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The official logo of the Romanian Top 100 in a 2010 edition of the chart.[1]

The Romanian Top 100 was the national singles chart of Romania until 2012. Founded in 1996, it was a ranking based on the compilation of charts submitted by local Romanian radio stations. The Romanian Top 100 was published weekly and was also announced during a radio show starting in 1998. Compilation of the list was first handled by Body M Production A-V, followed by Nielsen and Media Forest. In the 2010s, the chart was announced during a podcast on Kiss FM, but the broadcast ended in February 2012. Since then it has been replaced with the Airplay 100.

History and compilation

The Romanian Top 100 was founded in 1996,[2] with the first year-end chart published in 1997.[3] Beginning in 1998, the chart was announced during a two-hour radio show called Romanian Top 100 Radio Show hosted by disc jockey Adi Simion and created by VentoStudio. Aired by 57 radio stations in Romania, it was originally titled Romanian Top 100 Bravo Show due to a partnership with Bravo.[4] Starting with 1999, the Romanian Top 100 was compiled by Body M Production A-V with the help of a "special software". At that time, over 110 independent radio stations in Romania were considered when compiling the chart, with each submitting their own airplay statistics.[5] The compiling process was similar to the Eurochart Hot 100. The results were sent to music specialists in Romania, among others.[2]

As of April 2001, the Romanian Top 100 had reached over 250 editions.[5] In 2005, the number of radio stations involved in the making of the chart rose to 120, with over 450 editions.[6] The chart was included in Billboard's Music & Media until that magazine's cancellation in 2003.[2][7] In the 2010s, the chart — compiled by Nielsen and Media Forest — was announced during a weekly podcast on Kiss FM by disc jockey Andreea Berghea.[8][9] In an April 2009 article, Romanian website Music Chat criticized the compilation of the chart and questioned its credibility, noting a problem in distinguishing heavy rotation from short teasers, resulting in extra counts.[9] It ceased publication in February 2012, with its last edition on 19 February 2012.[10] It was later replaced with the Airplay 100, also compiled by Media Forest and aired as a podcast on Kiss FM hosted by Cristi Nitzu.[11]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Romanian Top 100 – Editia 46 (29.11.2010)". Romanian Top 100. WebCite. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Romanian Top 100 – Istoric" (in Romanian). Romanian Top 100. Archived from the original on 7 February 2005. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Romanian Top 100 – Topul anului 1997" (in Romanian). Romanian Top 100. Archived from the original on 22 January 2005. Retrieved 9 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Romanian Top 100 – arhivă" (in Romanian). Romanian Top 100. Archived from the original on 4 December 2004. Retrieved 9 July 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Romanian Top 100 Singles Chart Homepage" (in Romanian). Romanian Top 100. Archived from the original on 19 April 2001. Retrieved 9 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Romanian Top 100" (in Romanian). Romanian Top 100. Archived from the original on 11 December 2004. Retrieved 9 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "Billboard sister magazine Music & Media is to close on Thursday after the publication of its August 2 issue". HighBeam Business. 2 August 2003. Retrieved 5 March 2018. 
  8. ^ "Kiss FM | Romanian Top 100" (in Romanian). Kiss FM. Archived from the original on 3 January 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  9. ^ a b "WHOIS: Nielsen Airplay Chart?" (in Romanian). Music Chat. 10 April 2009. Archived from the original on 13 April 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "Kiss FM | Romanian Top 100" (in Romanian). Kiss FM. Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Airplay 100 – Cristi Nitzu" (in Romanian). Kiss FM. Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 

External links

  • 2001–2005 chart archive
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