The logo of the Romanian Top 100, Romania's national chart until 2012.[1]
The logo of the Romanian Top 100, Romania's national chart until 2012.[1]

Multiple record charts have been inaugurated in Romania since the 1990s. The Romanian Top 100 was the country's national chart until 2012. Founded in 1995, 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 Media Forest. In the 2010s, the chart was announced during a podcast on Kiss FM, but the broadcast ended in February 2012.

Later that month, the Airplay 100—which was compiled by Media Forest and also broadcast by Kiss FM—replaced the Romanian Top 100 as a national chart. Until its cancellation in November 2021, it measured the airplay of songs on radio stations and television channels throughout the country. For a short period of time during the late 2000s and early 2010s, Nielsen Music Control and Uniunea Producătorilor de Fonograme din România (UPFR) jointly published airplay charts; UPFR resumed publishing charts in November 2021, in collaboration with BMAT. Media Forest has also been issuing weekly radio and television airplay charts since 2009. In February 2022, Billboard inaugurated Romania Songs, a streaming and digital download-based chart compiled by MRC Data.

Charts and history

1995–2012: Romanian Top 100, and UPFR and Media Forest charts

"You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson (pictured in 1988) was the first number-one single in Romania, topping the Romanian Top 100 in 1995.[2]
"You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson (pictured in 1988) was the first number-one single in Romania, topping the Romanian Top 100 in 1995.[2]

The airplay-based Romanian Top 100 was founded in 1995 as the country's first national chart; however, it had another name until 1996.[2] The first year-end chart was published in 1997.[3] From 1998 onwards, 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] From 1999, the Romanian Top 100 was compiled by Body M Production A-V with the help of a "special software". At the 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.[6]

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 500 editions produced by then.[2][7] The chart was included in Billboard's Music & Media until that magazine's cancellation in 2003.[6][8] The Romanian Top 100 significantly lacks archives for the late 2000s; at that time, Nielsen Music Control and Uniunea Producătorilor de Fonograme din România (UPFR) began publishing charts which reflected the most-broadcast songs on radio stations and television channels throughout Romania. However, it is unknown whether the two were affiliated with the Romanian Top 100, and whether their rankings can be used to substitute the missing Romanian Top 100 archives.[9][10] In the 2010s, the Romanian Top 100—compiled by Media Forest—was announced during a weekly podcast on Kiss FM by disc jockey Andreea Berghea.[11] Media Forest had previously begun publishing weekly radio and television airplay charts on their website starting with July 2009.[12] The Romanian Top 100 ceased publication in February 2012, with its last edition on 19 February.[13]

2012–present: Airplay 100, continued UPFR and Media Forest charts, and Romania Songs

The Romanian Top 100 was replaced with the Airplay 100 on 26 February as Romania's national chart, also compiled by Media Forest and aired as a radio show on Kiss FM hosted by Cristi Nitzu.[14] It measured the airplay of songs on radio stations and television channels across the country,[15][14][16] but was ultimately cancelled by Kiss FM after its 28 November 2021 issue.[17][18] Also in November 2021, UPFR resumed publishing airplay charts, in collaboration with the monitoring service BMAT, where the songs are ranked by their plays and audience numbers.[19] Billboard inaugurated Romania Songs, a streaming and digital download-based chart on 19 February 2022 as part of its Hits of the World collection, for which MRC Data assesses data from the leading music retailers in Romania.[20]

Number ones

Active charts

UPFR charts

This list is complete and up to date as of April 2022.

See also: List of Romanian Top 100 number ones § Related number ones

Key
# Indicates current number-one song
List of number-one songs on the UPFR chart
Artist(s) Title Issue date Wks. Ref.
Carla's Dreams and Emaa "N-aud" 16 November 2021
1
Ed Sheeran "Bad Habits" 23 November 2021
1
Carla's Dreams and Emaa "N-aud" 30 November 2021
1
Andia "Sfârșitul lumii" 7 December 2021
3
Inna "Up" 28 December 2021
2
Andia "Sfârșitul lumii" 11 January 2022
1
Inna "Up" 18 January 2022
1
Andia "Sfârșitul lumii" 25 January 2022
1
Keane "Everybody's Changing" 1 February 2022
Inna "Up" 8 February 2022
5
Jaymes Young "Infinity" 15 March 2022
1
Carla's Dreams "Victima" 22 March 2022
1
Jaymes Young "Infinity" 29 March 2022
1
Farruko "Pepas" 5 April 2022
1
Jaymes Young "Infinity"# 12 April 2022
4

Romania Songs

This list is complete and up to date as of April 2022.

