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  1. ameraal

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    we might as well dedicate a thread to this pair of lovelies
    it really is the least we could do

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    i like so many things about that video
    the purple pant-athon
    the point your finger dance
    the way thomas finally can't fight the beat and semi-breaks into dance
     
  2. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara Amethyst-Betrüger

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    :disco: FINALLY! I should bloody well coco. Modern Talking are just FANTASTIC

    As I'm sure I may have mentioned on here ONCE OR TWICE...
     
  3. ameraal

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    i was a party last night where the host only had 80s records
    needless to say i got a-talking

    that recent remix of you're my heart... really took the wind of it for me until i heard the glorious original again last night

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    i love how thomas looks like he's going to crack up at any given time while dieter manages to pull of the geriatric lecher look at 20 something
     
  4. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara Amethyst-Betrüger

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    I've only just discovered ANDERS FAHRENKROG's 'Gigolo' :disco:

    Why does no-one TELL ME ABOUT THESE THINGS :grr:
     
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  5. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    God I HATE them, about 2 or 3 songs aside

    They are another act on our 'list of artists you're only allowed to play when I'm out' agreement
     
  6. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I have NO IDEA who this IS, but what a MAGNIFICENT name :disco:
     
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  8. ameraal

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    don't be a drag, apoca dear!
     
  9. Cécile

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    I love them, 'Atlantis' especially is a masterpiece.

    My Modern Talking track of choice is 'Locomotion Tango'.
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    Apocalypt Flyer spheres

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    But how one be a QUEEN when it comes to these two?

    *bites fist*
     
  11. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    Oh, they had their MOMENTS :D

    Though even as a NIPPER I was confused that they kept releasing the SAME SONG with only a few minor tweaks. And Thomas was just a bit TOO MUCH.

    *puts on platinum box Greatest Hits* :disco:
     
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  12. Man in a Hamster Wheel

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    I've grown quite fond of them, knowing full well rationally they're complete rubbish and empty calories musically and lyrically. At the end of the day most of it just makes me crack a smile, and music's about stirring some kind of emotional reaction innit etc. The commercial success they had in their day (in the German-speaking countries) is completely out of proportion vis-à-vis the quality of the music though.

    I recently even got me a three-disc box set (at less than €10, mind!) which aside from the :disco: maxi versions of the singles also unearthed a few (semi-)gems like "Do You Wanna", "Lucky Guy" and "Lonely Tears in Chinatown". I discarded most of the absolutely diabolical late-'90s/early-'00s 'comeback' stuff off the iPod though :manson: Now, that's a group that (unlike Erasure/PSB) should have been firmly left in the '80s.
     
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  13. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    And the Dutch speaking one :disco:
     
  14. Man in a Hamster Wheel

    Man in a Hamster Wheel Mr Blue

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    Yes, of course, though to a lesser extent. They had like six Number Ones in Germany, didn't they, but by the time of "Geronimo's Cadillac", Team Benelux had already pretty much fallen off the wagon.

    It's always funny to see people on the Internet (usually ones from Eastern Europe) defend Dieter Bohlen as the greatest musical genius since W.A. Mozart.
     
  15. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I'm always amazed whenever I'm in Germany at what a staple Bohlen is in the newspapers and celebrity magazines. And always with the exact same look on his face!
     
  16. Man in a Hamster Wheel

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    He's the (less Alzheimer-ridden) equivalent of Pete Waterman in terms of musical variety and mediawhoredom, isn't he? Except that Pete probably couldn't get on prime time TV for love nor money nowadays anymore.
     
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    it literally is the same song, i love that they got away with it

    this wikipedia blurb made me chuckle:

    burka, burka lady *.*
     
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    Well yes. It's just completely BIZARRE.

    I don't think I'll ever be able to get my head around it.
     
  19. Man in a Hamster Wheel

    Man in a Hamster Wheel Mr Blue

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    Imagine a nation punishing filthy homosexualism with the death sentence yet loving the fiercely butch sounds of Modern Talking. *ironymeter explodes into stratosphere*
     
  20. ameraal

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    maybe they thought they were girls
    is soft ball big in iran?
     
  21. Christian

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    I never realised that Dieter wrote ALL the his (bar "You're My Heart, You're My Soul"). He deserves some credit for that at least. I guess "Germany Searches For A Superstar" elevated him to EVER HIGHER levels of celebrity.

    He's like MIKE STOCK and SIMON COWELL rolled into ONE.
     
  22. Man in a Hamster Wheel

    Man in a Hamster Wheel Mr Blue

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    That WAS actually him too (under his pseudonym of Steve Benson) :eyes:
     
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    Bohlen always wants to be the German Simon Cowell but he never managed. But I think he's alright these days.

