. Which song is your current favorite form the DJ Music Chart this week?

DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & Boston DJ