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Anita Meyer (RotterdamOctober 29, 1954), official name: Annita Meijer,[1is a Dutch singer.

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Biography[Edit]Edit

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).

Private Life[Edit]Edit

Meyer has a daughter with her ex-husband Ton of Lion, with whom she was married from 1976 to 1994. [2]

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
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
Moments together 1983 15-10-1983 10 18
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
Premiere 1987 17-10-1987 13 18
The Ahoy concert 1988 30-04-1988 15 18 Live Album
Close to you 1989 14-10-1989 21 13
Autumn leaves 1990 08-12-1990 37 6
Music Music 1992 17-10-1992 41 7
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
Closer together 1998 13-06-1998 70 4
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

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
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
It hurts 1977 24-12-1977 tip6 -
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/

Alarm Drive

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

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
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

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

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

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