The Netherlands - Additional Information

All of the following information is from De Nederlandse Top 40 Hitdossier CD-Rom. With thanks to Trijnie Dijkema, Walter Veldman, Marnix ten Brinke, Maurizio, Ján Havran and Michael Hartmann. Colin Hughes provided the week to week positions for The National Hit Parade charts. Enjoy!

Key to Abbreviations:

Title: The title of the single or album. With singles, if there are two titles listed on one line, that single was considered a double A side.
Date: This is the date the single or album first appeared in the chart.
Positions: These are the Top 40 chart positions for a single or album. Special mention to a couple of the later singles which featured in the "up and coming" to the Top 100, similar to "bubbling under" in the US Hot 100.
Year End Charts: Top 100 based on chart performance in the Top 40 throughout the year, with a number 1 earning 40 points and a number 40 earning 1 point.
Accreditations: Gold and platinum awards for copies shipped to stores.

Week to Week Charts

Netherlands Singles - Dutch Official Top 40
TitleDatePositions
Ring Ring23/06/197322,10,8,5,6,12,18,31
Waterloo13/04/197433,7,2,2,2,2,3,5,6,13,17,31,35,39
Honey, Honey21/12/197427,16,16,25,37,39
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do22/03/197528,13,7,3,3,7,12,17,26,40
SOS14/06/197518,6,2,2,35,9,16,31,40
Mamma Mia06/12/197524,15,13,22,25,31,39
Fernando20/03/197615,5,1,1,1,2,3,6,9,20,29,37
Dancing Queen14/08/19769,4,2,1,1,1,1,1,4,4,11,16,21,29,39
Money, Money, Money13/11/197610,3,1,1,2,3,9,12,17,32,35,40
Knowing Me, Knowing You26/02/197711,4,3,4,7,16,32
The Name Of The Game29/10/19779,4,2,4,15,16,27,30,36
Take A Chance On Me28/01/197815,8,6,2,2,8,15,24,38
Eagle/Thank You For The Music20/05/197825,10,5,4,4,11,16,26,34
Summer Night City16/09/197817,9,9,7,5,5,12,20,34
Chiquitita27/01/197916,7,4,2,2,1,2,2,3,8,11,27,32
Does Your Mother Know12/05/197918,11,5,4,4,11,14,29
Voulez-Vous21/07/197923,11,8,4,4,5,12,15,30
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!27/10/197919,10,4,2,2,4,7,16,30
I Have A Dream15/12/197920,14,3,1,1,1,2,5,8,15,24
The Winner Takes It All02/08/198017,6,3,1,1,1,1,1,1,2,6,12,20,32
Super Trouper15/11/198018,7,3,1,1,2,5,8,20,37
One Of Us12/12/198118,5,3,1,1,4,10,24,36
Head Over Heels20/02/198220,7,4,4,13,33
The Day Before You Came30/10/198217,5,3,3,8,16,38
Under Attack11/12/198228,12,6,5,15,35
Thank You For The Music12/05/198438,38,40
Dancing Queen26/09/199224,15,15,19,32
If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind24/04/200431,32
When You Really Loved Someone16/03/201376

Netherlands Singles - National Hit Parade
TitleDatePositions
Ring Ring16/06/197320,16,8,5,5,6,11,16
Waterloo13/04/197419,4,2,2,1,1,4,5,9,13,24
Honey, Honey21/12/197425,25,17,17,23
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do22/03/197519,9,7,4,3,6,13,26
SOS14/06/197517,5,2,2,3,5,12,18,29
Mamma Mia06/12/197530,21,12,12,27
Fernando13/03/197619,13,2,1,1,1,3,4,9,21
Dancing Queen07/08/197621,7,2,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,7,14,21
Money, Money, Money13/11/197613,3,2,1,1,2,11,11,20
Knowing Me, Knowing You26/02/197716,3,2,2,8,14,27
The Name Of The Game29/10/19779,4,2,2,2,3,5,11,19,26,28
Take A Chance On Me04/02/197815,3,3,2,3,12,13,16,23
Eagle/Thank You For The Music27/05/197828,7,7,11,12,10,12,21,22,27
Summer Night City23/09/197810,11,11,10,11,13,22,32,42,44
Chiquitita03/02/197923,3,2,3,1,2,2,2,4,6,9,15,24,30,46,49
Does Your Mother Know12/05/197930,8,3,4,4,6,8,15,20,29,41
Voulez-Vous28/07/197913,8,5,4,3,9,15,19,27,46
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!27/10/197948,3,2,3,4,5,8,10,19,19,41,47
I Have A Dream22/12/197910,10,2,3,2,1,2,3,7,7,18,33,39
The Winner Takes It All09/08/198011,7,1,1,1,1,1,5,3,3,12,16,24,43
Super Trouper22/11/198029,1,2,2,2,4,4,5,7,21,31,47
One Of Us12/12/19817,2,1,2,2,3,6,10,18,35,49
Head Over Heels20/02/198217,1,3,3,10,12,39
The Day Before You Came30/10/198221,3,3,4,5,8,16,25,28,34,49
Under Attack11/12/198243,9,7,10,15,20,26,39
Thank You For The Music21/04/198429,23,36,43
Dancing Queen12/09/199293,58,40,32,25,24,31,44,78
Voulez-Vous28/11/199287,71,64,72
Happy New Year08/01/200015,17,39
Happy New Year01/01/201147,8
Happy New Year31/12/201170,11
Happy New Year04/01/201424,

