Share
VIDEOS 1 TO 50
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 - September 23, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - September 23, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2017/09/16
Channel: TopMusicMafia
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 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
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
Prambors Top 40 This Week, 23 September 2017 (Indonesia)
Prambors Top 40 This Week, 23 September 2017 (Indonesia)
Published: 2017/09/17
Channel: Seemeliar 3
Top 40 Mejores Canciones Septiembre 2017 [Semana 38]
Top 40 Mejores Canciones Septiembre 2017 [Semana 38]
Published: 2017/09/17
Channel: Top Mundial
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 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
Russian Music Mix 2017  Top 40 | Новая Музыка
Russian Music Mix 2017 Top 40 | Новая Музыка
Published: 2017/04/21
Channel: HotRussianMusic
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 Songs of The Week - April 15, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - April 15, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2017/04/08
Channel: TopMusicMafia
Top 40 Romania - 2 Hours Mix
Top 40 Romania - 2 Hours Mix
Published: 2016/10/20
Channel: RotonMusicTV
Top 40 Mejores Canciones de Septiembre 2017 [Semana 37]
Top 40 Mejores Canciones de Septiembre 2017 [Semana 37]
Published: 2017/09/10
Channel: TopMusicOFF
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 - August 05, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - August 05, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2017/07/29
Channel: TopMusicMafia
American Top 40 This Week, 15 July 2017 - Top Mainstream Pop Songs
American Top 40 This Week, 15 July 2017 - Top Mainstream Pop Songs
Published: 2017/07/07
Channel: Seemeliar 3
EuroHit Top40 (15/09/17)
EuroHit Top40 (15/09/17)
Published: 2017/09/15
Channel: EuroHit Top40
American Top 40 This Week, 5 August 2017 - Top Mainstream Pop Songs
American Top 40 This Week, 5 August 2017 - Top Mainstream Pop Songs
Published: 2017/07/29
Channel: Seemeliar 3
American Top 40 This Week, 3 June 2017 - Top Mainstream Pop Songs
American Top 40 This Week, 3 June 2017 - Top Mainstream Pop Songs
Published: 2017/05/27
Channel: Seemeliar 3
Prambors Top 40 Week of June 3, 2017 Lagu Terbaru Terpopuler Saat Ini
Prambors Top 40 Week of June 3, 2017 Lagu Terbaru Terpopuler Saat Ini
Published: 2017/05/31
Channel: Seemeliar 3
Top 40 Songs of The Week - August 12, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - August 12, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2017/08/05
Channel: TopMusicMafia
Prambors Top 40 This Week, 16 September 2017 (Indonesia)
Prambors Top 40 This Week, 16 September 2017 (Indonesia)
Published: 2017/09/10
Channel: Seemeliar 3
Top 40 Songs of The Week - July 15, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - July 15, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2017/07/08
Channel: TopMusicMafia
Top 40 Songs of The Week - June 3, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - June 3, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2017/05/27
Channel: TopMusicMafia
Prambors Top 40 This Week, 9 September 2017 (Indonesia)
Prambors Top 40 This Week, 9 September 2017 (Indonesia)
Published: 2017/09/03
Channel: Seemeliar 3
Top 40 Most Played Songs On Tv And Radio -‎September 2017
Top 40 Most Played Songs On Tv And Radio -‎September 2017
Published: 2017/09/12
Channel: Current Chart
Top 40 Songs of The Week - August 19, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - August 19, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2017/08/12
Channel: TopMusicMafia
Top 40 Songs of The Week - July 01, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - July 01, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: TopMusicMafia
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 Songs of The Week - June 24, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - June 24, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2017/06/17
