Another post in my favorite music category: Anouk, a Dutch singer.

Between 1998 and 2008, Anouk left The Netherlands and moved to US to escape the pressures of fame, only to return a few years later.

I embedded two of my favorite songs in this blog post. The first song (Nobody's wife) was recorded in 1998 before she left, the second song (Michel) ten years later in 2008 after she had returned from the US. In the first song, she is getting eggs smashed at her t-shirt and simply takes of her t-shirt to continue in her bra. In the second song, she performs live in front of 60.000 people, and is visibly more relax.

I've been a big fan of Anouk from day one, for more than 10 years, and still think she is one of the best European singers.


Bart (not verified):

You are so right! I've been working in Sportpaleis for three years and I've seen tons of international bands but the concert that was the best was the one of Anouk! I've actually seen it twice! This is my favorite track/show (too bad of the low quality). Forward to minute 4, so strong!

September 22, 2009
MK (not verified):

Great songs! And as much as I enjoy watching her jump around in a red bra, why were they throwing eggs?

September 22, 2009
bertboerland (not verified):

1000's of people, big concert, not everybody liked Anouk ("too commercial"). Search for egg on this translated page pinkpop. When the audience was making remarks about her... spambait.. tits, she made a funy remark as well :-)

BTW; Love Anouk as well!

September 23, 2009
BarisW (not verified):

I so agree Dries. Last year I saw her performing in the Heineken Music Hall and it was one of the best concerts I've seen so far. Amazing. Although the songs you listed are good, her newest singles are even better.

Check her current hit in The Netherlands "Three Days in a Row"

And listen to that voice @ 3:20 - wow!

September 23, 2009
bertboerland (not verified):

btw, years later she showed to have lots of humour in this clip.

September 23, 2009