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Kinderen voor Kinderen
Flory Anstadt [nl] and Kinderen voor Kinderen (1982)
Flory Anstadt [nl] and Kinderen voor Kinderen (1982)
Background information
OriginHilversum, Netherlands
Genrespop, rock, hiphop, Broadway
Occupation(s)School Children 8 to 12
Instrumentsc. 30 voices
Years active1980–present
LabelsVARAgram
Websitekvk.vara.nl

Kinderen voor Kinderen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌkɪnd(ə)rə(ɱ) voːr ˈkɪnd(ə)rə(n)], lit.'Children for Children') is a Dutch children's choir maintained by public broadcaster BNNVARA.

Since 1980 the choir has released one album of new children's songs each year, and is probably the only act from the 1980s with consecutive albums in the top 40 chart (apart from two releases). The ideas for the songs generally come from children who write in. Well-known Dutch lyricists then turn submitted ideas into finished songs.

The songs on each year's album are presented in a special TV broadcast, staged and recorded in advance (in the group's early years, these shows were broadcast live). Various Dutch celebrities often appear as cast members in these shows. In 2006, Kinderen voor Kinderen staged its first live pop concert as the basis of its annual broadcast.

Kinderen voor Kinderen also holds an annual "Song Contest" known as the Kinderen voor Kinderen Songfestival that sees the winners of the regional pre-selection rounds (one each province) compete against each other as finalists.

History[edit]

Concept[edit]

Official Kinderen voor Kinderen logo

In 1980 program director Flory Anstadt decided to start a children's choir as part of a VARA fund-raising campaign to provide toys to children in developing countries. The choir released an album of songs sung by children ranging in age from 8 to 12 years old. VARA subsequently broadcast performances of the songs on television. The choir was a success and a decision was made to release an album each year from then on. The toy donation campaign ended in 1991. The name of the choir is now the sole reminder of its original function.

Staying true to their main purpose, Kinderen voor Kinderen is still releasing charity-singles such as:

  • "Morgen is een droom ("Tomorrow is a dream") (2001)
  • "Voor Azië ("For Asia"), released early 2005 in a re-written version to benefit tsunami victims in Asia.
  • "Het begin van het einde ("The beginning of the end"), released in the summer of 2005 to benefit the Dutch development NGO Novib.

The ensemble has been conducted by Babette Labeij since 2005. She succeeded Majel Lustenhouwer, who led the group during its first 25 years. In recognition of Kinderen voor Kinderen's contribution to Dutch culture under his guidance, Lustenhouwer received a knighthood of the Order of Orange Nassau in 2006.

For the first 21 releases, the first song on each album was always the Kinderen voor Kinderen anthem. Only albums 5 and 15 were notable exceptions as on those album the anthem was the closing track. Starting with album 22 the custom was changed to make it the closing track instead. The melody has remained the same since 1980, though the lyrics were changed after album 3 to remove a verse about children starving and sleeping in the street. The chorus has stayed the same, while verses have changed over the years to be more celebratory and inclusive, suggesting that children are more open-minded and understanding. Some of the recent albums omit the anthem entirely.

At present[edit]

The choir currently consists of around 30 children between 8 and 12 years of age (originally the age limit was 14 instead of 12). Originally the goal was to have participants from throughout the Netherlands. Over time, however, practical considerations intervened and the children recruited as singers are now required to live within close distance of the TV recording studios in Hilversum, southeast of Amsterdam. As a consequence the songs are sung with the characteristic accent of that area, the most noticeable feature of which is the so-called Gooise R: the retroflex pronunciation of the letter R at the end of words and after vowels before consonants in a manner similar to that of American English, although other Rs are realized as trills, either alveolar [r] or uvular [ʀ].

The ensemble operates on a yearly production cycle starting with auditions for new members in January. Songs are composed based on ideas from children's letters and go through a judging process, ultimately leaving 12 song choices for the year's CD. The first singing rehearsals begin in March, and dance rehearsals start in September after summer recess. The year's TV program is usually recorded during the autumn school recess. A viewing is held for the children and their families one week before the program is broadcast in November.

A 27-CD box set, released at the end of September 2007, gave the choir their first album top 10 entry in almost a decade.

TV broadcasts[edit]

1980–1984[edit]

  • The first broadcast was on 5 December 1980 (St Nicholas Day), hosted by actor Willem Nijholt. The choir-members wore dungarees. Viewers could vote for their favourite song and "Ik heb zo waanzinnig gedroomd" (sung by Annemiek Stuurman) became a top 10 hit early 1981. The album reached number 2 in the charts. In 2001 some of the original choir members reunited for an interview conducted by Reinout Oerlemans for his I Love The 1980s-style series Typisch Tachtig.
  • The second show too was hosted by Willem Nijholt (sporting a full moustache at the time). The choir was now expanded; among the new faces were Marjon Keller, Mandy Huydts and sisters Laura and Karin Vlasblom, who later went on to form the girl group Frizzle Sizzle. Martijntje van Neerven expressed her concern with the stupidity of fur-hunters in "Tweedehands Jas" ("Second hand coat"). Of the three stand-out songs "Op een onbewoond eiland" ("On a deserted island") was voted the number 1 favourite and became a top 40-hit. The album peaked at number 3.
  • The third show hit the screens on 11 November 1982; this time Leonie Jansen, singer/presenter of children's news programme Jeugdjournaal introduced the songs. "Ha-ha je vader" (about children judged by their dad's profession) opened the show and was that year's single. Other memorable moments include Drummer, "Kerstmis" and "Dokter ik ben zo oliedom" ("Doctor, I'm tired of stupid"). Martijntje sang the Down's syndrome-themed ballad "M'n broertje" ("My baby brother") and the show ended with "Ik heb het allemaal niet bij me" ("I think I lost it all") before reprising the theme tune. Album 3 became the first one to top the charts.
  • The fourth album and TV show included show host Willem Ruis (1945–1986). The songs had a more polished sound than previous efforts and made some references to Dutch group Doe Maar who were at the height of their popularity. "Brief aan Ernst" is a request to Doe Maar's keyboard-player to stop singing the atom bomb-themed number one-hit "De Bom". In "Vader zonder werk" ("Unemployed father", Martijntje's last contribution to the choir), the subject matter was angered by hearing the band on record. "Meidengroep" ("Girl group") became a top 20-entry, and "Wat zingen wij" ("The songs we sing") is a definite reminder that Dutch traditional children's songs are worthless to a generation that prefers to listen to top 40-hits. Like its predecessor, album 4 topped the charts.
  • 16 November 1984 saw the fifth Kinderen voor Kinderen show; time to look back. Previous members were invited and some of them were interviewed by Willem Ruis. As a bridge to the new songs Frizzle Sizzle (before the name existed) sang a tribute to their days with the choir. Marjon Keller, who left after the fourth album, was still available for backing vocals. The first of the new songs is "Sluit je aan" ("Join the club"), a call for vegetarianism; the idea was actually submitted by a butcher's daughter. Robert Long (1943–2006) wrote "Als ik de baas zou zijn van het journaal" ("If I Ruled The News") which missed the top 40, unlike "Eeuwig Kerst" ("Forever Christmas"). This non-album track was recorded with former BZN-vocalist Annie Schilder and Het Goede Doel. It became the most successful Christmas-hit in Dutch. Album 5 reached second place in the charts.

1985–1989[edit]

  • The show for the sixth album brought a change, as it was the first to be shot on location. The running order of the songs was changed precisely to chronicle the adventures of four siblings, Mark and Sasha, and teenagers Arjen and Krista. The parents were played by Ati Dijckmeester and jazz-musician Edwin Rutten. Album 6 reached number 2 and was notable for the song "Ochtendhumeur" ("Morning Glory"). Two decades later Mark appeared in a To Tell the Truth-style item on Paul de Leeuw's TV-show.
  • Album 7 aired on 15 November 1986 and was a continuation of its predecessor. "Ik ben toch zeker Sinterklaas niet", written by Het Goede Doel frontmen Henk Westbroek & Henk Temming and performed with Edwin Rutten telling he's not Saint Nicholas, became a hit. TV-commercials are parodied in two songs; one of them, ("Snoepverslaving", which opens the show) namechecked addictive but fictional candy bars and chocolates. Album 7 made the top 5.
  • Album 8 started off with its fair share of controversy; Freek de Jonge was scheduled to host, but pulled out after it was feared that his contribution would badly affect album sales. He was replaced with actress Simone Kleinsma and show-host Ron Brandsteder. The latter appeared on the extracted single "Moeders wil is wet" as the father dishing up overexperimental meals in mother's absence. Despite being the first single to miss the top 40 it still became a classic. The TV-show won a Silver Rose at the Montreux Festival and the album hit the number 2 slot.
  • The ninth show was made with the legendary talk show host Sonja Barend who dressed up as a demented grandmother for one of the songs ("Dement"). Highlights include the mixed messages in "Hartstikke fout" ("Absolutely wrong"), "Joris en Jan" ("George and John"), who are assumed to be gay, the anti-kissing song "Kussen" "Brugsmurfblues" Brugmsurf being a contemporary Dutch slang for freshman). For the first time omissions had to be made; "Anti-auto lied" ("Anti-car song") and "Liegen dat is leuk" ("It's fun to be a liar") were not performed on the show. Album 9 reached number 5.
  • From album 10 onwards, the TV-shows were shot on location again. Singer and presenter Hanneke Kappen was this year's guest-celebrity. It was broadcast with English subtitles. The orchestrations, with its jazzy and funky undertones, are reminiscent of the first three albums, but the modern influences are present as well; the hip-hop-flavoured "Stuntelkampioen" ("Fumbling champion") for example, or the Westbroek & Temming-written "Kip, patat en appelmoes" ("French fries, chicken, and apple-sauce"; a popular children's dish). Album 10 fittingly made it to number 10 .

