Touché (band)

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Origin Germany
Genres Pop
Instruments voice
Years active 1996–2003
Labels Sony BMG
Members Alexander Geist
Martin Scholz
Pravit Anantapongse (since 2015)
Markus Klopfer (since 2015)
Past members Dennis Frey (1996-2001)
Glenn Frey (1996-2001)
Karim Maataoui (1996-1999)
Stuart Fords (1999-2001)
Christopher Reuter (2002-2003)

Touché is a German boy band famous from the mid- to late 1990s, created and produced by Dieter Bohlen (a member of Modern Talking), who wrote most of the music and lyrics and choreographed for the project.[1]

The band performed in its original lineup until March 1999, when Karim Maataoui left following disagreement with other band members. He was replaced later that year by Stuart Fords. After unfruitful attempts to repeat the success of previous releases, Glenn and Dennis Frey decided to quit the band in 2001. They were replaced by Donny Weiss and Christopher Reuter. The new lineup released one single, "Can't Hurry Love" in 2002, and the group split a year later.

The band is best remembered[citation needed] for hits such as "This Goodbye Is Not Forever", "I'll Give You My Heart", and "I Can't Get No Sleep". Touché also heavily featured on the international hit single by The Bravo All Stars, "Let the Music Heal Your Soul".

The group was reunited in 2015 with Martin Scholz and Alexander Geist from the original lineup and two new members: Markus Klopfer and Pravit Anantapongse.Stuart and the Frey brothers were not invited back [2]



Studio Albums[edit]

  • Part One (1997)
  • Kids in America (1998)
  • Another Part of Us (2000)

Compilation Album[edit]

  • I'll Give You My Heart (2001)


Year Single Peak positions Album

1997 "I Can't Get No Sleep" 52 Part One
"I Want You Back, I Want Your Heart" 51
1998 "I'll Give You My Heart" 79
"Y.M.C.A." (feat. Krayzee) 31 31 23 10 Kids In America
"This Goodbye Is Not Forever" 27 26 21
1999 "Kids in America" 63
"Dinner in Heaven" Another Part Of Us
2000 "Heaven is for Everyone"
2002 "Can't Hurry Love" single only
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.


  1. ^ "Biography"
  2. ^ "Comeback: Touché kommen zurück auf die Bühne" ("Comeback: Touché is back on stage")
  3. ^ "Touché - German Chart". Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Touché - Austrian chart". Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Touché - Swiss chart". Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Touché - Walloon Chart". Retrieved 4 October 2015. 

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