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Meijer was born in the South of Rotterdam and four years later she moved to IJsselmonde. Macdonald is the child already on (first still with her brother) in vocals and begins in the seventies as a much sought-after backing vocalist, a.o. for Patricia Paay. The breakthrough as a solo artist is in 1976 with "The Alternative Way", a collaboration with Hans Vermeulen. This number is a number 1-hit in Netherlands, and also her next singles sell well.
After several successful singles seems the success of "The Alternative Way" not matched, but after a change of record label in 1980 , she is accompanied by a new musicians and production team. The album "Shades of Desire" follows whose single Why Tell Me Why weeks long occupied the first position in the Dutch charts and even the best-selling single will be by 1981. It is the beginning of a period in which Anita Meyer scores, including many hits "They Don't Play Our Love Song Anymore", "Blame It On Love" and a cover of The one that you love of the Australian duo Air Supply. The Swedish Carola and the French Julie Pietri throw high eyes in their own country with a version of "Why Tell Me Why".
She is performing for the first time In 1983 with Lee Towers. The emphasis begins more on albums and performances and the success of the singles is more modest. With a music video for "Heart of Stone" she has the scoop for a Dutch singer. In 1986 throws a recorded live duet with Lee Towers, a cover of Run To Me, high in the charts. It will Meyers last Dutch top 10-hit, but her name as one of Holland's most successful singers is finally established, in particular thanks to good selling albums and successful performances. First Dutch singer brings them inspired by Lee Towers a series of successful shows in the Rotterdam Ahoy ', something in that time only a few artists in Netherlands was awarded. "Freedom (For All)" and "Music Music" do it well in the charts in the late 1980s.
Meyer decides to go from 1992 to do to be able to spend more time to her family. Her divorce is widely reported in the tabloid press. The title song of the RTL 4 program "I'm sorry" puts her in the charts again in 1994. In 1998 makes them inspired by the success of fellow artists a temporary switch to Dutch-speaking with the album "closer together". In 2000 is a guest on the last "Gala of the Year" by Lee Towers in Ahoy and she takes the latin-inspired Spanish Guitar on album with predominantly covers. In the Tros TV show is there attention to its 25-year anniversary. The attention for her latest albums is limited, but she remains a much sought-after singer in the schnabbel circuit.
In 2005 she serves as team captain in the feeling ofthe music program, and in the following year, she participated in the Stage Entertainment-production Musicals in Ahoy. In 2006, she took on the role of the old glamour cat Grizabella in the musical Cats .
In 2008 a number of guest appearances with Meyer and Towers provide the Airforce Orchestra concerts in the context of the series of Hollywood in concert. In the same year she is three evenings in the Amsterdam ArenA during Toppers In Concert 2008 .
In 2011 works Meyer participated in the tv program the best singers of Netherlands, in which she performed several songs by other singers. Following the example of her number-one hit from 1981, Why tell me why, again in the charts with DJ Romeo.
There also appears a remix of the same song by DJ Frank, Discotex called.
Autumn 2011 is the program I'm sorry back on RTL 4, presented by John Williams. Anita has for this series a new version of the well-known tune Sung. This to the delight of tv lovers, who previously were disappointed that Talpa for a new tune for coffee time had chosen.
Anita played the role of Maria In 2013 in The Passion (EO-RKK).
Meyer has a daughter with her ex-husband Ton of Lion, with whom she was married from 1976 to 1994. 
