Top Ten Music Artists With At Least Four Number One Hit Singles In Austria

A number one hit is always a status symbol for a music artist. It usually grants the respective song to be remembered for years to come and still get much airplay even after the artist's successful phase is over.

But these artists are beyond that. They achieved what even some of the most famous musicians of all time never did: having four songs that topped the Austrian charts - or even more. It can be said without a doubt that they left an impact on Austrian pop culture and won't be forgotten anytime soon. Some of these will come to surprise to American audiences, others will be expected.

The Top Ten

1 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented more.

As of September 2018, it's only these eleven artists that achieved this.


Artists that surprisingly didn't qualify for the list:

Michael Jackson: the man who made the best selling album in Austria ("Thriller"), had numerous top ten hits everyone knows, but never topped the charts with a single.

Phil Collins: the man who arguably gets the most airplay out of all artists with lots of different songs had only one number one hit single - "In the Air Tonight".

Falco: Austria's most famous popular musician had his share of hits, including three number one singles - "Der Kommissar", "Rock Me Amadeus" and "Jeanny"

Madonna: almost every single she released became a major hit in Austria and got much love, but only two songs manages to climb the top - "La Isla Bonita" and "Hung Up"

ABBA: definitely among the groups that everyone loves and that have dozens of songs you hear on the daily. The craze for ABBA was similar to Beatlemania. But still, ...more - Martin_Canine

Interesting that the released one of their greatest songs "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" as a single there. It would have been a guaranteed #1 anywhere, the band did not release any singles at all off the White Album in the UK or USA. Any idea if this was done by a local record distributor or?

It was also released in a bunch of other countries and apart from the three German language countries it also topped the Australian charts. I have no idea why the single wasn't released in the two markets where the Beatles had their biggest successes. - Martin_Canine

"Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby" (1966, double A-Side single)

"All You Need is Love / Baby You're a Rich Man" (1967, double A-Side single)

"Lady Madonna / The Inner Light" (1968, double A-Side single)

"Hey Jude / Revolution" (1968, double A-Side single)

"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da / While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (1969, double A-Side single)

"Get Back / Don't Let Me Down" (1969, double A-Side single)

"The Ballad of John & Yoko / Old Brown Shoe" (1969, double A-Side single)

"Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)" (1970, double A-Side single) - Martin_Canine

2 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce more.

"Stan" (2001)
"Without Me" (2002)

"Lose Yourself" (2002)

"Love The Way You Lie" (2010)

"River" (2017) - Martin_Canine

3 Rainhard Fendrich Rainhard Fendrich

Rainhard Fendrich is a legendary Austrian singer-songwriter who made some amazing works with critical undertones, including "Brüder", "Zwischen eins und vier", "I Am From Austria" and "Es hat sie keiner gefragt". The songs that topped the charts are his most unimpressive, some are close to novelty songs. - Martin_Canine

"Strada del Sole" (1981)
"Schickeria" (1982)

"Oben ohne" (1982)
"Macho, Macho" (1988)

"Blond" (1997) - Martin_Canine

4 Boney M. Boney M. Boney M. is a vocal group created by German record producer Frank Farian. Originally based in Germany, the four original members of the group's official line-up were Jamaican-born singers Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett, Maizie Williams from Montserrat and Bobby Farrell from Aruba.

"Daddy Cool / No Women No Cry [sic]" (1976, double A-Side single)

"Sunny / New York City" (1976, double A-Side single)

"Ma Baker / Still I'm Sad" (1977, double A-Side single)

"Rivers of Babylon / Brown Girl in the Ring" (1978, double A-Side single)

"Rasputin / Painter Man" (1978, double A-Side single)

"El Lute / Gotta Go Home" (1979, double A-Side single) - Martin_Canine

5 Tokio Hotel Tokio Hotel Tokio Hotel are a pop rock band from Magdeburg, Germany, consisting of Bill Kaulitz (singer), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Gustav Schäfer (drums) and Georg Listing (keyboards, bass) that formed in 2001. more.

