With Hollywood giving a tough competition in the global music arena, songs that belong to other language are simply going unnoticed. All of us, irrespective of how much we love our mother tongue, have gone too much into English songs. With a list that starts with English, do we even have a place for Dutch songs to rank globally? Though the question looks a little sad, we have few songs listed below. These songs are so popular that almost all of us know them and can sing along. So with no further ado let’s get to the list.
Most popular Dutch songs:
Lang Zal ze leven:
This is probably one of the most famous Dutch songs that are always sung at birthday parties. The song simply blesses the person to live long and lead a happy life. So if you haven’t tried this yet in the birthday parties, shower your blessings in Dutch the next time to visit a friend’s birthday bash.
A song that is at least 450 years old, Wilhelmus, still hasn’t gone out of the music lovers. The song has got a lot of significance as it is the national song of Netherlands. The song is historically strong as it was born as a result of A Dutch Revolt that took place during that period. So the next time you are worn out and want to listen to something revolutionary, listen to this song.
Bloed, zweet en tranen:
For the ones who knew the song, but do not know Dutch the song literally translates to Blood, Sweat, and Tears. It is a song by Andre Hazes. It was a part of his album that was released in the year 2002. There are only a few Dutch songs that go globally and Bloed, zweet en tranen is one of them.
Dinge Dong was released in the year 1975 and was immediately translated into English and released as well. The song went on to receive globally fame and stole the number one position in the Swiss and the Norwegian lists. The song had the same effect on English listeners when it was released. Though there are two versions of the same song, the original is still loved by all.
Bloemetjesgordijn is a popular Dutch song, that was sung by a popular Dutch songwriter and lyricist Wim Kersten in the year 1976. This song was released along with another song ‘On the Wednesday Morning, ’ and both went on to become hits instantly.
Zing, vecht, huil, bid, lach, werk en bewonder:
Zing, vecht, huil, bid, lach, werk en bewonder is a single song that was released in the year 1971. It was released by Ramses Shaffy, a popular Dutch singer of the late 1900s. The song was composed having in mind the lonely and unhappy people. The song was a part of all the Dutch Charts for more than three weeks with 21 being its highest ranking.