Modern Talking

Dieter Bohlen and Thomas Anders

Also known as Модерн Токинг, Модьрн Токинг, Modern Talk, Modern Talking'98, Modern Tolking

Short biography of Modern Talking: Modern Talking, consisting of producer / songwriter [a=Dieter Bohlen] and vocalist [a=Thomas Anders], was formed in 1984 in Berlin by Hansa label. The studio line-up also included [a=Luis Rodriguez], [a=Ralf Stemmann], [a=Rolf Köhler], [a=Michael Scholz], [a=Detlef Wiedeke] and [a=Birger Corleis].

Their debut single "You're My Heart, You're My Soul" reached the top of the German pop charts and was No.1 for 6 weeks. After their incredible success in Germany, Modern Talking released their hit-single in Europe, Japan and the USA. They landed on top of the charts in 17 countries, including Japan’s top 15, being the first German act ever to enter Japanese chart. The single was also No.1 in Israel and Tu rkey, No.2 in South Africa, No.56 in the UK.

Modern Talking's debut LP, succinctly titled "The First Album", followed on the heels of their second single, "You Can Win If You Want," which confirmed their success being No.1 all over Europe (also No.1 in Israel and Turkey, No.10 in South Africa, but only No.70 in the UK). The first album achieved the platinum status in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and gold in Belgium, Finland, Israel, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Chile, Norway, Sweden.

The duo's sophomore effort, Let's Talk About Love, appeared in late 1985, launching the No.1 European smash "Cheri Cheri Lady" (also No.1 in Israel, Turkey and Hong Kong, No.13 in South Africa and No.44 in Japan). The second album reached the platinum status in Germany, Austria; and gold in Switzerland, Chile, Norway, Hong Kong.

With 1986's Ready for Romance (platinum in Germany, South Africa, Chile, Spain and gold in Argentina, Austria, Hong Kong), Modern Talking scored their biggest hit with "Brother Louie" (No.1 in Europe, Turkey, Israel, Hong Kong and South Africa, No.2 in Ireland, No.4 in the UK, No.15 in Mexico, No.34 in Canada). Another No.1 European hit "Atlantis Is Calling" followed very soon (also No.1 in Israel and Turkey, No.3 in Hong Kong, No.12 in South Africa, No.55 in the UK). Scoring gold with "Brother Louie" in Canada, Mexico and England, Modern Talking seemed to have the US market wide open to them.

However, after 1986's In the Middle of Nowhere (platinum in Chile, Spain and gold in Germany, Austria, Hong Kong) with hit-singles "Geronimo's Cadillac" (Top-10 in Europe, No.1 in Hong Kong and Turkey, No.2 in Israel, No.4 in South Africa, No.25 in Egypt) and "Give Me Peace On Earth" (No.7 in Belgium, No.28 in Austria, No.29 in Germany) tensions between Bohlen and Anders reached their boiling point, and following the release of their fifth LP, Romantic Warriors, Bohlen assembled a new project, Blue System. The final Modern Talking album, In the Garden of Venus, appeared posthumously at the end of 1987, after which Anders mounted a solo career.

In 1998 Bohlen and Anders reunited for a new Modern Talking album "Back For good" featured raps by Eric Singleton. The world witnessed the most successful comeback ever: their first performance was in front of an 18 million TV audience. The album was a huge success achieving triple platinum in Sweden; double platinum in Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Malaysia, Singapore, Chile, Argentina; platinum in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Poland, Spain and gold in Netherlands, Greece.

Modern Talking is considered as the most successful German band ever and with over 120 million albums sold in the top 30 worldwide. Only mega stars like ABBA, Elvis, the Rolling Stones or the Beatles outrank Modern Talking internationally.

