Link’s Top 40 is a weekly chart based on my personal most-listened to songs per week, varying from recent hits to older songs (80s, 90s, 00s).
After Kris Kross Amsterdam crowned the charts with Hij Is Van Mij for five weeks, they have to make way for a new chart-topper. It is the British Mabel who knocks the Dutch hit off the top with Don’t Call Me Up, which is her first Number 1 on the charts. Mabel had previously scored big hits such as Fine Line and Finders Keepers, but she had not topped the charts yet. Don’t Call Me Up is Mabel her fifth song to reach the Top 10 and her third single to peak in the Top 3. Mabel does face strong competition from Ariana Grande, who rebounds to Number 2 with 7 Rings.
Don’t Call Me Up is one this week’s three new Top 10-entries. Girl group Little Mix enter the Top 10 with Think About Us and peak at Number 5. This is their seventh Top 10-hit and their third single to peak in the Top 5. DJ DYLVN and Hansie also enter the Top 10, peaking at Number 10. The Dutch duo is aided by Tabitha, for which Speling is her fourth Top 10-entry.
This week’s big increasing songs include bury a friend by Billie Eilish and Dancing with a Stranger by Sam Smith and Normani. Both songs gain nine places. The biggest dropper of the week is Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus’s collaboration on Nothing Breaks Like a Heart, which loses nine damaging places and only just manages to stay on the charts.
This week’s debuts include the highly anticipated Handmade Heaven by Marina, who was previously known as Marina and the Diamonds. She topped the charts earlier last year with Baby, alongside Clean Bandit. She debuts at Number 20. Other debuts include Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored by Ariana Grande and Lie To Me by 5 Seconds of Summer. The songs debut at Number 29 and Number 36 respectively.