Take 40 Australia Joins Forces With The ARIA Chart!

06 March 2012

We have an exciting announcement to share with you today! Starting this Saturday, March 10th, our iconic radio show Take 40 Australia will be joining forces with the ARIA chart, and counting down the top 40 songs in the country in collaboration with them, across all our platforms!

This means we'll be continuing to do what we do best -- providing you with Australia's most popular music countdown- in partnership with one of the most reputable bodies in the Aussie music industry -- the ARIA charts!

Check out the Take 40 chart here!

These charts have been long touted as the most iconic and authoritative guide to the highest-selling music in Australia, and have also been regarded as both a measure of achievement for artists and a source of interest and debate for fans.

The Take 40 countdown will now reflect the top 40 songs from the ARIA Singles Chart, which is compiled each week from recorded music sales data from the majority of Australia's leading physical and digital music retailers.

To celebrate this amazing new venture, Take 40 are giving four lucky people to score a $50 music voucher!

All you have to do is check out the Take 40 countdown and tell us in 25 words or less who your favourite charting artist is and why!

Easy right? Enter here!

Find out where you can listen to the Take 40 Australia show here!

Watch the videos from this week's Take 40 chart below OR
check out the chart in full !


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Location Station Frequency Day & Time
Wagga Wagga STAR FM 93.1 Saturday, 3:00 pm
Griffith STAR FM 99.7 Saturday, 3:00 pm
Coffs Harbour STAR FM 105.5 Saturday, 3:00 pm
Gosford SEA FM 101.3 Saturday, 3:00 pm
Sydney 2DAY FM 104.1 Saturday, 3:00 pm
Goulburn EAGLE FM 93.5 Sunday, 6:00 pm
Orange STAR FM 105.9 Saturday, 3:00 pm
Albury Wodonga STAR FM 104.9 Saturday, 3:00 pm
Newcastle NX FM 106.9 Saturday, 3:00 pm
Dubbo STAR FM 93.5 Saturday, 3:00 pm
Wollongong i98 FM 98 Sunday, 6:00 pm
Cooma SNOW 97.7 FM 97.7 Sunday, 6:00 pm
Lithgow 107.9 FM 107.9 Saturday, 3:00 pm
Port Macquarie STAR FM 102.3 Saturday, 3:00 pm

About Take 40

Take 40 Australia® is the nation's first and longest running music countdown

The Take 40 Australia® brand encompasses radio, online, television and new media. Using a combination of radio airplay, digital and retail sales the Take 40 chart is Australia's most trusted record of the week's biggest songs.

Now broadcast nationally each week to over 1.2 million listeners, Take 40 is the country's most listened to weekly music radio programme. With a focus on the biggest stars, Take 40 Australia is truly 'the home of the hits!'

Ash London

Ash London brings volume and energy to Australia’s only official countdown alongside co-host Angus O’Loughlin on Take 40.

Ash has had some awesome music and artist encounters, listing some of her favourite memories including the world’s most awkward piggy back from Ed Sheeran. She is known for relating to all music talent and just by being her fun, laidback, quirky self. Even 5 Seconds of Summer has asked her to join their band!

Angus O'Loughlin

Angus, brings the charm and tongue-in-cheek flavour to the countries only official countdown – Take 40 with co-host Ash London.

He hangs his hat on doing "real" interviews where he is not afraid to explore anything and everything about the person sitting across from him.

Angus’s passion for music, creative spontaneity and boy-meets-world curiosity sees him as a favourite with the industry, fans, and artists alike; a guy who is just living his dream… and getting paid for it!