Also on the Web you may find Modern Talking by links below:
  1. http://www.modern-talking-online.de
  2. http://www.moderntalking.ru
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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Modern Talking - Brother Louie '99 Brother Louie '99 4
mp3, CD
1999 Logic Records
2 Modern Talking - The 1st Album The 1st Album 9
mp3, CD
1985
3 Modern Talking - You Can Win If You Want (Special Dance Version) You Can Win If You Want (Special Dance Version) 3
mp3, CD
1985-03-00
4 Modern Talking - You Can Win If You Want (Special Single Remix) You Can Win If You Want (Special Single Remix) 2
mp3, CD
1985
5 Modern Talking - Alone - The 8th Album Alone - The 8th Album 17
mp3, CD
1999-02-22 Hansa
6 Modern Talking - Year Of The Dragon Year Of The Dragon 20
mp3, CD
2000-02-28
7 Modern Talking - Brother Louie Brother Louie 2
mp3, CD
1986 Mega Records
8 Modern Talking - Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. For Love) Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. For Love) 2
mp3, CD
1986 Mega Records
9 Modern Talking - Cheri, Cheri Lady Cheri, Cheri Lady 2
mp3, CD
1985 Mega Records
10 Modern Talking - Let's Talk About Love - The 2nd Album Let's Talk About Love - The 2nd Album 10
mp3, CD
1985-10-00
11 Modern Talking - Best Of Best Of 16
mp3, CD
1988 Dino Music
12 Modern Talking - Brother Louie '99 Brother Louie '99 3
mp3, CD
1999 Logic Records
13 Modern Talking - Back For Good - The 7th Album Back For Good - The 7th Album 18
mp3, CD
1998 Hansa
14 Modern Talking - Cheri, Cheri Lady Cheri, Cheri Lady 2
mp3, CD
1985 Mega Records
15 Modern Talking - The 1st Album The 1st Album 9
mp3, CD
1985 Балкантон
16 Modern Talking - You're My Heart, You're My Soul You're My Heart, You're My Soul 2
mp3, CD
1984 Mega Records
17 Modern Talking - You're My Heart, You're My Soul You're My Heart, You're My Soul 2
mp3, CD
1985 Delta (12)
18 Modern Talking - Brother Louie '99 Brother Louie '99 4
mp3, CD
1999 Logic Records
19 Modern Talking - Let's Talk About Love - The 2nd Album Let's Talk About Love - The 2nd Album 10
mp3, CD
1986 Балкантон
20 Modern Talking - Juliet Juliet 6
mp3, CD
2002-04-29 Hansa
21 Modern Talking - Sexy Sexy Lover Sexy Sexy Lover 4
mp3, CD
1999-05-17 Hansa
22 Modern Talking - Brother Louie '98 Brother Louie '98 4
mp3, CD
1998-07-20 Hansa
23 Modern Talking - Brother Louie (Special Long Version) Brother Louie (Special Long Version) 2
mp3, CD
1986 Hansa
24 Modern Talking - Jet Airliner Jet Airliner 3
mp3, CD
1987-00-00 Hansa
25 Modern Talking - Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. For Love) Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. For Love) 2
mp3, CD
1986-04-00
26 Modern Talking - Ready For Romance - The 3rd Album Ready For Romance - The 3rd Album 10
mp3, CD
1986-00-00 Hansa
27 Modern Talking - You're My Heart, You're My Soul You're My Heart, You're My Soul 2
mp3, CD
1984-10-29
28 Modern Talking - China In Her Eyes China In Her Eyes 4
mp3, CD
2000-01-31 Hansa
29 Modern Talking - Space Mix + We Take The Chance Space Mix + We Take The Chance 9
mp3, CD
1998 Hansa
30 Modern Talking - You're My Heart, You're My Soul 1998 You're My Heart, You're My Soul 1998 5
mp3, CD
1998-03-16 Hansa
31 Modern Talking - Last Exit To Brooklyn Last Exit To Brooklyn 5
mp3, CD
2001-05-07 Hansa
32 Modern Talking - The 1st Album / In The Middle Of Nowhere The 1st Album / In The Middle Of Nowhere 21
mp3, CD
2000 CD-Maximum
33 Modern Talking - Ready For The Victory Ready For The Victory 7
mp3, CD
2002-03-18 Hansa
34 Modern Talking - You Are Not Alone You Are Not Alone 11
mp3, CD
1999-02-01 Hansa
35 Modern Talking - The Greatest Hits The Greatest Hits 34
mp3, CD
2003 BMG

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