Selig (band)

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Jan Plewka of Selig at Jübek Open Air 2013
Background information
Origin Hamburg, Germany
Genres German rock
Years active 1992–1999;
Labels Epic, Sony BMG
Members Jan Plewka
Leo Schmidthals
Christian Neander
Stephan Eggert
Past members Malte Neumann

Selig ("Blessed") is a German rock band from Hamburg, which was most famous in the 1990s for a mixture of experimental 1970s rock and Grunge.


Selig currently comprises Jan Plewka on vocals, Leo Schmidthals on Bass, Christian Neander on Guitar, Stephan "Stoppel" Eggert on Drums, and Malte Neumann on Keyboard.

Formation and End[edit]

Selig was formed in 1992 in Hamburg. The band initially had Jan Plewka writing the lyrics, and Christian Neander writing the music. They released their self-titled debut album in 1994, which peaked at the 35th place in the Top 40 on the German album charts. In 1995, they released their second album, Hier, and received an ECHO in February 1995. In May 1995, the band embarked on a nearly sold out headliner tour and also appeared in several rock festivals. In 1997, the band released Blender, which was recorded in New York City. The 5 band members separated after Knockin' on Heaven's Door was finished recording. In January 1999, the band announced its dissolution, and released their Greatest Hits album in December 1999.


In August 2008, the band announced their comeback,[1] and released their first single, Schau Schau,[2] in March 2009.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart posisitions
1994 Selig 35
1995 Hier (Here) 15
1997 Blender (Dazzler)
2009 Und Endlich Unendlich (And finally infinite - The German word "endlich" means "finite" as well as "finally") 5
2010 Von Ewigkeit zu Ewigkeit (From Eternity To Eternity) 9
2013 Magma 4
"—" denotes a recording that failed to chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart posisitions
1999 Für immer und Selig
(greatest hits double album)
2014 Die Besten (1994-2014)
(compilation including newly recorded songs)
"—" denotes a recording that failed to chart

Film Score[edit]


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
1994 "Sie hat geschrien" ("She Screamed") Selig
"Wenn ich wollte" ("If I Wanted")
"Ohne Dich" ("Without You")
1995 "Ist es wichtig?" ("Does It Matter?") 93 Hier
"Laß mich rein" ("Let Me In")
1996 "Bruderlos" ("Brotherless")
1997 "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" 31 30 Knockin' on Heaven's Door (OST)
"Popstar" Blender
"Sie zieht aus" ("She Is Moving Out")
2009 "Schau schau" ("Look Look") 46 Und Endlich Unendlich
"Wir werden uns wiedersehen" ("We Will Meet Again") 47
"Ich fall in Deine Arme" ("I Fall Into Your Arms") 76
2010 "Von Ewigkeit zu Ewigkeit" ("From Eternity To Eternity") 44 Von Ewigkeit zu Ewigkeit
"Hey Ho"
2012 "Alles auf einmal" ("Everything At Once") 58 48 Magma
2013 "Ohne dich (2014)" 52 57 74 Die Besten (1994-2014)
"—" denotes a recording that failed to chart or was not released in that territory

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Selig Fanpage
  2. ^;selig_reunion_nach_10_jahren_mit_viertem_studioalbum.html
  3. ^ a b "Selig – Longplay-Chartverfolgung". (in German). Phononet. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Selig – Single-Chartverfolgung". (in German). Phononet. Retrieved 3 September 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Selig". Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 September 2016.