1990–1994[edit]

  • "New decade, new sound" was a general trend in 1990. Kinderen voor Kinderen was no exception, although the previous two albums had begun the change in direction. Henk Westbroek was now the supervisor and asked new composers to write rock-oriented songs. Tracks such as "Allemaal kabaal" ("All a lot of noise") were previewed in a Derby of the Low Countries contest for schools whose pupils performed their versions of Kinderen voor Kinderen classics. The show for the 11th album was filmed in Belgium with multi-talented artist and Unicef-ambassador Herman van Veen. The album made it to number 5, 34 places higher than the Best Of that was released at the same time.
  • The 12th show was made with Youp van 't Hek as the celebrity guest. He played a travelling salesman and sang along on "Alles is te koop" ("Everything is for sale"). Ernst Jansz, enduring a break from performing with Doe Maar, usually chronicled an impossible relationship in "Verliefd op de meester"; in this case a schoolgirl-crush on the teacher. Toon Hermans (1917–2000) made a cameo-appearance in "Mijn vader is een clown" ("My father's a clown"). "Wakker met een wijsje" ("Waking up with a melody") reached classic-status in years to come. Album 12 reached number 4 in the charts.
  • The 13th show was made with Sylvia Millecam (1956–2001) as a teacher who dreams of a school trip. Other celebrities involved were Erik van Muiswinkel and Henk Westbroek. "Volwassen" questions the phrase "maturity". Album 13 made it to number 6, but single "Vuur en vlam" ("Burning passion") missed the top 40.
  • In 1993 actor Coen Flink (1932–2000) played a motorbiking grandfather. In a series of prequels he took his so-called granddaughter on a trip down memory lane with former choir members playing adolescent versions of their song-characters. Album 14 reached number 7 in the charts.
  • In 1994, album 15 was released; singer-songwriter Frank Boeijen wrote the lead-off single "Straf" ("Grounded"). It reached number 9. A second Best Of was also released with a house-medley of classic tunes. It reached number 22.

1995–1999[edit]

  • With album 16 it was back to basics; singalong songs performed for a live audience which included former choir-members, and (as a first) a live-band. Paul de Leeuw presented and was the celebrity guest-vocalist in 100 Hobby's. Lead-off single was the bluesy "Mamma is morgen van mij" ("Tomorrow mummy belongs to me"). Album 16 became the choir's first regular release to miss the top 10.
  • Paul de Leeuw also hosted the 17th show, which was dedicated to the parents of the children who supplied the subject matter. Bennie Jolink from dialect rock-band Normaal wrote "Vieze praatjes" ("Dirtmouth") which was released as a single with "Het Tietenlied" ("The Tits Song") on the B-side; the latter was sung by dance-pop artist to be Elize van der Horst to classic-status. Album 17 made it to number 17.
  • The 18th show was hosted by Menno Bentveld, one of the faces of science program Jules Unlimited. One of the songs featured is "Pesten is geen spelletje" ("Bullying is not a game") which shared its title with an anti-bullying campaign. Album 18 became a top 10 entry.
  • The 19th show took the form of a school drama with actors Marcel Faber and Joep Onderdelinden in the roles of headmaster and janitor. "Droom" ("Dream") was released on single. Album 19 made it to number 13.
  • Aldith Hunkar,Jeugdjournaal-presenter at the time, hosted this 20th show full of catchy singalongs and razor-sharp messages. Majel Lustenhouwer played an audience member awarded a Most Boring Father before miming the trombone in the song of the same name. Hunkar introduced the finale by expressing her rapping skills. Album 20 reached number 7.

2000–2004[edit]

  • The 21st show was hosted by "monkey-duo" Zap & Surf. Album 21 only reached number 23.
  • The 22nd show was hosted by Maud Hawinkels who guested on a track about the upcoming replacement of Dutch guilders by Euros. Other songs are "Verliefd op een paard" ("In love with a horse") and fundraiser "Morgen is een droom" which opens the album. Album 22 peaked at 16 in the charts.
  • The 23rd show was made with Klaas van der Eerden who insisted on singing a medley of Kinderen voor Kinderen classics. By the time he did so everyone already left. Album 23 became the choir's least-selling album ever, missing the charts altogether.
  • After Willem Nijholt, Willem Ruis, Paul de Leeuw, Klaas van der Eerden became the fourth host to do a second show. Unlike its predecessor, album 24 made it to the charts reaching number 21.
  • A historic moment; the same celebrity hosting three shows in a row. But this time Klaas van der Eerden was joined by Claudia de Breij. Album 25 reached number 15.

2005–2009[edit]

  • In 2005 Claudia de Breij hosted the show on her own. Album 26 made it to number 14. As the choir was now officially in its 25th year, a new Best Of was released but didn't chart.
  • Album 27 was the first one with a proper title: De Coolste DJ, named after the track sung by Holly Mae Brood, actress-to-be and daughter of the late rock star/painter Herman Brood. De Coolste DJ made it to number 28.
  • The new tradition continued with De Gamer which was chiefly written by a new generation of musicians. Claudia de Breij and comedian/marathon-runner Dolf Jansen each delivered one song. The pop concert premiered on 26 October 2007 while the TV-special was hosted by actress Isolde Hallensleben.
  • A new standard was set with the release of the 29th album Buiten Spelen (Come Out And Play). The pop concert was taken to a new level and was renamed the Kinderen voor Kinderen Mega Spektakel. It was held in the Amsterdam Arena on 11 October 2008 and was hosted by sports reporter/television host Jack van Gelder and Dutch rapper Ali B.
  • In 2009, the group released their 30th album, Lachen is Gezond (Laughter is Healthy) which was accompanied by a lower profile performance for a much smaller audience than previous shows. 2009 was a milestone for the group because it marked their 30th anniversary.

2010–present[edit]

  • In 2015, album 36 Raar Maar Waar (Weird But True) was released. Among the album's most popular songs was "Waarom moet ik gaan?" ("Why do I have to go?"), written in response to the European migrant crisis.
  • In 2017, album 38 was released; Gruwelijk Eng (Super Scary). The song "Okido" was specifically written to line up with the 2017 Koningsspelen [nl]; to fit the royal theme, the music video was filmed in Soestdijk Palace, a former residence of the Dutch royal family.
  • 2019 marked the release of album 40; Reis mee (Travel Along)
  • In 2020, album 41 was acompanied by a television-special taped during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • In 2021, album 42, Worden wat je wil (Be what you want to be) was released. As part of Dutch TV's 70th anniversary, the choir-members appeared on satire-show Spaanders; they sang the theme-tune which opened and closed a classics-medley performed by the original soloists as adults.

Notable songs[edit]

Songs well known in the Netherlands or otherwise notable include:

  • "Ik heb zo waanzinnig gedroomd" (1980)    "I dreamt so wonderfully"
  • "Op een onbewoond eiland" (1981)    "on an uninhabited island"
  • "Meidengroep" (1983)    "girl group"
  • "Als de lichtjes doven" (1984)    "when the lights go out"
  • "Als ik de baas zou zijn van het journaal" (1984)    "if I were the boss of the news "
  • "Ochtendhumeur" (1985)   "Morning temper "
  • "Ik ben toch zeker Sinterklaas niet" (1986)    "I am not Sinterklaas, am I?"
  • "Moeders wil is wet" (1987)    "Mum must be obeyed"
  • "Een been op de stoep" (1987)    "One leg on the sidewalk"
  • "Ik wil een krokodil als huisdier" (1988)    "I want a crocodile for a pet"
  • "Miepie" (1988) (sung by Daniël Samkalden)    "[my cat] Miepie"
  • "Stuntelkampioen" (1989)    "fumbling champion"
  • "Kip, patat en appelmoes" (1989)    "chicken, fries and apple sauce"
  • "De Kerstezel" (sung by Jannes Drop) (1990)    "the Christmas donkey"
  • "Wakker met een wijsje" (1991)    "waking up with a melody"
  • "Vuur en vlam" (1992)    "burning passion"
  • "Rauw en primitief" (1993)    "rough and primitive"
  • "Het tietenlied" (1996)    "the tits song"
  • "Het leven duurt een leven lang" (1997)    "life lasts a lifetime"
  • "Sandwichkind" (1998)    "sandwich [= middle] child"
  • "Wij zijn vriendinnen" (2000)    "we [two girls] are friends"
  • "Morgen is een droom" (2001)    "tomorrow is a dream"
  • "Ik wil een huisdier" (2003)    "I want a pet"
  • "Een gouden koets" (2003)    "a golden coach"
  • "Doodgewone jongen (met ADHD)" (2004)    "Ordinary boy (with ADHD)"
  • "Mijn mobiel" (2004)    "my mobile phone"
  • "Twee vaders" (2005)    "two fathers"
  • "Buiten Spelen" (2008)    "Playing outside"
  • "Sinterklaas wil dansen" (2009)    "Sinterklaas wants to dance"

Most of the songs named as examples above are from the ensemble's early years. There are many who say they like the songs from the early years better than the songs from the more recent past. However, as the group's website declares:[1]

"… children today are different from their counterparts 25 years ago and the times they live in are completely different. For example, in those days there was no Internet and there were very few children's programs on TV and no music channels at all specifically for young people.
"The themes the songs used in those days are in any case timeless. For example, today too it happens that at school children may be victims of mobbing, and a theme like disappointment in love will always be relevant. Yet there are also some new themes involving situations that earlier did not happen very often or were subject to taboos so that people preferred not to talk about them. One example of this is the song "Twee Vaders" ('two fathers') on the 2005 CD.
"Kinderen voor Kinderen will be staying in step with the times."