Key
# Indicates current number-one song
List of number-one songs on the Romania Songs chart
Artist(s) Title Issue date Wks. Ref.
Oana Radu "Când am o zi grea" 19 February 2022
2
Tzancă Uraganu featuring Andrei Despa "Scoate-mă de la block" 5 March 2022
1
Mario Fresh and Connect-R "Umbre" 12 March 2022
1
Oana Radu "Când am o zi grea" 19 March 2022
1
Theo Rose and Andrei Bănuță "Spune-i mama" 26 March 2022
1
Oana Radu "Când am o zi grea" 2 April 2022
2
Nicole Cherry "Florile tale" 16 April 2022
1
Holy Molly and Tata Vlad "Plouă" 23 April 2022
3
YNY Sebi and Bogdan DLP "Tarabanele"# 14 May 2022
1

Media Forest charts

Main articles: List of Media Forest most-broadcast songs of 2009 in Romania, List of Media Forest most-broadcast songs of the 2010s in Romania, and List of Media Forest most-broadcast songs of the 2020s in Romania

Discontinued charts

Romanian Top 100

Main article: List of Romanian Top 100 number ones

Airplay 100

Main article: List of Airplay 100 number ones

Notes

  1. ^ The chart for 8 February 2022 has "Everybody's Changing" listed at number one, which would mark its second consecutive week at that position.[26] However, the ranking is mistakenly a duplicate of the one published the previous week.[27] The chart for 15 February 2022 shows that "Up" by Inna had reached number one on the chart dated 8 February while "Everybody's Changing" fell to number three.[28]

