Guitarist Casper Starreveld of Kensington calls the award “a wonderful end of a wonderful year.” “Very cool that one Slicer is the Song of the Year found. Quite unexpected and therefore even more enjoyable. We see this award also as a bit of a wider appreciation for the album Control and everything over the past few years has been as a band.”
The audience chose the number, online a top 10 to put together with favorite songs of the past years. Behind Slicer ended Arctic Monkeys (Four Out of Five) in second place and Imagine Dragons (Natural) on place three. In the top ten in total five Dutch bands, including Kraantje Pappie, The State and Bløf & Geike.
The 3voor12 Song of the Year since 1985 are presented. Previous winners are the Osdorp Posse (1998), Krezip (2000), Johan (2001), the Kyteman (2009), Dotan (2014), Tame Impala (2015) and The State (2016). Last year, the Canadian rock band Arcade Fire with the title run off for their number Everything Now.