Topics addressed in songs[edit]

Kinderen voor Kinderen's songs deal with many different subjects. Some frequently recurring themes are:

  • Advertising ("Snoepverslaving", "Hallekiedallekie", "De wereld van de STER")
  • Animals ("Met een beesie", "Johnny mijn pony", "Beestenboel", "Miepie", "Sluit je aan" (about vegetarianism), "Honden", "Alles van paarden", "Een tweedehands jas", "Ik wil een krokodil als huisdier", "Ik wil een kangoeroe", "Domme domme dodo", "Witte muizen", "Elk dier", "Kijk Joris nou", "De natuur slaat terug", "Ik wil een huisdier")
  • Antisocial behaviour ("Iedereen gaat voor z'n beurt", "Allemaal kabaal", "Buiten is het erger")
  • Being in love ("Rikkie", "Ik ben verliefd", "Frisse knul", "Verliefdheid is rampzalig", "Verliefd op de meester", "Strooi kruimels", "Roosmarijn", "Zusje van mijn zus", "Vuur en vlam", "Gewoon te gewoon", "Alles", "Smoorverliefd", "Voorlopig niet verliefd", "Verliefd op een paard", "Zusje van mijn zus", "Liefdesverdriet", "Tovenaar")
  • Body dysmorphic disorder ("Gewoon te gewoon", "Jij bent goed zoals je bent")
  • Boredom ("Zondagmiddag", "Sleutelkind", "Verkleden", "100 hobby's" (sung by Paul de Leeuw))
  • Christmas ("Kerstmis", "Als de lichtjes doven", "De kerstezel", "Hé meneer de kerstman", "Ben zo benieuwd", "Niets is cooler dan Kerstmis")
  • Death (of an animal) ("Alleen", "Frederieke")
  • Death (of a person) ("Mijn laatste oma", "De Lek", "Anders dan je denkt", "Mijn vader is een ster", "Het leven duurt een leven lang", "Mama (waar ben je nou?)", "Opa's laatste feestje")
  • Disability ("En ik", "Mijn broertje", "LOM-kind", "Dement", "Ik st-st-stotter", "Stuntelkampioen", "Twee linkse linkerhanden", "Als niemand kijkt", "Nare dingen allergie", "Later zul je lachen", "Klein & groot", "Nep", "Oma", "Dyslectisch", "Een doodgewone jongen met ADHD", "Rock 'n' rollstoel")
  • Discrimination ("LOM-kind", "Gastarbeider", "Twee Vaders", "Groen")
  • Divorce ("Foto-album", "Hij", "Vier ouders", "Mijlenver", "Ik hou van hard", "Mama is morgen van mij")
  • Eating ("Kom eet je bi ba boe ba bord nou leeg", "Dieet", "Moeders wil is wet", "Kip patat en appelmoes", "Het hete eten", "Ik lust alles")
  • Environmental activism ("In de soep", "Anti auto-lied", "Stop")
  • Escapism ("Hoekje", "Ik heb zo waanzinnig gedroomd", "Op een onbewoond eiland", "Ik ben beroemd", "Ik trek me terug op het toilet", "Ik ben zo'n kind", "De wereld van de STER", "Onderweg", "Stipjes", "Van Nederland tot Broadway", "Rauw en primitief", "Vandaag ben ik een vliegtuig", "De wijde wereld", "Gangsterdam", "Droomhuis", "Een gouden koets", "Als een meeuw boven zee")
  • Forgetfulness ("Ik heb het allemaal niet bij me", "Ik ben altijd alles kwijt", "Help ik weet niet waar m'n schoenen zijn")
  • Friendship ("Dikke vrienden", "Joris en Jan" (George and John), "Wij zijn kwaad", "Mijn beste vriend", "Ruzie")
  • Generational conflict ("Zeuren", "Uitslapen", "Als de kat van huis is", "Naar bed", "Treuzeltechniek", "Trammelant", "Daar ben jij veel te jong voor", "Sneu", "Hartstikke fout", "Vakantie in Italië", "Ouders te koop", "Vierkante ogen", "Hé papa hé mama", "Geef die pieper toch een zwieper")
  • Growing up ("Puberteitsballade", "Schipperskind", "Klein is fijn", "Heb jij 't al", "Wat ik worden wil", "Astronaut", "Brugsmurf-blues", "Ze hebben het mis", "Net als opa", "Ik wil nog dit ik wil nog dat", "Pretpakket", "Volwassen", "Tietenlied", "Zeer hoog begaafd", "Nix")
  • Holidays: ("Lui zijn", "Vakantie met de tent", "Vakantieliefde", "Vakantie in Italië" (Italy), "Stom hoor", "Niet naar Ierland" (Ireland), "Vandaag even niet", "Lekker op vakantie", "Vakantie")
  • Home ("Verhuizen", "Mijn oude kamer", "Hier ben ik dan", "Dozen", "Sleutels")
  • Homosexuality / LGBT adoption ("Twee Vaders")
  • Injustice ("Als de lichtjes doven", "Als ik de baas zou zijn van het journaal")
  • International Adoption ("Vandaag gaan we je halen")
  • Loneliness ("Mijn boom", "Kom je strakjes bij me spelen", "Annemiek", "Onzichtbaar", "2001", "Lege plekken in de klas", "Poster", "Nu het feestje voorbij is")
  • Money ("Geld is overbodig", "Ik ben toch zeker Sinterklaas niet", "Ouders te koop", "Zakgeld" (KvK 11), "Alles is te koop", "Mijn eerste miljoen", "Kinderbijslag", "Zakgeld" (KvK 18), "Ik word miljonair")
  • Moods ("Ochtendhumeur", "Droeverig gevoel", "Wakker met een wijsje", "Beetje uit m'n doen")
  • Music ("De drummer", "Klassiek", "De bombardon", "De Vlooienmars", "Mijn gitaar", "Het is een bongo", "De bas", "De coolste DJ", "Drummen in een Band")
  • Nostalgia ("Schuilplaats", "Teddybeer", "Het land van vroeger")
  • Phobias ("Bang hoezo bang?", "Tandarts", "Spinnen", "Zwemziek", "Monster in de kast")
  • Shyness ("Verlegenheid", "Rode wangen")
  • Superstition ("Eén been op de stoep", "Lariekoek en apekool")
  • Taunting and mobbing ("Beugelbekkie/pestbril", "De pest aan pesten", "LOM-kind", "Rik", "De kerstezel", "Ha ha ha je vader", "Jongen op ballet", "Bruin", "Bang voor de bal", "Pesten is geen spelletje", "Ik zeg maar liever niets")
  • Tobacco smoking ("Roken", "De Lek", "Stoppen")
  • War ("Als de lichtjes doven", "Geen huis meer", "Hé meneer de kerstman")

Contents of annual albums[edit]

