Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Netherlands - Outlaw In 'Em - Waylon

Digital release image
18 - 121 pts, 7 - 174 pts in semi 2

Waylon sang for the Netherlands in the Lisbon contest. His song Outlaw In 'Em was revealed on March 2.
The digital single was released on Spotify just ahead of the announcement and on in the digital stores a day later.
Outlaw In 'Em was written bij Waylon, Ilya Toshinsky and Jim Beavers.

Waylon's forthcoming album The World Can Wait includes his Eurovision entry in a longer version..
The album was released on CD on April 13 and LP on April 27.
See full tracklist at the end of this post.

So again no cdsingle from the Dutchies, but you can create your own Outlaw Poster here at as a consolation.

Eurovision fans of course know Waylon from his brief stint in the Common Linnets with Ilse De Lange. Their Calm After The Storm ended 2nd in the 2014 contest in Copenhagen, the Netherlands' best placing since 1975.
Waylon left the Linnets soon after the contest and has been focussing on his solo career.

Trivia fans: Outlaw In 'Em is the second Eurovision song to namedrop Mick Jagger. Do you remember the other one?

Outlaw In 'Em - single version
- digital release, Lisbon 2CD
Outlaw In 'Em - album version
- on CD/LP The World Can Wait
Outlaw In 'Em - karaoke
- digital on the official karaoke album

Waylon (Willem Bijkerk) has enjoyed eight chart hits and four top 10 albums.
He released two solo albums as Waylon Young, but got his big break after finishing second in Holland Got Talent (in 2008).
Eurovision anoraks may know him from his Dutch National Final attempt in 2005. With Rachel (Kramer) he sang Leven Als Een Beest (Living like an animal) but the song stranded in the semi rounds.
(Youtube, a studio solo version is here at YT)

Waylons most succesful album is Wicked Ways from 2009. Released on Motown (no less), the album reached #3 and spent 80 weeks on the Dutch album top 100. It also includes the single Wicked Way, his biggest chart hit (8/10).

In 2012 Waylon had a duet, You Are, on Lionel Ritchies country music project Tuskegee.
After the Linnets breakup he released the album Heaven After Midnight which spent one week at No. 1 in the Dutch album charts. Waylons previous album is Seeds from 2016.

After one early week in the charts Outlaw re-enters the charts the week after the contest.
Dutch top 100 (tracks): 84, - re: 40

Links and sources:
Waylon: WebsiteFacebook, Instagram
Waylon at BeaRecords,
Calm After The Storm in 2014
Calm After The Storm: Coverversions at Eurocovers. (updated)
AVROTROS Eurovision pages (in Dutch)
More Dutch entries: 20172016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009

Tracklist The World Can Wait

1. Back Together
2. Outlaw In 'Em
3. Shadows In The Dark
4. That's How She Goes
5. Home
6. Paperboy
7. Highway Of Heartache
8. She Just Wants To Play
9. Thanks, But No Thanks
10. The World Can Wait
- The LP version has two bonus tracks
11. Country Don't Hurt
12. Something Stronger
(CD: Warner Music 5419700416, LP: Warner Music 5419700417)

The digital version has the single version of Outlaw as a bonus track but the CD has not (Why?).

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