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hit parade

noun
1.
a listing or category of popular songs ranked according to their popularity with listeners, usually as shown by sales of records.
2.
any sequential listing of popular or favorite persons or things.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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British Dictionary definitions for hit-parade

hit parade

noun
1.
(old-fashioned) a listing or playing of the current most popular songs
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hit parade

A listing of the most popular or best items or individuals of some kind, as in The library has a veritable hit parade of videos. This expression dates from the 1930s, when it was the name of a weekly radio show featuring the most popular songs as indicated by record sales.
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