Alexandre Bozio 12:40 p.m., February 27, 2024

Entries, exits, best ranking, number of weeks: if you are familiar with these expressions, there is no doubt, you are a child of the Top 50!

To celebrate the forty years of the famous musical show, M6 has planned an evening event broadcast on Tuesday at 9:10 p.m. 

For a long time, it was the only television program that allowed you to watch music videos.

Born in November 1984 on Canal + and Europe 1, the famous hit parade show entitled “Top 50” is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year.

This historic show will be in the spotlight this Tuesday at 9:10 p.m. for an event evening broadcast on M6: “The 40 years of the Top 50, the anniversary evening”.

Many stars from the 80s such as Émile & Images and Jeanne Mas are expected on set during this show presented by the duo Élodie Gossuin and Jérôme Anthony. 

Nostalgia and a festive atmosphere should be the two metronomes of the show.

M6 promises to remember the many hits that have accompanied music lovers over the last 40 years, from Start de Soirée to Mika, including Roch Voisine and Chimène Badi.

But the production also invited numerous actors and hosts to come and tell in the Top Box their fondest memories linked to this show which rocked the French television landscape. 


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A revolution in 1984

It was in 1984 that Philippe Gildas, then director of Europe 1, decided to launch this program with the financial support of Canal +, the editorial staff of Télé 7 jours and two labels, namely Polydor and Virgin.

At that time, he realized that the record sector did not have a reliable system for counting single and album sales and joined forces with Ipsos and Nielsen, a specialist in hypermarket sales records, to record the purchases of 45 and 33 rpm records of the time, which marked a real turning point for the music industry.

The fifty best sellers will then be highlighted in the show.

Note that the first winner will be “Need nothing, want you” by Peter and Sloane.

The program will then be broadcast daily on our airwaves and unencrypted on Canal + until 1993. Subsequently, the show has traveled extensively, passing through Antenne 2, France 2, TF6 before landing at MCM where it is broadcast since August 22, 2016.