Brother Louie (Modern Talking song)

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"Brother Louie"
Brother Louie.jpg
Single by Modern Talking
from the album Ready for Romance
B-side "Doctor for My Heart"
Released 27 January 1986
Format
Recorded 1985
Genre
Length 3:41
Label
Songwriter(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 3 March 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 went gold in France for selling over 250,000 units.[6]

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.

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"
Modern Talking-Brother Louie '98.jpg
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
Songwriter(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)
Music video
"Brother Louie '98" on YouTube

"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 20 July 1998. While, the single entered the top-20 in Germany and Austria, it managed to enter number-one in Hungary, the top-5 in France and the top-10 in Sweden.[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
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[27] 13
France (SNEP)[28] 2
Germany (Official German Charts)[29] 16
Hungary (Mahasz)[30] 1
Netherlands (Tipparade)[31] 2
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[32] 51
Spain (AFYVE)[18] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[33] 9
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[34] 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[35]
Length 3:54 (DJ Cappiccio Remix)
Label BMG
Songwriter(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.[36]

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).[36]

Kay One version[edit]

"Louis Louis"
Louis-Louis-by-Kay-One.jpg
Single by Kay One
from the album Makers Gonna Make
Released 19 May 2017
Format
Recorded 2017
Genre Pop
Length 3:36
Label Sony
Songwriter(s) Dieter Bohlen
Producer(s) Stard Ova
Kay One singles chronology
"Believe"
(2015)
"Louis Louis"
(2017)
"Senorita"
(2017)

The song was released by German rapper and singer Kay One in 2017 as "Louis Louis". The adaptation borrows largely from the original, but with an all-German new lyrics and an added rap section, the latter including additional sampling from the song.

The single reached #7 on the German Singles Chart making it Kay One's highest solo charting single in Germany. The song also charted in Austria and Switzerland.

Music video

Kay One also released a music video that opens with some verses of the original Modern Talking song "Brother Louie" with Kay One browsing a number of Modern Talking release covers.

Charts
Chart (2017) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[37] 16
Germany (Official German Charts)[38] 7
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[39] 58

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