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3VOOR12 is a multimedia platform of the Netherlands Public Broadcasting VPRO for alternative pop.

3VOOR12 had 2 digital television channels (a clip-channel and a concert-channel), different radio channels ranging from punk, Roots and Alternative rock to metal), radio programs on 3FM, a website and a weekly live event (Club 3VOOR12). Also 3VOOR12 is present at several festivals (Noorderslag, Lowlands, Motel Mozaïque, Pinkpop). 3VOOR12 has been awarded several times. Among the awards are the UPC Digital Award, the Pritchett-award, the BNN Rookie-Award and the Gouden Pixel.

Similar in approach to the In a Van Sessions and the Take-Away Shows the platform presents live performances of many touring artists recorded in elevators and other small rooms in the Netherlands under the umbrella name Behind Closed Doors[1] These videos are presented on their website as well as an official 3VOOR12 YouTube account.


On radio 3VOOR12 broadcasts almost every day between 21:00-24:00. The programs are: Club 3VOOR12 (Eric Corton, live music), Whitenoise (Dave Clarke, techno music), both on Dutch radio station 3FM.

Song of the Year ("Song van het Jaar")[edit]

Since 1985, the listeners of 3voor12 have voted for the Song van het Jaar every year. All listeners can vote on a longlist at the end of the year. The Song van het Jaar will then be awarded during a concert evening organized by 3voor12. The Song van het Jaar has had eight Dutch winners with Osdorp Posse (1998), Krezip (2000), Johan (2001), Kyteman (2009), Dotan (2014), De Staat (2016), Kensington (2018) and MEROL (2019). Only Pixies (1988 and 1989), The Smashing Pumpkins (1993 and 1995) and Radiohead (1996 and 1997) have won more than once.

Year Artist Track
1985 The Jesus and Mary Chain "Just Like Honey"
1986 Elvis Costello "I Want You"
1987 R.E.M. "The One I Love"
1988 Pixies "Gigantic"
1989 Pixies "Monkey Gone to Heaven"
1990 Living Colour "Love Rears Its Ugly Head"
1991 Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
1992 Pearl Jam "Alive"
1993 The Smashing Pumpkins "Disarm"
1994 dEUS "Suds & Soda"
1995 The Smashing Pumpkins "Bullet with Butterfly Wings"
1996 Radiohead "Street Spirit (Fade Out)"
1997 Radiohead "Paranoid Android"
1998 Osdorp Posse "10 Jaar O.P."
1999 Red Hot Chili Peppers "Scar Tissue"
2000 Krezip "I Would Stay"
2001 Johan "Tumble and Fall"
2002 Queens of the Stone Age "No One Knows"
2003 The White Stripes "Seven Nation Army"
2004 Franz Ferdinand "Take Me Out"
2005 Kaiser Chiefs "Oh My God"
2006 The Raconteurs "Steady, As She Goes"
2007 Editors "Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors"
2008 Kings of Leon "Sex on Fire"
2009 Kyteman "Sorry"
2010 Mumford & Sons "The Cave"
2011 Gotye ft. Kimbra "Somebody That I Used to Know"
2012 Ben Howard "Keep Your Head Up"
2013 Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams "Get Lucky"
2014 Dotan "Home"
2015 Tame Impala "Let It Happen"
2016 De Staat "Make The Call, Leave It All"
2017 Arcade Fire "Everything Now"
2018 Kensington "Slicer"
2020 The Weeknd "Blinding Lights"

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Archived November 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine

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