Modern Talking

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Modern Talking, consisting of producer / songwriter Dieter Bohlen and vocalist Thomas Anders, was formed in 1984 in Berlin by Hansa label. The studio line-up also included Luis Rodriguez, Ralf Stemmann, Rolf Köhler, Michael Scholz, Detlef Wiedeke and 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. 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 Turkey, No.2 in South Africa, No.56 in the UK.
After 6 albums around summer of 1987, Thomas Anders & Dieter Bohlen went separate ways. In 1998 they reunited for a new album "Back For Good" and released 5 more studio albums until they split for good in 21/6/2003 (date of last concert after earlier announcment by Dieter Bohlen on 7/6/2003 during concert in Rostov). Modern Talking is considered as the most successful German band ever with over 120 million albums sold in the top 30 worldwide.
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Albums

Modern Talking - Let's Talk About Love (The 2nd Album) album art Modern Talking Let's Talk About Love (The 2nd Album) (Album) Hansa, Hansa Germany 1985 Sell This Version
Modern Talking - The 1st Album album art Modern Talking The 1st Album (Album) Hansa, Hansa Turkey 1985 Sell This Version
Modern Talking - In The Middle Of Nowhere - The 4th Album album art Modern Talking In The Middle Of Nowhere - The 4th Album (Album) Hansa, Hansa Greece 1986 Sell This Version
Modern Talking - Ready For Romance - The 3rd Album album art Modern Talking Ready For Romance - The 3rd Album (Album) Hansa, Hansa France 1986 Sell This Version
Modern Talking - In The Garden Of Venus - The 6th Album album art Modern Talking In The Garden Of Venus - The 6th Album (Album) Hansa South Korea 1987 Sell This Version
Modern Talking - Romantic Warriors - The 5th Album album art Modern Talking Romantic Warriors - The 5th Album (Album) Hansa, Hansa Turkey 1987 Sell This Version
Modern Talking - Back For Good - The 7th Album album art Modern Talking Back For Good - The 7th Album (Album, Maxi, Comp, Single, MiniAlbum) Hansa Chile 1998 Sell This Version
Modern Talking - Alone - The 8th Album album art Modern Talking Alone - The 8th Album (Album, Maxi) Hansa Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Modern Talking - 2000 - Year Of The Dragon album art Modern Talking 2000 - Year Of The Dragon (Album) Hansa China 2000 Sell This Version
Modern Talking - America - The 10th Album album art Modern Talking America - The 10th Album (Album) Hansa Poland 2001 Sell This Version
Modern Talking - Victory - The 11th Album album art Modern Talking Victory - The 11th Album (Album) Hansa Taiwan 2002 Sell This Version
Modern Talking - Universe - The 12th Album album art Modern Talking Universe - The 12th Album (Album) Hansa Russia 2003 Sell This Version
Modern Talking - Back For Gold - The New Versions album art Modern Talking Back For Gold - The New Versions (Album, Comp) Sony Music Russia 2017 Sell This Version
743216371228 Modern Talking - Back For Good / Space Mix Inedit - Edition Limitee album art Modern Talking Back For Good / Space Mix Inedit - Edition Limitee(CD, Album) BMG France 743216371228 France Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Modern Talking - You're My Heart, You're My Soul album art Modern Talking You're My Heart, You're My Soul (Maxi, Single) Hansa, Hansa Europe 1984 Sell This Version
Modern Talking - Cheri, Cheri Lady album art Modern Talking Cheri, Cheri Lady (Single, Maxi) Hansa, Hansa Portugal 1985 Sell This Version
Modern Talking - You Can Win If You Want album art Modern Talking You Can Win If You Want (Maxi, Single) Hansa Denmark 1985 Sell This Version
JB 010 Modern Talking - Cheri, Cheri Lady / China album art Modern Talking / Moonshine Modern Talking / Moonshine - Cheri, Cheri Lady / China(7", Jukebox) Delta (12) JB 010 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
SRD2-117 Modern Talking - Disco Mix Vol. 1 album art Modern Talking / Sylvester With Patrick Cowley Modern Talking / Sylvester With Patrick Cowley - Disco Mix Vol. 1(12", Maxi) Seoul Records SRD2-117 South Korea 1985 Sell This Version
LWG-1279 Modern Talking - Cheri, Cheri Lady / S.O.S.-Fire In My Heart album art Modern Talking / Kenny Masters Modern Talking / Kenny Masters - Cheri, Cheri Lady / S.O.S.-Fire In My Heart(12", Promo) Victor LWG-1279 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
SRD2-129 Modern Talking - Disco Mix Vol. 2 album art Modern Talking / Hazell Dean Modern Talking / Hazell Dean - Disco Mix Vol. 2(12", Maxi) Seoul Records SRD2-129 South Korea 1985 Sell This Version
LS-1639 Modern Talking - There's Too Much Blue In Missing You / Do You Wanna album art Modern Talking There's Too Much Blue In Missing You / Do You Wanna(7") Liberation Records LS-1639 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
MAG 282, MAG 277 Modern Talking - You Can Win If You Want / You're My Heart You're My Soul (Special Double Pack) album art Modern Talking You Can Win If You Want / You're My Heart You're My Soul (Special Double Pack)(2x7") Magnet (2), Magnet (2) MAG 282, MAG 277 UK 1985 Sell This Version
DEJB 008 Modern Talking - You're My Heart, You're My Soul / Faces album art Modern Talking / Clio Modern Talking / Clio - You're My Heart, You're My Soul / Faces(7", Jukebox) Delta (12) DEJB 008 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
5 56 119 Modern Talking - You're My Heart, You're My Soul album art Modern Talking You're My Heart, You're My Soul(7", EP) AMIGA 5 56 119 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1985 Sell This Version