Netherlands Albums
TitleDatePositions
Abba31/05/197541,24,16,12,7,5,4,3,4,5,8,9,17,23,25,38
The Best of Abba30/08/197528,8,8,9,12,14,19,25,47,49
The Best of Abba01/05/197644,27,12,7,3,3,4,5,5,5,8,9,6,4,2,2,2,2,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,2,4,4,8,8,
7,7,11,13,13,15,17,29,30,35,41,45,42,41,41,34,38,39,47,
48,49
The Very Best of Abba04/09/197626,17,15,13,13,12,12,11,15,15,22,28,34,35,33,33,35,30,34,37,
37,45,41,49
Arrival06/11/197613,3,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,3,4,7,10,12,13,14,11,10,8,6,5,6,5,8,9,13,15,16,
20,22,24,29,34,37,38,33,31,22,26,24,27,34,43,32,38,43,47
Abba - The Album07/01/197821,5,2,1,1,1,1,1,2,3,3,4,6,10,12,13,17,20,24,32,21,21,
21,19,19,20,21,31,31,32,39,39,31,35,38,39,44,48
Voulez-Vous12/05/197916,4,2,2,2,2,2,2,3,4,4,4,5,4,3,3,3,4,5,6,10,15,22,29,34,31,43,38,38,46,50
Greatest Hits Vol.210/11/197919,10,5,4,4,5,5,8,8,8,10,10,10,16,23,24,36,38,47
Voulez-Vous12/01/198026,17,9,7,5,5,12,18,22,36,40,45,45,50
Super Trouper15/11/198020,2,2,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,5,6,11,16,26,40,49
A Van Abba30/05/198139,24,8,7,3,3,3,3,3,1,1,1,1,2,3,4,9,12,21,22,30,25,34,39
The Visitors12/12/19817,1,1,1,1,1,1,2,3,4,4,5,5,12,13,21,27,38,41,44,48
Abba - The Singles20/11/198232,13,10,8,8,7,6,4,5,10,18,23,36,39,50
Love Songs28/10/198974,51,39,38,44,57,63,68,90,95,95
Abba Gold03/10/199257,19,8,5,4,4,4,4,4,3,2,2,2,3,3,6,7,7,9,11,11,10,11,17,18,22,
26,35,34,39,44,49,49,51,52,52,46,44,45,48,66,69,84,88,90,59,58,81,80,74,
78,81,97,94,94
More Abba Gold05/06/199369,29,21,17,18,28,32,32,33,34,37,43,44,49,53,63,91
25 Jaar Na Waterloo 117/04/199938,6,3,3,1,2,3,3,4,4,2,1,1,2,3,3,2,2,2,2,4,5,5,5,7,16,11,13,13,14,16,
21,28,30,25,28,27,15,15,17,23,26,25,31,46,52,
68,79,78,84,81
25 Jaar Na Waterloo 202/10/199960,14,7,8,9,8,13,19,30,33,27,30,31,28,22,23,27,32,31,42,60,63,94
The Definitive Collection17/03/200377,60,66,69,51,39,67,74,46,44,52,60,74,74,76,91,93,88,96,97,89,99
The Definitive Collection02/02/200495,75,61,67,63,61
My Colouring Book24/04/200431,15,11,17,26,32,47,61,75,85
Mamma Mia! - Nederlandse Musical Cast21/08/20041,1,1,2,
Arrival Deluxe Edition23/10/200687,
Number Ones09/12/200687,88,100,87,57,63,63,88,87,99
Number Ones26/05/200747
Abba Gold02/08/200845,16,9,9,12,13,21,28,33,45,50,58,75,91,96
Abba Gold06/12/2008100
Abba Gold10/01/200990,98
The Albums (Box Set)11/04/200988,37,41,55,61,83
Collected25/06/201150,46,39,21,28,18,21,29,35,43,49,51,58,82
Collected08/10/201173
The Visitors28/04/201255
A (Agnetha)18/05/201314,34,53,76,69,90,97
Collected??/06/201319,25,33,40,64,74,
A (Agnetha)11/01/201490,
Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition)12/04/201460,80,68,62,
Collected12/04/201419,20,15,25,
A (Agnetha)10/05/20145,
Live At Wembley Arena04/10/201412,49,69

