Dutch Top 40


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

The Dutch Top 40 (Dutch: Nederlandse Top 40) is a weekly music chart, which started as the "Veronica Top 40", because the offshore radio station Radio Veronica was the first to introduce it. 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.

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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. It is one of the three official charts in the Netherlands, the other two being the Single Top 100 and the Mega Top 50. Contrary to the Single Top 100, the Top 40, like the Mega Top 50, includes airplay data.

Currently, Radio 538 is airing the Dutch Top 40 on radio. Jeroen Nieuwenhuize is presenting the program every Friday afternoon from 14.00 until 18.00. The Dutch Top 40 is the 'most-listened-to' program on Dutch radio during its timeslot.

Compilation

Composition

Like the Mega Top 50, the chart is a combination of single sales and airplay. The more often a song gets played on the radio, the higher its place in the Top 40. As of 2003, digital downloads are also counted.

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

There is a set of rules, of which some have existed since 1972, that are still maintained. Because of these rules the Top 40 has been criticised.

  • 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 noted with the superstip, may not fall down in chart position the following week. If a single in fact was to drop, it remains on the position it ended, so the following week it drops 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.
  • 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 in the Dutch Top 40

Most successful single-artists
Artist weeks points
United States Madonna 470 12550
United Kingdom Rolling Stones 448 11649
United Kingdom The Beatles 312 9220
Netherlands Golden Earring 365 9093
United States Michael Jackson 336 8563
Netherlands BZN 373 8249
Netherlands The Cats 335 8077
Australia Bee Gees 326 7625
United Kingdom Queen 323 7577
Republic of Ireland U2 247 7349
Most hit singles in the Top 40
Artist singles
United Kingdom Cliff Richard 62
Netherlands BZN 54
United States Madonna 52
United Kingdom Rolling Stones 48
Netherlands Golden Earring 47
Netherlands Normaal 42
Australia Bee Gees 41
United States Michael Jackson 38
United Kingdom Queen 38
Republic of Ireland U2 38
  • Update on July 10, 2010.
Best selling artists
(combined Single top 40 and Album top 100)
Artist weeks points
Netherlands BZN 1106 60375
United Kingdom The Rolling Stones 1117 57200
United States Madonna 1107 53994
Netherlands Golden Earring 1039 53833
United Kingdom Queen 1014 53647
Netherlands André Hazes 972 49412
Sweden ABBA 761 46439
Republic of Ireland U2 906 45913
United States Michael Jackson 873 44240
Canada Celine Dion 775 43119
  • Updated on January 1, 2004.

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