Slow Down (Douwe Bob song)

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"Slow Down"
Single by Douwe Bob
from the album Fool Bar
Released5 March 2016
LabelUniversal Music Netherlands
  • Douwe Bob
  • Jan Peter Hoekstra
  • Jeroen Overman
  • Matthijs van Duijvenbode
Douwe Bob singles chronology
"The News"
"Slow Down"
"How Lucky We Are"
Eurovision Song Contest 2016 entry
Finals performance
Semi-final result
Semi-final points
Final result
Final points
Entry chronology
◄ "Walk Along" (2015)
"Lights and Shadows" (2017) ►

"Slow Down" is a song performed by Dutch singer Douwe Bob. The song represented the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, and was written by Bob along with Jan Peter Hoekstra, Jeroen Overman, and Matthijs van Duijvenbode.[1] The song was released as a digital download on 5 March 2016 through Universal Music Netherlands as the lead single from his album Fool Bar.[2]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Douwe Bob was announced as the Dutch entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 by Dutch media on 20 September 2015.[3][4] Two days later, he confirmed the news during the Dutch talk show De Wereld Draait Door.[5] "Slow Down" was revealed as his Eurovision entry on 4 March 2016 during a press conference in Amsterdam.[6][1] The song was released as a digital download the day after.[2] He performed in the first half of the semi-final.[7] He got through the semi-final and performed in the grand final on Saturday 14 May 2016, coming in 11th place with 153 points.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[2]
1."Slow Down"2:45


Chart (2016) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[8] 65
Belgium (Ultratip Bubbling Under Flanders)[9] 7
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 96

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide 5 March 2016[2] Digital download Universal Music Netherlands


  1. ^ a b Jordan, Paul (4 March 2016). "The Netherlands: Video premiere of "Slow Down"". EBU.
  2. ^ a b c d Slow Down - Douwe Bob
  3. ^ van Amstel, Constance (20 September 2015). "'Douwe Bob voor Nederland naar Songfestival'". (in Dutch). Metro. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  4. ^ Laufer, Gil (20 September 2015). "The Netherlands: AVROTROS in touch with Douwe Bob for Eurovision 2016". Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  5. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (22 September 2015). "The Netherlands: Douwe Bob To Represent The Netherlands". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Douwe Bob naar Stockholm met Slow Down". (in Dutch). AVROTROS. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  7. ^ Jordan, Paul (25 January 2016). "Allocation Draw: The results!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Douwe Bob – Slow Down" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Douwe Bob – Slow Down" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Douwe Bob – Slow Down" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Douwe Bob – Slow Down". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 20 May 2016.