Showing posts with label Anita Meyer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Anita Meyer. Show all posts

Saturday, 9 January 2010

The alternative way - Anita Meijer

This single represents Anita Meijer's breakthrough in the Netherlands. After some time as a singer in the band Rainbow Train, she recorded 'The alternative way' as a duet with Hans Vermeulen, who also produced and arranged the track. It quickly rose to the top of the Dutch Top 40 in the summer of 1976.

It would take Meijer five years to reach number 1 again with the less engaging 'Why tell me why'. Although very famous in the Netherlands, she was never able to score any hits in other countries.

My collection: 7" single no. 4420
Found: Kringloop, Den Haag, January 9, 2010
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'The alternative way' / 'You showed me how'

Sunday, 27 December 2009

The hurtin' doesn't go away - Anita Meyer

Anita Meyer was born on October 29, 1954. She starts singing at an early age and starts performing during her teens together with her brother. Her first solo success comes in 1976, when she releases her debut single 'The alternative way', produced by Hans Vermeulen, a famous Dutch singer/songwriter.

Although 'The alternative way' is a number 1 hit in the Netherlands, subsequent singles fail to equal that success, and this single, 'The hurtin' doesn't go away', released in 1981, fails to chart. It is the last single before her biggest chart success, 'Why tell me why', which stays at number 1 for several weeks.

My collection: 7" single no. 138
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, 1982
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'The hurtin' doesn't go away' / 'You'

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