So we might not have qualified for the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest for years and years and years, but we have had a few global hits in our time.
Here are ten of them:
Venus: Shocking Blue
Radar Love: Golden Earring
Ding a dong: Teach In (won the Eurovision song contest in 1975)
Una Paloma Blanca: George Baker
Smurf song: Father Abraham
No Limits: Two Unlimited
We’re going to Ibiza: Vengaboys
A little less conversation: Junkie XL remix
On a night like this: Caro Emerald
Okay, so one of them is deeply embarassing (thank you George Baker) and two are ‘variations’ on other people’s work (Vengaboys and Junkie XL) but still…
And this is not to mention all those Dutch DJs who are global superstars.
Note: Herman Brood, the ultimate Dutch rock and roll junkie had a minor hit in the US with Saturday Night in 1979 but was not the global superstar many people think he was.