German Rock & Pop Music

Artists of Rock & Pop Music
  • Can
  • Neu!
  • Kraftwerk
  • Modern Talking
  • Ute Lemper
  • Nina Hagen
  • Die Toten Hosen
  • Scorpions
  • Rammstein
  • Einstürzende Neubauten
  • Die Fantastischen Vier
  • 5 Sterne De Luxe
  • Mouse on Mars
  • Tarwater
  • To Rococo Rot

German Pop Music - Modern Talking

The German pop duo Modern Talking was formed in Berlin in early 1983, when Dieter Bohlen, a composer and producer got together with singer Thomas Anders to work on what would be their first single, "You're my heart, you're my soul", edited in 1984. A year later their disco debut went on sale, named simply The First Album. In 1985 they released their second album, which became a sales hit thanks to the single "Cheri Cheri Lady".

Their 1986 album Ready for Romance resulted in the band's peak of popularity, especially due to the sales hit of their single "Brother Louie", but after their next record In the Middle of Nowhere and their hit "Geronimo's Cadillac", tensions between Bohlen and Anders got to a point of no return.

In 1987 they edited Romantic Warrior and soon after parted ways to embark on solo careers. In 1998, both reunited to record a new Modern Talking album, Back for Good. Modern Talking have been referred to as Germany's most successful pop duo, and have had a number of hit singles reaching the top-5 in many countries. After having received more than 400 gold and platinum awards worldwide, Bohlen and Anders decided to split up again in 2003 just before the release of another of their album compiled of best-songs. Following the breakup, Thomas Anders started another solo career, while Bohlen continued producing new talents, especially those he discovered as a jury member in his casting shows.