Modern Talking

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Modern Talking.svg
Moderntalking.jpg
Modern Talking during their final concert, in 2003
Background information
Origin Germany
Genres Dance Pop[1][2]
Europop[1][3]
Eurodance[1]
Synthpop[1]
New Wave[1]
Years active 1984–1987
1998–2003
Labels Hansa Records, Sony/BMG, Ariola Records, RCA Records
Past members
Dieter Bohlen
Thomas Anders

Modern Talking was a German dance pop duo consisting of Thomas Anders and Dieter Bohlen.[2] Their music was often classified as Europop.[3] Modern Talking is, by sales, the most successful and popular group in Germany,[4] and they a number of hit singles reaching the top-5 in many countries. Some of their most popular and widely known singles are "You're My Heart, You're My Soul", "You Can Win If You Want", "Cheri Cheri Lady", "Brother Louie", "Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. for Love)" and "Geronimo's Cadillac".

Modern Talking's first period of activity was from 1984 to 1987. The duo reunified in 1998 and made a successful comeback, releasing more music from 1998 to 2003. Modern Talking's sound, however, was rather different from its original 1980s sound after its reunion. The duo came back in 1998 recording their materials based on what the demand was in central European music markets at the time in the late 1990s, which required their original 1980s mellow Europop sound to switch into 1990s up-tempo Eurodance. The duo released singles which again entered the top-10 not only in their home country but also abroad. Some of those singles were "You're My Heart, You're My Soul '98", "Brother Louie '98", and "You Are Not Alone".

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Modern Talking Allmusic bio
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Dieter Bohlen - Germany's Prince of Pop". Deutsche Welle. 2003-02-121. Retrieved 2009-08-10.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Argentine Biz Worries That '98 Gains Will Deflate In '99". AllBusiness.com. 1998-11-21. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  4. "Dieter macht Schluss mit Thomas". Stern (magazine) (in German). 2003-06-08.