Netherlands Albums - The National Hit Parade
TitleDatePositions
Abba07/06/197520,15,8,9,7,3,4,4,5,13,13,15,16
The Best of Abba30/08/197520,8,7,8,12,18
Arrival06/11/19769,2,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,2,3,4,5,5,9,8,9,12,12,9,6,5,6,6,6,7,7,10,14,14
The Best of Abba01/01/19773,2,3,6,10
The Best of Abba02/04/19779
Arrival03/12/197717
Arrival07/01/197825
Abba - The Album14/01/19782,1,1,1,1,1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,11,14,14,16,19,19,13,8,16,11,11,
14,20,14,14,18,26,31,26,30,31,33,40,37
Voulez-Vous19/05/19791,1,1,1,2,2,2,2,3,7,3,5,2,1,2,2,8,10,14,11,23,28,35,31,28,24,31,
30,33,41,33,25,25,17,8,12,7,10,9,9,12,22,20,31,24,30,46,45
Greatest Hits Vol.217/11/19793,2,3,4,6,5,5,8,11,10,8,7,12,22,25,22,35,24,33,44,42,50
Greatest Hits Vol.204/10/198037,0,37,26,44
Super Trouper22/11/19802,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,2,3,6,12,19,23,22,30,24,29,47,46
A Van Abba20/06/19812,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,2,7,7,8,8,10,24,20,30
The Visitors12/12/19812,1,2,2,2,2,3,2,3,4,4,5,7,7,10,12,15,24,35,31,48,36
A Van Abba12/12/198147,48
A Van Abba16/02/198248
The Visitors28/04/198255
Abba - The Singles20/11/198214,5,6,8,8,6,5,5,6,8,15,21,42,42,40
From Abba With Love21/04/198410,9,9,6,10,10,13,28,32,36,50
Abba Live18/10/198647,64
The Love Songs28/10/198976,41,31,27,25,24,21,19,18,18,21,23,27,39,41,53,72,94,100
Abba Gold03/10/199253,13,7,5,5,4,5,7,7,8,8,9,9,7,3,5,6,7,6,5,6,9,10,15,19,20,16,17,17,22,
23,22,24,30,23,23,21,19,30,32,30,43,45,45,41,37,31,35,39,41,43,
77,80,83,94,79,73,70,82
More Abba Gold05/06/199368,19,10,10,16,17,23,25,26,26,24,28,29,34,34,34,59,98
Abba Gold26/02/199492,82,66,61,82
25 Jaar Na Waterloo17/04/199916,5,3,2,2,2,4,4,4,4,2,1,1,2,3,3,2,2,2,2,4,5,5,5,7,16,
11,13,13,14,16,21,28,30,25,28,27,15,15,17,23,26,25,31,46,
52,68,79,78,84,81
25 Jaar Na Waterloo Deel 202/10/199960,14,7,8,9,8,13,19,30,33,27,30,31,31,28,22,23,27,
32,31,42,60,63,94
The Definitive Collection22/03/200377,60,66,69,51,39,67,74,46,44,52,60,74,74,76,91,93,
88,96,97,89,99
The Definitive Collection07/02/200496,75,61,67,63,61,63,75,100
Arrival21/10/200685
Number Ones09/12/200687,88,100,87,57,63,63,88,87,99
Number Ones26/05/200747
Abba Gold02/08/200845,16,9,9,12,13,21,28,33,45,50,58,75,91,96
Abba Gold06/12/2008100
Abba Gold10/01/200990,98
The Albums (Box Set)11/04/200988,37,41,55,61,83
Collected25/06/201150,46,39,21,28,18,21,29,35,43,49,51,58,82
Collected08/10/201173

Year End Charts

At the end of each year, the top singles and albums for the year were compiled based upon chart performance. Below are the year-end positions for the Netherlands. Please note that the 1999 onwards are based on sales and not chart performance.

