Lene Lovich, whose real name is Lili-Marlene Premilovich, is an Anglo-American singer-songwriter born in Detroit, USA, but who emigrated to England at the age of 13.
She really began her artistic career in 1975 when she joined The Diversions, a group that produced a few singles but which went somewhat unnoticed.
The real solo career began a year later in 1976 with the release of the title "I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus", a single which, too, will go completely unnoticed.
She would achieve some semblance of success the following year in 1977 when she wrote the lyrics to a track that would become one of the biggest dance hits of the 1970s, Cerrone's "Supernature".
It was not until 1978 that she finally saw his efforts rewarded with the album "Stateless". Album which will know a nice planetary success in particular thanks to the enormous single "Lucky number", single which leaves one year later in 1979 and which will finally bring to the singer the notoriety so awaited. Album which will also produce another top hit "Say when".
On her momentum, the singer released a new album "Flex" in 1979. Album which also became popular with the public and produced a new top hit "Bird song".
Which will unfortunately be the singer's last notorious hit. During the 80s, she will only once again achieve success with the title "New toy" in 1982.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus 1976
I think we're alone now 1978
Lucky number 1979
Say when 1979
Bird song 1979
What Will I Do Without You 1980
The night 1980
New toy 1981
It's You, Only You (Mein Schmerz) 1982
Blue hotel 1982
Don’t kill the animals 1986
Hold on to love 1990
Shape shifter 1999
1976 ... at the very least original beginnings and which immediately set the trend : this singer is unlike any other and what will follow in the years to come will blatantly prove it ...
1978 ... a luxury cover of the title of Tommy James and The Shondells which we will qualify as very honorable but which still does not allow her to enter the big leagues
1979 ... then THIS title comes ! The title of a lifetime, the one that makes you enter One Shot into musical legend and at the same time allows you to touch the stars for the same price. Here she is quite simply signing the biggest success of her entire career. MAS-TER-FUL !
1979 ... this year 1979 will undoubtedly remain as its best vintage with 3 top hits. The 'excessive' side of the singer is more and more obvious and will hardly improve over time ...
1979 ... a year 1979 which saw her literally explode and reach a level of planetary notoriety that she did not even imagine. Not sure it will last very long unfortunately ...
1980 ... the transition to the 1980s was not going to reserve only good surprises. Starting with this title which will not even be classified ...
1980 ... this one will do a little better but the singer will never find the same level of success that she had at the end of the previous decade ...
1980 ... as for this one, it will not even be classified despite a certain quality. The years go by but are not necessarily alike, a proverb that the singer will unfortunately learn at her expense ...
1981 ... and yet, when she wants, she can quite stick to the standards of the moment. The proof with this title which offers her a new major success. Success which will unfortunately be the last ...
1982 ... not quite the last one because this title will also achieve a nice run in the Charts. Smaller than the previous one but still ...
1982 ... she does not demerit, far from it but her side a little too wacky unfortunately dessert. The 1980s were the decade of all originality but too much originality kills originality ...
1986 ... birds of a feather flock together ! It was obvious that the 2 most famous wacky of the decade were going to sing the song together at some point. It is done on this title. A title of certain quality that will unfortunately pass under the radar ...
1989 ... a big 3 years air hole and a return to great shape in 1989. Unfortunately, the 3 years absence has totally relegated her to oblivion and this title will go completely unnoticed ...
1990 ... a great form which is confirmed on this title. A comeback that could have really been a winner but the public will have decided otherwise. Hard law of the trade ...
1999... which will not prevent her from continuing the adventure no matter what. She still has things to offer and especially things to sing at first sight...
2005...and here she is again ! While we thought that the adventure was indeed over, she returns in this new decade 2000 in a form that we will qualify as certain. With her, you have to know, nothing is ever over !
2005...especially since what she offers today is far from being without interest. She will amaze us until the end, as much by her will to believe in it always and again as by an inspiration that does not weaken one iota, even after decades...
2005...it could therefore be that this title is not the last. We can easily imagine that she will succeed in surprising us once again in the years to come...
2018 ... she will disappear again from the radar for almost 13 years and it is Morgan King who will put her back in the saddle for the time of this title. With her, what is certain is that nothing is ever finished !
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