Moulin Rouge (band)
|Origin||Slovenia (part of Yugoslavia when band was founded)|
Keyboardist Matjaž Kosi founded Moulin Rouge after leaving Slovenian (then Yugoslav) synthpop band Videosex in 1985. Initially, Moulin Rouge consisted of three men, with Katja Lapkovsky joining later as vocalist and primary songwriter. The band took its current membership of Kosi and Alenka Šmid-Čena in 1987. They were active primarily from the late 1980s to the early 2000s, and their work combines elements of 1980s Eurodance, Italo disco, Hi-NRG, and trance. Moulin Rouge entered Jugovizija, the Yugoslav national pre-selection for the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, and finished in fifth place with the song "Johnny je moj".
Moulin Rouge has enjoyed notable success among fans of electronic dance music in Germany, Scandinavia, USA, Italy, and particularly Japan. Internationally, their best known singles include "High Energy Boy" (1987) and "Boys Don't Cry" (1988). The latter was covered in a Japanese-language version entitled Namida o Misenaide (Boys Don't Cry) by Japanese female pop duo Wink in 1989. The cover, with lyrics by songwriter Neko Oikawa, reached #1 on the Oricon weekly single charts.
In 2000, the band was reconstituted as Moulin Rouge 2010, with Kosi and Karmen Plazar appearing as vocalists.
Discography in Slovenia
|1985||Mi plešemo (mala plošča) ("We Dance (Small Plate)")||ZKP RTVLJ|
|1987||Moulin Rouge||ZKP RTVLJ|
|1989||Najslajši poljubi ("Sweetest Kiss")
The first popular music album released on Compact Disc in Slovenia.
|1990||Tea For Two||ZKP RTVS|
|2000||2010 - Album||Hit Factory|
|2002||The Best Of - 2002||Hit Factory|
|1987||High Energy boy||Single|
|1988||D.J. I Wanna Be Your Record||Single|
|1988||Boys Don't Cry||Single|
|1988||Boys Don't Cry (US remix)||Single|
|1989||Boys Don't Cry
(Also released as Out of Control.)
|1989||Baby I Miss You||Single|
|1990||Sugar Candy Kiss||Single|
|1990||Tea For Two||Single|
|1990||Tea For Two||Album|
|2002||Just A Start||Single|
|2003||My Heart Is Beating Boom||Single|
|2004||Boys Don't Cry||Single|
|2006||Back Like A Boomerang||Single|
- This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Slovenian Wikipedia.