JIM REEVES HAS FOUR RECORDS ON THE DUTCH TOP 2000 OF RADIO 2 THIS YEAR!

 By Bert Bossink

Every year Dutch Radio 2  transmits  a "Top 2000  favourites record" program.  The program makers invite the listeners to submit a list of 5 of their favourite songs from the 40,'s,50's,60's, 70's,  80's & 90's. The song with  the most nominations get into the number one spot and so on. This  top 2000 charts has been transmitted  from 26th of December till 31 December,  24 hours a day.

This year, Jim Reeves has 4 songs in the charts instead of 3 ! And Jim is gaining more popularity as the list shows, the 2006 positions are within brackets:

Nr .548 (1289) -  I LOVE YOU BECAUSE

Nr. 985: (1334) -   HE'LL HAVE TO GO

Nr.1158 (1335) - DISTANT DRUMS

Nr.1558 (new) - ADIOS AMIGO

The Dutch newspaper ALGEMEEN DAGBLAD published an article about the program yesterrday. There was an item about fast rising songs, they concluded that Jim was the fastest rising artist on the current list!

There are few country music artist from the 60's and 70's in the chart, Patsy Cline and Marty Robbins are not listed. Johnny Cash is lated with 3 records:  Nr. 386 - Ring of fire,  676 - A boy named Sue Nr. 945  - A thing called love.You can listen yo the program live on the internet:  

http://www.omroep.nl/radio2.nl/live64.asx (64kb WMP, stereo)

or

http://www.omroep.nl/radio2.nl/live20.asx (20kb WMP, mono)