Nena (band)

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This article is about the band. For the singer, whom the band was named after, see Nena. For other uses, see Nena (disambiguation).
Nena
Origin Germany
Genres Neue Deutsche Welle
Years active 1981-1987
Labels Epic Records
Website http://www.nena.de/

Nena was a German Neue Deutsche Welle band, best known for their 1984 hit single "99 Luftballons".

Personnel[edit]

  • Gabriele Kerner (Nena) - lead vocals (1981-1987)
  • Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen - keyboards, synthesizers, keytar, backing and lead vocals (1981-1987)
  • Carlo Karges - guitar, backing vocals (1981-1987 died 2002)
  • Jürgen Dehmel - bass (1981-1987)
  • Rolf Brendel - drums, percussion (1981-1987)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
GER
[1]
AUT
[2]
NLD
[3]
NOR
[4]
SWE
[5]
CHE
[6]
UK
[7]
US
[8]
Nena 1 1 2
?
  • Released: January 27, 1984[11]
  • Label: CBS Schallplatten GmbH
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
1 1 2 17 11 1
  • BVMI: Platinum[10]
Feuer und Flamme
  • Released: June 24, 1985[12]
  • Label: CBS Schallplatten GmbH
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
2 16 19 5
Eisbrecher
  • Released: November 24, 1986[13]
  • Label: CBS Schallplatten GmbH
  • Formats: CD, LP
45
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

International albums[edit]

Following the international success of the single "99 Luftballons", the band released 99 Luftballons, a compilation of tracks from its first two albums, with five of the songs in new English-language versions. It's All in the Game is the English-language version of Feuer und Flamme, with lyrics by Canadian singer Lisa Dalbello.

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
GER
[14]
AUT
[2]
NLD
[3]
NOR
[4]
SWE
[5]
CHE
[6]
UK
[7]
US
[15]
99 Luftballons
  • Released: April 8, 1984[16]
  • Label: CBS Schallplatten GmbH, Epic Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
23 16 2 31 27
It's All in the Game
  • Released: November 10, 1985[18]
  • Label: CBS Schallplatten GmbH, Epic Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
168
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album B-side
GER
[19]
AUT
[2]
BEL
(FL)

[20]
CAN
[21]
NLD
[3]
NZL
[22]
SWE
[5]
CHE
[6]
UK
[7]
US
[23]
"Nur geträumt" 1982 2 9 11 7 5 Nena "Ganz oben"
"99 Luftballons" 1983 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 "Ich bleib' im Bett"
"Leuchtturm" 2 3 7 "Kino"
"? (Fragezeichen)" 3 4 19 12 1 ? "Ich lieb dich"
"99 Red Balloons" 1 1 99 Luftballons "Ich bleib im Bett"
"Rette mich" 1984 11 17 37 14 ? "Susi K."
"Lass mich dein Pirat sein" 53 45 "Keine Antwort"
"Irgendwie, irgendwo, irgendwann" 3 7 29 13 2 Feuer und Flamme "Ganz Oben" (Live)
"Just a Dream" 70 102 99 Luftballons "Indianer"
"? (Question Mark)" "Ich lieb dich"
"Kino (At the Movies)" "Kino"
"Feuer und Flamme" 1985 8 18 45 14 Feuer und Flamme "Woman on Fire"
"Haus der drei Sonnen" 43 47 "Ein Brief"
"Jung wie du" "Das alte Lied"
"It's All in the Game" It's All in the Game "Let's Humanize"
"Du kennst die Liebe nicht" 1986 Feuer und Flamme "Du kennst die Liebe nicht" (Live)
"Mondsong" 37 70 Eisbrecher "Schön wär es doch"
"Engel der Nacht" 1987 "Zusammen"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album B-side
"Kino" 1983 Nena "Satellitenstadt"

References[edit]

  1. ^
  2. ^ a b c "Nene discographie" (in German). AustrianCharts.at, Hung Medien. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Nena discografie" (in Dutch). DutchCharts.nl, Hung Medien. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Chart history of Nena". NorwegianCharts.com, Hung Medien. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Chart history of Nena". SwedishCharts.com, Hung Medien. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c Click on "Charts"→"Songs" for singles and "Alben" for albums:
  7. ^ a b c Select "Albums" or "Singles" tab:*"Nena – Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ "Nena" (in German). Nena.de. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c d e Press "Suchen":
  11. ^ "? (Fragezeichen)" (in German). Nena.de. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Feuer und Flamme". Nena.de. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Eisbrecher". Nena.de. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  14. ^
  15. ^
  16. ^ "99 Luftballons". Nena.de. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "Canadian certifications – Nena". Music Canada. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  18. ^ "It's All in the Game". Nena.de. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  19. ^
  20. ^ "Discografie Nena". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 39, No. 26". RPM. March 3, 1984. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  22. ^ ""99 Luftballons" by Nena". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  23. ^
  24. ^ "American certifications – Nena". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Certified Awards Search" (To access, enter the search parameter "Nena" and select "Search by Keyword"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved June 27, 2013.