or Top For·ty, top for·ty
(sometimes lowercase) the 40 most popular or best-selling recordings, songs, etc., within a stated time period.
pertaining to, designating, or being the Top 40.
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Examples from the Web for top 40
Top-40 music is blaring and the crowd, most of whom are standing, is young, modish, and easy on the eyes.Inside Beacher's Madhouse, L.A.'s Craziest Nightclub|Marlow Stern|June 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was instead just a master broadcaster, a sportscaster where Beck had been a Top-40 DJ.