Channel: TopMusicMafia
Top 40 Songs Of the Week, 16 February 2017 (UK CHART)
Top 40 Songs Of the Week, 16 February 2017 (UK CHART)
Published: 2017/02/11
Channel: KM TV
American Top 40 ~ September 16, 2017
American Top 40 ~ September 16, 2017
Published: 2017/09/15
Channel: Awesome Charts
Top 40 Songs Of the Week, 16 March 2017 (UK CHART)
Top 40 Songs Of the Week, 16 March 2017 (UK CHART)
Published: 2017/03/11
Channel: KM TV
DjMaRiiO vs 2 TOP 40 de 40 en FUT CHAMPIONS !! Vitality Rocky & Black Mambas
DjMaRiiO vs 2 TOP 40 de 40 en FUT CHAMPIONS !! Vitality Rocky & Black Mambas
Published: 2017/01/23
Channel: DjMaRiiO
EuroHit Top40 (08/09/17)
EuroHit Top40 (08/09/17)
Published: 2017/09/13
Channel: EuroHit Top40
Prambors Top 40 This Week, 2 September 2017 (Indonesia)
Prambors Top 40 This Week, 2 September 2017 (Indonesia)
Published: 2017/08/30
Channel: Seemeliar 3
Best of USA Top 40 Remixes Music Mix | 2017
Best of USA Top 40 Remixes Music Mix | 2017
Published: 2017/01/23
Channel: Best Remixes Channel
UK TOP 40 - DANCE SINGLES CHART (15/09/2017)
UK TOP 40 - DANCE SINGLES CHART (15/09/2017)
Published: 2017/09/15
Channel: UK Dance Chart
Top 40 Songs of The Week - July 08, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - July 08, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2017/07/01
Channel: TopMusicMafia
Haftanın En Çok Dinlenen Türkçe Şarkıları Top 40 | 15 Ağustos 2017
Haftanın En Çok Dinlenen Türkçe Şarkıları Top 40 | 15 Ağustos 2017
Published: 2017/08/15
Channel: Claw Music
Top 40 Minciuni Adevarate
Top 40 Minciuni Adevarate
Published: 2015/06/08
Channel: Atentie, Cad Mere!
Haftanın En Çok Dinlenen Türkçe Şarkıları Top 40 | 1 Ağustos 2017
Haftanın En Çok Dinlenen Türkçe Şarkıları Top 40 | 1 Ağustos 2017
Published: 2017/08/01
Channel: Claw Music
Top 40 Songs of The Week - January 7, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Top 40 Songs of The Week - January 7, 2017 (UK BBC CHART)
Published: 2016/12/31
Channel: TopMusicMafia
Top 40 Mejores Canciones de Septiembre 2017 [Semana 35]
Top 40 Mejores Canciones de Septiembre 2017 [Semana 35]
Published: 2017/08/27
Channel: TopMusicOFF
Top 40 Celebrations - Reakcija
Top 40 Celebrations - Reakcija
Published: 2016/05/29
Channel: ZiZ0GaminG
Top 40 Mejores Canciones de Agosto 2017 [Semana 34]
Top 40 Mejores Canciones de Agosto 2017 [Semana 34]
Published: 2017/08/20
Channel: TopMusicOFF
Top 40 Lucruri De Stiut Despre Romania
Top 40 Lucruri De Stiut Despre Romania
Published: 2016/04/25
Channel: Atentie, Cad Mere!
Top 40 Melhores Músicas de MARÇO de 2017
Top 40 Melhores Músicas de MARÇO de 2017
Published: 2017/03/04
Channel: TopMusicHD
NEXT
GO TO RESULTS [51 .. 100]

WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

In the music industry, the top 40 is the current, forty 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

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)

External links[edit]

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. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Timeline/Fun Facts," Broadcasting & Cable, Nov. 21, 2011.

Disclaimer

None of the audio/visual content is hosted on this site. All media is embedded from other sites such as GoogleVideo, Wikipedia, YouTube etc. Therefore, this site has no control over the copyright issues of the streaming media.

All issues concerning copyright violations should be aimed at the sites hosting the material. This site does not host any of the streaming media and the owner has not uploaded any of the material to the video hosting servers. Anyone can find the same content on Google Video or YouTube by themselves.

The owner of this site cannot know which documentaries are in public domain, which has been uploaded to e.g. YouTube by the owner and which has been uploaded without permission. The copyright owner must contact the source if he wants his material off the Internet completely.

Powered by YouTube
Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL and (CC) license