    And I like some of the Modern Talking songs, but Bohlen as a producers is annoying.
     
  24. Man in a Hamster Wheel

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    He's no Jörgen Elofsson, is he?
     
  25. Zu-Klara

    Zu-Klara Amethyst-Betrüger

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    In Bohlen-related news, I've developed an enduring obsession with SEXY SCHLAGER-QUEEN ANDREA BERG ever since I drunkenly discovered her flogging a box set of fabulous and near-identical hits on a German shopping channel

    Here's our GRIZZLED LOVELY with a Vicky Leandros classic:



    YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT :disco:
     
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  26. Suedey

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    This has always been my Modern Talking track of CHOICE

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  27. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I have come here to declare that "Atlantis Is Calling (SOS For Love)" is possibly the greatest single to have EVER come out of Germany :disco:
     
  28. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    Goombay Dance Band AGOG
     
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    VoR Forever in our hearts #Justice4Barb

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    Maria Magdalena BEREFT
     
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    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    Ra Ra Rasputin CRUELLY SNUBBED
     
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    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Oh I hadn't even THOUGHT OF THAT

    Ignore my HYPERBOLE
     
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    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    But it's better than "Seven Tears" and "Maria Magdalena"

    Just nowhere near the ALL POWERFUL M. But I wasn't really thinking of them as German, STUPIDLY
     
  33. Zu-Klara

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    I'm having an Andrea Berg moment on the 38 to Victoria :disco:

    *key change*

    Was kann mir schon GESCHEH'N?
    Glaub mir ich liebe das LEBEN
    Das Karussell wird sich WEITERDREH'N
    Auch wenn wir AUSEINANDERGEH'N
     
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    I'd say fifth greatest but YES! :disco:
     
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    :D / :disco:, not least because of the screenshot

    It could almost be DALIDA
     
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  36. Man in a Hamster Wheel

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    Impromptu German pop rank
    1. Propaganda - Duel
    2. Kraftwerk - Computerliebe
    3. Boney M. - Rasputin
    4. Camouflage - Love is a Shield
    5. Sandra - Secret Land
    6. Peter Schilling - Major Tom
    7. Modern Talking - Atlantis is Calling (S.O.S. for Love)
    8. The Twins - Not the Loving Kind
    9. Fancy - Bolero (Hold Me in Your Arms Again)
    10. Bad Boys Blue - Lady in Black
     
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  37. Man in a Hamster Wheel

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    And a DIETER UND THOMAS only rank
    1. AIC (SFL)
    2. Lucky Guy
    3. Cheri, Cheri Lady (BIG LOVE to the decadent video with sport cars a gogo, board games and burning violoncello played by a dying old codger)
    4. You Can Win If You Want
    5. Angie's Heart
    6. You're My Heart, You're My Soul
    7. Brother Louie
    8. Geronimo's Cadillac
    9. Locomotion Tango
    10. Who Will Save the World (I was once MOCKED for correctly guessing this one in an 'obscure album tracks' round on a music quiz :evil: )
     
  38. Man in a Hamster Wheel

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    A pity this one hasn't been appropriated as an ELECTION ANTHEM by Frau Merkel!
     
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    :disco: :german:

    1. Modern Talking - You're My Heart, You're My Soul
    2. Sandra - Heaven Can Wait
    3. Fancy - Bolero (Hold Me In Your Arms Again)
    4. Andrea Berg - Ich liebe das Leben
    5. Michael Cretu - Samurai
    6. Sandra Robinson - Music and Motion (Lonely Lovers) (I discovered this quite recently and it prompted a spate of BIZARRE WHISTLING AND HYSTERICAL LAUGHTER)
    7. Blue System - Love Suite (Remix '89)
    8. CC Catch - Cause You Are Young
    9. Modern Talking - Cheri, Cheri Lady
    10. Sweet Connection - Need Your Passion
     
  40. Man in a Hamster Wheel

    Man in a Hamster Wheel Mr Blue

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    I only own Blue System's Body-Heat album (with the original version of "Love Suite" instead of the remix, shall have to hunt that one down on YouTube!). Such hybris to take on vocal duties himself after Thomas' departure! I do believe Diedah's HOT CROW VOX verses must genuinely be the very worst vocals ever committed to a mainstream chart record :D Thank fuck he still had the sense to outsource the choruses to anonymous session singers.

    And I know most Bohlen stuff is very similar, but "Love Suite" is actually the IDENTICAL SAME chorus as C.C. Catch' "Baby I Need Your Love", isn't it?
     

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