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Ö3 Austria Top 40 is the name of the official Austrian singles chart, as well as the radio show which presents it. The show airs 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.

The weekly number-ones are released by Musikmarkt and go TV.

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The first number-one single was "Das ist die Frage aller Fragen" by Cliff Richard. The most successful single is "Candle in the Wind 1997" by Elton John. The most successful Austrian single is "Anton aus Tirol" by DJ Ötzi. The artists with the most number-one hits since 1980 are Rainhard Fendrich and Christina Stürmer.


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

  • Udo Huber
  • Martina Kaiser
  • Matthias Euler-Rolle
  • Gustav Götz

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