Mixed Emotions (band)
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|Years active||1986–1992 and 1999|
|Past members||Drafi Deutscher
Mixed Emotions was a German pop music group formed in 1986 by vocalists Drafi Deutscher (9 May 1946 – 9 June 2006) and Oliver Simon (14 May 1957 – 31 July 2013). Deutscher sang, wrote/co-wrote and produced/co-produced all Mixed Emotions' songs, many of which were co-written with regular producer and musical contributor Christopher Evans Ironside.
Their best known hit is probably that from their first year, the song "You Want Love (Maria, Maria)". Other well-known songs are "Bring Back (Sha Na Na)", "Sweetheart - Darlin' My Dear", "Just for You" and "I Never Give Up". After five best selling singles and two successful albums, the group split in 1989.
In 1991, Drafi Deutscher decided to continue with a new member, Andreas Martin, under a slightly changed name – New Mixed Emotions. The new line-up released an album called Side By Side and two singles.
In 1999, the original line-up of Drafi Deutscher and Oliver Simon reunited under the original name the Mixed Emotions for a new album called We Belong Together consisting of two new songs and 11 remakes (new music, new vocals) of their old hits. They had a number of successful of TV appearances. Following this album the group disbanded again.
- "You Want Love (Maria, Maria)" 1986
- "Bring Back (Sha Na Na)" 1987
- "Sweetheart – Darlin' – My Dear (Lisa My Love)" 1987
- "Just For You" 1988
- "I Never Give Up" 1989
- "Sensuality (When I Touch You)" 1991
- "Lonely Lover" 1991
- "You Want Love '99" 1999
- "Bring Back '99" 1999
- Deep From The Heart 1987
- Just For You 1988
- Mixed Emotions (Best Of) (Compilation) 1990
- Side By Side 1991
- We Belong Together 1999
- The Essential Drafi Deutscher / Mixed Emotions (Compilation) 2004
"You Want Love (Maria, Maria)" was also re-recorded with Norwegian lyrics by Norwegian artist Rune Rudberg in 1988, when he released "Ut Mot Havet", his definite breakthrough song.
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