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
(separately for Flanders
, and the United Kingdom
, the European Hot 100 has had 400 number one hits. The current number-one song is "Only Girl
" by Rihanna
. The chart has been on a hiatus since December 11, 2010, following the news of Billboard closing their London office and letting their UK-based staff go. Currently, Nielsen SoundScan
-based Euro Digital Songs
and Euro Digital Tracks
are the only pan-European music charts that Billboard is publishing.
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
started their own Eurochart, "The Eurochart Hot 100", which they published... Read More