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Was für England die Beatles waren, waren die Cats für die Niederlande. Die 1963 gegründete Gruppe machte den holländischen Rock auch international populär. 1971 gelang Piet Veerman, Cees Veerman, Arnold Mühren, Jaap Schilder und Theo Klouwer mit dem Hit "One Way Wind" der Durchbruch in Deutschland. Danach ging es Schlag auf Schlag: "Let's Dance" brachte die Cats 1972 erneut in die Charts. Auch in England und in Amerika eroberten sie die Hitlisten. 1973 versuchten sie, in den USA festen Fuß zu fassen. Sie verließen die Niederlande und produzierten ihre neue LP 'Love In Your Eyes', die u.a. den Hit "Be My Day" enthält, an Ort und Stelle in den Staaten. Es blieb die einzige Eskapade der Cats. Unzufrieden mit Verlauf und Ergebnis dieser Produktion kehrten sie in ihre Heimat zurück, wo ihre Popularität noch lange anhielt.

Die Musiker von Cats überließen nie etwas dem Zufall. Nur renommierte Studiomusiker wie z.B. von den Crusaders oder von Steely Dan wurden für ihre LPs engagiert. Ihre musikalische Vorliebe galt den sanften Tönen, den weichschwingenden melodiösen Linien und dem harmonischen Gruppengesang. "One Way Wind" vereinigt diese Elemente in nahezu perfekter Weise. Nicht ohne Grund wurde gerade dieser Song quasi zur "Visitenkarte" der Cats: der Name der Gruppe und der Gedanke an schwebende träumerische Melodien sind beinahe untrennbar miteinander verbunden.

(aus dem Sampleralbum 'Memories In Gold')
Discographie Singles

Somewhere Over The RainbowDurlaphone1965
Ave Maria no morroDurlaphone1965
What A Crazy LifeImperial10.1966
Vive l'amourEMI Columbia02.1967
Sure He's A CatImperial15.07.1967
What Is The World Coming ToImperial10.1967
Turn Around And Start AgainImperial01.1968
Times Were WhenImperial05.1968
Scarlet RibbonsEMI Columbia07.1969
Magical Mystery MorningEMI Columbia04.1970
Where Have I Been WrongEMI Columbia08.1970
Don't Waste Your TimeEMI Columbia02.1971
One Way WindImperial07.1971
One Way Wind [deutsch]EMI Columbia11.1971
I Walk Through The FieldsOdeon1971
Let's DanceImperial04.1972
Vaya con DiosImperial08.1972
Du bist mein ZuhausEMI Columbia10.1972
There Has Been A TimeEMI Columbia10.1972
Kannst du mir verzeihenEMI Columbia01.1973
Let's Go TogetherEMI04.1973
Time Machine (Hey, Come On Back In Time)EMI08.1973
Maribaja / Time Machine (Hey, Come On Back In Time)Imperial08.1973
Rock 'n' RollEMI11.1973
Be My DayEMI02.1974
A LetterEMI06.1974
Come SundayEMI10.1974
Hard To Be FriendsEMI01.1975
Like A Spanish SongEMI05.1975
Silent NightEMI11.1975
White ChristmasEMI12.1975
We Should Be TogetherEMI04.1976
Sweet WineEMI11.1976
Save The Last Dance For MeEMI03.1977
Lucky StarEMI11.1977
One More TimeEMI Electrola1977
She Was Too YoungEMI06.1978
The End Of The ShowEMI1979
Blue Bayou (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)EMI1980
La DiligenceBoni1982
Stay In My LifeBoni1983
Love Is A Golden RingBoni1983
Lovers Don't TalkBoni1984
Second Pair Of EyesBoni1984
She's So In LoveBoni1985
Hooray For MichaelBoni1985
Hey Baby (Won't You Come Out Tonight)Boni1985
The Best Years Of My LifeEMI31.03.2006
Those Were The DaysEMI23.06.2006
Discographie Alben - Studio

Cats As Cats CanImperial1967
Colour Us GoldImperial1969
Take Me With YouImperial1970
Katzen-spieleEMI Columbia1972
Signed ByImperial1972
Vaya con diosImperial1972
Love In Your EyesEMI1974
Hard To Be FriendsEMI1975
We Wish You A Merry ChristmasEMI1975
Like The Old DaysEMI1977
Back To You (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)Trent1980
Third LifeBoni1983
Flyin' HighBoni1985
Shine OnPolydor1994
The CatsEMI2004
Discographie Alben - Live

