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The Dutch Top 40
Dutch Top 40
(Dutch: Nederlandse Top 40) 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.

Contents

1 History 2 Compilation

2.1 Composition 2.2 Rules

3 Records, milestones and achievements

3.1 Song achievements

3.1.1 Most weeks at number one 3.1.2 Most total weeks in the Top 40 3.1.3 Number-one debuts

3.2 Artist achievements

3.2.1 Most Top 40 entries 3.2.2 Most number one singles

4 References 5 External links

History[edit] 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
Radio 538
is airing the Dutch Top 40
Dutch Top 40
on radio. Jeroen Nieuwenhuize presents the program every Friday afternoon from 14.00 until 18.00. Compilation[edit] Composition[edit] For most of its history, the Top 40 was based on sales figures of record stores. These were collected through telephone surveys. As of 1999, the airplay of a limited number of radio stations was included. Between 2006 and 2014, download figures were added to the mix. They were removed again because supposedly, download sales could be easily manipulated by record companies or artists.[1] As of February 2014, the chart is a combination of airplay, streaming and social media trends.[2] The more often a song gets played on the radio, the higher its ranking in the Top 40. To compute year-end chart positions, the weekly #1 positions get 40 points, the #2 positions get 39 points, etc. These weekly scores are then added up and sorted by single to determine the ranking. The Tipparade, listing likely candidates for the Top 40, is based on sales, streaming, airplay, and recommendations from both the general public and the music industry. [3] Rules[edit]

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There is a set of rules, of which some have existed since 1972, that have been maintained up until 2012. Some of these have been criticised as a hindrance.

Since late 1971, singles had to remain at least two weeks in the charts. 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. There have been two exceptions for this, though: In October 1994, Pet Shop Boys's "Yesterday, When I Was Mad" stayed in the charts for only 1 week due to an error in the compilation, and in late September 2007, Kus's "4 meiden" just didn't sell enough to stay in the charts for 2 weeks.

Since 1983, singles that highly change position upwards are noted as having superstip status. These singles were not allowed to fall down in chart position in the following week. If a superstip single had 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.

Example: Guus Meeuwis's "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 was the biggest fall down in the Dutch Top 40. However, this was not always the case. Sometimes singles with a superstip status did drop, for example, if there's no room.

Re-entry only took place when the single re-entered within the top 30, if differently, these re-entried singles were ignored. Since 2005, there were no re-entries, until Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
died in 2009. Ever since, singles only re-entered the charts posthumously, but since 2012, "normal" re-entries started to occur again. Singles with double A-side are noted separately in the top 40; due the (possible) different number of airplay the two songs get.

Example: Robbie Williams' first single off his 2005 album Intensive Care was "Tripping" with the B-side being "Make Me Pure". While "Tripping" topped the chart by peaking at #1, "Make Me Pure" peaked at #15 in the Top 40.

Records, milestones and achievements[edit] This is a listing of significant achievements and milestones based upon the Dutch Top 40
Dutch Top 40
charts. Song achievements[edit] Most weeks at number one[edit]

15 weeks

Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran
- "Shape of You" (2017) Luis Fonsi
Luis Fonsi
& Daddy Yankee
Daddy Yankee
featuring Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber
— "Despacito (Remix)" (2017)

13 weeks

Gusttavo Lima
Gusttavo Lima
— "Balada" (2012)

12 weeks

Marco Borsato
Marco Borsato
— "Dromen zijn bedrog" (1994)

11 weeks

Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
— "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (1991) Marco Borsato
Marco Borsato
— "Rood" (2006) André Hazes
André Hazes
and Gerard Joling
Gerard Joling
— "Blijf bij mij (Dit zijn voor mij de allermooiste uren)" (2007) Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
— "Just the Way You Are" (2010) Michel Teló
Michel Teló
— "Ai se eu te pego!" (2012) Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke
featuring T.I.
T.I.
& Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
— "Blurred Lines" (2013) Avicii
Avicii
— "Wake Me Up" (2013) Clean Bandit
Clean Bandit
featuring Jess Glynne
Jess Glynne
— "Rather Be" (2014) OMI — "Cheerleader" ( Felix Jaehn
Felix Jaehn
remix) (2015)

