Blue System

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Blue System
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Background information
GenresPop, Eurodance, Euro disco
Years active1986–1998
Past membersDieter Bohlen

Blue System was a German pop group that was founded by Dieter Bohlen in 1986 after the break-up of Modern Talking.


The group consisted of Dieter Bohlen (mastermind creator, composer, writer, producer, mixer, arranger and verse main vocals), and hired backstage musicians Rolf Köhler (chorus main vocals), Michael Scholz (background vocals), Detlef Wiedeke (background vocals) and other background and/or front female voices Tuti Kanta ("Laila", "Only with You"), Marion Schwaiger ("Déjà vu", etc.), Audrey Mountang and Madeleine Lang[citation needed].

On stage: Joachim Vogel (rhythm guitar), Jeanne Dupuy and Frank Otto (drums), Nadja Abd el Farrag (vocals).[clarification needed] In 1988 Frank Otto was replaced by Michel Rollin. After that in 1991 a new keyboardist joined for live shows – Achim Strieben. In TV shows and videos he was replaced by Friedrich Graner (Sir Fritz), who remained a part of the group until the break-up in 1998. In 1992 Dirk Sauer, Rene Engelman and Wolfgang Fritsch joined the group, while Joachim Vogel left.

Some of the group's singles such as "Sorry Little Sarah" or "My Bed Is Too Big" achieved moderate success in Europe. The group released 22 video clips from their album repertoire and most of these were aired in Europe, especially on German TV shows. Blue System also had several concert performances in Russia[citation needed] during the late 80s and early 90s.

List of band members[edit]

  • Dieter Bohlen – lead vocals, guitar, keyboards (1986–1998)
  • Frank Otto – drums (1986–1989)
  • Joachim Vogel – rhythm guitar (1986–1990)
  • Husnu Baylav (Snoopy) – drums (1989)
  • Michel Rollin – drums (1989–1998)
  • Joachim Strieben – keyboards (1989–1998)
  • Lutz Krüger – vocals (1990–1991)
  • Wolfgang Fritsch – rhythm guitar (1990–1996)
  • Fritz Graner – keyboards (1991–1998)
  • Dirk Sauer – vocals (1992–1994)
  • Thorsten Feller – vocals (1994–1996)
  • Lars Illmer – vocals (1997–1998)



Studio albums[edit]


Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
1987 "Sorry, Little Sarah" 13 10 6 Walking on a Rainbow
1988 "Big Boys Don't Cry" (Denmark only)
"She's a Lady" (Spain only) 14
"My Bed Is Too Big" 10 4 Body Heat
"Under My Skin" 6 12 18
1989 "Silent Water" 13 16
"Love Suite" (Remix '89) 14
"Magic Symphony" 10 23 21 Twilight
"Love Me on the Rocks"
1990 "48 Hours" 29 28 Obsession
"Love Is Such a Lonely Sword" 16 13
"When Sarah Smiles" 63
1991 "Lucifer" 25 8 Seeds of Heaven
"Testamente d'Amelia" 34
"Déjà vu" 12 16 Déjà vu
"It's All Over" (with Dionne Warwick) 60
1992 "Romeo and Juliet" 25 22 Hello America
"I Will Survive" 30
1993 "History" 26 Backstreet Dreams
"Operator" 87
1994 "6 Years – 6 Nights" 47 21st Century
"That's Love"
"Dr. Mabuse" X–Ten
1995 "Laila" 29 Forever Blue
1996 "Only with You" 58 Body to Body
"For the Children" 67
"Body to Body"
1997 "Anything" 79 Here I Am
1998 "Love Will Drive Me Crazy"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ German peaks[dead link]
  2. ^ Austrian peaks Archived 25 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  4. ^ Swiss peaks Archived 7 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine

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