Boney M.

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Boney M.

Boney M in 1981
Background information
Origin Jamaica, Montserrat, Aruba
Genres Pop, Disco, Dance-pop, Hi-NRG, Eurodance
Years active 1975–present
Labels Sony BMG
Members
Official Line-Up
Liz Mitchell (1976- )
Marcia Barrett (1976- )
Maizie Williams (1975- )
Ganapathy Rajagopalan (1976-82, 1984- )
Past members
Reggie Tsiboe (1982-1986, 1989-1990)

Boney M. is a pop and disco group created by West German record producer Frank Farian. They were very successful in the 1970s.

Discography[change | edit source]

Studio albums[change | edit source]

  • Take The Heat Off Me (1976)
  • Love for Sale (1977)
  • Nightflight to Venus (1978)
  • Oceans Of Fantasy (1979)
  • Boonoonoonoos (1981)
  • Christmas Album (1981)
  • Ten Thousand Lightyears (1984)
  • Eye Dance (1985) — Boney M. featuring Bobby Farrell

Compilations[change | edit source]

  • The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits (1980)
  • Children of Paradise - The Greatest Hits of Boney M. - Vol. 2 (1981)
  • Kalimba de Luna - 16 Happy Songs (1984) - Boney M. with Bobby Farrell
  • Christmas With Boney M. (1984)
  • The Best Of 10 Years - 32 Superhits (1986)
  • Die 20 schönsten Weihnachtslieder der Welt (1986)
  • The 20 Greatest Christmas Songs (1986)
  • Greatest Hits Of All Times - Remix '88 (1988)
  • Greatest Hits Of All Times - Remix '89 - Volume II (1989)
  • The Collection (1991)
  • Daddy Cool - Star Collection (1991)
  • Gold - 20 Super Hits (1992)
  • The Most Beautiful Christmas Songs of the World (1992)
  • The Greatest Hits (1993)
  • More Gold - 20 Super Hits Vol. II (1993)
  • Sunny (Boney M. compilation 1995)|Sunny (1995)
  • Hit Collection (1996)
  • Hit Collection (1996)
  • Hit Collection (1996)
  • Hit Collection (1996)
  • Best In Spain (1996)
  • The Best Of Boney M. (1997)
  • Norske Hits (1998)
  • The Most Beautiful Christmas Songs of the World (1998)
  • Christmas Party (1998)
  • Ultimate(1999)
  • 20th Century Hits (1999)
  • 25 Jaar Na Daddy Cool (2000)
  • 25 Jaar Na Daddy Cool (2000)
  • The Complete Collection (2000)
  • Their Most Beautiful Ballads (2000)
  • The Collection (2001)
  • 25 Jaar Na Daddy Cool (2001)
  • 25 Jaar Na Daddy Cool (2001)
  • The Greatest Hits (2001)
  • Christmas Party (2003)
  • The Magic of Boney M. (2006)
  • Hit Collection (2007)
  • Christmas with Boney M. (2007)

Main Singles Discography[change | edit source]

  • "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" (1975)
  • "Daddy Cool"/"No Woman No Cry" (1976)
  • "Sunny" (1976)
  • "Ma Baker"/"Still I'm Sad" (1977)
  • "Belfast"/"Plantation Boy" (1977)
  • "Rivers of Babylon"/"Brown Girl in the Ring" (double A-side) (1978)
  • "Rasputin"/"Painter Man" (1978)
  • "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord"/"Dancing In The Streets" (1978)
  • "Painter Man" (1979)
  • "Hooray Hooray It's A Holi-Holiday"/"Ribbons Of Blue" (1979)
  • "El Lute"/"Gotta Go Home" (1979)
  • "I'm Born Again"/"Bahama Mama" (1979)
  • "I See A Boat On The River"/"My Friend Jack" (1980)
  • "Children Of Paradise"/"Gadda-Da-Vida" (1980)
  • "Felicidad (Margherita)"/"Strange" (1980)
  • "Malaika / Consuela Biaz" (1981)
  • "We Kill The World (Don't Kill The World)"/"Boonoonoonoos" (1981)
  • "Little Drummer Boy"/"Boney M. On 45" (1981)
  • "The Carnival Is Over (Goodbye True Lover)" / "Going Back West" (1982)
  • "Zion's Daughter" (1982)
  • "Jambo - Hakuna Matata (No Problems)" (1983)
  • "Somewhere In The World" (1984)
  • "Kalimba De Luna" (1984)
  • "Happy Song" - Boney M. Feat. Bobby Farrell & The School Rebels (1985)
  • "My Cherie Amor" (1985)
  • "Young Free And Single" - Boney M. Feat. Bobby Farrell (1985)
  • "Daddy Cool (Anniversary Remix)" (1986)
  • "Bang Bang Lulu" (1986)
  • "Rivers Of Babylon´88" (1988)
  • "Megamix" (1988)
  • "The Summer Megamix" (1989)
  • "Malaika (Lambada Mix)" (1989)
  • "Everybody Wants To Dance Like Josephine Baker" (1990) (withdrawn)
  • "Stories" - Boney M. Feat. Liz Mitchell (1990)
  • "Boney M. Megamix" (1992)
  • "Christmas Megamix" (1992)
  • "Brown Girl in the Ring (Remix '93)" (1993)
  • "Ma Baker (Remix '93)" (1993)
  • "Papa Chico" - Boney M. Feat. Liz Mitchell (1994)
  • "Ma Baker '99" - Boney M. vs. Horny United/Sash! (1999)
  • "Daddy Cool '99" - Boney M. 2000 featuring Mobi T. (1999)
  • "Hooray! Hooray! (Caribbean Night Fever)" - Boney M. 2000 (1999)
  • "Sunny (Remix)" - Boney M. 2000 (2000)
  • "Daddy Cool 2001" (2001)
  • "Sunny" (Mousse T. Remix) (2006)
  • "Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord" (2007)

