Polarkreis 18

Polarkreis 18 was a German pop band from Dresden, Saxony. The bandmembers met at school, where they formed the Jack of all Trades ensemble in 1998. In 2004, they renamed their band Polarkreis 18. Its musical style can be described as pop, synthpop and indietronic. Their albums include Polarkreis 18 and more recently The Colour Of Snow. Their single "Allein Allein" (Alone Alone) reached the number one position on the German Media Control Top100 Singles chart from 31 October 2008 to 4 December 2008 for 5 consecutive weeks and another 8 weeks on position number 2. It is one of the most successful singles in that country of all time. It has also been in the top ten of several other countries throughout Europe. It also made the number 1 position for 5 consecutive weeks in Denmark with a remake version of the Danish band Nephew. The band consisted of: Felix Räuber, Silvester Wenzel, Uwe Pasora, Philip Makolies, Christian Grochau and Ludwig Bauer.

Polarkreis 18
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Concert Huxley's Neue Welt in Berlin 6 March 2009
Background information
OriginDresden, Saxony, Germany
GenresPop, Synthpop, Pop rock, Post rock, Indietronic
Years active1998–2012
Associated actsJack of all Trades
MembersFelix Räuber
Christian Grochau
Ludwig Bauer
Philipp Makolies
Uwe Pasora
Silvester Wenzel (1998-2011)



Year Title Peak chart positions
2007 Polarkreis 18 96 - -
2008 The Colour of Snow 14 - 62
2010 Frei 73 - -


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2008 Allein, Allein1, 2 1 2 7 1 1 5 61 11 2 The Colour of Snow
2009 The Colour of Snow 5 38 34
Happy Go Lucky 72
2010 Unendliche Sinfonie 32 Frei
2012 Allein 12 Eric Prydz Remix

1 In Denmark, the Danish band Nephew remixed the song, it was called "Allein, Alene" (respectively German and Danish for alone). http://acharts.co/artist/nephew#songs

2 in Germany, the song was the 13th best-selling of 2008 and the 15th best-selling single of 2009.[1][2] In the decade 2000–2009, it was even more successful, making it the fifth best-selling song of that decade.[3]


  1. ^ [1] Archived 11 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ [2] Archived 1 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Die ultimative Chart Show | Hits des neuen Jahrtausends | Download". RTL.de. Retrieved 30 March 2012.

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