Ready for Romance

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Ready for Romance
Studio album by Modern Talking
Released 26 May 1986
Recorded 1985–1986
Genre Synthpop
Label BMG, Hansa
Producer Dieter Bohlen
Modern Talking chronology
Let's Talk About Love
(1985)Let's Talk About Love1985
Ready for Romance
In the Middle of Nowhere
(1986)In the Middle of Nowhere1986

Ready for Romance is the third studio album by Modern Talking released on 26 May 1986. This album saw releases of two singles Brother Louie and Atlantis is Calling (S.O.S. for Love), first one of which topped the single chart at their home of Germany meanwhile entering the top-5 in many countries including Switzerland, Austria and Sweden,[1][2] the second single also managed to top the single chart in Germany while entering the top-5 in Switzerland, Austria and Sweden.[1][3]

The album was released through Hansa Records and distributed by Ariola, BMG in most countries. Ready for Romance peaked at No. 1 in Germany on 16 June 1986 and spent at the top for five consecutive weeks,[4][5] the album eventually went platinum selling over 500,000 units in Germany alone.[6] Besides Germany, Ready for Romance managed to reach No. 1 in number of countries including Switzerland and Austria meanwhile entering the top-10 in many others including Sweden and Norway.[7] The UK version of Ready for Romance, which contained two additional tracks (total of 12 tracks) You're My Heart, You're My Soul and Cheri, Cheri Lady managed to reach only No.76 in October 1986.[8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Brother Louie" — 3:41
  2. "Just We Two (Mona Lisa)" — 3:54
  3. "Lady Lai" — 4:55
  4. "Doctor for My Heart" — 3:16
  5. "Save Me - Don't Break Me" — 3:45
  6. "Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. for Love)" — 3:48
  7. "Keep Love Alive" — 3:25
  8. "Hey You" — 3:20
  9. "Angie's Heart" — 3:37
  10. "Only Love Can Break My Heart" — 3:35

Chart position[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
Weeks on Chart
Germany 1[4] 26
Sweden 6[7] 6
Norway 5[7] 10
Switzerland 1[7] 18
Austria 1[7] 32
UK 76[9] 3

Album Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Germany (BVMI)[10] Platinum 500,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[11] Platinum 100,000^

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



  1. ^ a b "Chartverfolgung MODERN TALKING/Single". Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  2. ^ "Modern Talking: Brother Louie". Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  3. ^ "Modern Talking: Atlantis is Calling". Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  4. ^ a b "CHARTS-DEUTSCHLAND Album Top 100 (June 16, 1986)" (in German). Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  5. ^ "Album details: Ready for Romance of Modern Talking" (in German). Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  6. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Modern+Talking; 'Ready+for+Romance')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Modern Talking: Ready for Romance". Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  8. ^ "Chart Stats: Modern Talking". Archived from the original on 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  9. ^ "Modern Talking: UK's Singles/Albums Positions". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  10. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Modern Talking; 'Ready for Romance')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  11. ^ "Spanish Certifications 1979-1990" (PDF). PROMUSICAE. Mediafire. Retrieved October 11, 2015.  Note: To retrieve the certification, scroll down to 1987
  12. ^ "Ready for Romance". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 

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