Definition of hit parade in US English:

hit parade


  • A weekly listing of the current bestselling pop records.

    • ‘What do you think about today's music and the current hit parade?’
    • ‘With the hit parade out in full force, tracks from Bleed Like Me were infinitely more tolerable than they are on the record.’
    • ‘But let's enjoy this band now, before they sell out and become like the rest of the malady-ridden malaise currently polluting our hit parade.’
    • ‘Both deserved their places in your hit parade, not to mention their respective Brit nominations.’
    • ‘A better leading indicator of the politicization of pop was the first appearance of a Seeger composition on the hit parade.’
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hit parade

/ˈhɪt pəˌreɪd//ˈhit pəˌrād/