Marianne Rosenberg is the third of seven children of Auschwitz survivor Otto Rosenberg, who was a long-time advocate and representative of the Sinti and Roma people in Germany, a function which Marianne's sister Petra later also undertook.
Rosenberg grew up in an artistic family, and at the age of 14, through a prize received from a talent competition, she recorded her first single, "Mr. Paul McCartney," which became a great success.
Rosenberg's musical career was consolidated throughout the 70s with hits such as "Fremder Mann" (Stranger), "Er gehört zu mir" (He belongs to me), "Ich bin wie Du" (I am like you), "Marleen", and "Lieder der Nacht" (Songs of the Night), often making appearances on TV and Radio. She is considered one of the most successful performers of German "Schlagers" in the decades to come. Her career underwent another revival in 1989 with the hit song "I need your love tonight" from the soundtrack Rivalen der Rennbahn (Racetrack Rivals), written by Dieter Bohlen.
Eurovision Song Contest
"Er gehört zu mir" was a finalist in the competition to select a Eurovision Song Contest entry for Germany in 1975 but was only placed tenth. Rosenberg's attempts to sing in Eurovision took a surprising turn in 1976 when she was shortlisted to represent Luxembourg with the song "Tout peut arriver au cinema". Although it didn't win, it went on to be a German hit under the title "Lieder der Nacht". In 1978, Rosenberg competed in the German heats again, and this time was placed seventh with "Nein, weinen werd’ ich nicht". Not so successful was her 1980 entry "Ich werd' da sein, wenn es Sturm gibt" which came twelfth (and last). Marianne Rosenberg's final challenge for Eurovision was in 1982 with the song "Blue Jeans Kinder", a ballad which took eighth place.
She also achieved chart success in other European countries, including Austria and the Netherlands. Rosenberg is also considered a gay icon in several countries, such as the Netherlands and her native Germany.
In 2004, Rosenberg re-released Marleen in a remixed version and with a new promotional video. The single reached No.33 on the official German Charts as compiled by Media Control. The follow-up single Er gehört zu mir reached No.77. Both singles were taken from her 2004 disco-flavoured album Für immer wie heute, which reached # 12 on the German Album charts.
In 2008, Rosenberg released her first jazz and chanson album, I'm a Woman.
- 1970 Mr. Paul McCartney (D-Charts: # 33)
- 1972 Fremder Mann (D-Charts: # 8)
- 1972 Er ist nicht wie du (D-Charts: # 5)
- 1972 Warum gerade ich (D-Charts: # 26)
- 1973 Jeder Weg hat mal ein Ende (D-Charts: # 9)
- 1973 Laß dir Zeit (D-Charts: # 40)
- 1974 Ein Stern erwacht (D-Chart: # 21)
- 1974 Wären Tränen aus Gold (D-Charts: # 20)
- 1975 Karneval (D-Charts: # 46)
- 1975 Er gehört zu mir (D-Charts: # 7)
- 1975 Ich bin wie du (D-Charts: # 18)
- 1976 Lieder der Nacht (D-Charts: # 6)
- 1977 Marleen (D-Charts: # 5)
- 1977 Einen Tag mehr als für immer (So lang' werde ich dich lieben) (D-Charts: # 45)
- 1977 Nimm dir Zeit für sie (Eh' die zeit sie dir nimmt)
- 1978 Schade, ich kann dich nicht lieben
- 1978 Cariblue
- 1978 Andreas
- 1979 Wo ist Jane
- 1979 Herz aus Glas (D-Charts: # 25)
- 1979 Und die Liebe, sie kam
- 1980 Sie ist kalt
- 1980 Traumexpress
- 1980 Ruf an! (D-Charts: # 54)
- 1980 Ich hab' auf Liebe gesetzt (D-Charts: # 31)
- 1982 Nur Sieger stehn im Licht (D-Charts: # 32)
- 1982 Der Mann vom Kartell
- 1989 I Need Your Love Tonight (D-Charts: # 56)
- 1989 Ich denk' an dich
- 1990 Eins/zwei/drei Ich hab gedacht es ist vorbei
- 1992 Nur eine Nacht
- 1992 Nie mehr so wie es war
- 2000 Himmlisch
- 2000 Wieder da
- 2000 Gift
- 2001 Nur das Beste
- 2004 Lieder der Nacht-Special ed.
- 2004 Für Immer Wie Heute (D-Charts: # 12)
- 2008 I'm a Woman
- 2011 Rette mich durch die Nacht (CD-Single)
- 2011 Regenrhythmus (D-Charts # 29)
- 2011 Und wenn ich sing (CD-Single)
- 2011 Genau entgegengesetzt (CD-Single)
- 2013 Alles klingt (group Schattenherz) (CD-Single)
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