Year Song titles Choir members (for years marked "s": soloists only)
1 – 1980 "Ik en m'n beessie" – "Rikkie" – "De wrat" – "Hoekje" – "Circus" – "Kom je strakjes bij me spelen" – "Ik heb zo waanzinnig gedroomd" – "Beugelbekkie, pestbril" – "Puberteitsballade" – "Verhuizen" – "Schuilplaats" – "O, dat huiswerk" s: Rob Adelaar, Petra Borst, Melanie Derks, Saskia F., Caroline Hageman, Alexandra Kempkes, Caroline Kempkes, Margreet Langereis, Marlies Langereis, Aniek Njiokiktjien, Elvira Out, Annemiek Stuurman, Nathalie Weijers
2 – 1981 "Op een onbewoond eiland" – "Bijna brugklas" – "Tweeling zijn" – "Bang, hoezo bang?" – "Roken" – "Tandarts" – "Een tweedehands jas" – "En ik" – "Teddybeer" – "Gastarbeider" – "Verlegenheid" – "Vinger in je neus" – "Foto-album" – "Kom eet je bie ba boe ba bord nou leeg" s: Willem Bams, Bart van Beek, Jeroen van Beek, Marc van Biesen, Diana Boer, Annemarie Broekman, Dagmar Brusse, Lara Brusse, Mark Giesbers, Sandra de Hiep, Paul Hoebee, Mandy Huijdts, Ralph Jansen, Derk de Kloet, Martijntje van Neerven, Debbie Pach, Isabella Petersen, Bennie Ploeg, Karin Vlasblom, Laura Vlasblom, Barbara van der Werf, Yoko de Winter
3 – 1982 "Ha ha ha, je vader" – "Johnny, mijn pony" – "De drummer" – "Op de wip" – "Ik ben verliefd" – "Dokter, ik ben zo oliedom" – "Kerstmis" – "Vroeger" – "Mijn broertje" – "Tweede dagboek" – "Zondagmiddag" – "Jongen op ballet" – "Ik heb 't allemaal niet bij me" s: Marc van Biesen, Pim Posthumus, Diana Boer, Dagmar Brusse, Lara Brusse, Wim H., Mandy Huijdts, Marjon Keller, Alexandra Kempkes, Miranda Lam, Martijntje van Neerven, Bennie Ploeg, Nathalie Weijers
4 – 1983 "Iedereen gaat voor z'n beurt" – "Ziek zijn" – "Beestenboel" – "Vader zonder werk" – "Naar de kapper" – "Trim trim trim" – "Mode" – "Wat zingen wij" – "Brief aan Ernst (van Doe Maar)" – "Zeuren zeuren zeuren" – "Lui zijn" – "Meidengroep" – "Mijn laatste oma" – "Ik ben beroemd" s: Marc van Biesen, Hanneke Brandt, Dagmar Brusse, Lara Brusse, Mark Giesbers, Natasja de Graaf, Ingrid de Graaff Stoffers, Wim H., Marjon Keller, Pieter Knijff, Daniëlle van der Kolk, Laura van Koutrik, Krista Kruft, Martijntje van Neerven, Mascha Pistoor, Xavier Tilman, Brigitte Vermeij, Arjan Visser, Barbara van der Werf, Mark van der Werf, Babs Wiegers
5 – 1984 "Kriebeltrui" – "Als ik de baas zou zijn van het journaal" – "Dikke vrienden" – "Als de lichtjes doven" – "Bruin" – "Dieet" – "Medley (deel 1-2-3-4)" – "Afwas-potpourri" – "Mama doet de moedermavo" – "Trammelant" – "Op ons eiland" – "Sluit je aan" – "Treuzeltechniek" – "Alleen" – "Herbergier gerstebier" s: George Adriaan, Suzanne Becht, Mark Beentjes, Nathalie van Bossé, Hanneke Brandt, Marieke Broeke, Dagmar Brusse, Lara Brusse, Sascha F., Natasja de Graaf, Ingrid de Graaff Stoffers, Maaike Heinink, Pieter Knijff, Daniëlle van der Kolk, Laura van Koutrik, Krista Kruft, Mascha Pistoor, Raymond Rijnders, Esmee Samkalden, Annemarie Stanneveld, Maja Tal, Brigitte Vermeij, Celeste Verstraete, Arjan Visser, Norbert de Wagenaar, Matthijs van der Wel, Barbara van der Werf, Mark van der Werf, Babs Wiegers
6 – 1985 "Het leven is best zwaar" – "Frisse knul" – "Hiep hiep hoera" – "Kramp" – "Hoe was 't in 't ziekenhuis" – "Papa papa (koop me een computer)" – "Uitslapen" – "Rik" – "Vaders allergie" – "Daar ben je veel te jong voor" – "Ochtendhumeur" – "Beter dan de rest" – "Droeverig gevoel" – "Geld is overbodig" – "Als de kat van huis is" s: Suzanne Becht, Sascha F., Natasja de Graaf, Ingrid de Graaff Stoffers, Lotte Heeman, Jelle de Jonge, Laura van Koutrik, Krista Kruft, Manon Langelaar, Martin van der Linden, Martijn Mintjes, Mascha Pistoor, Raymond Rijnders, Channa Samkalden, Esmee Samkalden, Maja Tal, Tilly Ultee, Arjan Visser, Norbert de Wagenaar, Matthijs van der Wel, Barbara van der Werf, Mark van der Werf
7 – 1986 "Kermis" – "Snoepverslaving" – "Mijn ouwe kamer" – "Make-up" – "Hallekiedallekie" – "LOM-kind" – "Spinnen" – "Ik ben toch zeker Sinterklaas niet" – "Ruim je kamer op" – "Schipperskind" – "Vakantie met de tent" – "Vier ouders" – "Zwemziek" – "De Lek" – "De krantenbezorger" – "Klein is fijn" s: Zahra Balgoon, Suzanne Becht, Sascha F., Ingrid de Graaff Stoffers, Eliza van der Heide Wijma, Maaike Heinink, Jelle de Jonge, Michiel Kahmann, Bloeme Keilson, Martijn van Kempen, Michael Knaap, Annechien Koerselman, Laura van Koutrik, Krista Kruft, Manon Langelaar, Martin van der Linden, Mascha Pistoor, Raymond Rijnders, Channa Samkalden, Esmee Samkalden, Maja Tal, Paula Terlien, Arjan Visser, Norbert de Wagenaar, Matthijs van der Wel, Barbara van der Werf, Mark van der Werf, Arnoud Zwemmer, Salém Riani
8 – 1987 "Ik trek me terug op het toilet" – "Goochelaar" – "In de soep" – "Klassiek" – "Wat je niet ziet bestaat niet" – "Vakantieliefde" – "Heb jij 't al?" – "Moeders wil is wet" – "Miepie" – "Wat ik worden wil" – "Ik ben zo'n kind" – "Eén been op de stoep" – "Hij" – "Verkleden" s: Marjolein van Altena, Mark Beentjes, Sigrid van den Bogaard, Iason Chronis, Carolina Does, Sascha F., Chantal Harskamp, Yong Haselaar, Lotte Heeman, Maaike Heinink, Merijn van der Hoeven, Sanne van der Hoeven, Jelle de Jonge, Mathieu Jonker, Bloeme Keilson, Martijn van Kempen, Michael Knaap, Annechien Koerselman, Alexander van Koutrik, Laura van Koutrik, Salem Riani, Inge van Lievenoogen, Martin van der Linden, Eva Mintjes, Linda Remkes, Raymond Rijnders, Zamirah de Ruiter, Channa Samkalden, Daniël Samkalden, Ronald Sievers, Maja Tal, Michiel Verbeek, Mark van der Werf, Patricia Ypma, Amanda Zwemmer
9 – 1988 "Ik wil een krokodil als huisdier" – "Astronaut" – "Mijn boom" – "Sneu" – "De wereld van de STER" – "Kussen" – "Brugsmurfblues" – "Anti auto-lied" – "Dement" – "Hartstikke fout" – "Joris en Jan" – "Pieter Peen (Uitvinder)" – "Eigen taal" – "Ze hebben het mis" – "Liegen dat is leuk" s: Mark Beentjes, Marleen Blok, Iason Chronis, Iwana Chronis, Carolina Does, Jannes Drop, Maaike Engels, Frouke van de Erve, Sascha F., Chantal Harskamp, Lotte Heeman, Merijn van der Hoeven, Sanne van der Hoeven, Mathieu Jonker, Cindy van der Klis, Annechien Koerselman, Alexander van Koutrik, Inge van Lievenoogen, Minke Ligtenstein, Eva Mintjes, Channa Samkalden, Daniël Samkalden, Dany V., Michiel Verbeek, Evelien de Weger, Herien Wensink, Mark van der Werf, Lilian de Wilde, Patricia Ypma, Arnoud Zeeman, Amanda Zwemmer
10 – 1989 "Stuntelkampioen" – "Vakantie in Italië" – "Het juiste merk" – "Het land van vroeger" – "Honden" – "Ik st-st-stotter" – "Twee linkse linkerhanden" – "Ha ha, ho ho" – "Ouders te koop" – "Kip patat en appelmoes" – "Net als opa" – "Wij zijn kwaad" – "Bang voor de bal" – "De bombardon" – "Mijn oma" s: Thijs Beuming, Marleen Blok, Yvonne Bouma, Iason Chronis, Iwana Chronis, Carolina Does, Jannes Drop, Maaike Engels, Marijn Engels, Frouke van de Erve, Maarten-Paul Eurelings, Chantal Harskamp, Lotte Heeman, Merijn van der Hoeven, Sanne van der Hoeven, Marinda Kersbergen, Cindy van der Klis, Annechien Koerselman, Fabian Kooy, Inge van Lievenoogen, Minke Ligtenstein, Eva Mintjes, Liselotte van der Panne, Daniël Samkalden, Jayanthi Soerdjbali, Hank van Tulder, Dany V., Maarten Veerman, Evelien de Weger, Herien Wensink, Lilian de Wilde, Patricia Ypma
11 – 1990 "Onderweg" – "Zomaar" – "Als niemand kijkt" – "De achtertuin" – "Stom hoor" – "Verliefdheid is rampzalig" – "Zakgeld" – "Ik wil nog dit, ik wil nog dat" – "Annemiek" – "Allemaal kabaal" – "Onzichtbaar" – "De kerstezel" – "Naar bed" s: Thijs Beuming, Rianca de Boer, Wybrig Boerigter, Yvonne Bouma, Iason Chronis, Marike Damstra, Carolina Does, Jannes Drop, Eelco van Es, Maarten-Paul Eurelings, Matthijs Hamster, Chantal Harskamp, Marijn de Jong, Joko Jongmans, Nadine Leemeijer, Inge van Lievenoogen, Luan van der Meer, Camiel Meijer, Elvira Miceli, Reinata Miceli, Eva Mintjes, Sheila Pattiapon, Erik Jan Rodenhuis, Daniël Samkalden, Wendy Schreurs, Rosselle Schuurman, Timo Sipkema, Maarten Veerman, Benny Velthuis, Evelien de Weger
12 – 1991 "Alles is te koop" – "Mijn eerste miljoen" – "Wakker met een wijsje" – "Meneer agent" – "Buiten is het erger" – "Ramon's verjaardag" – "Nare dingen allergie" – "Ik wil een kangoeroe" – "Verliefd op de meester" – "De muis van mijn computer" – "Mijn vader is een clown – 2001" – "Stipjes" – "De slappe lach" s: Remco de Bree, Elsbeth van Buuren, Iason Chronis, Hanneke Drop, Jannes Drop, Marjolein van Eekeren, Brendan Finnegan, Paul van Gelder, Martijn Hillenius, Elise van der Horst, Marijn de Jong, Cindy Jonkhart, Tamara Jonkhart, Lizemijn Libgott, Margriet van Lidth de Jeude, Inge van Lievenoogen, Marieke Lustenhouwer, Laura Maes, Camiel Meijer, Elvira Miceli, Reinata Miceli, Merel Rietbergen, Daniël Samkalden, Bibi Swets, Ferry van der Veer, Maarten Veerman, Maartje Visser, Wouter Visser, Ilse van der Wal, Evelien de Weger
13 – 1992 "Lariekoek en apekool" – "Als we jou niet hadden gehad" – "Volwassen" – "De Vlooienmars" – "Gewoon te gewoon" – "Vuur en vlam" – "Mijn vader is een ster" – "Vierkante ogen" – "Roddelkampioen" – "De kassieklap" – "Gluren bij de buren" – "De tafel van dertien" – "Ik ben altijd alles kwijt" – "Zilvermijn" s: Hanneke Drop, Marjolein van Eekeren, Daniëlle de Groot, Dagmar Grote, Rabiaâ Hassing, Martijn Hillenius, Marijn de Jong, Cindy Jonkhart, Tamara Jonkhart, Priscilla Joukes, Anita Koning, Lizemijn Libgott, Marieke Lustenhouwer, Tessa Roselaar, Daan Speelman, Ferry van der Veer, Maarten Veerman, Charanda Veldema, Tim Verweij, Maartje Visser, Kees Hovingh.
14 – 1993 "Van Nederland tot Broadway" – "Rauw en primitief" – "Zwarte schaap en zondebok" – "Groen" – "Lege plekken in de klas" – "Foto's uit de oude doos" – "Als iedereen hetzelfde was (unplugged)" – "Doe het zelf" – "Baklava of rijstevla" – "Recht van spreken" – "Vandaag ben ik een vliegtuig" – "Pretpakket" – "Roosmarijn" – "Eentje kan er altijd bij" – "Strooi kruimels" – "Dansen (clubmix)" s: Paloma Aguilera, Emmeline Bal, Maartje Collignon, Wendy Duncker, Mariska van Eijden, Brendan Finnegan, Valerie Gibson, Merel Gosens, Daniëlle de Groot, Dagmar Grote, Suzie de Hamer, Rabiaâ Hassing, Tanja Hendriks, Martijn Hillenius, Elise van der Horst, Tamara Jonkhart, Priscilla Joukes, Justin Kiviet, Anita Koning, Kim Leow, Lizemijn Libgott, Margriet van Lidth de Jeude, Sophie van der Lugt, Laura Maes, Tae Soon Meddens, Nanne Praamstra, Tessa Roselaar, Daan Speelman, Kees Hovingh, June te Spenke, Marjolein Stots, Carlos Valdés, Ferry van der Veer, Maarten Veerman, Charanda Veldema, Tim Verweij, Maartje Visser, Ilse van der Wal
