Showing posts with label Raymond van het Groenewoud. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Raymond van het Groenewoud. Show all posts

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Ik ben de man - Raymond van het Groenewoud

I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, but in hindsight I wonder if it was really a good idea to accept this single into my collection: I never played it besides the time I got it and now for this blog. 'Ik ben de man' ('I am the man') by Belgian single Raymond van het Groenewoud is a nice song, but it's nothing remarkable.

I got it from the shop owner at the shop where I went to get my weekly chart singles back in 1990. It was probably the only way for him to get rid of these singles, as they didn't sell at all. Six months later, Van het Groenewoud would have his first and only number 1 hit in the Netherlands with 'Liefde voor muziek' ('Love for music').

My collection: 7" single no. 1271
Found: Melody Maker, Den Haag, July 28, 1990
Cost: -
Tracks: 'Ik ben de man' / 'Geen boodschap'

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Je veux de l'amour - Raymond van het Groenewoud

'Je veux de l'amour' ('I want love') is the desperate cry of an artist who has everything in his career, except love. Belgian singer Raymond van 't Groenewoud played a very believable role in this song, with his emotive vocals.

He was rewarded with his first hit outside of Belgium: 'Je veux de l'amour' reached number 18 in the Dutch Top 40 in the summer of 1980.

My collection: 7" single no. 674
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, 1988
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Je veux de l'amour' / 'Troonsafstand'

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