Saturday, April 3, 2021

Swinging Saturdays #92: Going Dutch: Singer-songwriters

Swinging saturdays is a musical meme hosted by Ice Cold Passion, to share our passion for music. The goal is to make a top 5 (or Top 10) for whatever genre or artist you like or get creative and share a theme based music top 5. For example a bookish soundtrack, funny songs, song to listen to on a rainy day top 5.

Happy Easter! 

I finally got a couple of days off, so I am going to enjoy my time. So  as you might know I am from the Netherlands, and I am proud of the divers music our country produces, so I want to introduce something new to my Swinging Saturdays, were I take you through our music our artists. Today  let me introduce you to some great dutch singer-songwriters. 

Lucas Hamming ~ Move Like This

Still think this guy is so freaking handsome, sorry, but look at him. Anyways this is about the closest we have to a James Bay, I have seen him live once and it was a great show. I think his music is awesome, here is an acoustic version of Move like This. His biggest hit song in the Netherlands was "Never Let You Down" it is a more upbeat song, but since we are doing a singer songwriter top 10 today I thought "Move Like This" is more fitting.

Dotan ~ Home

Home, it has been played so many times on the radio, that I think that I think all Dutch probably heard it at one time or another. Dotan is also know for his 7 layers sessions, a concert series he did a couple of years ago, where he did not play his self, no it gave singer-songwriters from all over the world an audience. I have been to 2 of these and was pleasantly surprised by the artists presented by no less than Dotan himself.

Nona ~ Sleeptalking

I am not sure were I found this anymore, but her talent just blew me away. Such raw talent. Sleeptalking is one of my favorites. Such a soulfull voice. Keep her in mind, I think she has so much potential! Another great song to check out is "It's Alright"

Douwe Bob ~ Born in a Storm

Well if you watched the Eurovision songfestival you might have heard of him, he has represented the Netherlands in 2016. This song is from his debut album with the same name , I haven't listened to this album in ages, but now that I was looking for a song I gave it a listen and boy it is still has good as I remembered it being. I love "Blindman's Bluff" and "Multicoloured Angels". Anyways without further ado, her is Born in a storm.

Waylon ~ Happy Song

Oke, went back to another debut album, because Waylon has done just so many things that I don't know which is which he has done so many covers that it became a bit of a complicate to find something really by himself. So I dove deep into the archives and found this. I also seen Waylon live and I think this high in my top 10 best concerts ever. His voice is to die for.

Ilse de Lange ~ I'm Not So Tough

A damn, I am realizing that 3 of the 10 artists on this list have been to the Eurovision song festival. Well at least we are sending the best the Netherlands has to offer, allthough they are never my favorite song by the artists. Like for example I am a big fan of Anouk, who also went to the Eurovision songfestival, and I hated the song she wrote for it, hate it still it is the worst song she ever made. Anyways Ilse de Lange, has been around since the early nineties "I'm Not So Tough" was I think her breakthough song.

Danny Vera ~ Roller Coaster

For the first time in years Bohemian Rapsody was beaten from it's throne in the Top 2000. The Top 2000 is a list that is played on Radio 2 here int the Netherlands, from Christmas up to new years eve. It is the lists of all list, and Bohemian Rapsody has been at the top of the list for years. Until Roller Coaster came around, which was number one in 2020. Well deserved because it is such a beautiful song.This version is an ode to all Dutch tv-makers that are not with us anymore.

Mitch Rivers ~ Easy Way Out

Mitch Rivers was the support act for Dewolff once and it stuck, he has some really amazing songs, and I am glad to see he is still around!

Tim Knol ~ The Strangest Spring

Tim Knol has his moments, it wouldn't be my go to artist, but I still appreciate the music he makes. So that is why he is here.

Joe Buck ~ The Way You Take Time

It makes me so happy that there exists Dutch country, you might not think it, but secretly I am a huge country fan, I love Dolly, Johnny Cash, Blake Shelton. I was going to see Joe Buck live, but then Covid happend and I wasn't able to. I am so done with Covid, I want to party my ass off! Not stay at home.

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