Why Cheri Cheri Lady? This week I realized, that Modern Talking never got a spot on Schlager Sunday, which is outrageous! Enjoy one of the most succesful German bands ever. Erm.
Modern Talking – Cheri Cheri Lady
Composer and producer Dieter Bohlen meet Singer Christian Anders and before long, they formed a duet. Even though their record company put in little money for the project, their first single You’re my heart, you’re my soul was a number 1 hit in Germany. The concept is easy, simple English lyrics on some repetetive beat, mixed wit a wee bit of falsetto. Oh, and the lines will rhyme like you wouldn’t believe it.
Modern Talking didn’t just give us Cheri, Cheri Lady and a few other songs. No one can wear lip gloss like Christian Anders. He is still touring today and holds a record for performing at the Kreml 10 times, which is more than any other musician. The sound of Modern Talking shaped Euro-Disco and had a huge effect on Russian and Eastern European music. What is left? A legacy of Dieter Bohlen songs, who is now looking for talent on German TV, secret studio singers and two pretty impressive break-ups. That’s show business.
Since it is so hard to pick just one song, here are a few extra.