Fire and flame...
Nena, whose real name is Gabriele Susanne Kerner, is a German singer whose musical career began in 1979 when guitarist Rainer Kitzmann offered her the position of singer in his group "The Stripes".
The group will experience only one small notorious success with the title "Ectasy".
The nickname "Nena" is a derivative of the Spanish word "niña" (the little one ...), a qualification that would be given to her at the age of 3 when she spent her holidays in Spain with her parents.
Things accelerated in 1981 when she left for West Berlin with her boyfriend at the time, Rolf Brendel. They meet this year Carlo Karges, Guitarist, Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen, keyboard player and Jurgen Dehmel, bass player with whom they will found a year later the group "Nena".
So in 1982 they released their first single "Nur Geträumt" which immediately hit the headlines.
And it was a year later, in 1983, that their first album was released which contained the flagship title "Leuchtturm". But which also and above all contains the cult “99 Luftballons”, an interplanetary hit that will smash everything in its path.
Unfortunately ephemeral success because the group will never find thereafter the same level of success and the group will eventually separate in 1987.
To discover or rediscover because the group will have produced other interesting titles.
Especially since very rare are the singles released at that time there in German language and only for that, we had to be interested in it.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
• Nur geträumt 1982
• 99 Luftballons 1983
• Leuchtturm 1983
• ? (Fragezeichen) 1983
• Rette mich 1984
• Lass mich dein pirat sein 1984
• Irgendwie, irgendwo, irgendwann 1984
• Feuer und Flamme 1985
• Mondsong 1986
• Wunder gescheh'n 1989
• Du bist uberäll 1990
• Manchmal ist ein tag ein ganzes leben 1992
• Conversation 1992
• Viel zuviel Glück 1993
• Hol mich zurüch 1994
• Ganz gelassen 1997
• Was hast du in meinem Traum gemacht 1997
• Ich umarm' die ganze Welt 1999
1982 ... the startling to say the least of the pretty Gabriele. First title and already first success. What more !
1983 ... then this title arrives ! Here she delivers a HUGE 2nd title which will remain as the biggest success of her career and which will above all raise her One Shot to the rank of planetary star. Surely one of the biggest Dance hits of the 80s and of the end of the XXth century. MAS-TER-FUL !
1983 ... in the series "it's all good", it continues and it's not over. Even if this title will not reach the colossal level of success of the previous one, it proves that the singer is surely not there by chance ...
1983 ... an undeniable talent which is confirmed from title to title and which makes her one of the biggest phenomena of the moment. A largely deserved success !
1984 ... a title that spins at 200 km/h and that nothing and no one can stop. Like her, by the way ! The singer is on an impressive dynamic that allows her to dominate the events with obvious ease !
1984 ... we go from one extreme to another. We leave the boosted mode to switch to intimate mode and it is clear that even in this area, she is far from being ridiculous !
1984 ... miss 100,000 volts, very high voltage guaranteed. We return to illico presto mode in boosted mode. Hunt the natural, it gallops !
1985 ... even if the level of success has been mainly limited to Germany and the neighboring countries for some time, the great adventure continues all the same. And that's the main thing !
1986 ... another nice foray into the Intimate, an area that suits him rather well, to say the least. We want more !
1989 ... a hymn tailor-made for a memorable and unforgettable year. Just like this 80's which saw the singer literally explode on the international scene. Not sure that the decade of 90 is as favorable for her...
1990 ... the beginning of a decade in which the singer will no longer find her place. The beginning of a long wandering which will only experience very rare success ...
1992 ... the little success encountered is mainly concentrated in Germany now. And again, success only concerns one title out of four now ...
1992 ... his attempts to try to get back into the international race will all fail. When it doesn't want anymore, it doesn't want anymore ...
1997 ... big air hole followed by a more or less winning return. Winner because this title will be classified but losing because only in Germany once again ...
1997 ... she clings, she resists and from time to time, it pays, like on this title. But in a moderate way, you should not get carried away. Case to follow...
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