Sunday, January 04, 2015

Fifty years of Dutch Top40

This week, the Dutch Top40 celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. The link leads to the excellent web site dedicated to this chart, and just for fun, here are my fifty favourite records that made the Dutch top 40 over those 50 years.

1. Kayleigh (Marillion, 1985, #16)
2. Private investigations (Dire Straits, 1982, #1)
3. Killer Queen (Queen, 1974, #3)
4. Vincent (Don McLean, 1972, #17)
5. The sound of silence (Simon and Garfunkel, 1966, #10)
6. I'm not in love (10 CC, 1975, #5)
7. The man with the child in his eyes (Kate Bush, 1978, #27)
8. Street spirit [fade out] (Radiohead, 1996, #28)
9. Don't give up (Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush, 1986, #4)
10. Samba pa ti (Santana, 1973, #11)
11. Baker street (Gerry Rafferty, 1978, #9)
12. The winner takes it all (ABBA, 1980, #1)
13. Lyin' eyes (Eagles, 1975, #19)
14. Cloudbusting (Kate Bush, 1985, #11)
15. American Pie (Don McLean, 1972, #11)
16. Silent lucidity (Queensryche, 1991, #27)
17. Wildflower (Skylark, 1974, #23)
18. Bedshaped (Keane, 2004, #26)
19. Easy livin' (Uriah Heep, 1973, #5)
20. Song to the siren (This Mortal Coil, 1984, #29)
21. Through the barricades (Spandau Ballet, 1986, #3)
22. New year's day (U2, 1983, #11)
23. The first time ever I saw your face (Roberta Flack, 1972, #9)
24. Old and wise (Alan Parsons Project, 1982, #19)
25. Hou me vast (Volumia!, 1998, #2)
26. Year of the cat (Al Stewart, 1977, #6)
27. Under your thumb (Godley and Creme, 1981, #18)
28. White rabbit (Jefferson Airplane, 1970, #3)
29. With or without you (U2, 1987, #2)
30. Vienna (Ultravox, 1981, #1)
31. Give up your guns (Buoys, 1972, #5)
32. Ashes to ashes (David Bowie, 1980, #11)
33. I hear you now (Jon and Vangelis, 1980, #7)
34. Real men (Joe Jackson, 1982, #15)
35. Space oddity  (David Bowie, 1969, #4)
36. On the border (Al Stewart, 1977, #5)
37. Torn (Natalie Imbruglia, 1997, #2)
38. Sebastian (Cockney Rebel, 1973, #2)
39. Kristallnaach (BAP, 1983, #8)
40. Miss Sarajevo (Passengers, 1995, #5)
41. Time of the season (Zombies, 1969, #12)
42. Stimmen im Wind (Juliane Werding, 1986, #27)
43. Wake me up when September ends (Green Day, 2005, #35)
44. Andorra (Colin Blunstone, 1973, #26)
45. They dance alone (Sting, 1988, #29)
46. Virginia plain (Roxy Music, 1972, #21)
47. Goodnight Saigon (Billy Joel, 1983, #1)
48. Nothing compares 2 U (Sinead O'Connor, 1990, #1)
49. Don't look back in anger (Oasis, 1996, #33)
50. Belfast child (Simple Minds, 1989, #1)

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