Ö3 Austria Top 40
is the name of the official Austrian singles chart, as well as the radio show which presents it, aired Fridays on Hitradio Ö3
Hitradio Ö3 is one of the national radio stations of Austria's state-run broadcaster ORF.The station focuses on contemporary music. Until 1995 its schedules included many specialist music shows, but following a reorganization of ORF's channels shortly before the introduction in Austria of private...
. The show presents the Austrian singles, ringtones and downloads chart. It premiered on 26 November 1968 as Disc Parade
and was presented by Ernst Grissemann
Ernst Grissemann is an Austrian television presenter, journalist and actor.Grissemann was born in Imst, he joint radio in July 1954 as a news broadcaster and continuity announcer for Radio Luxembourg, when Österreichischer Rundfunk was launched in 1955 Grisseman joint and worked as an odd-job man...
. The show has had other names and other presenters, as detailed below.
The weekly number-ones are released by Musikmarkt
Musikmarkt is a journal of the music industry in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The magazine is published weekly and contains the weekly Top 100 charts for singles and albums....
and go tv
go tv, is a 24-hour music channel based in Vienna, Austria. The channel launched on October 1, 2002. The channel targets audiences in Austria, but is also widely available throughout Europe.- Background :...
Online versions of the chart at charts.orf.at and austriancharts.at have 75 positions, despite charts.orf.at still labeling itself as "Ö3 Austria Top 40".
The first number-one single was "Das ist die Frage aller Fragen" by Cliff Richard
Sir Cliff Richard, OBE is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor, and philanthropist who has sold over an estimated 250 million records worldwide....
. The most successful single is "Candle in the Wind 1997
"Candle in the Wind 1997" is a rewritten and rerecorded version of Elton John's own 1973 hit "Candle in the Wind" that was released as a tribute single to the late Diana, Princess of Wales....
" by Elton John
Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, Hon DMus is an English rock singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional actor...
. The most successful Austrian single is "Anton aus Tirol" by DJ Ötzi
DJ Ötzi is the stage name of Gerhard Friedle , an Austrian entertainer and singer. Successful mainly in German-speaking countries, he is best known in the English-speaking world for his 2001 cover version of the Bruce Channel song "Hey Baby".-Biography:DJ Ötzi was born Gerhard Friedle in St...
, the song which could stay among the Top 75 for the longest time. The artists with the most number-one hits since 1980 are Rainhard Fendrich
Rainhard Jürgen Fendrich is an Austrian singer, composer, entertainer, and actor. He is one of the most successful Austropop musicians. His lyrics are written in Viennese German, and he is very popular in Austria, but less in other German-speaking countries, and by far less known in non-German...
and Christina Stürmer
Christina Stürmer is an Austrian pop/rock singer. After working at a bookshop in Linz and singing in several bands, she reached #2 in Starmania, an Austrian music casting TV show...
Between 1968 and 2007, the names of the show were Disc Parade
, Die Großen 10 von Ö3
, Pop Shop
, Hit wähl mit
, Die Großen 10
, Ö3 Top-30
and Ö3 Austria Top 40