Ik hou van jou
|"Ik hou van jou"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1984 entry|
|Artist(s)||Maria Lidwina Kwakman|
|Composer(s)||Peter van Asten,
|Lyricist(s)||Peter van Asten,
|Conductor||Rogier van Otterloo|
|◄ "Sing Me A Song" (1983)|
|"Alles heeft ritme" (1986) ►|
The song received 34 points, placing 13th in a field of 19. Despite the poor placing, "Ik hou van jou" has become a fan favourite, appearing as one of the non-winning "classics" on the double-CD and double-DVD sets produced to coincide with the Congratulations special of late 2005.
Maribelle herself recorded the song in four languages: Dutch, English ("In Love with You"), German ("Du fehlst mir so"), and French ("Pour qui, pourquoi?"). It was also covered by other performers, such as Cilla Black (as "A Dream Called True") and Engelbert Humperdinck.
- Official Eurovision Song Contest, history by year, 1984.
- Detailed info and lyrics, Diggiloo Thrush, "Ik hou van jou".
- "Ik hou van jou - Maribelle (Netherlands 1984)". Moopy Eurovision forum. Retrieved 2009-08-13.