Brother Louie (Modern Talking song)

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"Brother Louie"
Single by Modern Talking
from the album Ready for Romance
Released 27 January 1986
Format 7" single, 12" single and Video
Recorded 1985
Genre Europop, synthpop
Length 3:41
Label BMG
Ariola
Writer(s) Dieter Bohlen
Producer(s) Dieter Bohlen
Modern Talking singles chronology
"Cheri, Cheri Lady"
(1985)
"Brother Louie"
(1986)
"Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. for Love)"
(1986)

"Brother Louie" is Modern Talking's first single from their third album, Ready for Romance. It was their fourth consecutive single to top the German Singles Chart, after "You're My Heart, You're My Soul", "You Can Win If You Want" and "Cheri, Cheri Lady".

"Brother Louie" was released on 27 January 1986 and it peaked at No. 1 on March 3, 1986 in Germany.[1] The single spent four weeks at the top and total of 17 weeks in the German single chart.[2] In the UK, it peaked at No. 4 in the charts and went silver for selling over 250,000 units.[3][4] "Brother Louie" was also certified silver in France for selling over 250,000 units.[5]

In 1998, not long after the duo's reunion, a re-worked version of the single was released entitled "Brother Louie '98". The single, released in a new sleeve was also successful, it reached gold in France for selling over 250,000 units.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Germany[edit]

12" Maxi Hansa 602157 year 1986
  1. "Brother Louie" (Special Long Version) - 5:20
  2. "Brother Louie" (Instrumental) - 4:06
7" Single Hansa 107912 year 1986
  1. "Brother Louie" - 3:41
  2. "Brother Louie" (Instrumental) - 4:06

UK[edit]

12" Maxi RCA/Ariola International PT 40876 UK:AA year 1986
  1. "Brother Louie" (Special Long Version) - 5:15
  2. "Doctor For My Heart" - 3:16
  3. "Brother Louie" (Instrumental) - 4:06
7" RCA/Ariola International PB 40875 UK:AA year 1986
  1. "Brother Louie" - 3:41
  2. "Brother Louie" (Instrumental) - 4:06

Chart position[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 2
Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders)[7] 6
Canada (RPM (magazine))[8] 67
France (SNEP)[9] 6
Germany (Media Control Charts)[10] 1
Ireland (IRMA) 2
Italy (Musica e Dischi)[11] 32
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[12] 20
Norway (VG-lista)[13] 8
Spain (AFYVE)[14] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 2
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[17] 4

Brother Louie '98[edit]

"Brother Louie '98 (feat. Eric Singleton)"
Single by Modern Talking
from the album Back for Good
Released 20 July 1998
Format Maxi CD and Video
Genre Eurodance, Synthpop
Length 3:23
Label BMG
Ariola
Writer(s) Dieter Bohlen
Producer(s) Dieter Bohlen, Luis Rodríguez
Modern Talking singles chronology
"You're My Heart, You're My Soul '98"
(1998)
"Brother Louie '98"
(1998)
"Space Mix '98"
(1998)

"Brother Louie '98" is Modern Talking's second single from their seventh album, Back for Good, and also the second single after the duo's reunion. "Brother Louie '98" is the re-packaged version of the original 1986 version of "Brother Louie". The single, as the first single "You're My Heart, You're My Soul '98" off Back For Good features Eric Singleton.

"Brother Louie '98" was released in Germany and in other European territories on July 20, 1998. While, the single entered the top-20 in Germany and Austria, it managed to enter the top-10 in Sweden and the top-5 in France.[2][18]

In France, "Brother Louie '98" reached a gold status for selling over 250,000 units.[5]

Track listing[edit]

CD-Maxi Hansa 74321 59412 2 (BMG) / EAN 0743215941224 20.07.1998

No. Title Length
1 Brother Louie '98 (Radio Edit) 3:23
2. Brother Louie '98 3:35
3 Brother Louie '98 (Extended Version) 4:11
4. Cheri Cheri Lady '98 (Extended Version) 4:26

Personnel[edit]

  • Music by: Dieter Bohlen
  • Writer: Dieter Bohlen
  • Rapper: Eric Singleton
  • Changes: Dieter Bohlen
  • Production: Dieter Bohlen
  • Co-production: Luis Rodríguez
  • Publication: Blue Obsession Music/Warner Chappell/Intro
  • Distribution: BMG Company
  • Photography: Manfred Vormstein
  • Design: Reinsberg WAB

