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Radar Love is the biggest international hit of the the Hague rock band Golden Earring.

Radar Love means in 1973 the international breakthrough of the band. The single reached the first place in the home country Netherlands, the top 10 in Belgium,Germany and the United Kingdom. In the summer of 1974 the Earring has been touring through the United States where the group with Radar Love the thirteenth position in the Billboard Hot 100 picks. At concerts the song stretches the Group effortlessly out of up to 15 minutes and excel respectively the band members in a bass-, guitar-and drum solo, with drummer Cesar Zuiderwijk jumps over his drum kit. The song is due to his theme and the groove considered the ultimate ' carsong '.

Only nine years later in 1982 , the Golden Earring with Twilight Zone an appropriate follow up on the success of Radar Love. This last issue has reached the status of international classic.

The song was covered more than 350 times, inter alia by Homer Simpson and has its own website. The Dutch girl band Centerfold performed brought it in sexy lingerie. It was also parodied as "Radar Sucks".

In 1992, "Radar Love" used by Bill Clinton during the presidential primaries in the US[1.

Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

"Radar love" in the Dutch Top 40 - inside: 25-08-1973
Week 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13
Position 16 5 2 1 1 1 2 3 7 10 17 25 37 from
"Radar love" in the Dutch Single Top 100 - inside: 25-08-1973
Week 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
Position 16 5 1 1 1 1 3 4 7 11 15 from

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
Radar Love 23 21 21 27 27 12 13 16 23 17 24 16 18 18 24

JOE FM Hitarchief Top 2000[Edit]Edit

"Radar love"
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Position 25 28 20 16

Predecessor:

Rote rosen by Freddy Breck

Dutch Top 40 number-one single

15 september 5 October 1973 - 1973 3 weeks

Successor:

My friend the wind by Demis Roussos

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