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Best Song 2017 Billboard 2017 Hot 100 Top 40 Singles
Best Song 2017 Billboard 2017 Hot 100 Top 40 Singles
Published: 2016/11/26
Channel: Time Music
Top 40 Songs Of 2017
Top 40 Songs Of 2017
Published: 2017/07/19
Channel: ESC MKD
Top 40 Songs of The Week - January 20, 2018 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - January 20, 2018 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2018/01/13
Channel: TopMusicMafia
MY TOP 40 SONGS OF 2011
MY TOP 40 SONGS OF 2011
Published: 2018/01/19
Channel: BAMBOO entertainment
Top 40 Songs of The Week - July 29, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - July 29, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2017/07/22
Channel: TopMusicMafia
Top 40 Mejores Canciones de Enero 2018 [Semana 03]
Top 40 Mejores Canciones de Enero 2018 [Semana 03]
Published: 2018/01/14
Channel: TopMusicOFF
Top 40 Songs of The Week - December 30, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - December 30, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2017/12/23
Channel: TopMusicMafia
Haftanın En Çok Dinlenen Türkçe Şarkıları Top 40 | 17 Ocak 2018
Haftanın En Çok Dinlenen Türkçe Şarkıları Top 40 | 17 Ocak 2018
Published: 2018/01/17
Channel: Claw Music
Top 40 Songs of The Week - January 13, 2018 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - January 13, 2018 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2018/01/06
Channel: TopMusicMafia
Top 40 Songs of The Week - December 9, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - December 9, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2017/12/02
Channel: TopMusicMafia
Top 100 Songs of The Week - January 13, 2018 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 100 Songs of The Week - January 13, 2018 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2018/01/09
Channel: TopMusicMafia
Workout Music Source // Top 40 Hits Remixed (128 BPM)
Workout Music Source // Top 40 Hits Remixed (128 BPM)
Published: 2016/12/30
Channel: Workout Music Source
Top 40 Songs of The Week - October 7, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - October 7, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2017/09/30
Channel: TopMusicMafia
Binibining Pilipinas 2018 - Announcement of the Top 40 Official Candidates
Binibining Pilipinas 2018 - Announcement of the Top 40 Official Candidates
Published: 2018/01/16
Channel: seng12900 .beautypageant
Top 40 Hardwell Collaboration
Top 40 Hardwell Collaboration's
Published: 2018/01/15
Channel: EDMPapa
Top 40 Songs of The Week - November 4, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - November 4, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2017/10/28
Channel: TopMusicMafia
Top 40 Songs: January 2018 (01/20/2018) I Best Billboard Music Hits Chart
Top 40 Songs: January 2018 (01/20/2018) I Best Billboard Music Hits Chart
Published: 2018/01/17
Channel: MUSIC CHARTS
TOP 40 - Música Para Jugar - La Mejor Música Electrónica 2017 Mix
TOP 40 - Música Para Jugar - La Mejor Música Electrónica 2017 Mix
Published: 2017/09/16
Channel: SunMusic - Música Electrónica
Top 40 Mejores Canciones Enero 2018 [Semana 03]
Top 40 Mejores Canciones Enero 2018 [Semana 03]
Published: 2018/01/18
Channel: Top Mundial
WOMS // Top 40 Hits Remixed 3 (128 BPM)
WOMS // Top 40 Hits Remixed 3 (128 BPM)
Published: 2017/10/16
Channel: Workout Music Source
Top 40 Romania - 2 Hours Mix
Top 40 Romania - 2 Hours Mix
Published: 2016/10/20
Channel: RotonMusicTV
MY TOP 40 SONGS OF 2012
MY TOP 40 SONGS OF 2012
Published: 2018/01/12
Channel: BAMBOO entertainment
Top 40 Super Close Lightning Strikes Of All Time
Top 40 Super Close Lightning Strikes Of All Time
Published: 2017/12/16
Channel: Thinker's Channel
Top 40 Songs of The Week - September 16, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - September 16, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2017/09/09
Channel: TopMusicMafia
Binibining Pilipinas 2018 Official Candidates (TOP 40)
Binibining Pilipinas 2018 Official Candidates (TOP 40)
Published: 2018/01/15
Channel: BeautyBeauty
Top 40 Popular Christmas Songs and Carols Playlist - Over 90 Minutes 🎅
Top 40 Popular Christmas Songs and Carols Playlist - Over 90 Minutes 🎅