|Album (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Album Top 100
|In the meantime I will sing||1976||12-06-1976||20||8|
|Shades of desire||1981||12-09-1981||1 (2 wk)||28|
|Past present and future||1982||30-10-1982||5||14|
|Face to Face||1984||06-10-1984||10||12|
|Greatest hits||1985||12-10-1985||10||21||Compilation album|
|Run to me||1986||15-03-1986||5||22||with Lee Towers|
|Now and forever||1986||11-10-1986||23||8|
|The Ahoy concert||1988||30-04-1988||15||18||Live Album|
|Close to you||1989||14-10-1989||21||13|
|The love of a woman||1994||08-10-1994||35||11||Compilation album|
|A song can change your life||1996||20-07-1996||61||7|
|Tears go by||23-10-2009||07-11-2009||54||5||with Metropole Orchestra|
|Top 100||16-12-2011||24-12-2011||92||1||with Lee Towers/compilation album|
|Single (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Top 40
|The alternative way||1976||06-03-1976||1 (1wk)||9||No. 1 in the Single Top 100|
|You can do it||1976||29-05-1976||9||8||No. 8 in the Single Top 100|
|Just a desillusion||1976||13-11-1976||18||6||No. 15 in the Single Top 100|
|Anita that's my name||1977||19-03-1977||21||5||No. 17 in the Single Top 100|
|You are my everything||1979||17-03-1979||tip16||-||with Hans Vermeulen|
|Rock me up a mountain||1980||19-07-1980||28||5||No. 31 in the Single Top 100|
|The hurtin' doesn't go away||1981||14-02-1981||tip7||-|
|Why, tell me why||1981||29-08-1981||1 (6wk)||14||No. 1 in the Single Top 100/
Best selling single of 1981
|They don't play our lovesong anymore||1981||05-12-1981||3||10||No. 5 in the Single Top 100|
|Idaho||1982||16-10-1982||4||8||No. 6 in the Single Top 100|
|The one that you love||1982||18-12-1982||16||5||No. 16 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive|
|Goodbye to love||1983||08-10-1983||23||5||No. 21 in the Single Top 100|
|Sandy's song||1983||24-12-1983||23||4||No. 28 in the Single Top 100|
|Blame it on love||1984||31-03-1984||33||3||No. 34 in the Single Top 100|
|Heart of stone||1984||22-09-1984||26||4||No. 31 in the Single Top 100|
|The story of a new born love||1985||06-07-1985||tip2||-||No. 39 in the Single Top 100|
|Sometimes when we touch||1985||19-10-1985||tip17||-||No. 47 in the Single Top 100|
|Run to me||1986||11-01-1986||9||8||with Lee Towers /
No. 3 in the Single Top 100
|We've got tonight||1986||19-04-1986||31||3||with Lee Towers/
No. 35 in the Single Top 100
|You are my life||1986||18-10-1986||tip4||-|
|Now and forever||1987||31-01-1987||tip19||-|
|The exodus song||1987||28-11-1987||tip2||-||No. 63 in the Single Top 100|
|Having my baby||1988||-||with Paul Anka /
No. 75 in the Single Top 100
|Freedom||1990||24-11-1990||21||5||No. 27 in the Single Top 10/
|Music Music (This is why)||1992||19-09-1992||34||3||No. 29 in the Single Top 100|
|I'm sorry||1993||04-09-1993||24||6||Title song "I'm sorry" /
No. 30 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive
|I've heard it all before||1994||17-09-1994||tip14||-|
|The warmth in your heart||1996||-||No. 76 in the Single Top 100|
|Wait for me||1998||-||No. 87 in the Single Top 100|
|Why tell me why||2011||-||with Hilary /
No. 8 in the Single Top 100
|They don't play our lovesong anymore||2011||-||No. 86 in the Single Top 100|
|Let me now anyway not only||28-03-2013||-||No. 84 in the Single Top 100|
|King Song||19-04-2013||27-04-2013||2||4||as part of National Committee Inauguration/
No. 1 in the Single Top 100
|Single (s) with chart positions
in the Flemish Ultratop 50
|The alternative way||1976||-||No. 5 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|You can do it||1976||-||No. 14 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|Why, tell me why||1981||-||No. 1 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|They don't play our lovesong anymore||1981||-||No. 6 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|Idaho||1982||-||No. 11 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|The one that you love||1982||-||No. 25 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|Goodbye to love||1983||-||No. 29 in the Radio 2 Top 30|
|Run to me||1986||-||with Lee Towers/
No. 21 in the Radio 2 Top 30
|King Song||2013||11-05-2013||41||1 *||as part of National Committee Inauguration|
|Number (s) with markings
in the Radio 2 Top 2000
|' 99||' 00||' 01||' 02||' 03||' 04||' 05||' 06||' 07||' 08||' 09||' 10||' 11||' 12||' 13|
|The alternative way||1267||1009||1149||889||1187||1096||1001||1220||949||1061||1693||1473||1849||-||-|
|They don't play our lovesong anymore||-||-||1239||1519||1571||1274||1436||1519||1212||1385||1754||1386||1478||-||-|
|Why, tell me why||681||808||648||641||711||676||667||745||540||630||640||520||518||993||789|