There is a whole lot of music that is being released every single day. It comes in form of single hits or whole albums and there are top ten rankings for both singles and albums.
All these songs are being released by both the new comers to the industry and veteran stars. Of course the success or failure of any of these musicians and their music is rated on the different charts that are available. This means that there are different ways music can be considered top ten; either from newcomers or all music, singles or albums, and from all the genres.
Times have changed and the music industry has been forced to adhere and develop around the changing demands of music consumers. Generic TV shows that present the hits of the day are not as popular as they once were, as audiences prefer TV and radio that specializes in a certain type of criteria that is able to categorize music in terms of top ten hits of the genres they are most interested in.
There are the charts and sub genres for country music, classical and R & B that can be used as a yardstick from which a song can be considered to be top ten. It’s always been more of a challenge to get to the top ten hits category on the American Billboard than it is on a UK Billboard. These are the two most popular ways with which to categorize the performance of a certain type of music.
It is also true that the Christmas music chart can be used to categorize the best ten hits of the season and as such many artists want to get the Christmas top ten regardless of the genre of the song. These are the songs that everyone remembers and repeat plays are very lucrative.
Many performers focus on the album charts and don’t bother much with the sale of singles. Singles have been a traditional way to find the biggest hits but the sales and attention spans of those customers are often short lived. The top selling single can change very quickly and often has little to do with album or concert popularity.
The absolute strongest and most loved music is often top ten in both the single and album sales and in several genres at the same time.