Brother Louie (Modern Talking song)

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"Brother Louie"
Brother Louie.jpg
Single by Modern Talking
from the album Ready for Romance
Released 27 January 1986
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1985
Genre Eurodisco, synthpop
Length 3:41
Label BMG
Ariola
Writer(s) Dieter Bohlen
Producer(s) Dieter Bohlen
Modern Talking singles chronology
"Cheri, Cheri Lady"
(1985)
"Brother Louie"
(1986)
"Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. for Love)"
(1986)

"Brother Louie" is Modern Talking's first single from their third album, Ready for Romance. It was their fourth consecutive single to top the German Singles Chart, after "You're My Heart, You're My Soul", "You Can Win If You Want" and "Cheri, Cheri Lady".

"Brother Louie" was released on 27 January 1986 and it peaked at No. 1 on March 3, 1986 in Germany.[1] The single spent four weeks at the top and total of 17 weeks in the German single chart.[2] In the UK, it peaked at No. 4 in the charts and went silver for selling over 250,000 units.[3][4] "Brother Louie" was also certified silver in France for selling over 250,000 units.[5]

In 1998, not long after the duo's reunion, a re-worked version of the single was released entitled "Brother Louie '98". The single, released in a new sleeve was also successful, it reached gold in France for selling over 250,000 units.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Germany[edit]

12" maxi
  1. "Brother Louie" (Special Long Version) - 5:20
  2. "Brother Louie" (Instrumental) - 4:06
7" single
  1. "Brother Louie" - 3:41
  2. "Brother Louie" (Instrumental) - 4:06

UK[edit]

12" maxi
  1. "Brother Louie" (Special Long Version) - 5:15
  2. "Doctor for My Heart" - 3:16
  3. "Brother Louie" (Instrumental) - 4:06
7"
  1. "Brother Louie" - 3:41
  2. "Brother Louie" (Instrumental) - 4:06

Charts and certifications[edit]

"Brother Louie '98"[edit]

"Brother Louie '98 (feat. Eric Singleton)"
Single by Modern Talking
from the album Back for Good
Released 20 July 1998
Format Maxi CD
Genre Eurodance
Length 3:23
Label BMG
Ariola
Writer(s) Dieter Bohlen
Producer(s) Dieter Bohlen, Luis Rodríguez
Modern Talking singles chronology
"You're My Heart, You're My Soul '98"
(1998)
"Brother Louie '98"
(1998)
"Space Mix '98"
(1998)

"Brother Louie '98" is Modern Talking's second single from their seventh album, Back for Good, and also the second single after the duo's reunion. "Brother Louie '98" is the re-packaged version of the original 1986 version of "Brother Louie". The single, as the first single "You're My Heart, You're My Soul '98" off Back For Good features Eric Singleton.

"Brother Louie '98" was released in Germany and in other European territories on July 20, 1998. While, the single entered the top-20 in Germany and Austria, it managed to enter the top-10 in Sweden and the top-5 in France.[23][24]

In France, "Brother Louie '98" reached a gold status for selling over 250,000 units.[6]

Track listing[edit]

CD-maxi
No. Title Length
1 Brother Louie '98 (Radio Edit) 3:23
2. Brother Louie '98 3:35
3 Brother Louie '98 (Extended Version) 4:11
4. Cheri Cheri Lady '98 (Extended Version) 4:26

Personnel[edit]

  • Music by: Dieter Bohlen
  • Writer: Dieter Bohlen
  • Rapper: Eric Singleton
  • Changes: Dieter Bohlen
  • Production: Dieter Bohlen
  • Co-production: Luis Rodríguez
  • Publication: Blue Obsession Music/Warner Chappell/Intro
  • Distribution: BMG Company
  • Photography: Manfred Vormstein
  • Design: Reinsberg WAB

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[25] 17
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[26] 26
France (SNEP)[27] 2
Germany (Official German Charts)[28] 16
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[29] 51
Spain (AFYVE)[18] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[30] 9
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[31] 21

"Brother Louie '99"[edit]

"Brother Louie '99"
Single by Modern Talking
from the album Back for Good
Released 1999 (UK)
Format CD
Recorded 1998–1999
Genre Eurodance[32]
Length 3:54 (DJ Cappiccio Remix)
Label BMG
Writer(s) Dieter Bohlen
Producer(s) Dieter Bohlen
Modern Talking singles chronology
"Sexy, Sexy Lover"
(1999)
"Brother Louie '99"
(1999)
"It's Christmas 2000"
(2000)

Brother Louie '99 is Modern Talking's re-packaged version of the original "Brother Louie" from their album Back for Good. This version was released for the UK market only and contains remixes that were not included on "Brother Louie '98".

Track listing[edit]

CD-maxi
  1. "Brother Louie '99" (DJ Cappiccio Radio Mix) - 3:54
  2. "Brother Louie '99" (DJ Cappiccio Extended Mix) - 7:33
  3. "Brother Louie '99" (Metro Club Mix) - 6:14
12"
  1. "Brother Louie '99" (DJ Cappiccio 12" Mix) - 7:35
  2. "Brother Louie '99" (DJ Cappiccio Radio Mix) - 3:54
  3. "Brother Louie '99" (DJ Cappiccio Instrumental) - 7:34
  4. "Brother Louie '99" (DJ Cappicio Acapella) - 6:47
2x12"
  1. "Brother Louie '99" (Metro Club Mix) - 6:13
  2. "Brother Louie '99" (Metro Radio Mix) - 3:48
  1. "Brother Louie '99" (Paul Masterson Club Mix) - 6:39
  2. "Brother Louie '99" (Paul Masterson Dub) - 6:26

Cover versions and sampling[edit]

"Brother Louie" has been covered by Vanemõde (1987), Moymoy Palaboy (2009), Lian Ross (2014) and Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble.[33]

The song has been sampled in Alisha Chinai's "Zooby Zooby" (1987), Francesco Napoli's "Balla.. Balla!" (1987), WestBam's "Disco Deutschland" (1988), Pate Ja Rykä's "Takas Pelikentil" (2006) and in Discofreakz' "Brother Louie" (2007).[33]

Music video[edit]

The music video of "Brother Louie" contains footage from 1984 movie Once Upon a Time in America, interspersed with the band members playing on a stage surrounded by dancing fans.

References[edit]

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  9. ^ Belgian peak
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  13. ^ "The Irish Charts: Search the Charts". IRMA. Archived from the original on June 3, 2009. Retrieved October 11, 2015. 
  14. ^ Italian peak positions
  15. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Modern Talking search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  16. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Modern Talking – Brother Louie". VG-lista. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  17. ^ "South African Rock Lists Website SA Charts 1969 – 1989 Acts (M)". Rock.co.za. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
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  24. ^ "Modern Talking: Brother Louie '98". Swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
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  26. ^ "Ultratop.be – Modern Talking – Brother Louie '98" (in French). Ultratop 50.
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  29. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Modern Talking – Brother Louie '98" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
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  33. ^ a b [1]

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