Definition of hit single in English:

hit single


  • A pop song or musical track that sells well when released as a single.

    ‘the group's hit single ‘Best Song Ever’’
    • ‘There's only one sign of a hit single on the whole thing.’
    • ‘The objective is to record a debut song with a hit single that would help them get noticed on both sides of the border.’
    • ‘It sounds less like a cohesive album than an attempt to stumble upon the formula for one more hit single.’
    • ‘Music videos for the three hit singles spawned by the highly popular soundtrack album are featured, all in full screen.’
    • ‘The deliciously syncopated "Spoon" was a number-one hit single in Germany later that year.’
    • ‘They've produced a string of classic hit singles, combining edgy ideas from rap with classic female vocal harmonies.’
    • ‘Playing the hit single isn't really the band's raison d'être.’
    • ‘The big hit single is actually one of the weaker tracks.’
    • ‘No one will accuse them of churning out hit singles with Beatles-like efficiency.’
    • ‘Unlike her last, this is not an album crammed to the brim with hit singles.’