10 weeks

Heintje — "Ich bau' dir ein Schloß" (1968) 4 Non Blondes — "What's Up? (1993) Vangelis
Vangelis
— "Conquest of Paradise" (1995) Céline Dion
Céline Dion
— "My Heart Will Go On" (1998) Owl City
Owl City
— "Fireflies" (2009–10) Alexis Jordan
Alexis Jordan
— "Happiness" (2011) Mike Posner
Mike Posner
— " I Took a Pill in Ibiza
I Took a Pill in Ibiza
( SeeB remix) (2016)

Source:[4] Most total weeks in the Top 40[edit]

49 weeks

Pharrell Williams
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)[1] The Scorpions — "Hello Josephine" (1965, 1977)

39 weeks

Jane Birkin
Jane Birkin
and Serge Gainsbourg
Serge Gainsbourg
— "Je t'aime... moi non plus" (1969, 1974)

38 weeks

Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra
Kimbra
— "Somebody That I Used to Know" (2011–12)

35 weeks

Nini Rosso
Nini Rosso
/ Heinz Schachtner / Willy Schobben — "Il Silenzio (Abschiedsmelodie)" (1965–66)[2] Dave Berry — "This Strange Effect" (1965–66)

34 weeks

De Heikrekels — "Waarom heb jij me laten staan?" (1967) Avicii
Avicii
— "Wake Me Up" (2013–14) John Legend
John Legend
— "All of Me" (2013–14)

33 weeks

Henk Westbroek
Henk Westbroek
— "Zelfs je naam is mooi" (1998–99) Gers Pardoel
Gers Pardoel
— "Ik neem je mee" (2011–12) Nielson — "Beauty en de brains" (2012–13) Lorde
Lorde
— "Royals" (2013–2014) Sam Smith — "Stay with Me" (2014–2015) Major Lazer
Major Lazer
and DJ Snake
DJ Snake
featuring
— "Lean On" (2015)

Source:[5]

Notes

1 ^ Four different versions of the song (which featured in the 1964 film Zorba the Greek), performed by four different artists, were listed on the Top 40 as only one song. 2 ^ 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[edit]

The Beatles
The Beatles
— "I Feel Fine" (January 2, 1965) The Beatles
The Beatles
— "We Can Work It Out" / "Day Tripper" (December 25, 1965) Procol Harum
Procol Harum
— "A Whiter Shade of Pale" (June 17, 1967) The Beatles
The Beatles
— "Hey Jude" (September 14, 1968) Jantje Smit — "Ik zing dit lied voor jou Alleen" (April 12, 1997) Elton John
Elton John
— "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" / "Candle in the Wind 1997" (September 27, 1997) 2Pac — "Changes" (February 13, 1999) Backstreet Boys
Backstreet Boys
— "I Want It That Way" (May 8, 1999) Starmaker — "Damn (I Think I Love You)" (April 14, 2001) One Day Fly — "I Wanna Be a One Day Fly" (May 19, 2001) Shaggy featuring Rayvon
Rayvon
— "Angel" (June 23, 2001) Shakira
Shakira
— "Whenever, Wherever" (February 9, 2002) Jamai — "Step Right Up" (March 29, 2003) Jim — "Tell Her" (May 17, 2003) Dinand Woesthoff — "Dreamer (Gussie's song)" (February 21, 2004) Boris — "When You Think of Me" (May 22, 2004) Marco Borsato
Marco Borsato
and Ali B
Ali B
— "Wat zou je doen" (September 25, 2004) André Hazes
André Hazes
— "Zij gelooft in mij" (October 9, 2004) Men2B — "Bigger Than That" (December 25, 2004) Artiesten Voor Azië — "Als je iets kan doen" (January 15, 2005) Kane — "Fearless" (August 6, 2005) Ch!pz — "Carnival" (August 27, 2005) Lange Frans & Baas B — "Het land van..." (October 8, 2005) Andrea Bocelli
Andrea Bocelli
and Marco Borsato
Marco Borsato
— "Because We Believe" (February 11, 2006) Raffaëla — "Right Here Right Now" (March 25, 2006) Sharon Kips
Sharon Kips
— "Heartbreak Away" (March 10, 2007) Jan Smit — "Dan volg je haar benen" (November 3, 2007) Nikki — "Hello World" (March 15, 2008) Marco Borsato
Marco Borsato
— "Wit licht" (May 3, 2008) Marco Borsato
Marco Borsato
— "Stop de tijd" (August 30, 2008) Lisa — "Hallelujah" (May 23, 2009) Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
— "Born This Way" (February 26, 2011) Nick & Simon — "Julia" (March 23, 2013) Adele
Adele
— "Hello" (October 31, 2015)

