Atlantic is calling...
Modern Talking is a German group created in 1984 and composed of the duo Thomas Anders / Dieter Bohlen.
Surrealist duo with an incredible look ...
Year 1984 saw the release of the cult single "You’re my heart, you’re my soul", a flagship single that allowed itself to be ranked in the top 10 sales of singles in 35 countries.
It will sell almost 8,000,000 million copies in the end !
But the duo did not stop there and it was the single "You can win if you want", released a year later in 1985, which in turn was a hit.
The title is part of the album "The 1st album", an album which will be certified platinum in Germany with more than 500,000 copies sold.
Shortly followed by the single "Cheri, Cheri Lady" which is a hit in the Scandinavian countries and with Germanic influence.
Single from their second album "Let’s talk about love".
Their third album "Ready for romance" was released in 1986 and contained no less than 2 new flagship titles namely "Brother Louie" as well as "Atlantic is calling".
The more successful fourth album "In the middle of nowhere" will produce the single "Geronimo’s cadillac" and the fifth "Romantic warriors" the single "Jet airliner".
Surprisingly, the group will experience undeniable planetary success, especially in ... Iran, a country which is however particularly hermetic to all that is Western extravagance !
Always on the paradox side, they will experience very little success across the Atlantic.
The adventure will end in 1987, which will not prevent Dieter Bohlen from rebounding by creating the group "Blue system" which will experience some notable successes with the singles "Sorry little Sarah", "My bed is too big", " Under my skin ”,“ Love suite ”,“ Laila ”and“ Deja vu ”.
And we will remember this hallucinating haircut that Anders wore for a long time and which will remain the indelible mark of this extraordinary duo but reflecting so well these extraordinary years.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
• You’re my heart, you’re my soul 1984
• You can win if you want 1985
• Cheri , Cheri lady 1985
• Brother Louie 1986
• Atlantic is calling 1986
• Geronimo’s cadillac 1986
• Give me peace on earth 1986
• Lonely tears in Chinatown 1986
• Hey you 1986
• Jet airliner 1987
• Don't worry 1987
• In 100 years 1987
• You are not alone 1999
• Sexy lover 1999
• China in her eyes 2000
• Win the race 2001
• Ready for the victory 2002
• TV makes the superstar 2003
1984 ... HUGE and SMASHING beginnings for this surreal duo ! What will remain as one of the biggest Dance hits of the 80s, if not of the end of the XXth century. MAS-TER-FUL !
1985 ... the tube machine is now running at full speed. It's a wave of almost uninterrupted hits that will follow ...
1985 ... another hit of very large caliber ! An endless inspiration which makes the group one of the most prolific of the decade and especially with the success rate among the highest of the moment
1986 ... 4 titles released since their beginnings = 4 mega planetary hits. If it's not what we call a full box, I don't know what it is then !
1986 ... and 1 more ! The group is really one of the biggest phenomena of the moment and nothing, nor nobody, comes to stop this perfectly oiled machine
1986 ... then, should we call him Monsieur or Madame ? We no longer know by force. This does not prevent them from aligning tubes on tubes. After, the look is something else ...
1986 ... in an ocean of Dance titles, the group offers a nice intimate interlude. It may not be their biggest commercial success but this title is far from unworthy, that's for sure
1986 ... a title that will only be released ... in Spain. Astonishing strategy which means that it will only be successful in ... Spain of course ...
1986 ... a title which will not even be classified but which is well worth the detour. An exceptional year 86 with a plethora of titles and Premium quality on all floors !
1987 ... the last notorious hit of the decade. After years of almost unrivaled planetary supremacy, the group is scuttling in full glory. Well, on the other hand, they leave like Princes but this is called disintegration in mid flight ...
1987 ... a title that will only be released ... in Spain. Astonishing strategy which means that it will only be successful in ... Spain of course. Here, I have the impression to have already said that ...
1987 ... everything goes off in a lollipop, despite an obvious quality of inspiration. But we can feel that nothing is going well and that the end is near. Very close...
1999 ... the resurrection ! We thought they were definitely lost, only denied. Here they are back, a surprising and above all unexpected return. But a winning return in any case !
1999 ... in Euro Beat mode, 90s oblige. And my faith, it passes ! An adaptation necessary to hope to exist in this decade where everything is going very fast. And the adventure is not entirely over, see you next decade ...
2000 ... new decade change and still there ! The hell duo salutes you well !
2001 ... and it's still not over. An exceptional longevity and above all a desire not to let anything go, even in front of young kids who are 20 years younger than them, even 30 !
2002 ... come on, this time, we are getting closer to the end. Anyway, they are far from being ridiculous and are still holding on to a competition that only asks to see them disappear outright ...
2003 ... as an aftertaste of "Baby one more time" ... In Britney mode to finish in style ! Well done guys for your entire career because such longevity, only the best of your generation will have done the same !
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