Modern Talking

Dieter Bohlen and Thomas Anders

Also known as Модерн Токинг, Модьрн Токинг, Modern Talk, Modern Talking'98, Modern Tolking
Members of Modern Talking: Dieter Bohlen, Thomas Anders
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.modern-talking-online.de, http://www.moderntalking.ru

Discography of Modern Talking:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Brother Louie '99 4 Audio 1999 Logic Records
2 The 1st Album 9 Audio 1985
3 You Can Win If You Want (Special Dance Version) 3 Audio 1985-03-00
4 You Can Win If You Want (Special Single Remix) 2 Audio 1985
5 Alone - The 8th Album 17 Audio 1999-02-22 Hansa
6 Year Of The Dragon 20 Audio 2000-02-28
7 Brother Louie 2 Audio 1986 Mega Records
8 Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. For Love) 2 Audio 1986 Mega Records
9 Cheri, Cheri Lady 2 Audio 1985 Mega Records
10 Let's Talk About Love - The 2nd Album 10 Audio 1985-10-00
11 Best Of 16 Audio 1988 Dino Music
12 Brother Louie '99 3 Audio 1999 Logic Records
13 Back For Good - The 7th Album 18 Audio 1998 Hansa
14 Cheri, Cheri Lady 2 Audio 1985 Mega Records
15 The 1st Album 9 Audio 1985 Балкантон
16 You're My Heart, You're My Soul 2 Audio 1984 Mega Records
17 You're My Heart, You're My Soul 2 Audio 1985 Delta (12)
18 Brother Louie '99 4 Audio 1999 Logic Records
19 Let's Talk About Love - The 2nd Album 10 Audio 1986 Балкантон
20 Juliet 6 Audio 2002-04-29 Hansa
21 Sexy Sexy Lover 4 Audio 1999-05-17 Hansa
22 Brother Louie '98 4 Audio 1998-07-20 Hansa
23 Brother Louie (Special Long Version) 2 Audio 1986 Hansa
24 Jet Airliner 3 Audio 1987-00-00 Hansa
25 Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. For Love) 2 Audio 1986-04-00
26 Ready For Romance - The 3rd Album 10 Audio 1986-00-00 Hansa
27 You're My Heart, You're My Soul 2 Audio 1984-10-29
28 China In Her Eyes 4 Audio 2000-01-31 Hansa
29 Space Mix + We Take The Chance 9 Audio 1998 Hansa
30 You're My Heart, You're My Soul 1998 5 Audio 1998-03-16 Hansa
31 Last Exit To Brooklyn 5 Audio 2001-05-07 Hansa
32 The 1st Album / In The Middle Of Nowhere 21 Audio 2000 CD-Maximum
33 Ready For The Victory 7 Audio 2002-03-18 Hansa
34 You Are Not Alone 11 Audio 1999-02-01 Hansa
35 The Greatest Hits 34 Audio 2003 BMG
36 Поговорим О Любви 10 Audio 1987 Мелодия
37 Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. For Love) (Extended Version) 2 Audio 1986 Music-Box
38 Let's Talk About Love 4 Audio 1986 AMIGA
39 You Can Win If You Want 16 Audio 1994
40 You're My Heart, You're My Soul 2 Audio 1984-09-00
41 In The Garden Of Venus - The 6th Album 10 Audio 1988
42 The ★ Collection 16 Audio 1991 Hansa
43 The 1st Album 9 Audio 1985-07-21 Hansa
44 Brother Louie '98 2 Audio 1998
45 The Final Album - The Ultimate Best Of 20 Audio 2003 Hansa
46 Selected Singles '85 - '98 36 Audio 2001-10-00 Hansa
47 You're My Heart, You're My Soul 2 Audio 1984 Mega Records
48 Universe - The 12th Album 12 Audio 2003-03-30 Hansa
49 Let's Talk About Love - The 2nd Album 10 Audio 1988 Hansa
50 The 1st Album 9 Audio 1988 Hansa


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.


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