Melanie Thornton

Real Name:
Melanie Janene Thornton
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(born May 13, 1967, Charleston, South Carolina, USA - died November 24, 2001, near Bassersdorf, Switzerland)

From 1994 until 1999 Melanie Thornton was the lead singer of the group La Bouche, specially known by their worldwide hits "Sweet Dreams" and "Be My Lover". The duo had two studio albums, "Sweet Dreams" (1995) and "A Moment Of Love" (1997), which was later re-issued as "SOS" in 1998. The project went downhill after the release of the second album since it wasn't so successful as their first, being one of the reasons why Melanie left it in 2000. She also wanted to look for something different and grow as an artist by exploring new styles and sounds, besides the classic 'Dance style' she was already known for. She was then replaced by Natascha Wright on La Bouche.

On November 6, 2000 she released her first solo single "Love How You Love Me", followed by her second single "Heartbeat" released on April 9, 2001. Her first solo album entitled "Ready To Fly" was released on May 7, 2001 and it reached #18 in the charts. On September 3, 2001 the single "Makin' Oooh Oooh (Talking About Love)" was released. On November 24, 2001 she gave a concert in Leipzig and then boarded the Crossair 3597 Flight from Berlin to Zurich to promote her fourth and final single "Wonderful Dream (Holidays Are Coming)", a Christmas song sponsored by Coca Cola, on Swiss TV shows. However, near the Bassersdorf, about four kilometers before reaching the airport, the plane crashed into the mountains. In the catastrophe due to the low-density, dense fog, they lost 24 of their 28 passengers and five staff, including the 34-year-old singer. This was just 2 days before the release of her new single and the reissue of her album.

One year after Melanie's tragic death, Kayo Shekoni took the place of Natascha Wright with Lane McCray to release the song "In Your Life" in 2002 featuring vocals of Melanie Thornton in Europe and the USA as a tribute to her. It did well in the US, peaking at #6 in the dance billboard charts.

Even nowadays, Melanie Thornton's "Wonderful Dream (Holidays Are Coming)" still tops the charts every year during Christmas season.
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Albums

501437 4 Ready To Fly — Melanie Thornton Melanie Thornton Ready To Fly (Album) X-cell Records 501437 4 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

7432121969 2 Take Me 2 Heaven 2 Nite — Melanie Thornton Trance-Vision Feat. Melanie Thornton Trance-Vision Feat. Melanie Thornton - Take Me 2 Heaven 2 Nite (Maxi) expressive 7432121969 2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
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74321 33135 2 Skate With Me — Melanie Thornton Loop (15) Feat. Katarina Witt, Melanie*, Joan Faulkner & Linda Rocco Loop (15) Feat. Katarina Witt, Melanie*, Joan Faulkner & Linda Rocco - Skate With Me(CD, Maxi) Ariola, BMG 74321 33135 2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
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XCL 669989 2, 6699892000 Love How You Love Me — Melanie Thornton Melanie Thornton Love How You Love Me (Maxi, Single) X-cell Records, Epic XCL 669989 2, 6699892000 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
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44-3321 Love How You Love Me / Everything You Need — Melanie Thornton Melanie Thornton / Madison Avenue Melanie Thornton / Madison Avenue - Love How You Love Me / Everything You Need(12", Promo) Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc. 44-3321 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
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BIG 5197-12 Joy-Lab Feat. Melanie Thornton Joy-Lab Feat. Melanie Thornton - Freedom (Free Your Mind)(12", RE) B.I.G. BIG 5197-12 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
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XCL 671007 2 Heartbeat — Melanie Thornton Melanie Thornton Heartbeat (Maxi, Single) X-cell Records XCL 671007 2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
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SAMPCS 10509 1 Makin' Oooh Oooh (Talking About Love) — Melanie Thornton Melanie Thornton Makin' Oooh Oooh (Talking About Love) (Maxi, Single) X-cell Records SAMPCS 10509 1 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
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XCL 672159 2, 6721592000 Wonderful Dream (Holidays Are Coming) — Melanie Thornton Melanie Thornton Wonderful Dream (Holidays Are Coming) (Maxi, Single) X-Cell Records, Epic XCL 672159 2, 6721592000 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
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74321 95675 1 In Your Life — Melanie Thornton La Bouche Feat. Melanie Thornton La Bouche Feat. Melanie Thornton - In Your Life (Maxi) BMG Berlin Musik, MCI 74321 95675 1 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
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6721599 Wonderful Dream (Holidays Are Coming) — Melanie Thornton Melanie Thornton Wonderful Dream (Holidays Are Coming)(CD, Maxi, Enh, Promo, Met) X-Cell Records, Sony Music Entertainment Poland Sp. z o.o. 6721599 Poland 2004 Sell This Version
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Compilations

74321 93208 2 The Best Of La Bouche Feat. Melanie Thornton — Melanie Thornton La Bouche Feat. Melanie Thornton La Bouche Feat. Melanie Thornton - The Best Of La Bouche Feat. Melanie Thornton (Comp, Album) MCI 74321 93208 2 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
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514955 4 Memories - Her Most Beautiful Ballads — Melanie Thornton Melanie Thornton Memories - Her Most Beautiful Ballads (Comp) X-cell Records, X-cell Records, X-cell Records 514955 4 Russia 2003 Sell This Version

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italomania

italomania

December 22, 2020
very good singer,contains many people's memories,pity that she died young,but her sound always in people's hearts...

to the years of the best dance music...

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