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The 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.
Offshore radio is radio broadcasting from ships or fixed maritime structures. Offshore broadcasters are usually unlicenced but transmissions are legal in international waters. This is in contrast to broadcasting without a licence on land or within a nation's territorial waters, which is usually unlawful.
Radio Veronica was an offshore radio station that began broadcasting in 1960, and broadcast from offshore for over fourteen years. It was set up by independent radio, TV and household electrical retailers in the Netherlands to stimulate the sales of radio receivers by providing an alternative to the Netherlands state-licensed stations in Hilversum.
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.
"I Feel Fine" is a song written by John Lennon and released in 1964 by the English rock band the Beatles as the A-side of their eighth British single. The song has one of the first uses of guitar feedback in popular music.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The line-up of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr led the band to be regarded as the foremost and most influential in history. With a sound rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the group were integral to the evolution of pop music into an art form, and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s. They often incorporated elements of classical music, older pop forms, and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways, and in later years experimented with a number of musical styles ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock. As they continued to draw influences from a variety of cultural sources, their musical and lyrical sophistication grew, and they came to be seen as embodying the era's sociocultural movements.
The Single Top 100 is a Dutch chart, based on official physical single sales, legal downloads and since July 2013 streaming and composed by Dutch Charts. It is one of the three official charts, the other two being the Dutch Top 40 and the Mega Top 50. The difference is that these charts also include airplay data. The list is especially intended for the music industry and those who take an interest in charts. In Dutch TV programmes the Single Top 100 is often cited, although it has not been broadcast since December 2006.
From 1993 until 2018, the Top 40 was broadcast by Radio 538. Currently, Qmusic is airing the Dutch Top 40 on radio. Domien Verschuuren presents the program every Friday afternoon from 14.00 until 18.00.
Radio 538 is a Dutch rhythmic CHR commercial radio station active since 1992 and based in Hilversum. 538 refers to the wavelength that Radio Veronica was broadcast on in the seventies. This station was intended for the younger generation and is owned by Talpa Network. It plays a hybrid of current dance, R'n'B, pop and rock hits, mainly based upon the Dutch Top 40 chart. The station neither focuses on a CHR/Top-40 format, nor a more Dance-intensive approach. The breakfast and drivetime shows are more talk-intensive than others. Traditionally, the station was only obtained through cable, however in 1998 the station upgraded to a different frequency package, allowing for different frequencies by region. Radio 538 started the hip-hop and contemporary R&B program Juize, which developed into the radio station Juize.FM on 18 July 2004. Later, in 2011, Radio 538 created a sister station called TV 538.
Qmusic is a Dutch commercial radio station which has been broadcasting since August 31, 2005. The station is owned by the Belgian media company De Persgroep.
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.
As of February 2014, the chart is a combination of airplay, streaming and social media trends.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.
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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.
This is a listing of significant achievements and milestones based upon the Dutch Top 40 charts.
|Number of singles||Artist|
|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)||Justin Bieber|
"I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian singer Shania Twain. It was the first single from her album Up! The song was written by Mutt Lange and Shania Twain. "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" was originally released to American radio on September 23, 2002. Shania chose "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" as the first single for Up! since she felt it was relatable to past Shania singles, and she didn't want something too unfamiliar. The song has become one of her biggest hits worldwide, charting in different countries where she had never had hits before. At the 2003 Juno Awards "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" was named Country Recording of the Year. Later, the Jonas Brothers covered the song for the soundtrack for their film Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.
"Hole in the Head" is a song performed by British girl group Sugababes, released on October 13, 2003 as the lead single from their third studio album, Three. It was written by Brian Higgins, Miranda Cooper, Tim Powell, Nick Coler, Niara Scarlett, Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena, and Heidi Range, and co-produced by Higgins and Jeremy Wheatley. The song was met with acclaim from critics and was a commercial success, entering the top 10 in ten other countries. It became their second single to chart on the US charts, peaking at number 96 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the US dance chart. The first Sugababes single to chart in the US was "Round Round", which reached number 7 on the US dance chart.
"Every Time I Think of You" is a song written by Jack Conrad and Ray Kennedy and released in 1979 as the lead single from The Babys' third studio album "Head First"; John Waite provided lead vocals featuring female vocals by Myrna Matthews. The track was a worldwide hit, and became their last top 20 in the United States.
"As the Rush Comes" is a song by the American progressive group Motorcycle. Motorcycle was a collaboration between San Francisco-based trance duo Gabriel & Dresden with vocalist Jes. The rock-influenced song was a number-one single on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart in 2004, where it would also become the first year-end number-one Dance Airplay track that same year. Additionally, "As the Rush Comes" became a trans-Atlantic hit, peaking at number 11 in the United Kingdom and reaching the top 20 in Finland, Flemish Belgium and the Netherlands.
