hit parade

noun

Definition of hit parade 

: a group or listing of the most popular or noteworthy items of a particular kind (such as popular songs)

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Despite all the classic-rock hit parades on tour this summer, there's no rule requiring musicians to be stagnant deep into their careers. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Four ways Dave Matthews Band played a youthful 39th show at Ruoff amphitheater," 7 July 2018 Tonight was just Chet Barsuitis and His Merry Men, from the southwest side of Chicago, but even the local combos knew all the hot numbers on the hit parade. Edward Mcclelland, Chicago Reader, "Meet Resurrection Mary, the ghost of Archer Avenue," 26 June 2018 The hit parade led to Barnett being pulled after 3 2/3 innings. Rich Torres, Indianapolis Star, "Andrean ace Michael Doolin leads 59ers to 3A title," 16 June 2018 By that time, David Goeddel was running his own firm, after an unprecedented hit parade for Genentech, the Bay Area biotechnology company founded in 1976. Bill Shaikin, latimes.com, "His sons grew to be Dodgers after he invented substance now banned by MLB," 15 June 2018 Instead, the hit parade came a couple hours earlier, courtesy of The Doobie Brothers. Théoden Janes, charlotteobserver, "Concert review: Did Steely Dan pay proper respects to late co-founder Walter Becker? | Charlotte Observer," 11 May 2018 More: Tigers' hit parade clips Pirates, 13-10, in Game 1 Starting pitchers: Game 2: LHP Matthew Boyd (0-1, 1.40 ERA) vs. Pirates RHP Chad Kuhl (2-1, 4.57 ERA). Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Game thread: Detroit Tigers lose to Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 2," 25 Apr. 2018 Aaron Judge homered off Smith in the second inning and Didi Gregorius hit a pair of home runs — the first off Cloyd and the other off Chris O’Grady — to highlight the hit parade. Andre C. Fernandez, miamiherald, "Yankees bash Marlins’ pitching in rout even without Giancarlo Stanton chipping in | Miami Herald," 16 Apr. 2018 The show was its own hit parade and often brought to mind the gay night Mustache Mondays at L.A. club the Lash. Eve Barlow, latimes.com, "With triumphant El Rey show, Charli XCX prompts a question: Why isn't she even bigger?," 16 Mar. 2018

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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