15 – 1994 "Wind tegen wind mee" – "De wijde wereld" – "Ik hou van hard" – "Straf" – "Hier ben ik dan" – "Zusje van mijn zus" – "Mijlenver" – "Dozen" – "Paniek" – "Filmverdriet" – "Waarom hebben kippen geen gebitjes" – "Voor de spiegel" – "Gangsterdam" s: Karianne Bal, Floris Drost, Wendy Duncker, Mariska van Eijden, Sarah Gerits, Daniëlle de Groot, Dagmar Grote, Suzie de Hamer, Rabiaâ Hassing, Tanja Hendriks, Maarten Hillebrandt, Elise van der Horst, Priscilla Joukes, Justin Kiviet, Anita Koning, Karst Kuitenbrouwer, Sabine de Lat, Margriet van Lidth de Jeude, Laura Maes, Tae Soon Meddens, Nanne Praamstra, Tessa Roselaar, Daan Speelman, June te Spenke, Carlos Valdés, Ferry van der Veer, Maarten Veerman, Maartje Visser, Ilse van der Wal
16 – 1995 "Later zul je lachen" – "Sinterklaas wordt 100.000" – "Poster" – "Gewoon gelukkig zijn" – "Kinderbijslag" – "Domme domme dodo" – "Mama is morgen van mij" – "100 hobby's" – "Alles van paarden" – "Hé, meneer de kerstman" – "Alles" – "Rode wangen" – "Hé mama, hé papa" – "Wij willen niet naar huis" s: Karianne Bal, Gijs Brussen, Floris Drost, Wendy Duncker, Laura Fehrmann, Sarah Gerits, Nikki Haighton, Suzie de Hamer, Jan-Maarten Hoes, Elise van der Horst, Justin Kiviet, Romy Lange, Sabine de Lat, Margriet van Lidth de Jeude, Ruben Lundgren, Nanne Praamstra, June te Spenke
17 – 1996 "Voorlopig niet verliefd" – "Keppurzinnin" – "Hij kan niet tegen zijn verlies" – "Smoezen" – "Moppie" – "Hij wil niet meer naar school" – "Nep" – "Droomhuis" – "Vieze praatjes" – "Ik hou van je zonder franje" – "Klerewekker" – "Blij blij blij" – "De pest aan pesten" – "Magie" – "Het tietenlied" – "Mijn gitaar" s: Aran Bade, Bente Blom, Malou van Bruggen, Maartje Collignon, Laura Fehrmann, Bas Granade, Willem de Groot, Ferry Hendrikse, Elise van der Horst, Iris van Kempen, Christiaan Jonathan Kok, Mark Kokos, Romy Lange, Viola van der Leeuw, Margriet van Lidth de Jeude, Bo van Nieuwenhuizen, Tessa Roselaar, Wies van Rossum, Marijke Smorenburg, Karina van de Wardt
18 – 1997 "Ik word miljonair" – "Smoorverliefd" – "Pesten is geen spelletje" – "Sterren" – "File" – "Zakgeld" – "Kunstgebit" – "Visite" – "Oma" – "Witte muizen" – "Het leven duurt een leven lang" – "Laat haar" – "Zeer hoog begaafd" – "Geef die pieper toch een zwieper" s: Aran Bade, Alexandra Bergman, Bente Blom, Wouter Bouvy, Malou van Bruggen, Mayke Burggraaff, Sarah Chronis, Linda van Diermen, Bas Granade, Willem de Groot, Ferry Hendrikse, Iris van Kempen, Mark Kokos, Paulien Kruijer, Romy Lange, Bo van Nieuwenhuizen, Wies van Rossum, Veerle S., Laura Soyer, Linda Tan, Sanne Terlingen, Tessa Timmers, Sebastiaan Vreeken, Karina van de Wardt
19 – 1998 "Wat moet ik nou weer aan?" – "Nederlandse klanken" – "100 avonturen" – "Droom" – "Klein en groot" – "Hou nou 's op!" – "Ik wil het niet" – "Sandwichkind" – "Faalangst" – "Het hete eten" – "Ha fijn, een onvoldoende!" – "Mama (waar ben je nou?)" – "Gratis pizza's" – "Spitsuur" s: Alexandra Bergman, Wouter Bouvy, Malou van Bruggen, Mayke Burggraaff, Tim Calis, Frank Cornelissen, Berend Dommering, Elise Fennis, Tamarah Fikenscher, Michelle Flemming, Marieke Heineke, Jinnah Henke, Jolien Hilhorst, Liselore Ivens, Iris van Kempen, Romy Lange, Anita van Loenhoud, Marle Martens, Jantsje van de Meer, Bo van Nieuwenhuizen, Evelien Smeets, Evelien Steensma, Linda Tan, Tessa Timmers, Ruben Tip, Jordy Vermoolen, Didi Visser, Jordy Vredeveld, Sebastiaan Vreeken, Rutger Winkel
20 – 1999 "Nix" – "Sleutelkind" – "De weg naar school" – "Niet naar Ierland" – "Ik zeg maar liever niets" – "Wanneer" – "Anders dan je denkt" – "Praten praten praten" – "Geen huis meer" – "De saaiste vader" – "Kijk Joris nou" – "Ruzie" – "Met carnaval" Alexandra Bergman, Tim Calis, Jonna de Clerck, Liza Collignon, Frank Cornelissen, Berend Dommering, Julie Engels, Elise Fennis, Michelle Flemming, Marinke Hamers, Marieke Heineke, Jinnah Henke, Jolien Hilhorst, Diewertje Hofman, Lisanne de Jong, Eline Karstens, Levi van Kempen, Stefan de Kogel, Jeffrey Kooiker, Florentine Krijnen, Brita Lemmens, Anita van Loenhoud, Sara Lookman, Olga Meulendijk, Karijn Middelhoff, David Moussa, Terence Roelofsen, Dominique Rokebrand, Evelien Steensma, Linda Tan, Tessa Timmers, Didi Visser, Jordy Vredeveld, Sebastiaan Vreeken, Esther Wiegers, Rutger Winkel, Maaike van Woudenberg
21 – 2000 "Het kind van 10 miljoen" – "Amerika, America" – "Wij zijn vriendinnen" – "Opa's laatste feestje" – "Kinderdag" – "De natuur slaat terug" – "Was het maar weer morgen" – "Oma's nieuwe vriend" – "Stoppen" – "Spreekbeurt" – "Wereldbol" – "Volgens mij is zij verliefd op mij" Stefan Baas, Roos Boerman, Sigrid Bos, Tim Calis, Liza Collignon, Frank Cornelissen, Julie Engels, Elise Fennis, Kirsten Fennis, Diewertje Hofman, Lisanne de Jong, Eline Karstens, Mara Klinkhamer, Jeffrey Kooiker, Florentine Krijnen, Fabian L'Honoré Naber, Cosmah Landolf, Brita Lemmens, Daan Loenen, Anita van Loenhoud, Sara Lookman, Olga Meulendijk, Karijn Middelhoff, Willemijn van der Noll, Carolijn Pennings, Lyte Povel, Dominique Rokebrand, Janneke van Rossum, Tessa Timmers, Larissa Verzijden, Bart van Vliet, Chantal van Vliet, Anne Vonk, Jordy Vredeveld, Esther Wiegers
22 – 2001 "Morgen is een droom" – "Zoals de zee" – "100 kleine feestjes" – "Frederieke" – "Het is een bongo" – "De beugel" – "Verliefd op een paard" – "Stoer of stom?" – "Supersaai" – "Hé pap" – "Elk dier" – "De euro" Stefan Baas, Kim Beemsterboer, Roos Boerman, Willemijn Boone, Sigrid Bos, Tim Calis, Liza Collignon, Yvonne Dorland, Julie Engels, Kirsten Fennis, Lisanne de Jong, Mara Klinkhamer, Jeffrey Kooiker, Jeroen Kraan, Cosmah Landolf, Fabian L'Honore Naber, Daan Loenen, Anita van Loenhoud, Sara Lookman, Niels Mast, Olga Meulendijk, Karijn Middelhof, Anita Nederlof, Willemijn van der Noll, Carolijn Pennings, Lyte Povel, Sophie Povel, Janneke van Rossum, Sophie Schra, Larissa Verzijden, Chantal van Vliet, Esther Wiegers, Danny Wiering
23 – 2002 "Kletsmajoor" – "Spinnenkop" – "Vandaag even niet" – "Een gouden koets" – "Podiumbeest" – "Dansen" – "Tim (Hij is het helemaal)" – "Recht op vrije tijd" – "De bas" – "Nee!" – "Dyslectisch" – "De laatste schooldag" Stefan Baas, Kim Beemsterboer, Willemijn Boone, Myrthe van Dijk, Julie Engels, Kirsten Fennis, Rowan Harnisch, Lisanne de Jong, Fabian L'Honoré Naber, Marnix Lenselink, Volkert Lenselink, Daan Loenen, Sara Lookman, Niels Mast, Anita Nederlof, Merel Nieuwenhuys, Willemijn van der Noll, Victor Peeters, Carolijn Pennings, Jolijn van de Pol, Nadiah Polak, Lyte Povel, Sophie Povel, Jarcka Rampen, Diula Rietveld Franken, Yael van Rosmalen, Janneke van Rossum, Veerle Ruizendaal, Sophie Schra, Myrthe Sietsma, Terence Uphoff, Kiki Verheyen, Anne Vonk, Danny Wiering, Fleur Ydema, Marte Ydema
24 – 2003 "Zomerzon" – "Doe maar dik" – "Liefdesverdriet" – "Papa doe niet zo idioot" – "Een beetje uit m'n doen" – "Net een ballon" – "Jij bent goed zoals je bent" – "Ik wil een huisdier" – "Monster in de kast" – "Zes weken zonder jou" – "Help (Ik weet niet waar m'n schoenen zijn)" – "Leren voor Idool" Rosanne Albert, Stefan Baas, Kim Beemsterboer, Willemijn Boone, Mickey den Daas, Myrthe van Dijk, Nicola Ebbink, Julie Engels, Rowan Harnisch, Fabian L'Honoré Naber, Marnix Lenselink, Volkert Lenselink, Daan Loenen, Niels Mast, Merel Nieuwenhuys, Willemijn van der Noll, Victor Peeters, Carolijn Pennings, Michaela Peters, Jolijn van de Pol, Sophie Povel, Jarcka Rampen, Diula Rietveld Franken, Yael van Rosmalen, Janneke van Rossum, Veerle Ruizendaal, Myrthe Sietsma, Terence Uphoff, Kiki Verheyen, Willemijn Wesselink, Fleur Ydema, Marte Ydema, Sam Zimmerman, Fauve van Zuylen
25 – 2004 "Helemaal top" – "Mijn mobiel" – "Een doodgewone jongen (met ADHD)" – "Als een meeuw boven zee" – "Mijn moeder is een stresskip" – "Neem de tijd" – "Medley 1" – "Huiswerk" – "Tijd te kort" – "Ogen en oren te kort" – "Laat maar waaien" – "Medley 2" – "Het leukste feestje" Rosanne Albert, Kim Beemsterboer, Bo Courant, Twan Creugers, Mickey den Daas, Myrthe van Dijk, Nicola Ebbink, Mitchell van der Hoef, Freerk Lenselink, Marnix Lenselink, Dylan Lensen, Merel Nieuwenhuys, Willemijn van der Noll, Victor Peeters, Carolijn Pennings, Michaela Peters, Jolijn van de Pol, Fleur Ponne, Diula Rietveld Franken, Yael van Rosmalen, Janneke van Rossum, Veerle Ruizendaal, Terence Uphoff, Kiki Verheyen, Brenda Vos, Marte Ydema, Sam Zimmerman, Fauve van Zuylen
26 – 2005 "Lekker op vakantie" – "Saaie zondag" – "Sleutels" – "Alles beter weten lied" – "Vandaag gaan we je halen" – "Heimweetaart" – "Te laat" – "Stapelgek" – "Twee vaders" – "Bewegen" – "Het begin van het einde" – "Ben zo benieuwd" s: Nikki van Amstel, Stephanie Cowan, Twan Creugers, Mickey den Daas, Nicola Ebbink, Marieke de Geest, Eleonore Groen, Mathieu van Hal, Tara Hetharia, Channah Hewit, Mitchell van der Hoef, Valentijn Hoogwerf, Noa Hugas, Julia van Kouwen, Savine Labouchere, Kim Leim Aman Lewaa, Freerk Lenselink, Marnix Lenselink, Dylan Lensen, Sam Leijten, Roos van de Linden, Ansumana Marong, Jason Mercera, Jill Otte, Michaela Peters, Fleur Ponne, Chantal Prins, Diula Rietveld Franken, Jelisa van Schijndel, Terence Uphoff, Bram Thierry, Kayleigh Tjon Sjoe Sjoe, Brenda Vos, Lars de Vos, Vodjoha Winter, Marte Ydema
27 – 2006 "Als hij me aankijkt" – "Mijn beste vriend" – "De coolste DJ" – "Soms denk ik dat ik alles kan" – "Nou en?" – "Spreekbeurt" – "Poppenkast" – "Spotlight, camera, microfoon" – "Twee dromen" – "Hee hallo!" – "Zomer in mijn kop" – "Drummen in een band" – "Medley 2006" s: Arletta Boland, Holly Brood, Phijnelly Carrilho, Sam Doets, Boy Elenga, Marieke de Geest, Wiesje Hillen, Nadege Hornberger, Cherida Krijgsman, Camilla Kuijper, Savine Labouchere, Sam Leijten, Roos van der Linden, Eva Snijders, Bram Thierry, Dana van Tijn, Amy Verlaan, Lesley de Vries
