What does a music artist need to truly be more than just a one Hit wonder, more than a current trend that soon will be forgotten? Right, a whole bunch of hits. There are many musicians with one or two well known songs, maybe even a number 1 hit, that never deliver anything to keep up with that success. Of course, only songs can't measure the full impact of an artist, albums are important as well. Some of the decade's most famous musicians have extremely strong album sales, while the single tracks rarely rank highly on the charts. But for most music celebrities, high chart positions of their songs indicate the dimension of their popularity. So, for the newest installment of my series of lists about artists with many top ten hits we go beyond a specific decade and look at artists that had so many hits overall in their career that they ultimately cemented their status as the biggest stars of all time. Only a handful artists had 8 top ten hits in a decade, but how many had 16 hit songs in their entire career? We'll see. For my list, I compiled every top ten hit of the respective artist on the official Austrian charts that has them credited as either the main artist or a feature guest. I decided to include the latter because many songs became so popular specifically due to the featured musician's participation, and often their contribution to the track is equal or even more than the main artist's. What does not count is if the artist is otherwise involved in a Song (e.g. as a songwriter). Also, groups and solo projects of individual members count as two separate discographies - if the lead singer of a band had 4 solo top ten hits and 4 with his band, they won't qualify for the list. Charity projects are a special case - they will appear on the listing of the hits, but to be included on the list, the artist must have had at least 8 top ten hits without that song. This time we have to face a problem caused by the huge amount of time that passed between the careers of the individual artists on the list, regarding a debate of “single vs. song”. In times before digital downloads, the only opportunity for a song to chart was being released as a single, which was then bought. When vinyl records were the foremost format, it wasn't unusual to release double A-Side singles. Sometimes both of these songs were well known and popular, sometimes only one was, which also pulled the other song up the charts along with it. Very rarely, this also occurred when CDs took over. So we could say that this list isn't as much about songs that entered the top ten as it is about singles, right? Unfortunately it is not as easy. Because when downloads became a thing, it was also possible for any other song on an album to chart highly, even if it has neither an individual single release nor had any notable promotion. For example: most of the hits by The Beatles were double A-Side singles. Sometimes both songs became popular (e.g. “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da / While My Guitar Gently Weeps”), sometimes only one did (“All You Need is Love” is far more famous than “Baby You're a Rich Man”). On the other hand, a large part of Raf Camora's top ten songs were not even singles at all, including his third number 1 hit, “Nummer unterdrückt”, which was simply one out of 15 songs from the album “Palmen aus Plastik 2” that just happen to appeal to many more people than any other then-current single, and didn't even have a music video when it topped the charts. We won't nitpick here, though: double A-Side singles count as one song (although the number of overall songs will be mentioned in my listing of hits that I will add in the comments), as do songs that were not released as singles but reached high chart positions through digital distribution. Counting them all together, there have to be at least 16 top ten songs - e.g. if one double A-Side single, one regular single and one non-single entered the top ten, it counts as 3 top ten songs.