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Haddaway

Haddaway   (Germany)

EuroDance group
Added : 24/01/2000
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The Album
The Album 2nd edition
The Drive
Let's Do It Now
All The Best His Greatest Hits
My Face
Love Makes
What Is Love: The Best of
Love Makes (re-release)
Hit Collection Vol.1
Hit Collection Vol.2 - The Very
Rock My Heart
What Is Love
Pop Splits
Crucified
Gotta Be
What Is Love (The Mixes)
The Hit Mixes
The Definitive Greatest Hits
Waiting For A Better World
Another Day Without You
What Is Love
Life
I Miss You
When The Feeling's Gone
Rock My Heart
Stir It Up
Fly Away
Catch A Fire
Lover Be Thy Name
Break Away
What About Me
Who Do You Love
You're Taking My Heart
What Is Love (The Millenium mixes)
Deep
Love Makes
What Is Love 2003
Spaceman
Missionary Man
Follow Me
I Love The 90s
What is love 2K9
You Gave Me Love
Up And Up
Everything
Wild Wild Baby
What Is Love
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Latest Haddaway news

03/02/2017 : DJ Crayfish gathered 20 Haddaway hits in a new video megamix.

21/01/2017 : Haddaway's hit Life was covered by NaXwell feat. Patricio AMC. To be released on January 27th.

08/10/2016 : Haddaway's hit What Is Love was covered by Lost Frequencies. (Thanks to Tavi Meran)

23/04/2016 : Haddaway's hit What Is Love was covered by Gian Marco De Michelis and Stefano Munari.

11/07/2015 : On July 15th, Haddaway will release a new best of entitled The Definitive Greatest Hits

01/06/2014 : Haddaway and Loona were featured on Swiss DJs duo Flava and Stevenson's recent album Quantum Of Dance (thanks to Andri Dürst)

08/03/2014 : Haddaway's hit What Is Love was covered by Almighty Showgirls.

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Haddaway albums

The Album The Album 14th Sep 1993
The Album 2nd edition The Album 2nd edition 29th Nov 1993
The Drive The Drive 23rd Jun 1995
Let's Do It Now Let's Do It Now 28th Mar 1998
All The Best His Greatest Hits All The Best His Greatest Hits 30th Aug 1999
My Face My Face 3rd Sep 2001
Love Makes Love Makes 21st May 2002
What Is Love: The Best of What Is Love: The Best of 2004
Love Makes (re-release) Love Makes (re-release) 6th Sep 2004
Hit Collection Vol.1 Hit Collection Vol.1 10th Jan 2005
Hit Collection Vol.2 - The Very Hit Collection Vol.2 - The Very 10th Jan 2005
Rock My Heart Rock My Heart 25th Jan 2005
What Is Love What Is Love 1st Jul 2005
Pop Splits Pop Splits 18th Jul 2005
Crucified Crucified (Never released) 2008
Gotta Be Gotta Be 4th Nov 2011
What Is Love (The Mixes) What Is Love (The Mixes) 2 CDs 29th Nov 2013
The Hit Mixes The Hit Mixes 5 CDs 29th Nov 2013
The Definitive Greatest Hits The Definitive Greatest Hits 15th Jul 2015

Haddaway DVDs et VHS

All The Best - His Greatest Hits & Videos All The Best - His Greatest Hits & Videos 2007 DVD

 

Haddaway singles

Waiting For A Better World Waiting For A Better World Promo only  
Another Day Without You Another Day Without You Promo only  
What Is Love What Is Love 18th Jan 1993  
Life Life 20th Jul 1993  
I Miss You I Miss You 30th Oct 1993  
When The Feeling's Gone When The Feeling's Gone (US only) 1994  
Rock My Heart Rock My Heart 7th Mar 1994  
Stir It Up Stir It Up (US only) 25th Apr 1994  
Fly Away Fly Away 17th Apr 1995  
Catch A Fire Catch A Fire 24th Jul 1995  
Lover Be Thy Name Lover Be Thy Name 23rd Oct 1995  
Break Away Break Away Promo only 1996  
What About Me What About Me 1st Aug 1997  
Who Do You Love Who Do You Love 12th Jan 1998  
You're Taking My Heart You're Taking My Heart 20th Apr 1998  
What Is Love (The Millenium mixes) What Is Love (The Millenium mixes) 2nd Aug 1999  
Deep Deep 3rd Aug 2001  
Love Makes Love Makes 4th Mar 2002  
What Is Love 2003 What Is Love 2003 19th Jun 2003  
Spaceman Spaceman Jul 2005  
Missionary Man Missionary Man (feat. Della Miles) 2nd Sep 2005  
Follow Me Follow Me 2007  
I Love The 90s I Love The 90s (with Dr Alban) 2008  
What is love 2K9 What is love 2K9 (with Klaas) 2009  
You Gave Me Love You Gave Me Love 26th Mar 2010  
Up And Up Up And Up (feat. The Mad Stuntman) 20th Nov 2012  

 

Haddaway remixes

What Is Love What Is Love 1993  
Life Life 1993  
Rock My Heart Rock My Heart 1994  
Catch A Fire Catch A Fire 1995  
Fly Away Fly Away 1995  

 

Featurings and collaborations

Everything Blutonium Boy - Everything 30th Aug 2013    
Wild Wild Baby Blutonium Boy - Wild Wild Baby 6th Sep 2013    
What Is Love Emergency Gate - What Is Love 22nd Nov 2013    

 



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Haddaway biography

Musical team : Dee Dee Halligan, Junior Torello. Nestor Alexander Haddaway was born 9th of January 1965 in Tobago, Trinidad (West Indies).

His father is a marine biologist and his mother a nurse. He has lost any contact with his brothers and sisters. The artist grew up in Washington DC, USA (or New York according to a French magazine). He was very shy and stuttered during his childhood. He used to be a fan of the Beatles, Police and Prince, he learns how to sing, to dance, and to play the trumpet and the guitar, before relocating to Cologne, Germany in 1987, to find employment as a singer and dancer. He has a college degree in marketing (previously he began medecine studies in the Chicago University but he gave up after 2 years and a half), his own business career (he is a stylist and a choreograph), his own fashion company (Energy) and until 1994 was completely self-managed. Prior to his chart residencies he was also a professional American footballer for the Cologne Crocodiles.

There he formed a band, Elegato, with keyboard player Alex Trime, before embarking on solo work with the production duo of Dee Dee Halligan and Junior Turello in 1992. Halligan and Turello are also known as Tony Hendrik and Karin Hartmann respectively, and jointly head the Coconut record label. They had previously produced Bad Boys Blue, Chypnotic and the Hollies. Backed by the songwriting and production expertise of Trime, Halligan and Turello, What Is Love, originally written as a ballad, only for his own pleasure, eventually reached # 2 in the UK charts in April 1993, as well as # 2 Israel, # 11 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (where it sold Gold), # 1 in Europe, and #1 at MTV Europe. It was covered by Tee Green in 1993 and by St James in 2002. The style was also imitated by plenty of artists, for instance Bobby Ross in his single What About It or Daddy K in his single Voulez-vous Coucher Avec Moi. Licensed to Arista Records from his German home at Coconut Records /Logic Records, Haddaway he scored a huge crossover hit throughout Europe.

Life also earned good chart position a few months later, ensuring Haddaway's status as Europe's most successful solo artist of 1993. It stayed # 1 for 2 weeks in Israel, reached # 6 in UK, # 33 in the US, # 1 in Europe, and # 1at MTV Europe. Haddaway was elected male singer of the year in 1993 in Israel.

His debut album, however, was little more than a roster of fillers sandwiching the hits. It featured the voices of Lisa Noya, Elkie Schlimbach and Rena R. Otta as background. It achieved gold status in France and reached # 8 in the UK charts in November 1993. Haddaway himself, though often compared to the Eurodance fare of 2 Unlimited and Cappella, is a far more sophisticated proposition. In 1994 he again scored significant success with two further singles, I Miss You (a slow, which reached # 7 in Israel, # 7 in UK , and # 3 MTV Europe) and Rock My Heart (which stayed # 1 in Israel for 2 weeks, and reached # 8 in UK, # 6 at MTV Europe) and began his first European tournee. Rock My Heart was covered by the Italian project Orlando.

The second album, The Drive was then released in 1995. The first single to be released was Fly Away, it reached # 4 Israel, # 20 UK, # 12 MTV Europe The follow-up Catch A Fire reached # 4 in Israel, but failed to enter the top 40 in UK. Who Do You Love, released in 1998, was # 26 in Israel.

3 other songs : Breakaway, Waiting For A Better World, and Another Day Without You were at first planned to become singles. They were released as promo, but finally the official release was cancelled.

In 1995 he left Cologne to settle in Monaco (to avoid paying taxes). The clothes he wears are very important for him : he likes dressing cool but smart. He is absolutely athee. He thinks that love will be the main value for the forthcoming century. He presents himself as being patient, tolerant, and having a sens of logic. He only sleeps 5 hours a night. With his girlfriend Marijke (now : Gloria ?) he spends 6 holiday weeks a year in his native country. He loves reading and going out to search for mushrooms. He likes eating spicy food and finds German meals tasteless.

1998 : he released his third album Let's Do It Now. 3 singles were taken from this album : What About Me, Who Do You Love and You're Taking My Heart.

1999 : a Best Of album was released.

2001 : Haddaway is back with a brand new single entitled Deep and an album : My Face containing 13 new tracks, unfortunately with a majority of ballads and too little danceable tracks.

2003 : Haddaway released his new single What Is Love Reloaded under the label Kontor. The vinyl included 3 mixes : a Reloaded mix, a Jens O. hard remix, and a What is club mix. A new album is planned : entitled Overdrive, it will include new version of What Is Love (Reloaded).

2004 : in February Haddaway took part to the German TV program Comeback - Die Grosse Chance. The concept of the show was to select who, among stars who had a huge success during the past years and were now almost forgotten, would have the opportunity to record a new single. In the first broadcast they sung their biggest hit (for Haddaway, it was of course What Is Love). Then, during the following shows, they had to sing a song of different styles, sometimes very far from the style in which they had succeeded. An eliminating vote from a jury and the public ended every show. Among the other competitors, the rapper Coolio, the singers Emilia, CC Catch, Limahl, Chris Norman, the Weather Girls... Even if all his appearances were technically perfect, he was finally eliminated in March after 4 shows. He recorded with all the other artists a single under the name Comeback United Survivor.

2005 : in January, 2 best Of albums were released : Hit Collection Vol.1 and Vol. 2, gathering the main tracks of his previous albums.

Haddaway took part to the UK TV show Hit Me Baby One More Time, based on the same concept than Comeback the previous year. Unfortuntaly, he did not make it to the final.

In July he released another best of album entitled What Is Love, which had approximatively the same tracklisting as Hit Collection Vol.1. Then came a brand new single entitled The Spaceman. Unfortunately if was not eurodance, but a ballad. It contained another slow acoustic song on the B-side entiteld Shout. It entered the German charts. Finally, the brand new album was released on the 18th of July. Entitled Pop-Splits, it contained 12 brand new tracks.

2007 : Rumors tell that Haddaway could be back with a new album, named Crucified, the release date is not yet known. A DVD entitled All The Best | His Greatest Hits & Videos was released.

2008 : What Is Love was chosen for the new Pepsi light ad (with probably a little reference to the movie A Night At The Roxbury as well), broadcasted during the Superbowl 2008. Dr Alban and Haddaway released working together a new single. Entitled I Love The 90's, it was released on May 31st. Female vocals were done by Malin Sundström, from the Caramell project.

2010 : Haddaway now lives in Kitzbühel (Austria). In March, he was back with a new single entitled You Gave Me Love, a pure eurodance track in the What Is Love style, produced by Tony Hendrik.

2012 : Haddaway and The Mad Stuntman (Reel 2 Real) released a collaboration entitled Up And Up. Lynx & Pico did a remix of What Is Love which entered the official Danish sales chart Tracklisten and was nominated for Danish Deejay Awards for best Danish remix of the year.

2013 : Emergency Gate did a heavy metal of What is Love, with Haddaway himself as guest. In August, he was featured on 2 releases of Blutonium Boy : Everything and Wild Wild Baby. In November, 2 mixes collections of Haddaway's greatest hits were released : What Is Love (The Mixes) and The Hit Mixes (in 5 volumes).

2014 : in March, What Is Love was covered by Almighty Showgirls. In April, Haddaway and Loona were featured on Swiss DJs duo Flava and Stevenson's album Quantum Of Dance.

Encyclopedia of Popular Music © Muze UK Ltd. 1989 - 1998
Thanks to Shimon O'Hana for the charts positions
Thanks to Krasi, Nolimits, Anders Bøgh, BookmanJones, Tavi Meran, Denis "DJ Hooligan" Zhabkin, Zachary Yarnes, Gianni and Nicolas for the latest informations

Haddaway biography was last updated Sat, May 2nd 2015

Charts (singles)

Argentina Australia Austria Finland France Germany Ireland Netherlands New Zealand Norway Sweden Switzerland UK USA
What Is Love #12 #1 #1 #1 #2 #1 #1 #48 #1 #2 #1 #2 #11
Life #34 #2 #2 #5 #2 #3 #3 #3 #1 #2 #6 #41
I Miss You #44 #11 #11 #16 #18 #13 #17 #36 #17 #9
Rock My Heart #83 #12 #12 #11 #10 #9 #17 #43 #17 #10 #9
Fly Away #9 #230 #16 #1 #23 #25 #28 #9 #14 #9 #20
Catch A Fire #30 #14 #38 #17 #20 #39
Lover Be Thy Name #65
What About Me #24
Who Do You Love #93
Love Makes #81
What Is Love 2003 #49 #51 #100 #92
Spaceman #67
What is love 2K9 #37 #5 #60 #49

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