1968 singles: Sunny Girl by the Hep Stars was number 50 for the year.

1973 singles: Ring Ring was number 65 for the year.

1974 singles: Waterloo was number 14 for the year.

1975 singles: I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do was number 38 for the year.
1975 singles: SOS was number 27 for the year.

1976 singles: Money Money Money was number 37 for the year.
1976 singles: Fernando was number 7 for the year.
1976 singles: Dancing Queen was number 1 for the year.

1977 singles: Knowing Me, Knowing You was number 77 for the year.
1977 singles: The Name of the Game was number 58 for the year.

1978 singles: Eagle / Thank You For The Music was number 61 for the year.
1978 singles: Summer Night City was number 53 for the year.
1978 singles: Take A Chance On Me was number 52 for the year.

1979 singles: Does Your Mother Know was number 66 for the year.
1979 singles: Voulez-Vous was number 54 for the year.
1979 singles: Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! was number 42 for the year.
1979 singles: Chiquitita was number 4 for the year.

1980 singles: Super Trouper was number 73 for the year.
1980 singles: I Have A Dream was number 33 for the year.
1980 singles: The Winner Takes It All was number 1 for the year.

1982 singles: To Turn The Stone by Frida was number 99 for the year.
1982 singles: One of Us was number 98 for the year.
1982 singles: The Day Before You Came was number 65 for the year.
1982 singles: I Know There's Something Going on by Frida was number 46 for the year.

1983 singles: Wrap Your Arms Around Me by Agnetha was number 98 for the year.
1983 singles: The Heat Is On by Agnetha was number 20 for the year.

1975 albums: The Best of Abba was number 69 for the year (Version without Fernando)
1975 albums: Abba was number 20 for the year.

1976 albums: Arrival was number 94 for the year.
1976 albums: The Very Best of Abba was number 36 for the year.
1976 albums: The Best of Abba was number 3 for the year (Combined - version without and with Fernando)

1977 albums: The Best of Abba was number 45 for the year (Combined - version without and with Fernando)
1977 albums: Arrival was number 5 for the year.
1978 albums: Abba - The Album was number 3 for the year.

1979 albums: Voulez-Vous was number 2 for the year.

1980 albums: Greatest Hits Vol.2 was number 64 for the year.
1980 albums: Voulez-Vous was number 57 for the year.

1981 albums: Super Trouper was number 42 for the year.
1981 albums: A Van Abba was number 6 for the year.

1982 albums: Something's Going On by Frida was number 41 for the year.
1982 albums: The Visitors was number 15 for the year.

1983 albums: Abba - The Singles was number 96 for the year.
1983 albums: Wrap Your Arms Around Me by Agnetha was number 11 for the year.

1992 albums: Abba Gold was number 43 for the year.

1993 albums: More Abba Gold was number 76 for the year.
1993 albums: Abba Gold was number 14 for the year.

1999 albums: 25 jaar na Waterloo Deel 2 was number 59 for the year.
1999 albums: 25 jaar na Waterloo was number 4 for the year.

2004 albums: My Colouring Book was number 89 for the year.
2004 albums: Mamma Mia! by the Netherlands Musical Cast was number 31 for the year.

2004 DVD: The Definitive Collection was number 19 for the year.

Accreditations

Gold was 50,000 copies and Platinum was 100,000 copies until December 1999.
Gold was 40,000 copies and Platinum was 80,000 copies until December 2005.
Gold is 25,000 copies and Platinum is 70,000 copies now.

Arrival - Gold
Abba - The Album - Platinum
Voulez-Vous - Platinum
Greatest Hits Vol.2 - Platinum
The Very Best of Abba - Platinum
Super Trouper - Platinum
The Visitors - Platinum
Wrap Your Arms Around Me (Agnetha) - Gold
Abba Gold - Platinum x 3
25 jaar na Waterloo - Platinum x 3
25 jaar na Waterloo deel 2 - Platinum x 3
The Definitive Collection - Gold
Mamma Mia! (English) - Gold
Mamma Mia! - Nederlandse Musical Cast - Platinum

Chiquitita - Gold
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - Gold
I Have A Dream - Gold
The Winner Takes It All - Gold

The Definitive Collection (DVD) - Gold

Maintained by Trent Nickson.
Last updated: 22 November 2014.