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Hans Breukhoven and Lex Harding celebrating a printed edition of the Dutch Top 40 in 2005

The Dutch Top 40 (Template:Lang-nl) is a weekly music chart compiled by Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. It started as a radio program titled "Veronica Top 40", on the offshore station Radio Veronica in 1965. It remained "The Veronica Top 40" until 1974, when the station was forced to stop broadcasting. Joost den Draaijer was the initiator of the top 40 in the Netherlands.

History

On January 2, 1965, the first Top 40 was compiled, with its first #1 hit "I Feel Fine" by The Beatles. In 1974, the Stichting Nederlandse Top 40 bought the Top 40 and named it De Nederlandse Top 40. The Dutch Top 40 is one of the three official charts in the Netherlands, the other two being the Single Top 100, which is based entirely on pure sales and streaming and the Mega Top 50 (3FM) which, like the Dutch Top 40 also includes airplay data.

Currently, Radio 538 is airing the Dutch Top 40 on radio. Jeroen Nieuwenhuize presents the program every Friday afternoon from 14.00 until 18.00.

Compilation

Composition

As of February 2014 the chart is a combination of airplay , streaming and trends in social media.[1] The more often a song gets played on the radio, the higher its place in the Top 40.

For year end chart positions: #1 position gets 40 points, #2 position gets 39 points .... #40 position get one point. This way you just count up all numbers and sort them from most points till least points.

Rules

Template:Rewrite section There is a set of rules, of which some have existed since 1972, that are still maintained. Some of these have been criticised as a hindrance.

  • Singles must remain minimal two weeks in the chart. If a single officially no longer belongs in the top 40, these are placed on #40.
    • Example: Missy Elliott's "Lose Control": Remained two weeks on #40 in the chart, because it did not sell enough and also wasn't played enough on the radio.
  • Singles that highly change position upwards are noted as having superstip status. These singles are not allowed to fall down in chart position the following week. If a superstip single has a comparatively lower sales/airplay statistics a week later, it would remain stuck on the same chart position until a second week of drop, by which time it may appear as if it dropped hard in chart positions.
    • Recent example: Guus Meeuwis' "Ik Wil Dat Ons Land Juicht": The song entered the chart at #11 (superstip), rose up to #5 (superstip again) in its second week. The following week it was meant to drop in chart position, but remained on the #5 position. The following two weeks, it went from #5 to #39. Because of this rule, this single is the biggest fall down in the Dutch Top 40. However this is not always the case. Sometimes singles with a superstip do drop for some reason
  • Re-entry only takes place when the single re-enters within the top 30, if differently, these re-entried singles are ignored.
    • Example: Racoon recently re-entered the Dutch Top 40 at #31 though with the song "Love You More".
  • Singles with double A-side are noted separately in the top 40; due the (possible) different number of airplay the two songs get.

Records, milestones and achievements

This is a listing of significant achievements and milestones based upon the Dutch Top 40 charts.

Song achievements

Most weeks at number one

  • 14 weeks
Ed Sheeran - "Shape of You" (2017)
  • 13 weeks
Gusttavo Lima — "Balada" (2012)
  • 12 weeks
Marco Borsato — "Dromen zijn bedrog" (1994)
  • 11 weeks
Bryan Adams — "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (1991)
Marco Borsato — "Rood" (2006)
André Hazes and Gerard Joling — "Blijf bij mij (Dit zijn voor mij de allermooiste uren)" (2007)
Bruno Mars — "Just the Way You Are" (2010)
Michel Teló — "Ai se eu te pego!" (2012)
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams — "Blurred Lines" (2013)
Avicii — "Wake Me Up" (2013)
Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne — "Rather Be" (2014)
OMI — "Cheerleader" (Felix Jaehn remix) (2015)
  • 10 weeks
Heintje — "Ich bau' dir ein Schloß" (1968)
4 Non Blondes — "What's Up? (1993)
Vangelis — "Conquest of Paradise" (1995)
Céline Dion — "My Heart Will Go On" (1998)
Owl City — "Fireflies" (2009–10)
Alexis Jordan — "Happiness" (2011)
Mike Posner — "I Took a Pill in Ibiza (SeeB remix) (2016)

Source:[2]

