Charts and what they mean

Charts is an easy way to stay plugged in to what’s trending on SoundCloud. With unique lists for both the top 50 tracks of the week and new tracks that are getting lots of buzz on SoundCloud, the feature is your destination for the latest and greatest sounds out there. Charts replaces Explore on the web, so you can get there from the link at the top of your Stream, or by going here.

The Top 50 chart updates every day and shows the 50 most-played tracks for the past week. The "New & Hot" section updates multiple times each day, and shows tracks that are trending on SoundCloud right now, focusing on tracks that were uploaded more recently.

If you are a creator and want to get your track trending, we recommend authentic interactions with your followers, and timely promotion of your recently uploaded tracks to increase your chances of reaching your audience and getting chart action. It also helps to have the track tagged correctly with the genre you want it to appear and chart in. The first tag should be the main genre, ideally taken from the list of genres shown in the corresponding charts.

The charts algorithm takes a day to recognize private tracks that are later made public. For greater visibility, we recommend uploading these tracks publicly to increase listens and your chances of getting onto the charts.