Chart Methodology


eshashalazini music chart ranking is based on the following metrics:

  1. RAMS

    Listenership figures of radio stations in South Africa. These listenership figures are mostly based off data collected by The Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRC).
    However, for some radio stations, we still rely on RAMS statistics that were collected by The South African Audience Research Foundation


  2. Streaming Traffic

    The Streaming Traffic metric pertains to a website's unique visitor statistics - specifically, the traffic originating from South Africa. We look at a website's traffic to rank songs based on charts from music streaming services i.e. Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Joox etc. Our traffic figures are mostly based off data collected by SEMrush as well as Alexa.


  3. Most Appearances

    The number of times a given music track appears on music charts from different sources (i.e. during the week of 28 October 2019, the song - Akulaleki by Something Soweto appeared in 23 different charts). Only eshashalazini Ezodumo Charts use the Most Appearances metric, furthermore, RAMS + Streaming Traffic metrics are applied in an event of a tie i.e. two or more songs have the same number of chart appearances within a given a period.


For a definition of some terms, see our Glossary page.


Ezishisayo Charts


Ezishisayo Charts is eshashalazini's Top 200 Singles that are ranked based on reach and depth which is a combination of RAMS + Streaming traffic.


Ezodumo Charts


Ezodumo Charts is eshashalazini's Top 200 Singles that are ranked based on chart appearances - which is the number of times a given music song appears across all stations.


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