Svensktoppen is a weekly record chart airing at Sveriges Radio. Until January 2003, the songs had to be in the Swedish language. Svensktoppen has aired since 1962, except for the years 1982-1985. The last years before the January 2003 change, the programme was strongly dominated by dansband music.
The first number one hit song was "Midnattstango" performed by Swedish crooner Lars Lönndahl