Discographie Alben - Best Of

Songs We SangImperial1969
Die Goldkatzen aus den Niederlandenmfp1971
The Cats [1971]Emidisc1971
One Way WindEMI Columbia1972
Collectors ClassicsCarpiola1972
The Best Of The CatsEMI1973
Lo mejor deOdeon1973
One Way Wind [1973]MFP1973
Story presenteert: The Cats op hun bestEMI1974
10 Jaar The CatsEMI1974
Great HitsMFP1975
One Way Wind [1976]Crystal1976
The Very Best Of The CatsCrystal1977
One Way Wind [1977]EMI1977
The Best OfSFP1978
20 Golden HitsEMI Columbia1979
The End Of The ShowBovema Negram1979
The Story Of The CatsEMI1982
The Story OfEMI1983
One Way Wind [1987]Electrola1987
Greatest Hits Of The Cats Vol 1 And Vol 2EVA1988
StarportraitLaserLight Digital1992
Silent NightEMI1994
Einfach das BesteDisky1996
The Very Best Of - HighlightsEMI18.09.1998
Best OfDisky22.09.2000
Christmas With The CatsDisky2004
Those Were The DaysEMI05.05.2006
Alle 40 goedEMI Catalogue Marketing22.02.2010
Best Of - 3CDEMI23.03.2012
Essential Volume 2EMI25.06.2012

The Cats in der österreichischen Hitparade


Let's Dance15.01.19731812
Be My Day15.07.19741216

Songs von The Cats

Sortierung: Titel | Jahr
A Clown Never Cries
A Fool Never Learns
A Letter
A Love Like Yours
A New Born Baby
A Room Full Of Tears
Anne mia
Anonymous Mr. Brown
Ave Maria no morro
Be My Day
Blowin' In The Wind (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
Blue Bayou (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
Blue Horizon
But Tomorrow
By Darkness Surrounded
Call Me
Can Walk On Water
Canciòn de la sierra
Childrens Crusade
Chill Out Cats
Christmas War
Come On Girl
Come Sunday
Comedy Or Tragedy (Putty In Your Hands)
Country Woman
Country Woman [deutsch]
Crying Like I've Never Done Before
Dance Dance
Darling, Oh Darling
Dear Lord
Der Brief
Devil Woman (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
Did You Feel
Don't Know Where To Go
Don't Waste My Time
Don't Waste Your Time
Don't Worry (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
Du bist mein Zuhaus
El paso
End Side One
European Flowers Don't Grow In The U.S.A.
Excuse Me
Far Beyond The Call Of Duty
Five Hundred Miles From Home (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
Five Little Fingers
For As Long As You Need Me
Freedom Bird
Full Stop
Gipsy Girl
Girl, Why Did You Do That
Goodbye Baby, Baby, Goodbye
Goodbye, My Love
Green Green Grass Of Home (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
Halfway To Paradise (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
Hard To Be Friends
Help Me (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
Hey Baby (Won't You Come Out Tonight)
Hooray For Michael
Hopeless Try
How Could I Be So Blind
How Did You Feel
I Could Never Hurt
I Don't Know
I Don't Know Where To Go
I Don't Want To Be Hurt
I Don't Want To Talk About It (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
I Feel Good, I Feel Bad
I Gotta Know What's Going On
I Like The Way
I Love You, I Do
I Love You, I Do [deutsch]
I Miss You
I Saw Her At The Station
I Still Remember
I Walk Through The Fields
I Wanna Be A Country Singer
I Will Follow
Ich will nur bei dir sein
I'd Fight The World (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
If I Could Be With You Now
If I Could Make You Blue
If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
If You Gonna Tangle (In A Love Triangle)
If You'll Be My Woman
I'll Find My Way Back To You
I'm Ashamed To Tell
I'm Going Home
I'm Going Out (The Same Way I Came In)
In Gotta Know What's Going On
In My Room
Isn't It A Lovely Evening
It Feels Like Crying
It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
It Turns Me Inside Out
It's Over Now
I've Always Tried To Understand
I've Been In Love Before
I've Fallen For A Fallen Angel
I've Got Enough Heartache
I've Gotta Be Goin'
I've Just Seen A Face
Kannst du die Liebe verstehen
Kannst du mir verzeihen
Kleiner Vogel
La Diligence
Latin Lovers
Let's Dance
Let's Follow The Sun
Let's Go Together
Let's Spend The Night
Lights Of Magdala
Like A Spanish Song
Little Miss Mary
Livin' To Love You (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
Lonely Christmas
Lonely Nights
Lonely Walk
Lookin' Back Over My Yesterdays
Love In Your Eyes
Love Is A Golden Ring
Love Is A Long Lonely Road
Love Of The Common People
Lovers Don't Talk
Lovin' Her Was Easier
Loving Arms
Loving Her Was Easier (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
Lucky Star
Madam Gordin
Magical Mystery Morning
Mandy My Dear
Mary Lee
Mary Skeffington (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
Mary's Boychild
Me And Bobby McGee (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
Mein Freund Joe
Merry Christmas Cindy
Midnight Cowboy (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
Money Maker
Morning Light
Mother Nature
Mr. In-Between
My Friend Joe
Night Of Glory
Night Time
No Reason At All
No You Can't Love Them All
Nobody Cares
One More Time
One Phonecall Away
One Way Wind
One Way Wind [deutsch]
Only Words
Phone Call
Rainbow Tree
Remember The Good Things
Remember The Good Time
Riding Train
Rock 'n' Roll
Rocky Mountain Sweet (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
Sail Away
Saturday Morning And The Western Show
Save The Last Dance For Me
Scarlet Ribbons
Second Pair Of Eyes
Shaving Cream
She Was Too Young
Shelter Of Your Eyes
She's On Her Own
She's So In Love
Shine On
Silent Breeze
Silent Night
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Somewhere Up There
Songs We Sang
Spanish Harlem
Stay In My Life
Stop Messing Around
Summer Evening Lady
Summer's Gone
Sunday Mornings
Sure He's A Cat
Sweet Wine
Take Me With You
Tanze heut' Nacht nur mit mir
Tell Me Is It True
The Best Years Of My Life
The Dream Is Over
The End Of The Show
The Greatest Thing
The Water Will Be Deep
The Wise Man
There Has Been A Time
There She Goes
These Tears Are Not Mine
Those Were The Days
Three Times A Lady (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
Time Machine (Hey, Come On Back In Time)
Times Were When
Town Ain't The Same
Town's Fair
Trying To Explain
Turn Around And Start Again
Unendlich schön ist die Liebe
Vaya con Dios
Vive l'amour
Wake Up
We Ain't Free
We Should Be Together
What A Crazy Life
What Is The World Coming To
When It Sells
Where Have I Been Wrong
White Christmas
Why Baby Why
Why Did You Go
Winter's End
Without Your Love
Wo ist die Liebe
You Don't Know Me
You May Already Be A Winner
You Needed Me (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
You're The Girl For Me

Alben von The Cats

10 Jaar The Cats
20 Golden Hits
Alle 40 goed
Back To You (Piet Veerman And The New Cats)
Best Of
Best Of - 3CD
Cats As Cats Can
Christmas With The Cats
Collectors Classics
Colour Us Gold
Die Goldkatzen aus den Niederlanden
Einfach das Beste
Essential Volume 2
Flyin' High
Great Hits
Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits Of The Cats Vol 1 And Vol 2
Hard To Be Friends
Het beste van The Cats
Het Complete Hit-Album
Hits uit 40 jaar Top 40
Like The Old Days
Lo mejor de
Love Cats 25 Years Lovesongs
Love In Your Eyes
One Way Wind
One Way Wind [1973]
One Way Wind [1976]
One Way Wind [1977]
One Way Wind [1987]
Shine On
Signed By
Silent Night
Songs We Sang
Story presenteert: The Cats op hun best
Take Me With You
The Best Of
The Best Of The Cats
The Cats
The Cats [1971]
The Cats 100
The Complete Collection
The End Of The Show
The Golden Years Of Dutch Pop Music
The Story Of
The Story Of The Cats
The Very Best Of - Highlights
The Very Best Of The Cats
Third Life
Those Were The Days
Times Were When
Trying To Explain - Cats Only
Vaya con dios
We Wish You A Merry Christmas

DVDs von The Cats

The DVD-Collection
The Story Of The Cats
Voor alle fans

Die bestbewerteten Songs von The Cats

Alle Songs mit mindestens 5 Reviews werden für diese Liste gezählt.
The Best Years Of My Life64.83
Rock 'n' Roll194.68
One Way Wind1454.62
Let's Dance804.58
One Way Wind [deutsch]394.51
I've Been In Love Before64.5
Be My Day444.43
Magical Mystery Morning104.4

Die bekanntesten Songs von The Cats

Alle Songs mit mindestens 5 Reviews werden für diese Liste gezählt.
One Way Wind1454.62
Let's Dance804.58
Be My Day444.43
One Way Wind [deutsch]394.51
Save The Last Dance For Me213.52
Where Have I Been Wrong204.2
Rock 'n' Roll194.68
Vaya con Dios193.47

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