Artist achievements[edit] Most Top 40 entries[edit]

BZN
BZN
(55) Madonna (55) Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(51) The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones
(49) Golden Earring
Golden Earring
(47) Normaal
Normaal
(46) Queen (46) Vader Abraham
Vader Abraham
(44) U2 (43) Bee Gees
Bee Gees
(43)

Source:[6] Most number one singles[edit]

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:[7]

Most Weeks at Number one (Total)

Artist Record

The Beatles 74 weeks

Marco Borsato 69 weeks

George Michael 26 weeks

Elton John 25 weeks

Jan Smit 25 weeks

Justin Bieber 25 weeks

ABBA 24 weeks

Madonna 22 weeks

The Rolling Stones 20 weeks

The Cats 20 weeks

Guus Meeuwis 20 weeks

Most Weeks at Number one (in 1 year)

Artist Year Record

The Beatles 1965 30 weeks

Marco Borsato 2006 22 weeks

The Beatles 1966 19 weeks

Avicii 2013 15 weeks

Pharrell Williams 2013 15 weeks

Justin Bieber 2016 15 weeks

Shaggy 2001 14 weeks

André Hazes 2007 14 weeks

Bruno Mars 2010 14 weeks

Heintje 1968 13 weeks

Olivia Newton-John 1978 13 weeks

Shakira 2002 13 weeks

Marco Borsato 2004 13 weeks

Gusttavo Lima 2012 13 weeks

Most Successful Top 40 Artists

Artist Weeks Points

Madonna 470 12550

Rolling Stones 448 11649

The Beatles 312 9220

Golden Earring 365 9093

Michael Jackson 336 8563

BZN 373 8249

The Cats 335 8077

Bee Gees 326 7625

Queen 323 7577

U2 247 7349

Most Successful Artists (combined Single top 40 and Album top 100)

Artist Weeks Points

BZN 1106 60375

The Rolling Stones 1117 57200

Madonna 1107 53994

Golden Earring 1039 53833

Queen 1014 53647

André Hazes 972 49412

ABBA 761 46439

U2 906 45913

Michael Jackson 873 44240

Celine Dion 775 43119

References[edit]

^ Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. "Geschiedenis Nederlandse Top 40". Top40.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-02-21.  ^ Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. "Samenstelling Top 40". Top40.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-02-21.  ^ Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. "Geschiedenis Nederlandse Top 40". Top40.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-01-05.  ^ "Langst op nummer 1". www.top40.nl. Dutch Top 40. Retrieved September 5, 2012.  ^ "Langst in de top 40". www.top40.nl. Dutch Top 40. Retrieved September 5, 2012.  ^ "Artiest met de meeste Top 40-hits". Dutch Top 40
Dutch Top 40
(in Dutch). Retrieved 31 December 2013.  ^ "Artiest met meeste nummer 1-hits". Dutch Top 40
Dutch Top 40
(in Dutch). Retrieved 31 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

(in Dutch) Dutch Top 40
Dutch Top 40
/ Official website—contains archive from 1965 onwards Is now fully renewed! (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40
Dutch Top 40
/ Radio 538
Radio 538
website—contains archive from 1965 onwards

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