28 – 2007 "Stop" – "Dolfijn" – "Tovenaar" – "De meester" – "De liefste oma van de wereld (Voor Jet)" – "1+1=2" – "De gamer" – "Meisje in het midden" – "Bah" – "Doe de shake" – "Boris" – "Rock 'n' rollstoel" s: Yasmine Atef Mahmoud, Eline Breuking, Phijnelly Carrilho, Shayene Courtar, Merel van Eldik, Isabelle Ginnelly, Zahide Gray, Quinty Hitijahubessy, Valentijn Hoogwerf (on CD only), Nadege Hornberger, Julia van Kouwen, Cherida Krijgsman, Camilla Kuijper, Savine Labouchere, Sam Leijten, Freerk Lenselink, Darcey Roosenboom, Eva Snijders, Thijs Snoek, Awena Thiam, Dana van Tijn, Kayleigh Tjon Sjoe Sjoe, Abnet Tujo, Amy Verlaan, Kaj van der Voort, Tessa Willebrands
29 – 2008 "1, 2, 3" – "Buiten spelen" – "Zoals zij" – "Niemand weet alles" – "Wat kan ik doen" – "Puinhoop" – "Maki" – "Uit logeren" – "Ik wil beroemd worden" – "Nooit meer naar school" – "Fanatieke pa" Ella Arad, Sven Bouman, Shayene Courtar, Yasmine van Es, Naomi Gasperz, Isabelle Ginnelly, Daniela Guarin, Quinty Hitijahubessy, Marijn den Hollander, Nadege Hornberger, Marcelle Jacobs, Yael Kersten, Daaba Khouma, Dana Kloos, Demi Knol, Gino Korsel, Julia van Kouwen, Vivian Kraaijeveld, Valerie Lausberg, Kenzo Lebelle, Freerk Lenselink, Myron, Sarah Nauta, Thom Neta, Shawnee Pattynama, Stephan Peijer, Pamela Ponit, Nina Shlomo, Victor Swank, Dana van Tijn, Kayleigh Tjon Sjoe Sjoe, Abnet Tujo, Philippine (Pien) Veerman, Nikki Veltkamp, Dominique de Waard, Tessa Willebrands
30 – 2009 "Schoolreis" – "Ik heb nog geen idee" – "Lachen is gezond" – "Elsje" – "Flapuit" – "Mijn MSN" – "Nooit meer kind" – "Ik ben zo normaal" – "Monsterfeest" – "Ouders gevraagd" – "Wereld van mijn dromen" – "Sinterklaas wil dansen" Sven Bouman, Wiet de Bruijn, June Carmiggelt, Teejee van Eekeren, Lolo Hefting, Jamie Heistek, Meau Hewitt, Quinty Hitijahubessy, Nadege Hornberger, Yael Kersten, Isabel Klein, Dana Kloos, Gino Korsel, Vivian Kraaijeveld, Noa Krouwel, Marion Couwenberg, Sterre Kruize, Yahya Mustamu, Sarah Nauta, Shawnee Pattynama, Stephan Peijer, Paolo Smalhout, Abnet Tujo, Philippine Veerman, Nikki Veltkamp, Dominique de Waard
31 – 2010 "Chillen op m'n billen" – "Hé jullie!" – "Feest voor iedereen" – "Knipperlicht" – "De aarde wordt te warm" – "Zomerkamp" – "Veel te cool" – "Wakker worden" – "Mummiedans" – "Ze vindt hem leuk" – "Snoepje" – "Moederdag" – "Children Now" Wiet de Bruijn, June Carmiggelt, Teejee van Eekeren, Lolo Hefting, Jamie Heistek, Meau Hewitt, Quinty Hitijahubessy, Yael Kersten, Isabel Klein, Noa Krouwel, Nikki Veltkamp; new: Alanis Blom, Sanja Elderhorst, Sjoerd Klapwijk, Tamar Kloos, Chuck Mackaaij, Merijn Mooijman, Mathijs Oudenaarde, Mylene Waalewijn, Rosanne Waalewijn, Pia Termijn, Luca Werkhoven, Marion Couwenberg
32 – 2011 "Door mijn zonnebril" – "Zo bijzonder" – "Mijn laatste sms" – "Boekenwurm" – "Boem boem klap" – "Jongensmeid" – "Als ik minister-president zou zijn" – "Morgen word ik vegetariër" – "Dat was papa" – "Rock het schoolplein" – "Ik ben wie ik ben" – "Lang leve de tegenstander" Alanis Blom, Sanja Elderhorst, Meau Hewitt, Sjoerd Klapwijk, Tamar Kloos, Noa Krouwel, Marion Couwenberg, Chuck Mackaaij, Mylene Waalewijn, Rosanne Waalewijn, Luca Werkhoven; new: Mea Abania, Melissa Budvytis, Ella van den Hurk, Bloem de Jongh, Sophia Marks, Melanie Meijer, Rory Mijnen, Noah Oost, Milou Popping, Max Schippers, Lauren Schuitemaker, Yaël van der Stede, Nina van de Weijer, Claire Wirtjes
33 – 2012 "Hallo wereld" – "Favoriete meester" – "Gadgetfreak" – "Citotoets" – "Gympentic" – "Ik wil een tattoo" – "Papegaai" – "Mama's telefoon" – "Word ik dit of word ik dat" – "100 jaar" – "Meidenfeest" Mea Abania, Melissa Budvytis, Ella van den Hurk, Bloem de Jongh, Tamar Kloos, Noa Krouwel, Sophia Marks, Melanie Meijer, Noah Oost, Yaël van der Stede, Nina van de Weijer, Luca Werkhoven, Claire Wirtjes, Myron Talloway, Jaimy Westerveld, Iris, Nejusha, Ruben; new: Sharon Adam, Zoë ter Beek, Charine Eyny, Bas Helmholt, Brechtje Hof, Bobby Hunter, Bram Lugt, Sherida Molly, India Nanarjain, Julia Nauta, Derick Pieter, Gabriëlle Provoost, Shanice Rijssel, Stijn Scheen, Amélie Snel, Noey Viereck, Kees Hovingh (sopraan), Esmée Visser, Noah Wattimana, Jeroen van Wijk, Luna Alvarado, Sarah Butters, Anouk Cicak, Britt Gerrits, Stijn Holewijn, Jesslyn Lopez da Luz, Mel van Roemburg; Marion, Kaylee
34 – 2013 "Klaar voor de start" – "Wie liet 'm?" – "Hou eens op met dat gepest" – "Masterchef" – "Hanenkam" – "Mijn valentijn" – "Kriebelkrabbel" – "Moet ik dan altijd een winnaar zijn?" – "Roze gitaar" – "Ik wil in een band" – "Als de wereld nou van mij is" – "Bewegen is gezond" Mea Abania, Luna Alvarado, Anouk Cicak, Charine Eyny, Bas Helmholt, Brechtje Hof, Bobby Hunter, Bram Lugt, Sophia Marks, India Nanarjain, Noah Oost, Gabriëlle Provoost, Amélie Snel, Noey Viereck, Esmée Visser, Luca Werkhoven, Jeroen van Wijk, Claire Wirtjes, Stijn Holewijn, Jaimy Westerveld; new: Lucía Almeida Carrion, Sam Kolenbrander, Sterre Koning, Flore van Kranenburg, Jesslyn Lopes da Luz, Melody Pattipeiluhu, Lesly Pengel, Anthony de Ronde, Tevin Themen, Isabel de Wit, Duru Adigüzel, Shania Day, Splinter Douze, Sanna Giwa, Ella Labatto, Niel Shalav, Lavita Werner
35 – 2014 "Feest!" – "Vakantie" – "Muziek laat je dromen" – "Ik krijg er straks een zusje bij" – "Je staart weer naar je telefoon" – "Mijn boek" – "Ik lust alles" – "Wereldplan" – "Nelson Mandela" – "Het huis is van ons" – "Doe de kanga" – "Nu het feestje voorbij is" Lucía Almeida Carrion, Luna Alvarado, Bas Helmholt, Sam Kolenbrander, Sterre Koning, Flore van Kranenburg, Jesslyn Lopes da Luz, India Nanarjain, Melody Pattipeiluhu, Anthony de Ronde, Tevin Themen, Esmée Visser, Lavita Werner, Isabel de Wit, Duru Adigüzel; new: Bregtje Adema, Rinse Bijl, Lotus van Duijn, Mirte van Geel, Bowie Hoogervorst, Stefania Liberakakis, Jairo Manuela, Evy Matser, Niels Schlimback, Thimo van Strien, Mhijs Vellinga, Yunus Celik, Jaïr Faira, Sophie Gal, Senna van Hilten, Sofie Schrijvers, Shifrah van der Stede, Felicia Wolf
36 – 2015 "Raar maar waar" – "Energie" – "Als de bel gaat" – "Geboren kampioen" – "Waarom moet ik gaan?" – "Boem boem boem" – "Eventjes alleen" – "De klimaat top 10" – "Hollywood" – "Jongensdingen, meidendingen" – "Leef met elkaar" – "Freaky leuke dag" Bregtje Adema, Rinse Bijl, Lotus van Duijn, Sophie Gal, Stefania Liberakakis, Jairo Manuela, Melody Pattipeiluhu, Anthony de Ronde, Niels Schlimback, Sofie Schrijvers, Thimo van Strien, Mhijs Vellinga, Yunus Celik; new: Claire van Benschop, Luuk van der Boom, Juno van Gonter, Febe Jayani, Samir Kadir, Miencke Kalloe, Daan Meijer, Sander Slingerland, Jady Veen, Hanna Vis, Mea de Vries, Shao de Bondt, Jayleno Braams, Finley Galstaun, Jesse ten Have, Hailey Lehmann, Noelani Tapilatu, Judi, Llowayra, Ranestini
37 – 2016 "Voor altijd jong" – "Wereldband" – "Tandarts" – "Mijn oma vlogt" – "Sloddervos" – "Mijn spaarpot en ik" – "Groene Tante Gea" – "Een beetje bang" – "Vandaag ben ik de baas" – "Echt niet verliefd" – "Dierenvriend" – "Hupsakee" Claire van Benschop, Luuk van der Boom, Lotus van Duijn, Febe Jayani, Miencke Kalloe, Niels Schlimback, Thimo van Strien, Jady Veen, Mhijs Vellinga, Shao de Bondt, Jayleno Braams, Noelani Tapilatu, Judi; new: Tira Andrews, Teun Banté, Vincent van de Beek, Sem Berkelmans, Shamara Dundas, Puk Elzakkers, Thomas van Gemert, Mimi Geusebroek, Esrah Hoff, Dewi Koppelaar, Biza Maria Majnek, Koert-Jan Nooijens, Eline Nugraha, Casper Schimmer, Simon Visser, Ayana Voss, Nuaym Wiering, Laetitia van den Berg, Mary-Jayne Dragtenstein, Zoë Cusell, Nick van der Stroom (on Hupsakee), Bjorn Webster, Milan Wong, Chayenne
38 – 2017 "Gruwelijk eng- Okido" – "Ik wil naar Mars" – "Pyjamadag" – "Hier word ik gelukkig van" – "Plastic soep" – "Stamp de tafels" – "Haai-alarm!" – "Hollandse pot 2.0" – "Mijn hele leven lang" – "Dan rock ik toch alleen" – "Naar school (vakantie voorbij)" – "Kinderen voor Kinderen tune" Amanda Mol, Amit Yoffe, Ayana Voss, Bo Burger, Casper Schimmer, Chayenne, Claire van Benschop, Damiano, Demi van den Bos, Dewi Koppelaar, Donna, Esrah Hoff, Febe Jayani, Femke Drenth, Gabriëlla Vrede, Gracella, Jady Veen, Jasmine Marragony, Jayda Monteiro da Silva, Koert-Jan Nooijens, Laetitia van den Berg, Laila Bracelly, Luuk van der Boom, Mahalia Yearwood, Mary-Jayne Dragtenstein, Miencke Kalloe, Miguel Nijmolen, Milan Wong, Mimi Geusebroek, Nuaym Wiering, Nyam Bekoe, Puk Elzakkers, Saartje van Dijk, Sander van Dongen, Sem Berkelmans, Shamara Dundas, Simon Visser, Sophie van Benschop, Suzanne van der Giezen, Timme Edwards, Tira Andrews, Zoë Cusell
39 – 2018 "Kom Erbij!" – "Fitlala" – "Wat Maakt Het Uit" – "De Tijger" – "Als Je Wordt Gepest" – "Ik Wil Later Rapper Worden" – "Lentekriebels" – "Red De Bij" – "Beste Weekend" – "Een Gezonde Planeet" – "Verhuizen" – "Iedereen Heeft Talent" – "Kinderen Voor Kinderen Tune" Amanda Mol, Amit Yoffe, Ayana Voss, Dewi Koppelaar, Donna, Faye, Femke Drenth, Gabriëlla Vrede, Gracella, Jade, Jahray Alberg, Jayda Monteiro da Silva, Jenna-Jay, Joëlle, Joy, Kane, Koert-Jan Nooijens, Laila Bracelly, Lara, Lotte, Luuk van der Boom, Mary-Jayne Dragtenstein, Miguel Nijmolen, Milo Pechler, Nova Vrijenhoek, Nuaym Wiering, Rinze Buunk, Romée, Rowenaly, Sander van Dongen, Sebastian Wopereis, Senna, Shamara Dundas, Simon Visser, Sophie de Bruijn, Suzanne van der Giezen, Teddy Ortanca, Thijs, Timme Edwards
40 – 2019 "Reis mee!" – "Eigen tempo" – "Power check" – "Sorry" – "Super voetbalfan" – "Stiekem snoepen" – "Zwemdiploma, A B C" – "Kinderogen" – "Oeps!" – "Wereldreis" – "Pasapas" – "Al 40 jaar!" – "Kinderen voor Kinderen tune" Ayana Voss, Edu, Emilia, Eva, Faye, Femke Drenth, Gabriëlla Vrede, Gianluigi, Gracella, Jade, Jahray Alberg, Janessy, Jestéy, Joan, Joëlle, Joy, Julia, Kane, Lara, Larissa, Lina, Madelief, Mathijs, Miguel Nijmolen, Milo Pechler, Nova Vrijenhoek, Phaedra, Rinze Buunk, Romée, Rowenaly, Saar, Sander van Dongen, Sebastian Wopereis, Senna, Sophie de Bruijn, Thijs, Timme Edwards, Tom, Yfke
41 – 2020 "En toen?" – "Hand in Hand" – "Dierenfreak" – "Je hoeft niet alleen te zijn" – "Ik ben een gamer" – "Andersom" – "Moeilijke vragen" – "Zie je wel!" – "Kliekjesdag" – "Ik durf alles" – "Ineens Is alles anders" – "Elke dag jarig" – "Kinderen voor Kinderen Tune" Aerin, Awané, Bruce, Chaéla, Dwayne, Djennat, Edu, Elske, Emilia, Femke Drenth, Helena, Jahray Alberg, Janessy, Jestéy, Julia, Juul, Kane, Larissa, Lemay, Noa, Nova Vrijenhoek, Olivier, Pari, Phaedra, Saar, Sander van Dongen, Sarah, Sebastian Wopereis, Sophie de Bruijn, Tom, Yfke

