Sunday, June 01, 2008

Retro Saturday: Fluitsma & Van Tijn

My final song tonight is not a Eurovision song, but it was a big favourite of mine in the mid-90s when it was a massive hit in the Netherlands. "15 Miljoen Mensen" was written and performed by the songwriting duo Eric van Tijn and Jochem Fluitsma. It was, like many other hit singles, originally featured in a TV commercial. Find the song at

Fluitsma and van Tijn also wrote "Hemel en Aarde", my favourite Dutch Eurovision song ever, which was sung by Edsilia Rombley and did very well in the 1998 contest. Find Edsilia's original Dutch national final performance at


kevin (ru) said...

Beautiful songs, thanks!
Especially the grand key change in Edsilia's.

EuropeCrazy said...

Yes, "Hemel en Aarde" is a classic...I never really thought about the key change before but it is rather wonderful isn't it!