"Durch den Monsun" (2005)

"Rette mich" (2006)
"Der letzte Tag" (2006)
"Übers Ende der Welt" (2007) - Martin_Canine

The English language counterparts, which can all be found on the "Scream" album, are:
"Rescue Me"
"Final Day"
"Ready Set Go" - Martin_Canine

6 The Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers,, Taboo, and singer Fergie.

"Where is the Love? " (2003)
"Shut Up" (2003)
"I Gotta Feeling" (2009)

"The Time (Dirty Bit)" (2010) - Martin_Canine

7 Rednex Rednex

Rednex is a Swedish country band that are actually a pretty accurate depiction of what Europeans think of when they hear the term "country" (although "Old Pop..." sounds much like a parody of their own previous number one hit and is much lorr humorous). Not as a bias, we just don't have this genre over here otherwise. May I say that "Wish You Were Here" is a really beautiful love song that would have deserved to be an international hit. The song spent 10 weeks atop of the Austrian charts.

The only other well known country band over here are the German TheBossHoss.

PS: I really like their album "Sex and Violins" (which includes three of their number one hits), but it also has one of the worst album covers ever made. Imagine hearing the emotive "Wish You Were Here" on the radio, wanting to get the album and then have an artwork like this... just google it. - Martin_Canine

"Cotton Eye Joe" (1994)
"Old Pop In An Oak" (1995)
"Wish You Were Here" (1995)
"The Spirit of the Hawk" (2000) - Martin_Canine

8 Christina Stürmer Christina Stürmer Christina Stürmer is an Austrian alternative rock singer that was born on June 9, 1982 in Linz. more.

Christina Stürmer is an Austrian alternative rock singer who was first recognized in Austria as a participant in the talent search show "Starmania", where she came in second place. Barely anyone knows who won anymore, but she made a huge career afterwards, also became very popular in Germany, and somewhat popular in Switzerland. I really like her. She has very charismatic performances and a likable attitude. - Martin_Canine

"Ich lebe" (2003)

"Mama (Ana Ahabak)" (2003)

"Vorbei" (2004)

"Nie genug" (2006)

"Um bei dir zu sein / An Sommertagen" (2006, double A-Side single) - Martin_Canine

9 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning more.

"Umbrella" (2007)
"Don't Stop The Music" (2007)
"Love The Way You Lie" (2010, Eminem feat. Rihanna)

"Only Girl (In The World)" (2010)
"Diamonds" (2012) - Martin_Canine

10 Capital Bra Capital Bra

Capital Bra is currently the most successful artist in the German language Afrotrap subgenre that was made popular by Austrian rapper Raf Camora. In 2018, the German recording artist is arguably the most popular musician in German language territory, whose songs are very much on the border between pop and hip hop. Over here, these are two very different target groups, but he's well liked in both.
Personally, I like half of the singles, "Neymar" is an earworm but "Melodien" is a horrible, disharmonic song. - Martin_Canine

"Neymar" (2018)

"One Night Stand" (2018)

"Berlin lebt" (2018)
"Für euch alle" (2018, Bushido feat. Capital Bra & Samra)

"Melodien" (2018) - Martin_Canine

The Contenders

11 David Guetta David Guetta Pierre David Guetta is a French DJ, songwriter, record producer and remixer who has sold over nine million albums and thirty million singles worldwide. In 2011, Guetta was voted as the number one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll.

"Sexy B---h" (2009)
"Sweat" (2011)
"Lovers on the Sun" (2014)
"Dangerous" (2014) - Martin_Canine

12 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. more.

"Poker Face" (2008)
"Bad Romance" (2009)
"Born This Way" (2011)
"Shallow" (2018) - Martin_Canine

13 Raf Camora Raf Camora

"Maserati" (2018)
"Kokain" (2018)
"Nummer unterdrückt" (2018)
"Perfekt" (2018, Aribeatz feat. Raf Camora & Sofiane) - Martin_Canine

14 Mero Mero

"Baller los" (2018)
"Hobby Hobby" (2019)
"Ferrari" (2019, Eno feat. Mero)
"Wolke 10" (2019) - Martin_Canine

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