FlinterFile: The Amazing Stroopwafels- Oude Maasweg

Probably one of the most beautiful, if not the best, Dutch song ever made. Read the rest of this entry

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FlinterFile: ABBA- Dancing Queen

Some songs don’t need an introduction anymore, and I think this is one of them. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Pink Floyd- Money

Pink Floyd released their famous album Dark Side Of The Moon in 1973. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: U2- The Unforgettable Fire

When U2 was touring in 1983, they didn’t only play concerts. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Dire Straits- Sultans Of Swing

The Dire Straits released their first single in 1978. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Klein Orkest- Over De Muur

Through the years, the Berlin Wall has inspired many artists for their songs. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Alan Parsons Project- Old And Wise

The Alan Parsons Project made their album Eye In The Sky in 1982. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Supertramp- School

Supertramp released their album Crime of the Century in 1974. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: David Bowie- Heroes

David Bowie moved to Germany in 1977, to record the album Heroes. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: R.E.M.- Losing My Religion

This song started with a mandoline. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Henk en Henk- Sinterklaas, Wie Kent Hem Niet?

Around the end of November, the hearts of the Dutch children start beating harder: Sinterklaas is coming to celebrate his birthday on the 5th of December! Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Alice Cooper- Halo Of Flies

In 1971, Alice Cooper and band released the album Killer. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Donald Fagen- Ruby Baby

The famous songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller wrote a song, Ruby Baby, in 1956. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Bette Midler- The Rose

The best songs are often written in a few minutes. Just like this song, which only needed 10 minutes to be written. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Creedence Clearwater Revival- I Put A Spell On You

This song originally dates back to 1956. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Carpenters- Yesterday Once More

Due to a rock ‘n roll revival concert in 1971 and some other events, many older hits were popular again in 1973. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Herman van Veen- Hilversum III

There once was a German song by the band Haindling, called Lang Scho Nimma G’sehn. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: The Who- Overture From Tommy

The Who released their big rock opera Tommy in 1969. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Lindisfarne- Run For Home

Lindisfarne had their first US hit with this song. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Kinks- Plastic Man

For the Kinks, the year 1968 wasn’t that good. They hadn’t had any big hits in that year. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Dolly Parton- You Are

Dolly Parton made a transition from country music to pop music in 1977. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: De Dijk- Dansen Op De Vulkaan

This song by De Dijk, released in 1987, never reached the charts. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Sweet- Teenage Rampage

The Sweet wanted to move on from glamrock to hardrock in 1973. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Pat Benatar- Love Is A Battlefield

With this song, Pat Benatar prooved that not only love is a battlefield. Making songs is too. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Loose Ends- Hangin’ On A String

The band Loose Ends released their second album in 1985. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Hollies- He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

In 1969, Graham Nash left the Hollies to form the group Crosby, Stills & Nash. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Jazzpolitie- Liefdesliedjes

Two members of the band Splitsing decided to record an album together in 1993. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Four Seasons- Rhapsody

The Four Seasons released their album Helicon in 1977. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: 10CC- I’m Mandy, Fly Me

In the seventies, National Airlines had an advertisement campaign with slogans like ‘I’m Laura/Jo/Cheryl. Fly me”. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Dr. West’s Medicine Show And Junk Band- The Eggplant That Ate Chicago

This song would do well in the category novelty hits by artists with an interesting name. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Les Humphries Singers- Mama Loo

The disco sound of the Les Humphries Singers was quite popular in the early seventies. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Rowwen Hèze- Limburg

The band Rowwen Hèze is a band from Limburg in the Netherlands and sings in dialect. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Clash- Rock The Casbah

The Clash had their biggest hit in the US in 1982. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Julian Lennon- Too Late For Goodbyes

Julian Lennon, the son of John Lennon, wrote this song in 1984 when he was 21 years old. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Diana Ross- Missing You

On the first of April, 1984, Marvin Gaye was killed by his own father. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Cats- Marian

In 1969, the Dutch band the Cats released their first compilation album. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Joost Nuissl- Ik Ben Blij Dat Ik Je Niet Vergeten Ben

Joost Nuissl released his only hit in 1975. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Who- The Seeker

In 1970, The Who had to find a way to carry on after their very successful rockopera Tommy. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Fats Domino- Blueberry Hill

The original version of the song was recorded by Gene Autry in 1940. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Earth, Wind & Fire- Got To Get You Into My Life

There have been quite some covers of songs by the Beatles. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: McGuinn, Clark & Hillman- Surrender To Me

The three founding members of the Byrds formed another group to record an album in 1979. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Queen- We Will Rock You

Queen released a new stadium anthem in 1977. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Armand- Blommenkinders

Armand had two big hits in 1967, of which this was the second. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Nilsson- Everybody’s Talkin’

This song by Nilsson was used in the movie Midnight Cowboy. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Apollo 100- Joy

The band Apollo 100 didn’t exist long, but they did exist long enough to make two albums and have a big hit. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Dennis Yost & The Classics IV- Rosanna

This band started off as a cover band, but had quite some success with their own songs, too. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Kenny Loggins- Easy Driver

Kenny Loggins released his second solo album, Nightwatch, in 1978. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Doe Maar- 32 Jaar (Sinds Een Dag Of 2)

The Dutch band Doe Maar had their first hit in 1981. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Lou Reed- Satellite Of Love

Lou Reed wrote this song already in 1970. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Robin Gibb- Juliet

Robin Gibb was part of the BeeGees, but also released some solo records. Read the rest of this entry