Marusha

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Marusha
A woman with earphones on her head raises her left arm while operating a record turntable with her right hand.
Marusha in 2009
Background information
Birth name Marion Aphrodite Gleiß
Born (1966-11-18) November 18, 1966 (age 48)
Origin Nuremberg, West Germany
Genres Techno, happy hardcore, Eurodance, Rave
Website www.marusha.de

Marusha Aphrodite Gleiß (born 18 November 1966), known by her stage name Marusha, is a German techno, happy hardcore, rave and eurodance artist/DJ, who had several European hits in the mid-1990s.

Her greatest hit was the rave version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" in 1994 (Ger #3, Austria #13, CH #2, NL #6, Italy #20, Belgium (Fl)28), the famous song from the movie The Wizard of Oz. Some other hits were "It takes me away" (Ger #3, 1994), "Raveland" (Ger #29, 1994), "Deep" (Ger #11, 1995), "Unique" (Ger #35, 1995), "Secret" (Ger #92, 1996), "UR life" (Ger #34, 1997), "My best friend" (Ger #73, 1997), "Free love" (Ger #97, 1998) and "Ultimate sound" (Ger #70, 1998). Marusha's career began in 1991 in Berlin with her radio programme "Dancehall" which went out each Saturday on the young people's station DT 64. When DT 64 had to close, Marusha changed the frequency and the name of her show. The Berlin station "Fritz" carried Marusha's "Rave satellite" once a week until 2007. To top this, the media multi-talent Marusha surprised German-speaking television audiences with "Feuerreiter", her TV programme for young people. For 2½ years it was transmitted by ORB and later ARD, and it was considered very popular.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
GER
[1]
AUT
[2]
BEL
(Vl)

[2]
FIN
[3]
NED
[2]
SUI
[2]
SWE
[2]
1992 "Ravechannel" Raveland
1993 "Whatever Turns You" Single only
"Go Ahead" Raveland
1994 "Over the Rainbow" 3 13 34 6 2
"It Takes Me Away" 3 21 9 12 18
"Trip to Raveland" 29 14 30 34 18
1995 "Deep" 11 26 10 20 Wir
"Unique" 35 38 8
1996 "Secret" 92
1997 "Ur Life" 34 No Hide No Run
"My Best Friend" 73
1998 "Free Love" 97
"Ultimate Sound" 70 Single only
2007 "Kick It (Heat)" 70 Heat
"—" denotes single that did not chart.

Album

  • 1994 Raveland (Ger #4)
  • 1995 Wir (Ger #81)
  • 1998 No Hide No Run (Ger #94)
  • 2002 Nonstop (Mix-CD)
  • 2004 Offbeat
  • 2007 Heat

Compilations

  • Marusha · jackfruit)))_LAVA_ping pong productions_berlin
  • Jumpstart - September 2000
  • Touch Base (as Maru) - Jan 2001
  • Chimes (as Maru) - Jan 2001
  • Were here (as Maru) - September 2001
  • Snow In July - Oct 2002
  • Cha Cha Maharadsha - May 2003

Compilations

  • Rave Channel, Mayday - A New Chapter Of House And Techno `92
  • Whatever Turns You On Mayday - The Judgement Day 1993
  • Cardinal Points Of Life, Mayday - Rave Olympia 1994
  • Impressive Collective, Mayday - Reformation 1995
  • Merlin, Mayday - The Great Coalition 1995
  • Bewegungsapparat, Mayday - Mayday X 1996
  • Everybody Electrojack, Mayday - Life On Mars 1996
  • Check Dis Out, Love Parade Let The Sun Shine In Your Heart `97
  • Ravechannel Loveparade 2000

Remixes

  • Suspicious Lovewaves 1994
  • WestBam – Liberation 1994
  • Yves de Ruyter – Yvesday 1995
  • Tom Novy - I House You 1997
  • Bee Gees – World 1998
  • Söhne Mannheims - Dein Glück 2001 Trip To Asia (Movie) - Temple Remix 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ German peak positions
  2. ^ a b c d e Intl. peaks Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 10, 2008)
  3. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  4. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Marusha)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 

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