References

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  2. ^ a b c "Pussycat Dolls, pretendente in top" [Pussycat Dolls, top contenders]. Jurnalul (in Romanian). Archived from the original on 7 November 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  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. ^ a b "Romanian Top 100 – Istoric" (in Romanian). Romanian Top 100. Archived from the original on 7 February 2005. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Romanian Top 100" (in Romanian). Romanian Top 100. Archived from the original on 11 December 2004. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Billboard sister magazine Music & Media is to close on Thursday after the publication of its August 2 issue". HighBeam Business. 2 August 2003. Archived from the original on 4 January 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
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  10. ^ "Cele mai ascultate hituri" (in Romanian). Cotidianul. 9 April 2009. Archived from the original on 3 December 2009. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Kiss FM | Romanian Top 100" (in Romanian). Kiss FM. Archived from the original on 3 January 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Media Forest – Weekly Charts – 2009". Media Forest. Archived from the original on 15 June 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018. Note: Navigate through the chart archives by selecting items from the far right drop down menu.
  13. ^ "Kiss FM | Romanian Top 100" (in Romanian). Kiss FM. Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  14. ^ a b "Airplay 100 – Cristi Nitzu" (in Romanian). Kiss FM. Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  15. ^ Scris de Alex (3 September 2015). "Media Music Awards 2015: lista castigatori" [Media Music Awards 2015: winners list] (in Romanian). Urban.ro. Archived from the original on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
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  17. ^ "Introduction of Top 40 Kiss'n'Dance" (in Romanian). Kiss FM via Facebook. 6 December 2021. Archived from the original on 18 March 2022. Retrieved 10 December 2021.
  18. ^ Arvunescu, Victor (29 November 2021). "Top Airplay 100 - Rita nu se dă jos de pe primul loc! Connect-R şi Smiley, lideri în continuare!" [Top Airplay 100 – Rita does not fall off the top! Connect-R and Smiley, keep on leading!] (in Romanian). Un site de muzică. Archived from the original on 29 November 2021. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  19. ^ a b "Top 10 din 100 cele mai difuzate piese pentru saptamana 48" [Top 10 out of the 100 most-broadcast songs for the week 48] (in Romanian). Uniunea Producătorilor de Fonograme din România. 30 November 2021. Archived from the original on 28 December 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  20. ^ "Romania Songs". Billboard. 19 February 2022. Archived from the original on 2 March 2022. Retrieved 2 March 2022. Note: User may click on the "i" symbol at the top to display the chart methodology.
  21. ^ Citations regarding the weeks "Sfârșitul lumii" spent atop the chart:
  22. ^ Citations regarding the weeks "Up" spent atop the chart:
  23. ^ "Top 10 din 100 cele mai difuzate piese pentru saptamana 2" [Top 10 out of the 100 most-broadcast songs for the week 2] (in Romanian). Uniunea Producătorilor de Fonograme din România. 11 January 2022. Archived from the original on 22 January 2022. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  24. ^ "Top 10 din 100 cele mai difuzate piese pentru saptamana 3" [Top 10 out of the 100 most-broadcast songs for the week 3] (in Romanian). Uniunea Producătorilor de Fonograme din România. 18 January 2022. Archived from the original on 30 January 2022. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
  25. ^ "Top 10 din 100 cele mai difuzate piese pentru saptamana 4" [Top 10 out of the 100 most-broadcast songs for the week 4] (in Romanian). Uniunea Producătorilor de Fonograme din România. 25 January 2022. Archived from the original on 2 February 2022. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  26. ^ "Top 10 din 100 cele mai difuzate piese pentru saptamana 6" [Top 10 out of the 100 most-broadcast songs for the week 6] (in Romanian). Uniunea Producătorilor de Fonograme din România. 8 February 2022. Archived from the original on 24 February 2022. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  27. ^ a b "Top 10 din 100 cele mai difuzate piese pentru saptamana 5" [Top 10 out of the 100 most-broadcast songs for the week 5] (in Romanian). Uniunea Producătorilor de Fonograme din România. 1 February 2022. Archived from the original on 11 February 2022. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  28. ^ a b Citations regarding the weeks "Up" spent atop the chart for the third time:
  29. ^ "Top 10 din 100 cele mai difuzate piese pentru saptamana 11" [Top 10 out of the 100 most-broadcast songs for the week 11] (in Romanian). Uniunea Producătorilor de Fonograme din România. 15 March 2022. Archived from the original on 25 March 2022. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  30. ^ "Top 10 din 100 cele mai difuzate piese pentru saptamana 12" [Top 10 out of the 100 most-broadcast songs for the week 12] (in Romanian). Uniunea Producătorilor de Fonograme din România. 22 March 2022. Archived from the original on 31 March 2022. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  31. ^ "Top 10 din 100 cele mai difuzate piese pentru saptamana 13" [Top 10 out of the 100 most-broadcast songs for the week 13] (in Romanian). Uniunea Producătorilor de Fonograme din România. 29 March 2022. Archived from the original on 6 April 2022. Retrieved 6 April 2022.
  32. ^ "Top 10 din 100 cele mai difuzate piese pentru saptamana 14" [Top 10 out of the 100 most-broadcast songs for the week 14] (in Romanian). Uniunea Producătorilor de Fonograme din România. 5 April 2022. Archived from the original on 14 April 2022. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  33. ^ Citations regarding the weeks "Infinity" spent atop the chart:
  34. ^ Citations regarding the weeks "Când am o zi grea" spent atop the chart:
  35. ^ "Romania Songs". Billboard. 5 March 2022. Archived from the original on 15 March 2022. Retrieved 2 March 2022.
  36. ^ "Romania Songs". Billboard. 12 March 2022. Archived from the original on 15 March 2022. Retrieved 8 March 2022.
  37. ^ "Romania Songs". Billboard. 19 March 2022. Archived from the original on 15 March 2022. Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  38. ^ "Romania Songs". Billboard. 26 March 2022. Archived from the original on 22 March 2022. Retrieved 22 March 2022.
  39. ^ Citations regarding the weeks "Când am o zi grea" spent atop the chart for a third time:
  40. ^ "Romania Songs". Billboard. 16 April 2022. Archived from the original on 12 April 2022. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  41. ^ Citations regarding the weeks "Plouă" spent atop the chart:
  42. ^ "Romania Songs". Billboard. 14 May 2022. Retrieved 13 May 2022.