Well as of March 2009, American Top 40 airs in two different formats, one for Contemporary Hit Radio and one for Hot Adult Contemporary stations. As stated above, Top 40 is actually more commonly referred to as Contemporary Hit Radio, however, it can also be known as Current Hits, Hit Music, Top 40. This format focuses on playing currently popular music as determined by the top 40 music charts. There are several subcategories, dominantly focusing on rock, pop, or urban music. The HotAC format is often referred to as a balanced variety of music from the 1980s to today's hits. They usually play soft rock and may occasionally play dance hits.