La Bouche

La Bouche

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La Bouche was a Eurodance act based in Germany, fronted by black American-German singer Melanie Thornton. Their most successful hit "Be My Lover" was top 10 across Europe and peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1996. The group was the brainchild of German producer Frank Farian. In 2000, after Melanie Thornton left the group to pursue a solo career, she was replaced by Natascha Wright with a single called "All I Want". This track didn't chart well, though, and the group disbanded. Meanwhile, Melanie Thornton was achieving large sales with "Wonderful Dream" and was chosen by Coca Cola to perform the theme song for a Christmas Commercial. While promoting this,Melanie Thornton was killed in a plane crash near Zurich, Switzerland, November 24th 2001.

In April 2002, Farian compiled songs from Thornton's album along with selections from the first and second La Bouche albums into a best of collection entitled The Best of La Bouche (feat. Melanie Thornton).

In November 2002, one year following Thornton's death, Farian prepared a tribute single entitled "In Your Life", a song which had been previously unreleased. Farian combined her vocals with Kayo Shekoni from Le Click, who provided additional vocals to complete the mix. The single was released worldwide in 2002 and in the U.S. in 2003. It peaked at number 9 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.

In 2007 a 3-track EP was released on iTunes under the name 'Le Click' titled "Let's Click: 90's Dance Classics." These are 3 tracks from the S.O.S & A Moment Of Love album recording sessions that didn't make the cut.
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La Bouche Discography

Albums

La Bouche Sweet Dreams (Album) MCI, BMG France 1995 Sell This Version
La Bouche A Moment Of Love (Album) MCI Brazil 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

La Bouche Sweet Dreams (Hola Hola Eh) (Maxi, Single) MCI Germany 1994 Sell This Version
74321 22302-7 La Bouche / Erasure La Bouche / Erasure - Sweet Dreams (Radio Version) / Always(7", Promo) MCI, Mute 74321 22302-7 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
74321-28762-7 Take That / La Bouche Take That / La Bouche - Back For Good / Be My Lover(7", Promo) RCA, MCI 74321-28762-7 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
La Bouche Be My Lover (Maxi, Single) MCI Europe 1995 Sell This Version
La Bouche Fallin' In Love (Maxi, Single) RCA US 1995 Sell This Version
La Bouche I Love To Love / Forget Me Nots (Maxi, Single) MCI Germany 1995 Sell This Version
La Bouche Megamix (Maxi, Single) Scorpio Music France 1996 Sell This Version
La Bouche Bolingo (Love Is In The Air) (Maxi, Single) MCI Europe 1996 Sell This Version
74321 382272 La Bouche Forget Me Nots(CD, Maxi) MCI 74321 382272 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
La Bouche You Won't Forget Me (Maxi, Single) MCI Germany 1997 Sell This Version
La Bouche A Moment Of Love (Maxi, Single) MCI Germany 1998 Sell This Version
La Bouche S.O.S. (Maxi) MCI Germany 1998 Sell This Version
La Bouche All I Want (Maxi) MCI Europe 2000 Sell This Version
La Bouche Feat. Melanie Thornton La Bouche Feat. Melanie Thornton - In Your Life (Maxi) MCI Germany 2002 Sell This Version

Compilations

La Bouche All Mixed Up (Comp) MCI Indonesia 1996 Sell This Version
La Bouche Feat. Melanie Thornton La Bouche Feat. Melanie Thornton - The Best Of La Bouche Feat. Melanie Thornton (Comp, Album) MCI Germany 2002 Sell This Version
La Bouche Greatest Hits (Comp) MCI, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Europe 2006 Sell This Version