Ireen Sheer

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Ireen Sheer
Ireen sheer 2007.jpg
Background information
Birth name Ireen Wooldridge
Born (1949-02-25) 25 February 1949 (age 65)
Basildon, Essex, England
Genres Pop
Instruments Vocalist
Years active 1960s–present
Website http://ireensheer.de/

Ireen Sheer (born 25 February 1949, Basildon, Essex, England) is a German-British pop singer, who has competed in several Eurovision Song Contests over the past four decades. She married another musician, Gavin du Porter, in 1976.

Life and career[edit]

Sheer was discovered at the beginning of the 1960s through a talent competition, but still took time to graduate from a bank apprenticeship in spite of her early success. She sang for several pop groups, such as The Family Dogg, before she devoted herself from 1970 onwards to her solo career, focusing mainly on Germany. Her single, "Goodbye Mama", became a Top 5 hit on the German chart in 1973. After that, she released numerous records, almost every one going on to become a hit in its own right. Sheer became a guest on several different television music-shows, including several appearances on ZDF Hit Parade, one of Germany's most popular music programs.

In 1974, she represented Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest, with "Bye Bye, I Love You" and finished in fourth place. Four years later, in 1978, she sang for Germany and finished sixth. In 1985, Sheer sang together with Annemieke Verdoorn (Margo), Franck Olivier, Chris Roberts, Diane Solomon and Malcolm Roberts, once more representing Luxembourg. However, their song "Children, Kinder, Enfants" finished in thirteenth place. She took part in the contest two other times, in which she did not progress beyond the German preliminaries or finals: in 1976 with "Einmal Wasser, einmal Wein" ("Once Water, Once Wine") and in a 2002 duet with Bernhard Brink, singing "Es ist niemals zu spät" ("It Is Never Too Late").

Besides her solo performances, Sheer also sang a number of duets with her ex-husband Gavin du Porter, and her colleague, Bernhard Brink. Over thirty years after her first hit, Sheer is still a well-known member of the pop music establishment in Germany, continuing to appear on music shows and release new albums and singles.

Awards[edit]

Sheer has received several gold records for her work, and has twice received the German music award[1] the Golden Tuning Fork, both in 1981 and 1993.

Discography[edit]

Hit songs[edit]

  • 1973 "Goodbye Mama"
  • 1974 "Bye Bye I Love You"
  • 1975 "Ach lass mich noch einmal in Deine Augen seh'n"
  • 1977 "Mach die Augen zu"
  • 1978 "Hey, Junge, sag das noch einmal"
  • 1978 "Feuer"
  • 1979 "Hey, Mr. Musicman"
  • 1979 "Das Lied der schönen Helena"
  • 1979 "Wo soll denn die Liebe bleiben?"
  • 1980 "Xanadu"
  • 1980 "Spiel das nochmal"
  • 1982 "Geh wenn du willst"
  • 1982 "Erst wenn die Sonne nicht mehr scheint"
  • 1983 "Ich hab Gefühle"
  • 1985 "Hab ich dich heut nacht verloren"
  • 1986 "Wenn du eine Frau wärst und ich wär ein Mann"
  • 1988 "Ich bin da"
  • 1989 "Die Frau, die bleibt"
  • 1990 "Fantasy Island"
  • 1991 "Seit du fort bist"
  • 1991 "Heut Abend hab ich Kopfweh"
  • 1992 "Du gehst fort" (with Bernhard Brink)
  • 1993 "Wahnsinn"
  • 1993 "Komm ich mach das schon"
  • 1994 "Schöner Mann"
  • 1994 "Das gewisse Etwas"
  • 1995 "African Blue"
  • 1995 "Zwei Herzen ein Gedanke" (with Gavin du Porter)
  • 1996 "Prima Ballerina"
  • 1996 "Nina Bobo"
  • 1996 "Genau wie du"
  • 1997 "Ich vermisse dich"
  • 1997 "Solange tanz ich allein"
  • 1997 "Heute nacht bist du da"
  • 1998 "Männer wie du" (remix)
  • 1998 "Tennessee Waltz"
  • 1999 "Manchmal in der Nacht"
  • 1999 "Lüg, wenn du kannst"
  • 2000 "Ein Kuss von dir" ( English Lyrics )

Other titles[edit]

  • 2000 "Ich kann für nichts garantiern"
  • 2001 "Farewell and Goodbye"
  • 2001 "Jede Nacht mit dir ist Wahnsinn"
  • 2002 "Es ist niemals zu spät" (with Bernhard Brink)
  • 2002 "Wenn du den Mond siehst"
  • 2003 "Ich bin stark"
  • 2003 "Music is my Life"
  • 2004 "Ich komm wieder"
  • 2004 "A domani Amore"
  • 2004 "Ich hab den Himmel gesehn"
  • 2005 "I do love you"
  • 2005 "Bin wieder verliebt"
  • 2005 "Heut verkauf ich meinen Mann"
  • 2006 "Bitte geh"
  • 2006 "Du bist heut nacht nicht allein" (remix)
  • 2006 "La bella bella Musica"
  • 2006 "Du und ich"

Albums[edit]

  • 1972 Keine liebt dich so wie ich
  • 1974 Nur noch einen Tanz
  • 1979 Ireen Sheer
  • 1989 Star Portrait
  • 1991 Ireen Sheer
  • 1993 Das gewisse Etwas
  • 1995 Liebe Macht Stark
  • 1995 Tanz mit mir
  • 1996 Star Collection
  • 1997 Ich vermisse dich
  • 1998 Zwei Herzen, Ein Gedanke
  • 1998 Weil Du mein Leben bist
  • 2000 Ein Kuß von dir
  • 2001 Zeitlos
  • 2002 Es ist niemals zu spät
  • 2003 Lieben heißt leben
  • 2004 Land der Liebe
  • 2005 Frauen ab 40 sind der Hit
  • 2005 Bin wieder verliebt
  • 2007 Mein Weg zu dir
  • 2008 Frei
  • 2009 Weihnachten
  • 2010 Männer
  • 2012 Heller Als Die Sterne

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Silver Convention
with Telegram
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
1978
Succeeded by
Dschinghis Khan
with Dschinghis Khan