Golden Earring, originally named The Golden Earrings until 1969, is a Dutch rock band with a legacy that has spanned over six decades. Founded in 1961, the group shares the title of being the oldest existing rock band in the Netherlands, and they’re also one of the longest-running bands in the world. With international hits like “Radar Love,” “Twilight Zone,” and “When the Lady Smiles,” as well as iconic albums like “Moontan” and “Cut,” they’ve carved out an enduring place in rock history.
Here’s a look at their top 15 tracks that have contributed to their long-lasting appeal:
15. Hold Me Now
A melodic tune that shows the band’s softer side without losing their rock edge.
14. That Day
This song captures the youthful energy that initially propelled the band into the spotlight.
13. Buddy Joe
With its catchy hooks, “Buddy Joe” is a classic example of Golden Earring’s skillful songwriting.
The band ventures into more experimental territory here, blending rock with world music elements.
11. Weekend Love
A tune for the weekend warriors, this track captures the quintessence of fleeting romance.
10. Sound of the Screaming Day
This song showcases the band’s prowess in crafting compelling rock anthems.
9. I’ve Just Lost Somebody
A poignant track that dives deep into the emotional spectrum of loss and longing.
8. Back Home
This song captures the nostalgia and mixed feelings often associated with returning home.
7. She Flies on Strange Wings
A less conventional track, it’s a testament to Golden Earring’s willingness to experiment with different genres and styles.
6. Just a Little Bit of Peace in My Heart
A heartfelt ballad that showcases the band’s softer, more emotional side.
5. Going to the Run
A stirring number that captures the essence of freedom and the open road.
4. Twilight Zone
One of their international hits, “Twilight Zone” remains a rock staple and continues to be played on radio stations around the world.
3. Another 45 Miles
With its driving rhythm and lyrics about a journey, this song is an apt metaphor for the band’s own long career.
2. When the Lady Smiles
An iconic song that encapsulates the band’s versatile approach to rock, blending melody with raw energy.
1. Radar Love
Perhaps their most famous song, “Radar Love” is a timeless classic that has become synonymous with the band’s name. Its gripping narrative and infectious rhythm make it a standout track in rock history.