Category Archives: Netherlands

363 Alles Heeft Ritme – Frizzle Sizzle (Netherlands, 1986)

Ten years before the Spice Girls zig-a-zig ah’d their way across Europe’s charts, Frizzle Sizzle were projecting a rather more modest form of Girl Power in co-ordinating pastel shades at Eurovision in 1986. The history of girl groups can be traced back to the late 1930s … Continue reading

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372 Walk Along – Trijntje Oosterhuis (Netherlands, 2015)

The Netherlands have been among Eurovision’s stalwarts: they were one of the pioneering six nations in 1956 (see No. 373), Jetty Paerl’s De Vogels Van Holland the very first of more than 1,400 songs (so far) to grace the Eurovision stage. Since … Continue reading

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381 I See A Star – Mouth & MacNeal (Netherlands, 1974)

The previous entry from the Netherlands in our countdown was Maggie MacNeal’s Amsterdam (see No. 431), while next up we have her earlier – and even more successful – Eurovision outing in partnership with Dave Lee Travis-lookalike, Mouth (AKA Willem Duyn). MacNeal, whose … Continue reading

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431 Amsterdam – Maggie MacNeal (Netherlands, 1980)

Maggie MacNeal’s Amsterdam is the first of a paltry three songs from 1980 in our countdown. Only the early years from 1956 to 1962 contribute as few or fewer entries to our chart. Held thirty miles south-west of the city of Amsterdam, in The Hague, … Continue reading

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487 Jij Bent Mijn Leven – Anneke Grönloh (Netherlands, 1964)

In 1964 Anneke Grönloh became the first artist from outside Europe to compete in Eurovision. She had been born in 1942 in Tondano, Indonesia (then known as the Dutch East Indies) and spent her first years in a Japanese controlled concentration camp where … Continue reading

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