Modern Talking discography

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Modern Talking discography
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Modern Talking on their last show (2003)
Studio albums 12
Compilation albums 18
Video albums 2
Singles 20

This is the discography of the German Synthpop duo Modern Talking. The duo have released their materials over a period of two separate time tables, first between 1984-1987, then the duo found itself reunified in 1998 and made a successful comeback releasing another batch of materials between 1998-2003. Modern Talking's sound; however, was rather different from their original 1980s sound after their reunion. The duo came back in 1998 switching from their original 1980s mellow Europop sound to 1990s uptempo Eurodance sound, which was in high demand in central Europe at the time.

Modern Talking, throughout their existence, have released 20 singles, 12 studio-albums, 17 international compilation-albums and two video albums containing their hit-videos. Global sales of Modern Talking, after the duo's second and final break-up in 2003, had reached 120 million singles and albums combined, making them the biggest-selling German music act in history.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
GER
[1]
AUT
[2]
FIN
[3]
FRA
[4]
HUN
[5]
ITA
[6]
NLD
[7]
NOR
[8]
SPA
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
The 1st Album
  • Released: April 1, 1985
  • Label: Hansa
  • Formats: CD, Vinyl, Cassette
1 2 9 5 5 12 2
Let's Talk About Love
  • Released: October 14, 1985
  • Label: Hansa
  • Formats: CD, Vinyl, Cassette
2 4 16 3 3 4 1
  • BVMI: Platinum[12]
  • PROMUSICAE: Gold[13]
Ready for Romance
  • Released: May 26, 1986
  • Label: Hansa
  • Formats: CD, Vinyl, Cassette
1 1 7 5 4 6 1
  • BVMI: Platinum[12]
  • PROMUSICAE: Platinum[13]
In the Middle of Nowhere
  • Released: November 10, 1986
  • Label: Hansa
  • Formats: CD, Vinyl, Cassette
1 2 19 8 5 9 3
  • BVMI: Gold[12]
  • PROMUSICAE: Platinum[13]
Romantic Warriors
  • Released: June 8, 1987
  • Label: Hansa
  • Formats: CD, Vinyl, Cassette
3 6 35 10 9 15 8
  • BVMI: Platinum[13]
In the Garden of Venus
  • Released: November 30, 1987
  • Label: Hansa
  • Formats: CD, Vinyl, Cassette
35 23 49
Back for Good
  • Released: March 30, 1998
  • Label: Hansa
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
1 1 1 2 1 14 3 1 6 1 1
Alone
  • Released: February 19, 1999
  • Label: Hansa
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
1 2 4 11 1 9 12 5 3
Year of the Dragon
  • Released: February 28, 2000
  • Label: Hansa
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
3 5 22 3 26 18 4
America
  • Released: March 19, 2001
  • Label: Hansa
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
2 7 5 37 10
Victory
  • Released: March 18, 2002
  • Label: Hansa
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
1 7 10 14
Universe
  • Released: March 31, 2003
  • Label: Hansa
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
2 10 24 25
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
GER
[1]
AUT
[2]
SPA
[22]
SWI
[11]
You're My Heart, You're My Soul [23]
  • Released: April 29, 1988
  • Label: Ariola Express (Sony Music)
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
The Modern Talking Story [24]
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Hansa (Ariola)
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
Best of Modern Talking[25]
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Hansa (Ariola)
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
16
Romantic Dreams[26]
  • Released: September 28, 1988
  • Label: Ariola Express
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
Greatest Hits Mix[27]
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: N/A
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
The Collection[28]
  • Released: July 1, 1991
  • Label: Hansa
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
93
You Can Win If You Want (Star Collection)[29]
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Hansa
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
You Can Win If You Want[30]
  • Released: January 17, 1994
  • Label: Ariola Express
  • Formats: CD, LP, Cassette
Selected Singles '85-'98[31]
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Musicrama
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
We Still Have Dreams – The Greatest Love Ballads of Modern Talking[32]
  • Released: September 2, 2002
  • Label: Hansa
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
The Golden Years (3 CDs)[33]
  • Released: September 9, 2002
  • Label: Ariola Express
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
The Greatest Hits of Modern Talking[34]
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Sony/BMG Korea
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
The Final Album[35]
  • Released: June 23, 2003
  • Label: Hansa
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
3 39 53
Les Indispensables[36]
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
The Hits (2 CDs)[37]
Remix Album[38]
  • Released: February 29, 2008
  • Label: Hansa
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
All the Best - The Definitive Collection (Box Set)[39]
  • Released: August 29, 2009
  • Label: Ariola Express
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
25 Years of Disco-Pop[40]
  • Released: January 22, 2010
  • Label: SME Media
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
16 10
30 Years Of Modern Talking (Das Neue Best Of Album)[41][42]
  • Released: October 3, 2014
  • Label: Sony Music Catalog
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
12 58 49
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
GER
[1]
AUT
[2]
BEL
(Vl)

[43][44]
FRA
[4]
ITA
[45]
NDL
[46]
NOR
[8]
SPA
[47]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[48]
"You're My Heart, You're My Soul" 1984 1 1 1 3 22 4 3 2 3 1 56 The 1st Album
"You Can Win If You Want" 1985 1 1 2 8 39 6 2 2 70
"Cheri, Cheri Lady" 1 1 3 18 6 10 1 1 3 1 Let's Talk About Love
"Brother Louie" 1986 1 2 6 6 3 20 8 1 1 2 4 Ready for Romance
"Atlantis is Calling (S.O.S. for Love)" 1 2 4 21 13 6 8 2 3 3 55
"Geronimo's Cadillac" 3 3 4 43 27 36 7 1 6 6 In the Middle of Nowhere
"Give Me Peace on Earth" 29 28 14
"Lonely Tears in Chinatown"
(released in Spain only)
9
"Jet Airliner" 1987 7 10 14 36 3 12 12 Romantic Warriors
"Don't Worry"
(released in Spain only)
25
"In 100 Years..." 30 4 In the Garden of Venus
"You're My Heart, You're My Soul '98" 1998 2 2 26 3 6 4 Back for Good
"Brother Louie '98" 16 17 2 2 9 21
"You Are Not Alone" 1999 7 5 13 4 5 15 12 Alone
"Sexy, Sexy Lover" 15 27 19 25 35
"China in Her Eyes" 2000 8 22 6 26 20 Year of the Dragon
"Don't Take Away My Heart" 41
"Win the Race" 2001 5 14 36 31 America
"Last Exit to Brooklyn" 37 44 92
"Ready for the Victory" 2002 7 20 11 62 Victory
"Juliet" 25 42 83
"TV Makes the Superstar" 2003 2 15 55 Universe
"—" denotes items that did not chart.

References[edit]

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