Video / DVD / VCD releases[change | edit source]

  • Gold - Video / VCD (in Hong Kong) (1993)
  • Gold - DVD (2001 Europe)
  • Greatest Hits (2001 UK)
  • Special Edition (2002 South Korea)
  • Special Edition EP (2003 UK)
  • The Magic Of Boney M. (2006)
  • Fantastic Boney M. - On Stage And On The Road (2007)

Chart positions[change | edit source]

Albums[change | edit source]

Year Title Chart positions
DE UK AUT SWE CH NL US
1976 Take The Heat Off Me 14 40 6 1 - 8 -
1977 Love for Sale 1 13 1 1 - 2 -
1978 Nightflight to Venus 1 1 1 1 - 1 134
1979 Oceans Of Fantasy 1 1 1 5 - 3 -
1980 The Magic Of Boney M. - 20 Golden Hits 1 1 5 30 - 4 -
1981 Boonoonoonoos 15 - 14 31 - 28 -
Christmas Album 14 - - - - 33 -
1984 Ten Thousand Lightyears 23 - - - - - -
1986 The Best of 10 Years - 32 Superhits 3 35 - - - - -
1993 Gold - 20 Super Hits 5 14 6 14 5 2 -
More Gold - 20 Super Hits Vol. II - - 36 - - 85 -
1999 20th Century Hits 30 - - 8 37 - -
2000 25 Jaar Na Daddy Cool - - - - - 27 -
2006 The Magic of Boney M. 19 45 13 - 39 - -

Singles[change | edit source]

Singles chart peaking in various countries. Includes U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart entries.

Year Title Chart positions
GER UK AUT SWE CH NL US US Hot Dance Club Play IRE
1975 "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" - - - - - 14 - - -
1976 "Daddy Cool" 1 6 1 1 1 3 65 11 -
1977 "Sunny" 1 3 1 11 2 1 - - 4
"Ma Baker" / 1 2 1 1 - 1 96 31 4
"Still I'm Sad" - - - 17 - - - - -
"Belfast" 1 8 2 - 3 3 - - 1
1978 "Rivers of Babylon"/"Brown Girl In The Ring" 1 1 1 1 1 1 30 - 1
"Rasputin" 1 2 1 - 2 8 - - 3
"Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" 1 1 3 3 1 3 85 - 1
1979 "Painter Man" (UK + Ireland only) - 10 - - - 8 - - 5
"Hooray Hooray It's A Holi-Holiday" 4 3 3 11 4 1 - - 5
"El Lute" / "Gotta Go Home" 1 12 1 10 2 2 - - 11
"I'm Born Again" / "Bahama Mama" 7 35 9 17 6 11 - - 12
1980 "I See A Boat On The River" / 5 - 3 - 9 7 - - -
"My Friend Jack" - 57 - - - - - - -
"Children Of Paradise" 11 66 - - 13 28 - - -
1981 "Felicidad (Margherita)" 6 - 6 - 3 - - - -
"Malaika" / "Consuela Biaz" 13 - 7 - 4 20 - - -
"We Kill The World (Don't Kill The World)" 12 39 - - 3 25 - - -
"Little Drummer Boy" 20 - - - - - - - -
1982 "The Carnival Is Over" / "Going Back West" 41 - - - 11 - - - -
1983 "Jambo - Hakuna Matata" 48 - - - 11 - - - -
1984 "Somewhere In The World" 49 - - - - - - - -
"Kalimba de luna" 17 - 11 - 23 27 - 49 -
"Happy Song" 7 - 15 - 21 - - - -
1985 "My Cherie Amour" 55 - - - - - - - -
"Young Free And Single" 48 - - - - - - - -
1986 "Bang Bang Lulu" - - - - - - - - -
1988 "Mary's Boy Child (Remix)" / "Megamix" - 52 - - - - - - -
1989 "Summer Megamix" - 92 - - - - - - -
1990 "Stories" - 94 - - - - - - -
1992 "Boney M. Megamix" 26 7 11 - - 13 - - 3
1993 "Brown Girl In The Ring (remix)" - 38 - - - - - - 25
1999 "Ma Baker" versus Sash! 28 22 32 10 21 26 - - -
"Daddy Cool '99" Boney M. 2000 feat. Mobi T. 47 - - - 49 - - - -
"Hooray! Hooray! Caribbean Night Fever" Boney M. 2000 79 - - - 80 - - - -
2000 "Sunny" Boney M. 2000 - - - - 80 - - - -
2001 "Daddy Cool 2001" - 47 - - - - - - -
2007 "Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" - 47 - - - - - - -