Since then, our relationship with radio has taken an almost meta turn, as artists write and sing songs about the medium. These are the Top 10 Radio Songs. Like several other L. Is it any wonder that the group's biggest OK, only hit, 'Turn Up the Radio,' would pay tribute to the medium responsible for carrying it across the airwaves? With some help from MTV, of course. How ironic that their run would come to an end right after they celebrated the transistor memories of their youth with the title track to their album 'Raised on Radio. Leave it to Frank Zappa — a man known for unconventional music and a deep-seated animosity for the music business — to compose a song about radio that never had a chance of actually getting played on the radio Thanks to specialty hosts like Dr. Demento, 'The Radio Is Broken' received some airtime. But 'Radio Nowhere' doesn't celebrate the technology that carried him into countless homes.
The Radio Songs chart previously named Hot Airplay  is released weekly by Billboard magazine and measures the airplay of songs being played on radio stations throughout the United States across all musical genres. It is one of the three components, along with sales both physical and the digital and streaming activity, that determine the chart positions of songs on the Billboard Hot Radio airplay has always been one of the component charts of the Hot Prior to the establishment of the Hot , Billboard published a radio airplay chart, a singles sales chart and a jukebox play chart, the last of which was discontinued in as jukeboxes lost their popularity. During the s and s, Billboard continued to collect airplay data as a component of the Hot but did not make the chart public. The airplay-only chart debuted as a position chart on October 20, , and was expanded to 40 positions on May 31, On December 8, , Billboard introduced the position Top 40 Radio Monitor chart positions on December 8, , which ranked songs measured by the number of spins each song on monitored radio stations and the ratings for those stations when the songs were being played based on Nielsen BDS technology.
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The Rolling Stone Top is a song chart that ranks popular songs from today's most popular artists. Songs are ranked by Song Units, a number that combines audio streams and song sales using a custom weighting system. The song chart does not include any passive listening, such as terrestrial or digital radio. The Rolling Stone Top Song chart is updated daily, and each week Rolling Stone finalizes and publishes an official version of the chart, covering the seven-day period ending with the previous Thursday. Beta Back to All Charts. Monthly Trend. Song Units Weeks at 1 2. Weeks on Chart 2. Record Label Republic.