In the Heat of the Night...
Our journey through the 80s will take us to Germany where once reigned an undisputed queen by the name of Sandra. Her real name Sandra Ann Lauer began her career in 1974 thanks to a radio hook organized in her hometown. Then plays the choristers 4 years later in the group Arabesque. And finally knows the consecration and the glory in 1985 with a title written to measure by Michael Cretu (who will become her husband some time later) namely Maria Magdalena. The Sandra phenomenon will stretch over 5 years, during which time she and her husband will produce a dozen planetary tubes. In the early 90s, Sandra put her career on hold to devote her time to her family but nevertheless participated in the ENIGMA albums, where she regularly lent her voice to it. The beautiful German still continues the adventure in the world of the record nowadays where unfortunately successes and failures succeed one another, like many old glories of this blessed era... Discography (among others ...): • Andy mein freund 1976
• Japan ist weit 1984
• Maria Magdalena 1985
• In the Heat of the Night 1985
• Little Girl 1986
• Innocent Love 1986
• Hi ! Hi ! Hi ! 1986
• Loreen 1986
• Midnight Man 1987
• Everlasting Love 1988
• Stop for a Minute 1988
• Heaven Can Wait 1988
• Secret Land 1988
• We'll Be Together 1989
• Around My Heart 1989
• Hiroshima 1990
• (Life May be) A Big Insanity 1990
• One More Night 1990
• Don't Be Aggressive 1992
• Mirror in your eyes 1992
• Seal it forever 1992
• Johnny Wanna Live 1992
• Son of a time machine 1995
• Tell me more 1995
• First lullaby 1995
• Forever 2001
• I close my eyes 2002
• Now! 2002
• The art of love 2007
• What is it about me 2007
• Put your arms around me 2007
• In a heartbeat 2009
• Behind those words 2009
• What if 2009
• Infinite kiss 2012
• Between me and the moon 2012
• Stay in touch 2012
Arabesque adventure :
1976 ... yes, yes, it's the same one that a few years later will smash everything on a planetary level. You have to start one day !
1984 ... the original title dating from the same year has been a real success worldwide. This luxury cover will go completely unnoticed. Pity...
1985 ... the HUGE hit that will reveal it. The world is in shock, and especially the charm, of this beautiful German who will smash everything in the years that will follow. Surely one of the biggest Dance hits of the decade. MAS-TER-FUL !
1985 ... second mega hit in stride. An absolutely exceptional year for the singer, the Dancefloor still remember it !
1986 ... no more mega Dance hits, we calm down a bit, we stop sweating and we listen quietly to this much more Intimist track. She can do too !
1986 ... well, it couldn't last, that's clear ... The Dance tube machine works again at full power and the least we can say is that it rocks !
1986 ... the Diva Teuton at its best. The hits are linked at an incredible speed and undoubtedly make the singer one of the biggest phenomena of the moment...
1986 ... we leave temporarily in the register of emotion with this magnificent title with certain lyricism. A lyricism which paradoxically will not pay with a title which will pass almost under the radars ...
1987 ... slight air gap which does not last with a new year which starts with a fanfare with this title. A title that hits home ... like all the others !
1987 ... which will surely remain one of its most emblematic titles ! Huge hit based on a luxury cover of the title of Robert Knight dating from 1967. The title will have been repeated many times but it is this version which will undoubtedly remain as one of the very best !
1988 ... the years go by and the Premium quality is constant. Despite a Premium quality, this title will know a course in the Charts all in all quite modest. Go figure ...
1988 ... another exceptional year which saw the singer record no less than 3 mega hits and 1 'small' hit. His 2nd best year after 1986 ...
1988 ... his biggest hit of the year. And one of the biggest hits of his entire career. A huge title where the beautiful can give the best of herself !
1989 ... a year that inevitably ends in beauty with this 4th hit which once again demonstrates all the talent of the artist ... as well as his mentor Michael Cretu
1989 ... after a bloated 1988 year in terms of titles, the year 1989 will display only one title on the counter. But given the quality of the latter, we will be largely satisfied !
1990 ... a gentle change of decade with this magnificent humanist ode in tribute to one of the greatest dramas of humanity...
1990 ... an energy and an inspiration always at the top in this beginning of decade 90. Paradoxically, the singer does not make any more recipe and sees competition taking serious lengths in advance ...
1990 ... new intimate parenthesis with this title that literally floats in the air. Despite all his efforts, this will not change the situation unfortunately ...
1992 ... something has changed ... A darker style, a certain form of carefreeness that is no more, a Sandra who is also different ... Her latest notorious hit ...
1992...even if the success in the Charts will only decrease from now on, that will not prevent her from continuing the adventure as she sees fit. A desire to believe in it always and again that necessarily commands respect...
1992...especially since the level of quality remains largely sufficient to keep her at the top of the basket. We will therefore be largely satisfied with what she continues to offer, that's for sure...
1992... the decline is underway and nothing, and no one, can stop it. An incredible adventure that is coming to an end, at least in terms of mega hits, but which will still have produced an impressive number of mega hits. What more to ask !
1995...certainly she will lose contact with the race leader but that does not mean that her career will stop there, far from it. Because she still has things to offer and especially to sing...
1995...the beautiful German tries to evolve with the times and stick to the latest musical developments of the moment. But the delay with the competition will be difficult to make up for, especially with the younger generation...
1995 ... even if the success on the Singles side is very limited, the albums continue to experience a significant level of success. It's already that...
2001...after a decade of 90 which saw her gradually disappear from the radar, we find her transformed at the beginning of 2000. And my faith, it still works !
2002...she tells herself that in music nothing is ever over and she is right ! A comeback is always possible, you just have to believe in it a little bit...
2002...we're not going to lie to each other, the best years are behind her, that's for sure. But who would dare to tell her to throw in the towel when she still firmly believes in it. Certainly no one...
2007...the production of titles slows down more and more but she is always and still there. Especially since this new album will know a nice success of esteem, which inevitably reinforces her desire to continue the adventure at all costs...
2007...it won't be easy to get back in the pack, especially with a musical style that doesn't really correspond to what the younger generations expect. Afterwards, the main thing is to take pleasure in what you do as they say...
2007... so now it remains to be seen whether this opus will be the last or not. Do we take advantage of this last title or is there a hope to see her again later ? Only the future can answer this question...
2009...and here she is again, faithful to her post as always ! She doesn't give up and regardless of the lack of results in the Charts, she decided to continue the adventure at all costs...
2009...you have to remember that she has been there for more than 30 years, while others who started at the same time as her have already retired as artists a long time ago. An exceptional longevity...
2009...especially since she may well continue the adventure a little further. Because you have to know, with her, nothing is ever over !
2012...thing promised, thing due ! Here she begins her 5th decade of career and in a very good way. Frankly, when she started her career in the late 70s, who would have thought she would still be here in 2012 ? Not many people, that's for sure...
2012...not to mention that business is picking up in the Charts and this new album will not go unnoticed, far from it. All the reasons to continue to believe in it...
2012 ... go, a little last for the road. We are not going to sulk her pleasure especially when we see what she continues to offer us. So see her soon ?
Top Bonus : 1990 ... the WONDER. One of the most incredible hits of the end of the 20th century. Another breathtaking realization of the magic duet Cretu-Lauer...
Official Website :
Greatest hits :