- a listing or category of popular songs ranked according to their popularity with listeners, usually as shown by sales of records.
- any sequential listing of popular or favorite persons or things.
Origin of hit parade
- old-fashioned a listing or playing of the current most popular songs
Idioms and Phrases with hit parade
A listing of the most popular or best items or individuals of some kind, as in The library has a veritable hit parade of videos. This expression dates from the 1930s, when it was the name of a weekly radio show featuring the most popular songs as indicated by record sales.