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shocking“VENUS” was written by composer Robbie van Leeuwen and the first release was recorded by his band SHOCKING BLUE in 1969. It was a gigantic hit at the time. But no one could have predicted the huge success this song was going to achieve.The song became a big hit in the Netherlands, but SHOCKING BLUE was the very first Dutch band ever to hit the # 1 position in the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA!