With-a-bullet Definition


(of a hit record) That has entered the charts in a high position, or has climbed rapidly in the charts, or is thought to have the potential for further rapid advancement.

"Free The World" has moved up again and is now Number 25 with a bullet on the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play Charts!!"

Origin of With-a-bullet

  • From the magazine Billboard's practice, in the 1960s and 1970s, of putting a bullet sign in front of chart entries for songs that had sold one million singles.

    From Wiktionary

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