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Monday, 4 December 2017

Top 2000 - edition 2017


Since 1999, NPO Radio 2 in The Netherlands broadcasts the annual list of the Top 2000 songs of all times. Some 200,000 people vote for this list. They can choose up to 35 songs, 20 from a database and 15 as a free choice. This translates in a total of some 6.5 million votes (2016). Over 8 million people (2015) listen to (parts of) this 7 day non-stop broadcast between Christmas and New Year, which is about half of my country. On average, Radio 2 has a week average of 2.7 million listeners (NRC). 

This is my list - in alphabetical order. 
  1. Beatles - Long and winding road 
  2. Black Keys - Lonely boy 
  3. David Bowie - Heroes 
  4. Riccardo Cocciante - innamorato 
  5. Doobie Brothers - what a fool believes 
  6. Eagles - Hotel California 
  7. Dennis Edwards & Siedah Garrett - don’t look any further 
  8. Elbow - Magnificent (she says) 
  9. Fleetwood Mac - Dreams 
  10. Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush- don’t give up 
  11. Marvin Gaye - What’s going on 
  12. Bebel Gilberto - Aganju 
  13. Daryl Hall - Cab driver 
  14. Donny Hathaway - A song for you 
  15. Is Ook Schitterend - Voltooid Verleden Tijd 
  16. Isaac Hayes - Theme from Shaft 
  17. Jose James - come to my door 
  18. Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate 
  19. Michael McDonald - I keep forgetting 
  20. Paolo Nutini - Iron sky 
  21. Queen & David Bowie - under pressure 
  22. Corinne Bailey Rae - Are you here 
  23. Damien Rice - I don’t wanna change you 
  24. Mark Ronson - Uptown funk 
  25. Rose Royce - Wishing on a star 
  26. Skylark - Wildflower 
  27. Supertramp - Hide In Your Shell 
  28. Tears for Fears - Mad world 
  29. U2 - I will follow 
  30. Rufus Wainwright - Going to a town 
  31. War on Drugs - holding on 
  32. Paul Weller - you do something to me 
  33. Stevie Wonder - love’s in need of love today 
  34. Lizz Wright - Old man 
  35. Neil Young - Southern man
Note: for online streaming audio, please visit this NPO Radio 2 link.

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