Morandi (band)

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Morandi
OriginBucharest, Romania
Genres
LabelsUniversal Music Romania
Websitehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbX38dgtebf3fuh8edbZvlw

Morandi is a Romanian eurodance music group composed of Randi (Andrei Ropcea) and Marius Moga.

Morandi became a dance legend over a decade ago and was listened in over 20 countries, performed all around Eastern Europe and received numerous awards. They had 8 #1 singles (local and/or International airplay charts); Reverse, their debut album, was sold in over 2 million copies; 2 nominations at the MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Romanian Act (in 2005 and 2006) and the trophy in 2008; Their hit, Angels, was the most downloaded digital song of that time in Russia & Ukraine (more than 2 million downloads) and peaked at #16 of the official French music chart.

Musical career[edit]

Andrei Ropcea (Randi) in 2011
Marius Moga in 2011

Morandi’s music was always under the sign of the effervescent eastern European creativity, exploring the different facets of love through their epic dance music and their videos. Starting with Kalinka, in 2018, Morandi came with a fresh, new sound. The song continues Morandi’s musical evolution, maintaining their notorious deep-melancholic top-lines, but shifting the production to a groovy electronic disco. The song was a massive TV/Radio & streaming platform success. Poland, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Croatia, Hungary, Israel, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Austria, Cyprus, Ecuador, Estonia, Moldova, Sri Lanka and The United Arab Emirates are the countries where Kalinka became one of the most listened to songs. What followed was a power collab with famous Dutch DJ, Burak Yeter, for a remix of “Kalinka” and an urban version of the song with US based rapper, Swanny Ivy.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

The single "Angels" sold 1.45 million copies in Russia and went 7x platinum as ring-back tone and gold as realtone.[1][2] The single "Save Me" went 2x platinum with 400,000 copies sold[3]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
ROM
[4][A]
RUS
[5]
SVK
[6]
BUL
[7]
CZR
[8]
POL
HUN
[9]
FRA
[10]
US
Digital

[11]
2004 "Love Me" 3 212 1 Reverse
"Beijo (Uh-La-La)" 1 54
2006 "Falling Asleep" 1 Mindfields
"A La Lujeba" 1
"Oh La La"
(English version of "Beijo")
N/A
2007 "Afrika" 2 105 N3XT
"Angels (Love Is the Answer)" 1 1 1 1 1 1[12] 3 16
2008 "Save Me"
(featuring Helene)
3 3 13 2 1 1[13] 25 4
2009 "Сolors" 9 1 1 1 4 7 Best of Morandi
2010 "Rock the World" 43 30 42
2011 "Midnight Train" 5 23
"Serenada" 215 Forthcoming fourth studio album
2013 "Everytime We Touch" 40
2014 "Living Without You" 154
"Summer in December"
(featuring INNA) (from the album Body And The Sun
80 133
2016 Keep You Safe Forthcoming fourth studio album
2018 Kalinka Forthcoming fourth studio album
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Music videos[edit]

  • 2005 – "Love Me"
  • 2006 – "Beijo"
  • 2006 – "Falling Asleep"
  • 2006 – "A la Lujeba"
  • 2007 – "Afrika"
  • 2007 – "Angels"
  • 2008 – "Save Me"
  • 2009 – "Colors"
  • 2010 – "Rock The World"
  • 2011 – "Midnight Train"
  • 2011 – "Serenada"
  • 2013 – "Everytime We Touch"
  • 2014 – "Living Without You"
  • 2014 – "Summer in December"
  • 2016 - "Keep You Safe"
  • 2018 - "Kalinka"

Soundtracks[edit]

  • In the TV series Merlin, the song "Afrika" was in the episode 3, season 4

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Airplay 100 replaced the Romanian Top 100 in late 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110724033908/http://2m-online.ru/news/detail.php?ID=5655
  2. ^ http://www.2m-online.ru/news/detail.php?ID=5653[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ http://2m-online.ru/news/detail.php?ID=5658
  4. ^ For peak positions in Romania:
    • For top 10 peak positions on the "Romanian Top 100": "Romanian Top 100 (Top 10 chart archive)". Ro Top 10. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
    • For peak positions on the "Airplay 100": "Airplay 100" (in Romanian). Kiss FM. Retrieved 17 August 2015. Note: Click one podcast to hear the chart of that week.
  5. ^ "Artist - Morandi na Tophit.ru" (in Russian). TopHit. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  6. ^ "SNS IFPI". ifpicr.cz.
  7. ^ "Morandi". acharts.us.
  8. ^ "萅S IFPI". ifpicr.cz.
  9. ^ "Hivatalos magyar slágerlisták". slagerlistak.hu.
  10. ^ lescharts.com - Discographie Morandi
  11. ^ "Morandi". billboard.com.
  12. ^ Nielsen Music Control - Polish Airplay Chart. Retrieved on 30 August 2015.
  13. ^ Nielsen Music Control - Polish Airplay Chart. Retrieved on 30 August 2015.