Binaca Geetmala

Binaca Geetmala was a weekly radio countdown show of top filmi songs from Hindi cinema listened to by millions of Hindi music lovers, that was broadcast on Radio Ceylon from 1952 to 1988 and then shifted to Vividh Bharati service of All India Radio network in 1989 where it ran till 1994. It was the first radio countdown show of Indian film songs, and has been quoted as being the most popular radio program in India during its run. It was sposored by Binaca, from where it got its name. Binaca Geetmala, and its subsequent incarnations named after Cibaca, Cibaca Sangeetmala, Cibaca Geetmala, and Colgate Cibaca Sangeetmala on Radio Ceylon and then on Vividh Bharati ran from 1954 to 1994, with annual year-end lists airing from 1954 to 1993.

Read more about Binaca Geetmala:  Ameen Sayani and Radio Ceylon, Popularity Ratings Methodology, Lists of Top Songs Per Year