Your Hit Parade was a popular American radio and television program, sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes and broadcast from 1935 to 1955 on radio and later on TV from 1950 to 1959. During this 24-year run, the show had 19 orchestra leaders and 52 singers or groups. Your Hit Parade billed itself as “an accurate, authentic tabulation of America's taste in popular music.”
The radio show debuted on April 20, 1935 and moved between NBC and CBS until January 16, 1953. A television version of Your Hit Parade was simulcast over NBC Radio. Your Hit Parade presented the top tunes of the week, saving the top three songs for the end of the show. As a nod to longtime sponsor Lucky Strike Cigarettes, Your Hit Parade occasionally featured an old favorite as a “Lucky Strike Extra.”
More than 50 singers appeared on the radio version including Frank Sinatra, Joan Edwards, Dick Haymes, “Wee” Bonnie Baker, Johnny Mercer, Dinah Shore, Buddy Clark, Bea Wain, Andy Russell, Gisele MacKenzie among others. Your Hit Parade was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1995.