Former members with notable solo careers[edit]

Member KvK
season(s)
Career
Iason Chronis 8 to 12 Part of music producer duo Mason
Sarah Chronis 17 and 18 Actress, appeared in the Dutch soap-opera ONM (Onderweg naar Morgen) from 2006 to 2009
Meau Hewitt [nl] 30 to 32 Singer-songwriter known as MEAU
Elise van der Horst 12 to 17 Singer known as EliZe
Mandy Huydts (formerly: Huijdts) 2 and 3 Part of Dutch girl group Frizzle Sizzle
Marjon Keller [nl] 2 to 4 Part of Dutch girl group Frizzle Sizzle
Iris van Kempen 17 to 19 Part of the British-Dutch pop group XYP
Levi van Kempen [nl] 20 Actor appearing in Dutch soap ONM (Onderweg naar Morgen) from 2005 to 2010
Stefania Liberakakis 35 and 36 Represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Elvira Out [nl] 1 Actress, appeared in the Dutch soap opera Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden from 2006 to 2007
Daniël Samkalden [nl] 8 to 12 Singer-songwriter
Kelly van der Veer [nl] 12 to 15 Transgender singer and television personality
Laura Vlasblom [nl] 2 Part of Dutch girl group Frizzle Sizzle

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions
NED
[2]
Certifications
Kinderen voor Kinderen 1981 1
Kinderen voor Kinderen 2 1981 1
Kinderen voor Kinderen 3 1982 1
Kinderen voor Kinderen 4 1983 1
Kinderen voor Kinderen 5 1984 1
Kinderen voor Kinderen 6 1985 3
Kinderen voor Kinderen 7 1986 1
Kinderen voor Kinderen 8 1987 1
Kinderen voor Kinderen 9 1988 1
Kinderen voor Kinderen 10 1989 1
Het beste uit...
(compilation)
1990 29
Kinderen voor Kinderen 11 1990 3
Kinderen voor Kinderen 12 1991 4
Kinderen voor Kinderen 13 1992 1
Kinderen voor Kinderen 14 1993 1
De allerbeste!
(compilation)
1994 10
Kinderen voor Kinderen 15 1994 10
Kinderen voor Kinderen 16 1995 7
Kinderen voor Kinderen 17 1996 17
Kinderen voor Kinderen 18 1997 11
Kinderen voor Kinderen 19 1998 7
Kinderen voor Kinderen 20 1999 23
Kinderen voor Kinderen 21 2000 16
Kinderen voor Kinderen 22 2001 29
Kinderen voor Kinderen 23 2002 21
Kinderen voor Kinderen 24 2003 15
Kinderen voor Kinderen 25 2004 14
2005 (Deel 26) 2005 28
De Coolste DJ – 27 2006 25
Alle Liedjes van 1980 t/m 2006
(Het complete overzicht deel 1-27)

