Blue System

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Blue System
Dieter Bohlen.jpg
Background information
Origin Germany
Genres Pop, Eurodance, Euro disco
Years active 1986–1998
Labels BMG
Past members Dieter Bohlen

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

Career[edit]

The group consisted of Dieter Bohlen (mastermind creator, composer, writer, producer, mixer, arranger and 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). 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 1997. 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", "Under My Skin", "Silent Water", "My Bed is Too Big", "Deja Vu", "Love is such a lonely sword", "Laila", "Magic Symphony" and many others were very popular in Europe as well as Africa[citation needed] and Asia[citation needed]. 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 within Germany and Russia[citation needed] during the late 80s and late 90s.

List of band members[edit]

  • Dieter Bohlen – lead vocals and keyboards 1986–1998
  • Joachim Vogel – rhythm guitar 1986–1990
  • Frank Otto – drums 1986–1988
  • Husnu Baylav (Snoopy) – drums 1988
  • 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

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Logotype used by Blue System.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
AUT
[1]
ESP
[2]
GER
[3]
SUI
[4]
1987 "Sorry, Little Sarah" 10 6 14 Walking on a Rainbow
1988 "Big Boys Don't Cry" (Denmark only)
"She's A Lady" (Spain only) 14
"My Bed is Too Big" 4 10 Body Heat
"Under My Skin" 12 6 18
"Silent Water" 16 13
1989 "Love Suite" 14
"Magic Symphony" 23 10 21 Twilight
"Love Me on the Rocks"
1990 "48 Hours" 28 29 Obsession
"Love Is Such a Lonely Sword" 13 16
"When Sarah Smiles" 63
1991 "Lucifer" 8 25 Seeds of Heaven
"Testamente D'Amelia" 34
"Déjà Vu" 16 12 Déjà Vu
"It's All Over" (with Dionne Warwick) 60
1992 "Romeo & Juliet" 22 25 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]

References[edit]

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

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