This is a list of the Top 40 Most Popular Songs released on the Hotdisc Rush Released promotional CD. Each week DJs and media people who receive the album send back their reaction sheets where they are given the chance to rate every song. This chart is exclusively for clients of the Hotdisc Rush Released CD.Â The chart is published weekly here, and also in Country Music People, Country Music & Dance and Up Country magazines with the radio show syndicated across the world, and the new Hotdisc Top 20 TV programme on Sky TV Channel 389 every Monday (6pm), Thursday (4pm) and Saturday (1am) as well as being available on FreeView 87 and FreeSat 516. The programme is also available in HD at our website from our home page.
To watch the video for each song (where available) click on the titles.
YOU CAN HEAR THE HOTDISC CHART SHOW PRESENTED BY STUART CAMERON EVERY WEEK (UK TIMES) ON:
12 Noon CMR Nashville (Europe); 12 Noon TD1 Radio (Scotland); 12 Noon South End Radio (Malta)
12 Noon Wave 102 Country (Scotland); 12 Noon Original 106 Country (Scotland); 12 Noon Central FM Country (Scotland)
12 Noon ECMR Edinburgh Country Radio (Scotland); 12 Noon Radio VGR (UK Online)
4pm & 9pm North Highland Radio (Scotland);
4pm Elite Country Radio (Ireland); 7pm Hectors House Radio (N.Ireland), 8pm Thunderbolt Radio (USA);
10pm East Coast FM (Scotland); 10pm Radio St Florian 1 (Austria); 11pm NZCMR Radio (New Zealand);
11pm Phoenix Country (Ireland) MONDAYS 8am Ears Radio (USA);10am CMR Nashville (Europe), 1pm Thunderbolt Radio (USA); 11pm NZCMR Radio
(New Zealand) TUESDAYS 12.30am Radio VGR (UK Online), 7pm Thunderbolt Radio (USA); 7pm Hectors House Radio (N.Ireland); 8pm Wave 102 Country (Scotland)
8pm Original 106 Country (Scotland); 8pm Central FM Country (Scotland) WEDNESDAYS 12 Midnight ECMR Edinburgh Country Music Radio (Scotland) THURSDAYS 8pm Wave 102 Country (Scotland); 8pm Original 106 Country (Scotland); 8pm Central FM Country (Scotland) FRIDAYS 9am Ears Radio (USA)
HOTDISC BRITISH & IRISH COUNTRY TOP 10 SHOW
EVERY MONDAY AT 8pm / TUESDAYS AT 4pm exclusively on
The Hotdisc Top 40
The Hotdisc chart is compiled from DJs and industry professionals’ ratings of songs currently being promoted on the Hotdisc Rush Released CD. They are not airplay charts, as airplay charts cannot work in Europe because there are no terrestrial country stations. The hundreds of country programmes on air which we service are likely to play a particular song only twice at most in a three month period, therefore rendering airplay charts insignificant in Europe. It works well in America where there are plenty of non-stop country stations but not here.
The Hotdisc charts are put together weekly using ratings supplied by DJs who give scores to every song on the last three months’ editions of Hotdisc Rush Released. The scores are averaged out per week to give an accurate guide to the songs which are being championed by the industry. The aim is to showcase the tracks which the industry professionals are flagging up as quality songs. This is a very useful exercise as it is free of politics, hype and rigging and done solely on merit! We don’t care if a song is on a small label or backed by a huge label. If it is good enough it will be played in Europe. It is all about the quality of the songs and nothing else!
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