Published: 2016/12/15
Channel: Children Love to Sing Christmas & Kids Songs
American Top 40 ~ January 13, 2018
American Top 40 ~ January 13, 2018
Published: 2018/01/13
Channel: Awesome Charts
Nick #40: TOP 5 SLECHTSTE MAAN WOORDGRAPPEN
Nick #40: TOP 5 SLECHTSTE MAAN WOORDGRAPPEN
Published: 2018/01/17
Channel: Nick & Simon
Top 40 Mejores Canciones de Enero 2018 [Semana 02]
Top 40 Mejores Canciones de Enero 2018 [Semana 02]
Published: 2018/01/07
Channel: TopMusicOFF
Top 40 Canciones Más Escuchadas en Spotify - Noviembre 10, 2017
Top 40 Canciones Más Escuchadas en Spotify - Noviembre 10, 2017
Published: 2017/11/03
Channel: TopMusicOFF
Binibining Pilipinas 2018 - Official Top 40 (By Number)
Binibining Pilipinas 2018 - Official Top 40 (By Number)
Published: 2018/01/17
Channel: seng12900 .beautypageant
TOP 40 Música Electrónica Enero 2018 Mejores Canciones (Semana 03) + Música Nueva EDM Songs
TOP 40 Música Electrónica Enero 2018 Mejores Canciones (Semana 03) + Música Nueva EDM Songs
Published: 2018/01/16
Channel: Electro Music Tops
Top 40 Canciones Más Escuchadas en Spotify - Enero 19, 2018
Top 40 Canciones Más Escuchadas en Spotify - Enero 19, 2018
Published: 2018/01/12
Channel: TopMusicOFF
Dream Chart Top 40 Songs, January 2018 [01/20/2018]
Dream Chart Top 40 Songs, January 2018 [01/20/2018]
Published: 2018/01/14
Channel: TheMusic25
Top 40 Songs of The Week - September 2, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - September 2, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2017/08/26
Channel: TopMusicMafia
Binibining Pilipinas 2018 - Catriona Gray (Top 40 Finalist)
Binibining Pilipinas 2018 - Catriona Gray (Top 40 Finalist)
Published: 2018/01/16
Channel: Claudine Herrera
Top 40 Songs of The Week - August 26, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - August 26, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2017/08/19
Channel: TopMusicMafia
Haftanın En Çok Dinlenen Yabancı Şarkıları Top 40 | 6 Ocak 2018
Haftanın En Çok Dinlenen Yabancı Şarkıları Top 40 | 6 Ocak 2018
Published: 2018/01/06
Channel: Claw Music
UK Top 40 Song of Dec 2017 - UK BBC CHART
UK Top 40 Song of Dec 2017 - UK BBC CHART
Published: 2017/12/19
Channel: Now that i call Music Official
TOP 40 Mejores Canciones ENERO 2018 [Semana 3] 20 Enero
TOP 40 Mejores Canciones ENERO 2018 [Semana 3] 20 Enero
Published: 2018/01/18
Channel: Mundial Music
Electro House EDM Music Dance Remix 2017 - Top 40 Summer 2017 - Big room Charts 2017
Electro House EDM Music Dance Remix 2017 - Top 40 Summer 2017 - Big room Charts 2017
Published: 2017/08/04
Channel: ElectroDanceMovement
Dream Chart Top 40 Songs, December 2017 [12/16/2017]
Dream Chart Top 40 Songs, December 2017 [12/16/2017]
Published: 2017/12/12
Channel: TheMusic25
Top 40 Songs of The Week - June 17, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - June 17, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2017/06/10
Channel: TopMusicMafia
Top 40 Single Charts | Week 2 | 2018
Top 40 Single Charts | Week 2 | 2018
Published: 2018/01/14
Channel: Beat Charts
WOMS // Top 40 Hits Remixed 2 (128 BPM)
WOMS // Top 40 Hits Remixed 2 (128 BPM)
Published: 2017/05/06
Channel: Workout Music Source
Top 40 Latino Enero 2018 (Semana 3)
Top 40 Latino Enero 2018 (Semana 3)
Published: 2018/01/17
Channel: TopLauMusic
American Top 40 ~ Top 40 of 2017
American Top 40 ~ Top 40 of 2017
Published: 2017/12/22
Channel: Awesome Charts
Top 40 Mejores Canciones de Septiembre 2017 [Semana 36]
Top 40 Mejores Canciones de Septiembre 2017 [Semana 36]
Published: 2017/09/03
Channel: TopMusicOFF
Dream Chart Top 40 Songs, December 2017 [12/30/2017]
Dream Chart Top 40 Songs, December 2017 [12/30/2017]
Published: 2017/12/26
Channel: TheMusic25
Dream Chart Top 40 Songs, December 2017 [12/23/2017]
Dream Chart Top 40 Songs, December 2017 [12/23/2017]
Published: 2017/12/19
Channel: TheMusic25
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In the music industry, the top 40 is the current, 40 most-popular songs in a particular genre. It is the best-selling or most frequently broadcast popular music. Record charts have traditionally consisted of a total of 40 songs. "Top 40" or "contemporary hit radio" is also a radio format.

