Once again, Greedy by Tate McRae is number 1 in the Dutch Top 40. It is quite a battle at the top of the list, but the tracks keep each other in balance: the top 5 is unchanged compared to last week.
This is the fourth time this year that the complete top 5 has not changed. This means that Tate McRae once again has our country’s biggest hit with Greedy. The Canadian thus records a sixth week at number 1. Lose Control (from Teddy Swims) and Prada (from Cassö, Raye and D-Block Europe) complete the top 3. Tate McRae is the 13th act in 2023 in first place and of course we have had number 1 hits with several artists (such as Kris Kross Amsterdam with Sofia Reyes and Tinie Tempah). Tate appears to be a tenacious type in 2023, because she is – behind Miley Cyrus (who was at number 1 for 16 weeks) – in second place in the ranking of artists who managed to lead the Top 40 for the longest time this year.
Calvin Harris and Sam Smith back in the top 10
This World Is Our Home by Douwe Bob rises considerably in the top 10: from 9 to 6. The singer thus improves his own record. Last week the track was already his highest-ranking single ever, when the number rose to 9. Until a few weeks ago, his personal record was still at number 10, thanks to his hit with Anouk, Hold Me, from 2015. Desire by Calvin Harris and Sam Smith is making its comeback in the top 10. On August 26, that hit rose from 15 to 10, making its first stay among the 10 most popular hits in the Netherlands a fact.
5 weeks later the number 1 adventure of the two acts was over and Desire dropped from 9 to 13. In the following weeks it seemed to be over and the single started its way back. The seventeenth place was reached, but last week there was a sudden revival: Calvin and Sam shot from 17 to 12. The rise does not end yet, because this week the hit shoots up to number 9. For Sam Smith it is the weekly number 101 in the top 10. This puts them among the 30 acts with the most weeks in the top 10. Calvin Harris is already a bit further in that regard, as this week he recorded the 190th week in the top quarter of the list.
Milestone for Kris Kross Amsterdam
Kris Kross Amsterdam has achieved a new milestone. With their 18 Top 40 hits, they managed to stay in the Top 40 for a total of 250 weeks. This makes them the 16th Dutch act (and seventh Dutch group) to achieve this. Stay (Never Leave) with Sera and Conor Maynard rises from 15 to 14.
Monster goes the fastest
The most profit in the Top 40 goes to Zoë Tauran. Monster, her fifth hit, rises 11 places to number 22. The highest of two new entries, at number 32, is in the name of Noah Kahan. The 26-year-old American singer made his debut in the Top 40 in 2018 with Hurt Somebody, which later reached number 13. Stick Season, last week’s Alarm disc at Qmusic, is now his second hit.
The Beatles back in the Top 40
More than 27 years after their last success with Real Love, The Beatles are back in the Dutch Top 40. Now And Then enters the list at number 34. This makes the group’s 30th Top 40 hit a fact and they hit a bridge of almost 59 years between the first and most recent hit. In the Top 40 of January 2, 1965, I Feel Fine was number 1 and If I Fell and I Should Have Known Better were also listed.
Until this week, Elton John was the artist with the longest period between the first and last hit. There was a period of more than 52 years between Border Song and Hold Me Closer. It rarely happens that we welcome an artist to the Top 40 who was also on the list in the 1960s. David Bowie was the last when Lazarus was listed in 2016. You can read more about the newcomers here.
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