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.
Concert Huxley's Neue Welt in Berlin 6 March 2009
|Origin||Dresden, Saxony, Germany|
|Genres||Pop, Synthpop, Pop rock, Post rock, Indietronic|
|Associated acts||Jack of all Trades|
Silvester Wenzel (1998-2011)
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions|
|2008||The Colour of Snow||14||-||62|
|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||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2012||Allein||12||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||Eric Prydz Remix|
2 in Germany, the song was the 13th best-selling of 2008 and the 15th best-selling single of 2009. In the decade 2000–2009, it was even more successful, making it the fifth best-selling song of that decade.
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