"I Want Candy" is a song written and originally recorded by the Strangeloves in 1965 that reached No. 11 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. It is a famous example of a song that uses the Bo Diddley beat.
"I Remember" is a song by Canadian electronic music producer Deadmau5 and American DJ Kaskade. It was produced by Deadmau5, co-written by Kaskade with Finn Bjarnson and features vocals by Haley Gibby. It was released as the fifth single from Deadmau5's third studio album, Random Album Title, on 15 September 2008.
Rood is a single by Dutch artist Marco Borsato from his album Symphonica in Rosso. The song was written and produced by John Ewbank. It reached the number-one position in both the Dutch charts and the Flemish Ultratop 50.
"Because We Believe",, is a song by Italian pop tenor Andrea Bocelli. It was co-written by Bocelli, multiple Grammy Award winner David Foster and his daughter Amy Foster, for the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, where it was performed by Bocelli. The song first appeared as a solo version in Bocelli's 2006 album Amore, and later in his 2007, greatest hits album, The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere.
Frans Christiaan Frederiks, known by his stage name Lange Frans, is a Dutch rapper and television presenter. From 1997 to 2004 he was a member of the band D-Men. Between 2004 and 2008 he was part of the Lange Frans & Baas B duo before starting a solo career.
"Ik neem je mee" is a song recorded by Dutch rapper Gers Pardoel for his debut studio album, Deze wereld is van jou . It was released on 2 September 2011 as the second single of the album. The song was produced by Dutch producer Sergio van Gonter, better known as Reverse, and co-written by Van Gonter, Pardoel and Ricardo de Rooy. The single became a great success in the Netherlands and Belgium. "Ik neem je mee" is the most successful Dutch-language song in the Dutch Top 40 and the Mega Top 50 ever.
"Castles in the Sky" is a song by Belgian vocal trance act Ian Van Dahl and appearing on their debut album Ace. The single was released in Europe in May 2000, followed by a worldwide release in 2001. The song was a modest success in mainland Europe, but was a major hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at number three on the UK Singles Chart and number one on the Scottish Singles Chart for two weeks.
"Happy" is a song written, produced, and performed by American singer Pharrell Williams, from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack album. It also served as the lead single from Williams' second studio album, Girl (2014). It was first released on November 21, 2013, alongside a long-form music video. The song was reissued on December 16, 2013, by Back Lot Music under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music.
"Samen voor altijd" is a song recorded by Dutch artist Marco Borsato and his daughter Jada, featuring Dutch rapper Lange Frans and his son Willem, and Dutch producer John Ewbank and his daughter Day. It was written by John and Day Ewbank and Lange Frans, and was produced by John Ewbank. "Samen voor altijd" is listed on Borsato's twelfth studio album Duizend spiegels and was released on 22 November 2013 through label Universal Music.
"Desire" is a song by English synthpop band Years & Years from their debut studio album, Communion (2015). It was released on 23 November 2014 as the album's third single. Written by Years & Years and Kid Harpoon, the song peaked at number 22 on the UK Singles Chart.
"Are You with Me" is a 2012 song by country singer Easton Corbin. The song first appeared on Corbin's second studio album, All Over the Road (2012). It was later included on Corbin's third studio album, About to Get Real (2015). A remix by Belgian DJ Lost Frequencies was released in 2014, and in 2016 Corbin released the version from About to Get Real as a single of his own.
"No Lie" is a song by Jamaican rapper Sean Paul featuring English singer Dua Lipa. It was released on 18 November 2016 as the lead single from Paul's EP Mad Love the Prequel. "No Lie" was included on the "Complete Edition" of Lipa’s eponymous debut studio album.
"I'm in Heaven" is a song written, produced and recorded by the American songwriter and producer Jason Nevins, under his pseudonym U.K.N.Y. and featuring vocals by Holly James. It was released as a single on 17 June 2003 in the United Kingdom. The single debuted at a peak position of number nine on the UK Singles Chart and also reached the top 40 in Australia and the Netherlands.
Faisal Ben Said, better known by his stage name FÄIS, is a Dutch singer-songwriter and pianist from Rotterdam. His debut single "Hey" featuring Afrojack was released on 8 April 2016 on Wall Recordings. Within the week of its release it peaked at #2 in the Dutch charts, has achieved 8x platinum worldwide and has been listed #5 song in 25 years of Radio 538.
"Let Me Live" is a song by English drum and bass band Rudimental and Major Lazer, featuring guest vocals from Anne-Marie and Mr Eazi. The song was released as a digital download on 15 June 2018, as the third single from Rudimental's upcoming third studio album, Toast to Our Differences. The song was written by Thomas Wesley Pentz, Philip Meckseper, Jasper Helderman, Kesi Dryden, Piers Aggett, Amir Amor, Leon Rolle, Cesar Ovalle Jr., Bas van Daalen, Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade and Anne-Marie.