(compilation)
2007 9
De Gamer – 28 2007 27
Buiten spelen – 29 2008 18
Lachen is gezond – 30 2009 14
30 jaar
(compilation)
2009 52
Hé jullie! – 31 2010 23
Zo bijzonder! – 32 2011 11
Hallo wereld – 33 2012 1
Klaar voor de start – 34 2013 1
De allergrootste hits van Kinderen voor Kinderen – Waanzinnig gedroomd 2014 1
Feest – 35 2014 2
Raar maar waar – 36 2015 1
De allergrootste hits van Kinderen voor Kinderen – Waanzinnig gedroomd – Editie 2016 2016 10
Voor altijd jong! – 37 2016 1
Gruwelijk eng – 38 2017 1
Kom erbij! – 39 2018 2 *NVPI: Gold[3]
Reis mee! – 40 2019 2
En toen? – 41 2020 3
Worden wat je wil – 42 2021 2

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions
NED
[2]
Album
"Ik heb zo wa-wa-wa-waanzinnig gedroomd" 1981 8
"Op een onbewoond eiland" 1981 16
"Ha, ha, ha, je vader" 1982 27
"Meidengroep" 1983 8
"Als ik de baas zou zijn van het journaal" 1984 20
"Eeuwige kerst"
(Anny Schilder, Kinderen voor Kinderen & Het Goede Doel)
1984 5
"Ik ben toch zeker Sinterklaas niet" 1986 22
"Moeders wil is wet" 1987 51
"Astronaut" 1988 70
"Zomaar..." 1990 84
"Vuur en vlam" 1992 49
"Voor Azië" 2005 41
"Hallo wereld" 2012 8 Hallo wereld
"Bewegen is gezond" 2013 5 Klaar voor de start – 34
"Klaar voor de start" 2013 14
"Doe de Kanga" 2014 27 Feest! – 35
"Feest!" 2014 89
"Energie" 2015 52 Raar maar waar – 36
"Raar maar waar" 2015 64
"Hupsakee!" 2016 50 Voor altijd jong! – 37
"Okido" 2017 83 Gruwelijk eng – 38
"Pasapas" 2019 82 Reis mee! – 40
"Worden wat je wil" 2021 45 Worden wat je wil – 42

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spreekbeurt" (in Dutch). June 2006. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Kinderen voor Kinderen discography page". Dutchcharts.com. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Goud/Platina". NVPI. Retrieved 16 November 2018.

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