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Fearless
Nina Hagen Fearless.jpg
Studio album by Nina Hagen
Released November 1983 (1983-11)
Recorded 1983
Studio
Genre
Length
  • 41:37 (US Version)
  • 37:01 (German Version)
Label CBS
Producer
Nina Hagen chronology
NunSexMonkRock
(1982)
Fearless
(1983)
Nina Hagen in Ekstasy
(1985)
Singles from Fearless
  1. "Zarah"
    Released: 1983
  2. "New York New York"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Fearless is the second studio album by German singer Nina Hagen. It was released in November 1983 by CBS Records. The German version of the album entitled Angstlos was also released. Produced by Giorgio Moroder and Keith Forsey, the album was a major musical departure from her previous mostly new wave material. Unlike her experimental debut NunSexMonkRock (1982), Fearless is a dance-pop album with influence of disco. It also incorporates other genres such as hip hop.

Upon its release, Fearless received generally mixed reviews from music critics. While some praised her new musical direction, others were critical towards her newly adopted disco sound. Commercially, the album noted a moderate success. It was Hagen's second album to chart in the United States, where it peaked at number 151 on the Billboard 200. In Germany, it reached number twenty-four and also charted in other countries, such as Austria, Netherlands, and New Zealand.

Two singles from the album were released. The lead single "New York New York" was successful in American dance charts, peaking at number nine on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs. "Zarah", a cover of Zarah Leander's song "Ich weiss, es wird einmal ein Wunder geschehen", was released as the album's second single. It was also successful in the United States where it peaked at number forty-five on the Dance Club Songs chart.

Track listings[edit]

Fearless
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "New York New York"  
  • Nina Hagen
  • Steve Schiff
  • Karl Rucker
5:16
2. "My Sensation"  
  • Hagen
  • Schiff
4:04
3. "Flying Saucers"  
  • Hagen
  • Rucker
3:11
4. "I Love Paul"  
  • Hagen
  • Rucker
3:50
5. "The Change"  
  • Hagen
  • Rucker
4:40
6. "Silent Love"  
  • Hagen
  • Schiff
4:07
7. "What It Is"   4:18
8. "T.V. Snooze"  
  • Hagen
  • Schiff
  • Michael Dorian
3:58
9. "Springtime in Paris"  
  • Hagen
  • Schiff
3:35
10. "Zarah"   4:38
Total length:
41:37

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[2] 11
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[3] 24
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[4] 40
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[5] 47
US Billboard 200[6] 151

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carpenter, Bil. "Fearless - Nina Hagen". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Nina Hagen – Angstlos" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  3. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Nina Hagen – Angstlos" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Nina Hagen – Fearless". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  6. ^ "Nina Hagen – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Nina Hagen. Retrieved April 9, 2016.

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