Ö3 Austria Top 40

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Ö3 Austria Top 40 is the official Austrian singles chart, as well as the radio show which presents it, aired Tuesdays on Hitradio Ö3. 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.

The weekly number-ones are released by Musikmarkt and GoTV.


From 1980 to 7 January 1990, the mixed listening and sales parade "Hit wähl mit" was broadcast on Sunday evening, starting with an hour of 15 charting song and six new releases. The longest broadcast ran for two hours with 25 charting songs and eight new releases.

Ö3 Top-30[edit]

On 12 January 1990, the pure sales hit parade Ö3 Top-30 was introduced on Ö3. It was presented by Udo Huber on Saturday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and ran for two hours. The first number 1 in the sales hit parade was the song"All Around the World" by Lisa Stansfield. The sales data collection as the basis for the shipment was carried out until the beginning of 1999 by the copyright company Austro Mechana, which is responsible for the license fees for the mechanical reproduction.

Ö3 Austria Top 40[edit]

On 15 September 1995, the show was expanded to 40 songs. It now ran for three hours. From April 1999 the data was collected by Austro Mechana, since 2003 GfK Entertainment (founded as Media Control GfK International) has been creating the charts.

Udo Huber left the show on 10 January 1997. Martina Kaiser, Matthias Euler-Rolle, Gustav Götz, Benny Hörtnagl, Thomas Filzer, Elke Rock and Tarek Adamski then moderated the show for a few years each. The current presenters are Jana Petrik and Martin Ziniel, who have been hosting the programm since 2022.

Until 27 September 2019, the "Ö3 Austria Top 40" was broadcast on Fridays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. From 6 October 2019 to 28 February 2021, the show was on Sundays from 16:00 to 19:00. Since 2 March 2021 the show has been on every Tuesday from 22:00 to 24:00.

Charts published[edit]

Four charts are currently published:

  • Ö3 Austria Top 40 Singles – a Top 75 listing
  • Ö3 Austria Top 40 Longplay (Albums) – a Top 75 listing
  • Ö3 Austria Top 20 Compilation – including releases as Diverse Interpreten (Various artists)
  • Ö3 Austria Top 10 DVD

Ö3 Austria Top 75[edit]

The online version of the chart at https://oe3.orf.at/charts/stories/oe3austriatop40/ still lists 75 top positions and are known by various outlets and presentations as Ö3 Austria Top 75, but charts.orf.at still labels itself as Ö3 Austria Top 40 and broadcast versions only quote the top 40 with the rest of the positions 41 to 75 considered as "bubbling under".

List of number one hits[edit]


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.

Chart name Presenters
Disc Parade Ernst Grissemann, Rudi Klausnitzer
Die Großen 10 von Ö3 Rudi Klausnitzer, Hans Leitinger
Pop Shop Hans Leitinger
Hit wähl mit Hans Leitinger, Udo Huber
Die Großen 10 Udo Huber
Ö3 Top-30 Udo Huber
Ö3 Austria Top 40 Previously: Udo Huber, Martina Kaiser, Matthias Euler-Rolle, Gustav Götz, Benny Hörtnagl, Thomas Filzer, Elke Rock, Tarek Adamski[1]
Currently: Jana Petrik, Martin Ziniel[2]


  1. ^ "Die Single Jahrescharts 2019 – Ö3 Sendungen". oe3.ORF.at (in German). Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  2. ^ Ö3 Austria Top40 at oe3.orf.at (in German)

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