In the Middle of Nowhere

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In the Middle of Nowhere
Studio album by
Released10 November 1986
RecordedMay - August 1986
StudioStudio 33, Hamburg
GenreEuro disco, Synth-pop
LabelBMG, Hansa
ProducerDieter Bohlen, Luis Rodriguez
Modern Talking chronology
Ready for Romance
In the Middle of Nowhere
Romantic Warriors
Singles from In the Middle of Nowhere
  1. "Geronimo's Cadillac"
    Released: 6 October 1986
  2. "Give Me Peace on Earth"
    Released: 11 November 1986

In the Middle of Nowhere is the fourth studio album by Modern Talking. It was released on 10 November 1986 in Germany and in other territories. The album contains the hit single Geronimo's Cadillac which has managed to enter the top-5 in Germany and Austria while entering the top-10 in many others including Switzerland, Sweden and Norway.[1][2] It also include on the album, the ballad Give Me Peace on Earth which peaked at no. 29 in Germany, it was the only ballad from Modern Talking to release as a single.

The album In the Middle of Nowhere released through Hansa Records and distributed by Ariola, BMG entered the No. 1 position in Germany on 1 December 1986.[3] After spending total of seven weeks within the top-10 in the German album chart, it eventually reached a gold status selling well over 250,000 units in Germany alone.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dieter Bohlen.

  1. "Geronimo's Cadillac" — 3:18
  2. "Riding on a White Swan" — 3:55
  3. "Give Me Peace on Earth" — 4:14
  4. "Sweet Little Sheila" — 3:07
  5. "Ten Thousand Lonely Drums" — 3:33
  6. "Lonely Tears in Chinatown" — 3:32
  7. "In Shaire" — 3:45
  8. "Stranded in the Middle of Nowhere" — 4:33
  9. "The Angels Sing in New York City" — 3:35
  10. "Princess of the Night" — 3:56


Chart position[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
Weeks on Chart
Germany 1[3] 12
Sweden 9[6] 4
Norway 8[6] 12
Switzerland 3[6] 10
Austria 2[6] 14

Album Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Germany (BVMI)[7] Gold 250,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[8] Platinum 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "Chartverfolgung / MODERN TALKING / Single". Retrieved 2009-11-21.
  2. ^ "Modern Talking: Geronimo's Cadillac". Retrieved 2009-11-21.
  3. ^ a b "CHARTS-DEUTSCHLAND Album Top 100 (December 01, 1986)" (in German). Retrieved 2010-11-08.
  4. ^ "Album details: In the Middle of Nowhere of Modern Talking" (in German). Retrieved 2010-11-08.
  5. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Modern+Talking; 'In+the+Middle+of+Nowhere')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
  6. ^ a b c d "Modern Talking: In the Middle of Nowhere". Retrieved 2009-11-21.
  7. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Modern Talking; 'In the Middle of Nowhere')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  8. ^ "Spanish Certifications 1979-1990" (PDF). PROMUSICAE. Mediafire. Retrieved October 11, 2015. Note: To retrieve the certification, scroll down to 1987

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