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So… it’s been over two years since I last blogged. Now I’m back in yet another attempt to bring some live in this blog. After all, I’ve been paying for the domain for close to 8 years, without really using it – quiet the waste of money if you ask me! So here I am, back again in a new look, a different language, but still the same name.

And now to really start again, I’ll kick off with something easy: my Top 2000 list for the annual event on the Dutch Radio 2. As of this year, the amount of songs people could vote for has been extended to a total of 35 songs. Below you’ll find the list of the 35 songs I voted for this year, along with a playlist for Spotify. All of them are in random order, and as always I realised afterwards there are still so many songs and artists I also wanted to have in my list (The Who, Elton John, etc.) and that even 35 songs is far from enough to make a representative list of my favourite tunes.

  • Boudewijn de Groot – Testament
  • Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
  • Bruce Springsteen – Jungleland
  • Queen – Innuendo
  • Peter Gabriel – Solsbury Hill
  • David Bowie – “Heroes”
  • Fleetwood Mac – Rhiannon
  • Herbert Grönemeyer – Halt mich
  • Joy Division – Atmosphere
  • Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
  • Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer
  • Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song
  • Lou Reed – Perfect Day
  • Van Dik Hout – Stil in mij
  • De Dijk – Mag het licht uit?
  • Coldplay – Yellow
  • Patti Smith – People Have the Power
  • U2 – Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
  • Louis Neefs – Laat ons een bloem
  • The Alan Parsons Project – Old and Wise
  • Shane MacGowan & the Popes – Haunted
  • U2 – Kite
  • Billy Joel – Piano Man
  • Sting – Fields of Gold
  • The Cranberries – Linger
  • The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
  • Robbie Williams – Come Undone
  • The Police – Every Breath You Take
  • The Waterboys – The Whole of the Moon
  • Beach Boys – God Only Knows
  • Abel – Onderweg

Over the coming days I will attempt to write a motivation for a selection of the songs, but for now, enjoy my selection.