Swedish music charts

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The Swedish music charts , in Swedish Sverigetopplistan since October 2007 , are the official national charts of Sweden . Earlier names included Topplistan and Hitlistan . The Swedish music industry representative Grammofonleverantörernas förening (GLF) has provided the data for the charts since 1975 . Before that, all singles and LPs were listed equally in the so-called combined singles and album sales charts. The sales of singles, albums and DVDs are shown. Since the end of 2006, legal downloads, which were initially listed in a separate download list, have been included in the calculation. In contrast to the Swedish hit parade Svensktoppen , Sverigetopplistan also has international artists and titles.

The new edition was originally published every Friday. Since October 28, 2004, Sverigetopplistan has been published on a Thursday. From 1976 to 2006 the Swedish radio station Sveriges Radio P3 presented the current charts with its own broadcast. The Digilistan now broadcast there , however, only relates to digital sales determined by means of Nielsen SoundScan . Since 2005 the web portal hitparad.se has been allowed to publish Sverigetopplistan officially on the WWW.

With the conviction of those responsible for the illegal internet search platform The Pirate Bay in Sweden, a radical change occurred in the Swedish music market in 2009. The Swedish provider Spotify , with the support of the telecommunications provider Telia, launched a nationwide music streaming service that caught on in a very short time. Not only did it catch the illegal downloads, it also pushed digital sales into the background. In 2013, subscription or advertising-funded streaming accounted for 70% of the Swedish music market. Those responsible for the chart took this into account by including music streaming in the single charts from October 2010. Sweden was thus a global pioneer, in the USA and other European countries the changeover only followed in 2013 and 2014. Since September 13, 2013, streaming has also been included in the album charts.

With the issue of January 8, 2015, the single charts were expanded to the top 100.

See also


  1. Music databases , Grammotex, accessed on July 10, 2014 (Swedish)
  2. Carl Magnus Palm: Abba - Story & Songs compact. P. 15
  3. Site News on swedishcharts.com
  4. Sweden: A market transformed , IFPI Sweden, accessed July 10, 2014
  5. Sweden first country in the world to include sales of streamed music in its album charts ( Memento of the original from July 14, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Lisa Cronstedt, IFPI Sweden, September 13, 2013 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.ifpi.se

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