I haven’t written about my current Dutch favourites for a while so I’ve got a few here. I must say now that they aren’t all in Dutch but non of them have made it across the water to the UK yet and they all appear in the top 20 iTunes NL chart (as of Christmas week), they are all Dutch singers regardless to the language of their songs!
No2: Magic – O’G3NE
The Voice, kind of a big show here in the UK, I haven’t quite got my head around the concept yet. Personally I like to look at a person when they are singing to me and making them battle out in a makeshift studio ring just doesn’t get me excited. The Dutch however, seem to love this. The Voice of Holland is a ground breaking show for them and the Dutch people buy into it, literally. It helps that their contestants are REALLY good. All songs performed on the live shows are available to download. These contestants get into the top 10, they are played on the radio, and people know who they are without even winning. This years winner – O’G3NE (pronounced like… I haven’t got a clue. I tried to look this up had no luck! I’m going along the lines that there are 3 of them and they are sisters – 3 genes or something or probably nothing like that at all). It sounds to me like a sort of Abba meets Destiny’s Child modernized by Little Mix. They did represent The Netherlands in the 2007 Junior Eurovision Song Contest too, they came 11 out of 17, clearly that was just a warm up for The Voice! At the end of the day its 3 absolutely gorgeously talented sisters, a blonde and redhead and a brunette, all of which can sing and just ooze sassiness and came first in December 2014. Maybe the new Power Girl Group of The Netherlands? I wonder if there is an opening for an extra member/honorary sister?
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So today when I looked at the Dutch section that was planned for today and I didn’t really fancy it and in all honesty it just looked super hard and I haven’t got much attention for it today. So instead of doing “Gefeliciteerd met je vriendin!” (that will come later on this week) I decided to do some translating of my favourite Dutch songs. I’ve talked about the Dutch artists I love in a previous post and as a way to lift my spirits I thought I’d have a listen and translate them. I’ve always been quite musical and can pick up music and lyrics pretty swiftly therefore it makes sense to try and use this method of recall to songs. It had also occurred to me that I had favourite songs off the album “Zo Van Ah Yeah” but didn’t actually know what they meant. Win win all round I say, a bit of music on in the background and some dutch translation it all comes together quiet nicely, utilises all of the senses so to speak. This album was out in 2013 and are technically his “old” songs because he has new ones out but everyone loves an oldie!
My two favourites I am going to talk about today are; Als Ik Naar Je Kijk – When I look at You and Beauty en de Brains – Beauty and the Brains. (For anyone interested they are numbers 1 and 3 on the album). I thought it better to pick two rather than waffle on about all 13 because lets face it I could, but that would just be boring for you all.
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I thought we where due a little review and as I’ve had my iPod on shuffle today I thought what better to do than a review of Dutch music! I am going to break this post up into sections as it could get a little confusing and long winded otherwise. I love music and I love foreign music (for me that includes: Spanish, French and Dutch), I don’t bother that i don’t understand what they are saying, lets face it some english songs leave me a little dumbfounded.
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