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.iQ.

.iQ.

August 9, 2018
edited 4 months ago
My brother got me into MT, its the best thing he ever did to his younger brother :-)
I still love these guys!
Krasik

Krasik

February 12, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
EVERY russian household had MT's records back in 1986/88. Slightly altered versions of their 2nd and 3rd album were released by state-running Melodiya label. That was giant leap of Glasnost and Perestroika that the modern western pop come to communist state. Millions were pressed, because everybody wanted to buy those records. I presume that no less than 50.000.000 of their albums were sold in USSR alone.
Nicola-lascialfari

Nicola-lascialfari

September 15, 2013
Suono pulito melodie gradevoli simply the best !!!!!!!!!
dianasz

dianasz

February 3, 2013
Modern Talking will never die!!
Modern Talking it means eternity!!
hurricane85

hurricane85

October 27, 2012
Modern Talking is the best band of Germany.
The music is very good and have a good sound and nice beats.
djcybermastertrance

djcybermastertrance

June 19, 2012
Let's Talk About Love was in argentina,quadruple gold maintaining the top spot in sales of all Latin America, (as happened in the next 5 albums), and maintaining the top spot in sales of all Latin America, as happened in the next 5 albums, Greetings!!! for 1 month "Cheri Cheri Lady" was in first place in the chart of Argentina. Greetings!!! Greetings!!!
djcybermastertrance

djcybermastertrance

June 19, 2012
You Can Win If You Want in Argentina was quadruple platinum, leading the Argentina chart, dethroning local band Soda Stereo, thanks
JJBDJ

JJBDJ

November 28, 2007
edited over 6 years ago
I had the opportunity of purchasing my first 7" at the time these guys released "You can win if you want". They were my favourite group at a stage. They were also featured on a lot of South African compilation releases, proving just how obviously popular they were. Years had gone by and the "Back For Good" album set the stage for other artists like CC Catch, Fancy & others to rehash their work. As a DJ playing to audiences with patrons having varied preferences, they have been the most popular with their hits remixed. Even with Dieter Bohlen's work under the guise of Blue System, their popularity was in one word still HUGE!
ThomDLorean

ThomDLorean

September 6, 2007
Modern Talking might not get much respect, but from what I can tell there are a lot more fans out there that would casually admit it. For me the Back For Good album was a gateway drug to the incredible world of 80s euro pop and, more importantly, Italo Disco. Their "comeback" albums were kind of short on ideas (several tracks were very obvious rewrites of hits of the previous year) but their first six, from their 1985-1987 heyday, are minor masterpieces, at least on a par with more respected European artists of the time, such as Silent Circle and Fancy and, despite public opinion, prove Dieter Bohlen to be the equal of producers and writers like Michael Cretu or (the equally maligned) Pete Waterman.

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