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Ö3 Austria Top 40 is the official Austrian singles chart, as well as the radio show which presents it, aired Fridays 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 show has had other names and other presenters, as detailed below.
From 1980 to January 7, 1990, the mixed listening and sales parade Hit wähl mit was broadcast on Sunday evening. First it had an hour with 15 chart placements and six new releases. The longest time was two hours with 25 chart placements and eight new releases.
On January 12, 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 lasted two hours. The first number 1 in the sales hit parade was the title "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.
On September 15, 1995, the hit parade was expanded to 40 seats and the airtime to three hours. The Ö3 Austria Top 40 were created. The sales data collection as the basis for the shipment was initially carried out by the copyright company Austro Mechana. From April 1999, the data were collected by GfK Entertainment charts|Media Control, but since 2003, GfK Entertainment (founded as Media Control GfK International) has been creating the charts.
"Time to Say Goodbye" (performed by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli) was the number 3 of the Ö3 Austria Top 40 on January 10, 1997. With this title, "Mr. Hit Parade" Udo Huber became the long-time moderator of the Austrian hit parade. His successor was Martina Kaiser, who moderated until December 28, 2001. Matthias Euler-Rolle then took over until April 30, 2004 and was replaced by Gustav Götz, who hosted his last broadcast on March 14, 2014. Since March 21, 2014, Elke Rock and occasionally Thomas Filzer (until July 6, 2018) and Tarek Adamski (since August 18, 2017) have been moderating.
Until September 27, 2019, the "Ö3 Austria Top 40" was broadcast on Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Since October 6, 2019, they have a new slot on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Presently four charts are published:
Note that online versions of the chart at charts.orf.at and austriancharts.at still list 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".
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.
|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||Previous: Udo Huber, Martina Kaiser, Matthias Euler-Rolle, Gustav Götz, Benny Hörtnagl, Thomas Filzer|
Presently: Elke Rock, Tarek Adamski