Most total weeks in the Top 40

  • 49 weeks
Pharrell Williams — "Happy" (2013–14)
  • 41 weeks
Corry en de Rekels — "Huilen is voor jou te laat" (1970–71)
  • 40 weeks
Trio Hellenique / Polis & Les Helleniques / Duo Akropolis / Mikis Theodorakis — "Zorba's Dance" (1965–66, 1974)Script error: No such module "anchor".[1]
The Scorpions — "Hello Josephine" (1965, 1977)
  • 39 weeks
Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg — "Je t'aime... moi non plus" (1969, 1974)
  • 38 weeks
Gotye featuring Kimbra — "Somebody That I Used to Know" (2011–12)
  • 35 weeks
Nini Rosso / Heinz Schachtner / Willy Schobben — "Il Silenzio (Abschiedsmelodie)" (1965–66)Script error: No such module "anchor".[2]
Dave Berry — "This Strange Effect" (1965–66)
  • 34 weeks
De Heikrekels — "Waarom heb jij me laten staan?" (1967)
Avicii — "Wake Me Up" (2013–14)
John Legend — "All of Me" (2013–14)
  • 33 weeks
Henk Westbroek — "Zelfs je naam is mooi" (1998–99)
Gers Pardoel — "Ik neem je mee" (2011–12)
Nielson — "Beauty en de brains" (2012–13)
Lorde — "Royals" (2013–2014)
Sam Smith — "Stay with Me" (2014–2015)
Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring — "Lean On" (2015)

Source:[3]

Notes
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  • 2 Script error: No such module "anchor".^ Different versions of the song were performed by three different artists, and were listed on the Top 40 as only one song.

Number-one debuts

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Artist achievements

Most Top 40 entries

Source:[4]

Most number one singles

Number of singles Artist
16 The Beatles
14 Marco Borsato
8 ABBA
6 (tie) Queen
6 (tie) Michael Jackson
6 (tie) George Michael
6 (tie) Jan Smit
5 (tie) The Rolling Stones
5 (tie) The Cats
5 (tie) Bee Gees
5 (tie) The Kinks
5 (tie) Golden Earring
5 (tie) David Bowie
5 (tie) UB40
5 (tie) Madonna
5 (tie) Justin Bieber

Source:[5]

Most Weeks at Number one
(Total)
Artist Record
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23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". George Michael 26 weeks
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Elton John 25 weeks
Template:Country data NLDScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Jan Smit 25 weeks
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Justin Bieber 25 weeks
Template:Country data SWEScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". ABBA 24 weeks
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Madonna 22 weeks
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". The Rolling Stones 20 weeks
Template:Country data NLDScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". The Cats 20 weeks
Template:Country data NLDScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Guus Meeuwis 20 weeks
Most Weeks at Number one
(in 1 year)
Artist Year Record
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". The Beatles 1965 30 weeks
Template:Country data NLDScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Marco Borsato 2006 22 weeks
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". The Beatles 1966 19 weeks
Template:Country data SWEScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Avicii 2013 15 weeks
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Pharrell Williams 2013 15 weeks
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Justin Bieber 2016 15 weeks
Template:Country data JAMScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Shaggy 2001 14 weeks
Template:Country data NLDScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". André Hazes 2007 14 weeks
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Bruno Mars 2010 14 weeks
Template:Country data NLDScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Heintje 1968 13 weeks
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Olivia Newton-John 1978 13 weeks
Template:Country data COLScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Shakira 2002 13 weeks
Template:Country data NLDScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Marco Borsato 2004 13 weeks
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Gusttavo Lima 2012 13 weeks
Most Successful Top 40 Artists
Artist Weeks Points
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Madonna 470 12550
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Rolling Stones 448 11649
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". The Beatles 312 9220
Template:Country data NLDScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Golden Earring 365 9093
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Michael Jackson 336 8563
Template:Country data NLDScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". BZN 373 8249
Template:Country data NLDScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". The Cats 335 8077
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Bee Gees 326 7625
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Queen 323 7577
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". U2 247 7349
Most Successful Artists
(combined Single top 40 and Album top 100)
Artist Weeks Points
Template:Country data NLDScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". BZN 1106 60375
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". The Rolling Stones 1117 57200
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Madonna 1107 53994
Template:Country data NLDScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Golden Earring 1039 53833
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Queen 1014 53647
Template:Country data NLDScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". André Hazes 972 49412
Template:Country data SWEScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". ABBA 761 46439
Template:Country data IREScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". U2 906 45913
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Michael Jackson 873 44240
23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Celine Dion 775 43119

References

  1. http://www.top40.nl/samenstelling
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External links

Template:Dutch Top 40 Template:Record Charts

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