Ready for Romance

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Ready for Romance
Readyforromancealbum.jpg
Studio album by
Released26 May 1986 (1986-05-26)
RecordedNovember 1985 - February 1986
StudioStudio 33, Hamburg
GenreEuro disco, Synth-pop
Length37:16
LabelHansa
ProducerDieter Bohlen, Luis Rodríguez
Modern Talking chronology
Let's Talk About Love
(1985)
Ready for Romance
(1986)
In the Middle of Nowhere
(1986)
Singles from Ready for Romance
  1. "Brother Louie"
    Released: 27 January 1986
  2. "Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. for Love)"
    Released: 28 April 1986

Ready for Romance is the third studio album by German duo Modern Talking. It was released on 26 May 1986 by Hansa Records. The album spent five consecutive weeks atop the German chart,[1] and was eventually certified platinum by the Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies in Germany.[2] It also topped the charts in Austria and Switzerland, while reaching the top 10 in Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden.[3][4][5] It peaked at number 76 on the UK Albums Chart, becoming the duo's only album to chart in the United Kingdom.[6]

Ready for Romance spawned two singles, "Brother Louie" and "Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. for Love)", both of which peaked at number one in Germany and reached the top five in Austria, Sweden and Switzerland.[7][8]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dieter Bohlen.

  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

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Germany (BVMI)[2] Platinum 500,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[22] Platinum 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Offiziellecharts.de – Modern Talking – Ready for Romance" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Modern Talking; 'Ready for Romance')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  3. ^ a b "Austriancharts.at – Modern Talking – Ready for Romance" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin – levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.
  5. ^ a b Salaverrie, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (in Spanish) (1st ed.). Madrid: Fundación Autor/SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  6. ^ "Modern Talking" (select "Albums" tab). Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Modern Talking – Brother Louie". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 21 November 2009.
  8. ^ "Modern Talking – Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. For Love)". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 21 November 2009.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Modern Talking – Ready for Romance" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  10. ^ "European Hot 100 Albums" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 3 no. 29. 26 July 1986. OCLC 29800226. Retrieved 5 August 2018 – via American Radio History.
  11. ^ "Le Détail des Albums de chaque Artiste". InfoDisc (in French). Retrieved 5 August 2018. Select "MODERN TALKING" from the drop-down menu and click "OK".
  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Modern Talking – Ready for Romance". Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Modern Talking – Ready for Romance". Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Modern Talking – Ready for Romance". Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Jahreshitparade Alben 1986". austriancharts.at (in German). Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  17. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Album 1986". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  18. ^ "European Hot 100 Albums: Hot 100 of the Year 1986" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 3 no. 51/52. 27 December 1986. p. 35. OCLC 29800226. Retrieved 5 August 2018 – via American Radio History.
  19. ^ "Les Albums (CD) de 1986 par InfoDisc". InfoDisc (in French). Archived from the original on 9 February 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  20. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts – 1986". Offizielle Deutsche Charts (in German). Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  21. ^ "Swiss Year-End Charts 1986". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  22. ^ Salaverrie, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (PDF) (in Spanish) (1st ed.). Madrid: Fundación Autor/SGAE. p. 922. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. Retrieved 5 August 2018.

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