History[edit]

According to producer Richard Fatherley, Todd Storz was the inventor of the format, at his radio station KOWH in Omaha, Nebraska.[1] Storz used what he saw from the repetition of plays on the jukebox to develop his platform. The format was commercially successful, and Storz and his father Robert, under the name of the Storz Broadcasting Company, subsequently acquired other stations to use the new Top 40 format. In 1989 Todd Storz was inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.[2][page needed]

The term "Top 40" for a radio format appeared in 1960.[3] The Top 40, whether surveyed by a radio station or a publication, was a list of songs that shared only the common characteristic of being newly released. Its introduction coincided with a transition from the old ten-inch 78 rpm record format for single "pop" recordings to the seven-inch vinyl 45 rpm format, introduced in 1949, which was outselling it by 1954 and soon replaced it completely in 1958. The Top 40 thereafter became a survey of the popularity of 45 rpm singles and their airplay on the radio. Some nationally syndicated radio shows, such as American Top 40, featured a countdown of the 40 highest ranked songs on a particular music or entertainment publication. Although such publications often listed more than 40 charted hits, such as the Billboard Hot 100, time constraints allowed for the airing of only 40 songs; hence, the term "top 40" gradually became part of the vernacular associated with popular music.

From the 1980s onwards, different recording formats have competed with the 45rpm vinyl record such as cassette-singles, CD singles, digital downloads and streaming. Many music charts changed their eligibility rules to incorporate some or all of these.

Some disc jockeys of Top 40 and similar format programs have been implicated in various payola scandals. See also: Mainstream Top 40

Top 40 music charts and programs[edit]

The following run charts or programs consisting a total of 40 tracks:

Name Notes
American Top 40 radio airplay countdown
Ö3 Austria Top 40 airplay + sales chart
Dutch Top 40 airplay + streaming and social media trends
Los 40 Principales Spanish chart
Take 40 Australia Australian top 40 countdown
The Official Chart UK sales + streaming chart on BBC Radio 1
The Net 40 a worldwide user generated Top 40 show

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fong-Torres, Ben (1998). Dick Fatherly Knows Best (from The Hits Just Keep Coming: The History of Top 40 Radio). Miller Freeman Books. ISBN 0-87930-547-9. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Fisher, Marc (2007). Something In The Air: Radio, Rock & The Revolution. Random House Books. ISBN 978-0-375-50907-0. Archived from the original on 17 June 2008. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Timeline/Fun Facts," Broadcasting & Cable, Nov. 21, 2011.

Further reading[edit]

  • Pete Battistini, "American Top 40 with Casey Kasem The 1970s", Authorhouse.com, January 31, 2005. ISBN 1-4184-1070-5
  • Susan Douglas, Listening In: Radio and the American Imagination (New York: Times Books, 1999)
  • Durkee, Rob (1999). American Top 40: The Countdown of the Century. New York: Schriner Books. ISBN 0-02-864895-1. 
  • Fisher, Mark (2007). Something in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation. New York: Random House. ISBN 0-375-50907-0. 
  • Ben Fong-Torres, The Hits Just Keep On Coming: The History of Top 40 Radio (San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 1998)
  • Elwood F. 'Woody' Goulart, The Mystique and Mass Persuasion: Bill Drake & Gene Chenault’s Rock and Roll Radio Programming (2006)
  • David MacFarland, The Development of the Top 40 Radio Format (New York: Arno Press, 1979)

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