here, the Dutch top40 chart celebrated its 50th birthday in January this year. When I posted about that event, I included my top50 songs that made the top40 chart in the past. I was intrigued how few of my favourite songs actually made the #1 position, so the rest of the year I will be posting at a rate of one a week (on Saturday, the day the top40 was broadcast) my countdown of fifty favourite #1 hits. At #31, we find one of my favourite Italian songs of all time, Laura Pausini's La solitudine (Loneliness, #1 in 1994). A great pop ballad about a love lost, nothing special about that, but with a gorgeous melody and sung with great emotion and panache. Art Rock score: 9/10 (awesome song, one of the 1000 best of all time).