Alone (Modern Talking album)

Alone is the eighth studio album by German duo Modern Talking, released on 19 February 1999 by Hansa Records. The album was supported by two singles, "You Are Not Alone" and "Sexy, Sexy Lover", which reached numbers seven and 15 in Germany, respectively.[2] The album debuted atop the German Albums Chart on 8 March 1999, spending four consecutive weeks at the top and 27 weeks altogether on the chart.[3] Alone was eventually certified platinum by the Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI), denoting shipments in excess of 500,000 units in Germany.[4]

Alone
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Studio album by
Released19 February 1999
Recorded1998
GenreEurodance
Length76:16
LabelHansa
ProducerDieter Bohlen
Modern Talking chronology
Back for Good
(1998)
Alone
(1999)
Year of the Dragon
(2000)
Singles from Alone
  1. "You Are Not Alone"
    Released: 1 February 1999
  2. "Sexy, Sexy Lover"
    Released: 17 May 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]

Track listingEdit

All lyrics are written by Dieter Bohlen, except where noted; all music is composed by Bohlen, except where noted.

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."You Are Not Alone"  3:41
2."Sexy, Sexy Lover"  3:33
3."I Can't Give You More"  3:41
4."Just Close Your Eyes"  4:17
5."Don't Let Me Go"  3:20
6."I'm So Much in Love"  3:53
7."Rouge et noir"  3:14
8."All I Have"  4:20
9."Can't Get Enough"  3:35
10."Love Is Like a Rainbow"Thomas AndersAnders3:58
11."How You Mend a Broken Heart"  4:14
12."It Hurts So Good"Anders 3:22
13."I'll Never Give You Up"Anders 3:26
14."Don't Let Me Down"  3:57
15."Taxi Girl"  3:09
16."For Always and Ever"AndersAnders3:22
17."Space Mix" (The Ultimate Nonstop Mix) (featuring Eric Singleton)  17:14

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Certifications for Alone
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[22] Gold 25,000*
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[23] Gold 35,676[23]
Germany (BVMI)[4] Platinum 500,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[24] Platinum 100,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[25] Gold 50,000^
Sweden (GLF)[26] Platinum 80,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[27] Platinum 50,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[28] Platinum 1,000,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Torreano, Bradley. "Alone – Modern Talking". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Modern Talking | Single-Chartverfolgung". Musicline.com (in German). Archived from the original on 19 September 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Offiziellecharts.de – Modern Talking – Alone" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Modern Talking; 'Alone')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Modern Talking – Alone" (in German). Hung Medien.
  6. ^ "Top National Sellers" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 16, no. 14. 3 April 1999. p. 19. OCLC 29800226 – via World Radio History.
  7. ^ "European Top 100 Albums" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 16, no. 12. 20 March 1999. p. 9. OCLC 29800226 – via World Radio History.
  8. ^ "Modern Talking: Alone (The 8th Album)" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Modern Talking – Alone". Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Top National Sellers" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 16, no. 15. 10 April 1999. p. 10. OCLC 29800226 – via World Radio History.
  11. ^ "Album Top 40 slágerlista – 1999. 13. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Modern Talking – Alone". Hung Medien.
  13. ^ Salaverrie, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (in Spanish) (1st ed.). Madrid: Fundación Autor/SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Modern Talking – Alone". Hung Medien.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Modern Talking – Alone". Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "Jahreshitparade Alben 1999". austriancharts.at (in German). Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  17. ^ "Year in Focus – European Top 100 Albums 1999" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 17, no. 1. 1 January 2000. p. 11. OCLC 29800226 – via World Radio History.
  18. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts" (in German). Offizielle Deutsche Charts. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  19. ^ "Årslista Album (inkl samlingar) – År 1999" (in Swedish). Hitlistan. Archived from the original on 13 August 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  20. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 1999". hitparade.ch (in German). Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  21. ^ The first list is the list of best-selling domestic albums of 2000 in Finland and the second is that of the best-selling foreign albums:
  22. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Modern Talking – Alone" (in German). IFPI Austria. 11 March 1999.
  23. ^ a b "Modern Talking" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  24. ^ "Wyróżnienia – Platynowe płyty CD - Archiwum - Przyznane w 2000 roku" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. 20 September 2000. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  25. ^ "Spanish Certifications 1996–1999" (PDF). PROMUSICAE. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  26. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1999" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 10 August 1999. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-17.
  27. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Modern Talking; 'Alone')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  28. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 1999". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.