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 17
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[19] 26
France (SNEP)[9] 2
Germany (Media Control Charts)[10] 16
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[20] 51
Spain (AFYVE)[14] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 9
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 21

Brother Louie '99[edit]

"Brother Louie '99"
Single by Modern Talking
from the album Back for Good
Released 1999 (UK)
Format CD
Recorded 1998–1999
Genre Eurodance[21]
Length 3:54 (DJ Cappiccio Remix)
Label BMG
Producer(s) Bohlen
Modern Talking singles chronology
"Sexy, Sexy Lover"
(1999)
"Brother Louie '99"
(1999)
"It's Christmas 2000"
(2000)

Brother Louie '99 is Modern Talking's re-packaged version of the original "Brother Louie" from their album Back for Good. This version was released for the UK market only and contains remixes that were not included on "Brother Louie '98".

Track listing[edit]

CD-Maxi Logic 74321 65390 2 (BMG) / EAN 0743216539024 1999
  1. "Brother Louie '99" (DJ Cappiccio Radio Mix) - 3:54 (Dieter Bohlen)
  2. "Brother Louie '99" (DJ Cappiccio Extended Mix) - 7:33 (Dieter Bohlen)
  3. "Brother Louie '99" (Metro Club Mix) - 6:14 (Dieter Bohlen)
12" Logic LOUIE 1
  1. "Brother Louie '99" (DJ Cappiccio 12" Mix) - 7:35 (Dieter Bohlen)
  2. "Brother Louie '99" (DJ Cappiccio Radio Mix) - 3:54 (Dieter Bohlen)
  3. "Brother Louie '99" (DJ Cappiccio Instrumental) - 7:34 (Dieter Bohlen)
  4. "Brother Louie '99" (DJ Cappicio Acapella) - 6:47 (Dieter Bohlen)
2x12" Logic LOUIE 2
  1. "Brother Louie '99" (Metro Club Mix) - 6:13 (Dieter Bohlen)
  2. "Brother Louie '99" (Metro Radio Mix) - 3:48 (Dieter Bohlen)
  1. "Brother Louie '99" (Paul Masterson Club Mix) - 6:39 (Dieter Bohlen)
  2. "Brother Louie '99" (Paul Masterson Dub) - 6:26 (Dieter Bohlen)

Cover versions and sampling[edit]

"Brother Louie" has been covered by Vanemõde (1987), Moymoy Palaboy (2009) and Lian Ross (2014).[22]

The song has been sampled in Alisha Chinai's "Zooby Zooby" (1987), Francesco Napoli's "Balla.. Balla!" (1987), WestBam's "Disco Deutschland" (1988), Pate Ja Rykä's "Takas Pelikentil" (2006) and in Discofreakz' "Brother Louie" (2007).[23]

Music Video[edit]

The music video of Brother Louie contains footage from 1984 movie Once Upon a Time in America.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 100 Single Official Media Control (March 3, 1986)" (in German). charts.de. Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Chartverfolgung/MODERN TALKING/Single". Musicline.com. Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  3. ^ "Modern Talking: UK's Singles/Albums Positions". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Certified Awards Search". BPI. Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  5. ^ a b c "Les Certifications depuis 1973" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  6. ^ a b "Austriancharts.at – Modern Talking – Brother Louie" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ Belgian peak
  8. ^ "RPM: Top Singles - Volume 46, No. 1, April 11 1987". RPM (magazine). Retrieved 2014-11-08. 
  9. ^ a b "Lescharts.com – Modern Talking – Brother Louie" (in French). Les classement single.
  10. ^ a b "Chartverfulgong > Modern Talking > Brother Louie – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  11. ^ Italian peak positions
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Modern Talking search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Modern Talking – Brother Louie". VG-lista.
  14. ^ a b Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  15. ^ a b "Swedishcharts.com – Modern Talking – Brother Louie". Singles Top 60.
  16. ^ a b "Swisscharts.com – Modern Talking – Brother Louie". Swiss Singles Chart.
  17. ^ "Modern Talking's UK positions". chartstats.com. Retrieved 2009-12-14. 
  18. ^ "Modern Talking: Brother Louie '98". Swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
  19. ^ "Ultratop.be – Modern Talking – Brother Louie '98" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  20. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Modern Talking – Brother Louie '98" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  21. ^ "Allmusic: Modern Talking". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  22. ^ [1]
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