clonechild: hikago (I'll find that hand someday::)
For the record, I have absolutely NO IDEA why I thought this was an awesome idea, especially since I'm not that fond of Dutch music to begin with. But whatever. Here, have some of my favourites!


Abel - Onderweg, with a small part for Birgit Schuurman. About failed relationships. I think what I like best about the song is the total lack of 'blame game playing'; the heart of the song is about how they've simply grown apart and forgotten how different they actually were.

Boudewijn de Groot - Verdronken Vlinder. I just really like Boudewijn de Groot, okay. Loosely translated, it's about how the singer first envies a butterfly for its freedom, but grows out of it later and realizes he doesn't need to be a butterfly to live, since even butterflies can die.

Boudewijn de Groot - Testament. What can I say. I really, really like Boudewijn de Groot.

Boudewijn de Groot - Land van Maas en Waal. BEST. CARNAVAL. SONG. EVER. Normally I don't really like live-versions of songs but this one is just so charming. For reference, the official version (complete with lyrics) is here

Henk Westbroek - Zelfs je naam is mooi, probably one of the most famous love songs in the Netherlands. Basically this song is about the singer thinking everything his beloved does is beautiful (the title means 'even your name is beautiful', in the context of her name being more beautiful than the names of all those women with the same name).

Fluitsma en Van Tijn - 15 miljoen mensen. I was hesitant to put this song in, but eventually the nostalgia factor won out. Funny aside: this song was actually written for an advertisement, but became so popular they released the song.

Marco Borsato - Dochters shut up shut up I know he's like the most mainstream, commercial Dutch singer ever but god THIS SONG I can never listen to it without crying like a baby. I will take comfort in knowing that I'm not the only one and that my father has admitted that he sometimes needs to wipe his eyes as well while listening. He's singing about watching his daughter grow up - in the first verse she's a little child, second verse she's a teenager and third verse she's getting married, but she'll always be his little girl.

Drs. P - Sneker café. This song is sort of unfair since you really need to speak Dutch to appreciate it - his singing voice is absolutely nothing to write home about but the lyrics are so ridiculously charming. BASICALLY this song is about how everything in life can be traced back to a café (I guess you could say 'coffee shop' but I know what they sell in Dutch coffee shops and it definitely isn't coffee) in the city of Sneek. Sort of like 42 is the answer to everything, except even 42 could be traced back to that little café, by way of a cousin from a man who got in an accident in Africa and ended up pulling snake teeth out of his legs and then passing them to said cousin who sold them to the manager of a furniture shop and blahblahblah in a little café in Sneek.



YOU CAN NOW COMMENCE JUDGING ME FOR MY ATROCIOUS TASTE. JUST BE GLAD I DIDN'T PUT ANOUK OR KREZIP ON THE LIST (shut up I love both of them).

Profile

clonechild: twewy (Default)
clonechild

February 2016

S M T W T F S
 123456
7 8910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
2829     

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios