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La Bouche   (Germany)

EuroDance group
Added : 24/01/2000
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Sweet Dreams/The Album (North American Version)
Sweet Dreams
All Mixed Up
A Moment Of Love
SOS
The Best Of La Bouche (feat. Melanie Thornton)
Greatest Hits
Sweet Dreams
Do You Hear What I Hear
Be My Lover
Fallin' In Love
I Love To Love
Forget Me Nots
Megamix
Bolingo (Love Is In The Air)
You Won't Forget Me
A Moment Of Love
SOS
All I Want
In Your Life
Raise The Bar
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Latest La Bouche news

16/07/2016 : La Bouche will release a brand new single under DMN Records, an unreleased song re-recorded by Lane and new female vocalist Sophie. (Thanks to Krasi)

28/03/2016 : Current La Bouche frontlady Zsófi Farkas was featured by Flowmotion Projekt on their single Don't Back Down. (Thanks to Krasi)

22/12/2015 : A new female singer now shares the stage with Lane McCray during La Bouche's concerts : Bulgarian vocalist Sophie Cairo aka Zsófi Farkas. Photos were shot by Free 2 Night member RealThing.

19/11/2014 : After 11 years, Kayo Shekoni is back to tour with Lane McCray as a member of La Bouche

18/07/2014 : According to TalkToMusic magazine, La Bouche could be back soon with a brand new single entitled Raise The Bar, featuring original member Lane McCray and new female vocalist Dana Rayne.

18/09/2013 : La Bouche's hit Sweet Dreams was covered by Mack. Single will be released on October 16th under DMN Records.

25/03/2010 : La Bouche's single In Your Life was remixed by Mphasis.

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La Bouche albums

Sweet Dreams/The Album (North American Version) Sweet Dreams/The Album (North American Version) 1995
Sweet Dreams Sweet Dreams 10th Jul 1995
All Mixed Up All Mixed Up 16th Dec 1995
A Moment Of Love A Moment Of Love 1997
SOS SOS 16th Jun 1998
The Best Of La Bouche (feat. Melanie Thornton) The Best Of La Bouche (feat. Melanie Thornton) 29th Apr 2002
Greatest Hits Greatest Hits 13th Oct 2006

 

La Bouche singles

Sweet Dreams Sweet Dreams 9th May 1994  
Do You Hear What I Hear Do You Hear What I Hear Nov 1994  
Be My Lover Be My Lover 6th Mar 1995  
Fallin' In Love Fallin' In Love 12th Jun 1995  
I Love To Love I Love To Love 27th Nov 1995  
Forget Me Nots Forget Me Nots 1996  
Megamix Megamix 17th Jun 1996  
Bolingo (Love Is In The Air) Bolingo (Love Is In The Air) 14th Oct 1996  
You Won't Forget Me You Won't Forget Me 26th Sep 1997  
A Moment Of Love A Moment Of Love 27th Mar 1998  
SOS SOS 15th Feb 1999  
All I Want All I Want 2nd Jun 2000  
In Your Life In Your Life 25th Nov 2002  
Raise The Bar Raise The Bar (Never officially released) 2016  

 

La Bouche remixes

Sweet Dreams Sweet Dreams 1994  
Be My Lover Be My Lover 1995  
Fallin' In Love Fallin' In Love 1996  
Bolingo (Love Is In The Air) Bolingo (Love Is In The Air) 1997  

 

 



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La Bouche biography

Producers : Frank Farian with Ulli Brenner and Amir Saraf

La Bouche, featuring Melanie Thornton and D. Lane McCray Jr., fueled for the 90s with their own brand of pop, dance, and a twist of R&B. Melanie's voice was discovered by the FMP Studios team in Germany, and she was undoubtedly the perfect singer for their long dreamed of project, La Bouche. Lane, whom she had recently met and began performing with in a band called Groovin' Affairs, had the talent and striking looks to compliment Melanie's diva-powered vocals and sultry beauty, thus completing the concept of La Bouche. She recalls 'although we just began working together, the chemistry was perfect!'

The single that started it all was Sweet Dreams. At that time, Melanie was still hesitating between the 2 projects : la Bouche and Le Click. But the success was immediate : #3 in Israel, #1 in Italy and Spain, #8 in Germany, #8 in Australia, #8 in France, #5 in Switzerland, top 30 in the UK, # 13 in the USA Billboard Hot 100 (where it stayed not less than 33 weeks !).

The next single to be released was Be My Lover in 1995, becoming an instant hit once again : #8 in Israel, #6 in the USA Billboard Hot 100 (it sold gold there), #1 in Germany and Spain, top 10 in Holland, Austria and Belgium, #3 in Australia, #2 in Canada, #2 in Italy, #3 in France, #5 Switzeland, and #25 in the UK. After two gold singles in Germany, both of which had topped the European charts and gained massive radio play throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States, La Bouche unleashed their debut album Sweet Dreams, which brought them to the forefront of America's pop market to become the new sensation of the 90s. The album sold twice Platinum in the US. Two video clip versions of both Be My Lover and Sweet Dreams were shot. The newer versions were made in and for the US.

Then came a remixed version of Fallin In Love. In the US there was new radio mix (made by by AME, Florida) which went #16 on the America Top 40 radio charts. This new version, 3:49 long, was preferred to the Original slow version. But it was a radio station DJ only CD : people could not buy it in a store or anywhere.

The gorgeous I Love To Love followed. It went #6 in Australia. A Megamix was finally released in 1996 as a conclusion to this first album.

Afterwards there was quite a long pause. Melanie explains : "Frank Farian held pretty much total control of the project and he had, since the beginning of La Bouche, picked up a whole lot of other projects. We'd been put on the backburner until he'd finished producing No Mercy (and others). He did record a single called Bolingo that was supposed to be the introduction of our second album, but it didn't work that way. It was like six months after the end of our first album and like a year before the actual release of the second album. It wasn't supposed to be that way, but it's just the way it happened. Basically it was just waiting on Frank Farian. First to be ready to start producing and then, second, to be satisfied with the work. There were also power struggles going on there. I would have to say a lot of it was disagreements between Frank and the labels".

After some silence La Bouche released a single called You Won´t Forget Me in October 1997 and on the 17th November the new album A Moment of Love was released. The new album contains of 9 new songs, 3 remixes and, of course, Bolingo and You Won't Forget Me. One of the 9 new songs isn't completely new... Mama Look (I Love Him) which was on the European release of Sweet Dreams can also be found on the new album ! Most tracks on the new album are uptempo dance tracks !

Later in 1998 La Bouche has released a single called A Moment of Love. But La Bouche's second album didn't have the success expected. We had to wait more than one year to hear the following single : SOS.

2000 : La Bouche has finally released some new material ! This new single is entitled All I Want. Melanie, who started her solo carreer, was replaced by Natascha Wright. She had been a background singer for MC Hammer, DJ Bobo and some others, and also released some solo eurodance singles. But Lane McCray remained a part of the group and was still going strong with his rap.

A brandnew album was scheduled for September 2000 but still nothing has been released. Nothing either about the follow up to All I Want. The album would be produced as usual by Frank Farian and his team (FMP), and Lane McCray would be producing 3 tracks too. Lane was also planning a new solo record in the next 18 months.

The La Bouche project is also a remixers team since we can find many "La Bouche mix" for many eurodance singles : for example, Full Speed's Star or Le Voyage's I Need A Love.

November 2001 : Melanie Thornton died in a plane crash.

2002 : On April 4th BMG Germany will release an album of La Bouche feat. Melanie Thornton. This album will include the hits of La Bouche, the solo hits of the late Melanie Thornton, a videoclip of Sweet Dreams and two previously unreleased tracks of La Bouche.

Because of the tragic death of Melanie, we could think that La Bouche definitely belonged to the past, and Lane McCray is working on his debut solo album Naked Songs In The Key Of Love, which will be released late summer. Lane also felt in the wake of Melanie's death there would be no more La Bouche. The magic died with her and cannot be recreated.

But on November 25th the team finally decided to release a single. The release date was chosen because it was the first anniversary of Melanie's death. Entitled In Your Life, this very nice eurodance song was an unreleased song composed by Melanie Thornton herself. It also included a B-side called Take Me 2 Heaven 2 Night. There was a video (a sort of summary of the glorious years) and a best of album released along with the single.

2003 : La Bouche did a tour in support of In Your Life, beginning on the 6th April of 2003. Lane McCray brought his smooth dance, vocal and charisma to the stage. A new face joined Lane on stage : Kayo Shekoni, formerly the voice of Le Click. Together Lane and Kayo continued the sounds, songs and style that would always remain La Bouche. In Your Life reached #9 in the USA Billboard dance chart.

The same year, Sweet Dreams was covered by a project called M-Express. Kayo was replaced by Natascha Wright.

2006 : a best-of album was released in October. According to an interview that Natascha gave, Lane had moved back to Washington D.C., while Natascha went back to a solo carreer. It seemed to be the end of La Bouche...

2007 : Lane actually never left La Bouche, and the project has a new frontwoman called Dana Rayne. The groups keeps on touring in Europe. They did a concert at the beginning of September at a big 90's-party at Docken in Copenhagen.

2008 : a 2008 version of Sweet Dreams was released by Recover Project, with a videoclip. The same year, Anthem released a cover of Be My Lover.

2009 : Greenpower released a cover of Sweet Dreams. 2 amazing unreleased La Bouche tracks entitled In My Position and Rhythm Of Love were revealed to the public.

2011 : Мята (Myata) released a cover of hit Be My Lover.

2014 : La Bouche could be back soon with a brand new single entitled Raise The Bar, featuring original member Lane McCray and new female vocalist Dana Rayne. But single was postponed several times... Finally, Dana left the project and after 11 years, Kayo Shekoni was back to tour with Lane McCray as a member of La Bouche

2015 : a new female singer now shared the stage with Lane McCray during La Bouche's concerts : vocalist Sophie Cairo aka Zsófi Farkas

2016 : a brand new single was planned under DMN Records label, an unreleased song re-recorded by Lane and new female vocalist Sophie

Dance Artists Info © 1996-98 Niklas Adolfsson
© 1996 Logic Records U.S., Inc.
Melanie Thornton's interview
Dance Artists Infos
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Thanks to Denis "DJ Hooligan" Zhabkin, Tavi Meran, DJ Eugene aka aZo and BookmanJones

La Bouche biography was last updated Sat, July 16th 2016

Charts (singles)

Australia Austria Belgium Finland France Germany Italy Netherlands New Zealand Norway Sweden Switzerland UK
Sweet Dreams #8 #3 #32 #8 #1 #31 #34 #13 #5 #63
Be My Lover #2 #3 #6 #18 #7 #1 #2 #3 #44 #2 #1 #5 #27
Fallin' In Love #39 #13 #23 #15 #24 #13 #15 #33 #19 #13 #43
I Love To Love #6 #19 #21 #18 #27 #21 #30 #42
Bolingo (Love Is In The Air) #19 #15 #26 #23 #15
You Won't Forget Me #18 #28 #29 #24
A Moment Of Love #100
SOS #78

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