Top Ten Songs With Almost Daily Airplay in Austria

Whether it's on the radio or when you're out in public, these songs are always heard whenever music is played. You can bet on it. They are not unlikely the most famous and popular songs of all time over here, and it's virtually impossible not knowing them. Many of them are internationally well known, others aren't as much.

The Top Ten

1 In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins

If I had to pick one single song to name the most popular of all time, based on the amount of airplay it receives on Austrian radio stations, it would be this one. Radio stations play it at least once a day. But that's the absolute minimum. - Martin_Canine

Glad to hear this song gets much attention in Austria! - Metal_Treasure

2 Wind of Change - Scorpions

The only Scorpions song I listened to was Rock You Like a Hurricane, which is AWESOME! - PhoenixAura81

This is a precious song - Metal_Treasure

3 I Was Made for Lovin' You - Kiss

And this one is close second. Austrian radio stations are crazy about this tune. Not unlikely the most popular rock song of all time. - Martin_Canine

I'm not a big fan of Kiss but I like this song.
Fun fact: it's a disco song played in rock style. Paul Stanley, who co-wrote the song has stated that it was a conscious effort on his part to prove how easy it was to write and record a hit disco song. - Metal_Treasure

It has a really strong disco vibe, but Kiss fans over here are usually rockers (or people who love the classics). I like Kiss based on a couple of songs, but I haven't heard a full album of them yet. Maybe I'll change that soon.

My father used to tell me when he was a teenager at his school there were three bands that were all the rage. He said you were either a fan of The Sweet, Bay City Rollers, or if you were really tough you were part of the Kiss Army. - Martin_Canine

4 I Want to Break Free - Queen

One of my favorite Queen songs - Metal_Treasure

5 We Will Rock You - Queen

I love this song, yeah. That foot stomping is really catchy and powerful. - Metal_Treasure

It has a simple beat, but a nice guitar solo and lyrics. I like it too. - Userguy44

6 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
7 It's My Life - Bon Jovi
8 Purple Rain - Prince & the Revolution
9 Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson

Out of the many, many evergreens of Michael Jackson, this one is the one that is most often heard on the radio. Of course, several of his singles are still often heard, but every time I listen to the radio, it's this song that is played. - Martin_Canine

10 Ich war noch niemals in New York - Udo Jürgens

Udo Jürgens and Falco are the most popular and iconic Austrian musician of all time. The ones everybody loves - although in Falco's case this came over time, initially he was called insane, vulgar and violent. Jürgens however was seen as a brilliant singer and composer ever as soon as his career started in the 60s (especially after he won the Eurovision Song Contest of 1966). - Martin_Canine

The Contenders

11 Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
12 Der Kommissar - Falco

Of course, "Rock Me Amadeus'" is a big huge hit and if you'd make a survey which Austrian songs are the most iconic, it'd probably be in the top spot (the number one success in America triggers Austria's patriotism very much), but actually, I have heard this tune way more often on the radio, by far. I think in Austria, both songs were equally big hits. - Martin_Canine

13 All You Need is Love - The Beatles

The definitive 60s song. There's no other song from that decade that is both as popular and as symbolic for positive values. - Martin_Canine

14 La Passion - Gigi D'Agostino

Gigi D'Agostino's "L'Amour Toujours" is one of the best selling albums of all time in Austria, and this is the biggest hit off it around the turn of the millennium. He was also somewhat successful in Germany, but not a big star as in Austria (over here, he had a couple of chart topping singles and albums, and top ten hits). Nevertheless, in 2018 he had a HUGE comeback with "In My Mind", which was his first number one hit in Germany (it peaked at number 2 in Austria). - Martin_Canine

15 Heroes - David Bowie
16 Waterloo - ABBA

That's a very pleasant energetic tune. - Metal_Treasure

17 Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
18 Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word - Elton John
19 Feel - Robbie Williams
20 La Isla Bonita - Madonna
21 Beat It - Michael Jackson
22 Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie
23 The Power of Good-Bye - Madonna
24 We are the Champions - Queen
25 Radio Gaga - Queen
26 The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
27 The Logical Song - Supertramp
28 Every Breath You Take - The Police
29 MR Rock & Roll - Amy Macdonald

This is not so much on most popular radio stations... but if you have ever been to an Austrian mall or hairstylist's, you'll know this song by heart. - Martin_Canine

30 Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
31 Englishman in New York - Sting
32 I'm Outta Love - Anastacia
33 One Day in Your Life - Anastacia
34 Atemlos Durch Die Nacht (Bassflow Main Radio/Video Mix) - Helene Fischer
35 Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely - Backstreet Boys
36 Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) - Backstreet Boys
37 Diamonds - Rihanna
38 Stay - Rihanna
39 Funkytown - Lipps, Inc.
40 Moonlight Shadow - Mike Oldfield
41 Shadow on the Wall - Mike Oldfield
42 To France - Mike Oldfield
43 Because of You - Kelly Clarkson
44 The Bad Touch - Bloodhound Gang
45 U + Ur Hand - P!NK
46 So What - P!NK
47 A Kind of Magic - Queen
48 From Sarah with Love - Sarah Connor
49 Halo - Beyoncé
50 Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
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Top Remixes

1. In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
2. I Was Made for Lovin' You - Kiss
3. Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson
1. I Want to Break Free - Queen
2. Wind of Change - Scorpions
3. Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
1. Wind of Change - Scorpions
2. Heroes - David Bowie
3. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits


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