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Rasputin (so you can all sing along! :) )

There lived a certain man in Russia long ago

He was big and strong, and his eyes a flaming glow

Most people looked at him with terror and with fear

But to Moscow chicks he was such a lovely dear

He could preach the bible like a preacher

Full of ecstasy and fire

But he also was the kind of teacher

Women would desire

RA RA RASPUTIN

Lover of the Russian queen

There was a cat that really was gone

RA RA RASPUTIN

Russia's greatest love machine

It was a shame how he carried on

He ruled the Russian land and never mind the Tsar

But the kasachok he danced, it was really wunderbar

In all affairs of state he was the man to please

But he was real great when he had a girl to squeeze

For the queen he was no wheeler dealer

Though she'd heard the things he'd done

She believed he was a holy healer

Who would heal her son

RA RA RASPUTIN

Lover of the Russian queen

There was a cat that really was gone

RA RA RASPUTIN

Russia's greatest love machine

It was a shame how he carried on

(Spoken:)

But when his drinking and lusting and his hunger

for power became known to more and more people,

the demands to do something about this outrageous

man became louder and louder.

"This man's just got to go!" declared his enemies

But the ladies begged "Don't you try to do it, please"

No doubt this Rasputin had lots of hidden charms

Though he was a brute, they just fell into his arms

Then one night some men of higher standing

Set a trap, they're not to blame

"Come to visit us" they kept demanding

And he really came

RA RA RASPUTIN

Lover of the Russian queen

They put some poison into his wine

RA RA RASPUTIN

Russia's greatest love machine

He drank it all and said "I feel fine"

RA RA RASPUTIN

Lover of the Russian queen

They didn't quit, they wanted his head

RA RA RASPUTIN

Russia's greatest love machine

And so they shot him till he was dead

(Spoken:) Oh, those Russians...

Can't help but :)

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I just listened to Rasputin, I could've used those lyrics a couple minutes ago lol

This band is easy to listen to and enjoy, though it's not my personal choice.

I'll take your guy's word on Modern Talking though.

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Boney M was the Brainchild of producer Frank Farian, who's also responsible for Milli Vanilli, No Mercy and various others :P

as already stated VERY popular in the Disco times of the 70s and 80s

fun fact: the guy who's singing isn't the guy who's dancing/performing, but Farian himself (same goes for Milli Vanilli? :D )

the first rule when it comes to Modern Talking is "do not listen to Modern Talking!" The second rule when it comes to Modern Talking is "do NOT listen to Modern Talking!!" ;)

and not only is the music THAT bad, Dieter Bohlen (the blonde guy, so called "songwriter", nowadays producer and judge for German Idol shows) has to be the least likable character in the music business that I've ever seen

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I'm curious now and will now sound sample one of Modern Talking's biggest hits. :)

edit: I wish I wouldn't have done that :P

How the hell did this group sell 120 million records? They can't sing in tone.

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I'm curious now and will now sound sample one of Modern Talking's biggest hits. :)

edit: I wish I wouldn't have done that :P

How the hell did this group sell 120 million records? They can't sing in tone.

you, me and every other German who likes music are wondering the same... they even had a MASSIVELY successful reunion in the early 00's

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I see Modern Talking was only big in Europe and never had a charted single in the US, I don't even know if they had released music here, despite their lyrics being released in an English version.

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it might seem strange, but German isn't really language #1 in German pop music... especially in the time from the mid-80s (after the New Wave / NDW) to the mid 90s there weren't that many popular German groups actually singing in German... streams from the indie scene (Hamburger Schule, eg) and hip-hop (back then that was the good stuff) changed that a bit...

just wanted to say: Modern Talking always 'sang' in English... it was considered to be 'cool' and 'international'

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I saw a video for Daddy Cool on YouTube that was linked from a forum I post on under the header "Stupidest Video You'll See All Day".

I don't know what's worse -- the backing vocalists' tomahawk chop that looks like they're going to dislocate their elbows, the male singer's seizure-like dancing and gesticulating or the moaning and groaning that happen in the breakdown of the track.

Yikes.

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You cannot understand the charm of Boney M because you' re much too busy listening to pink floyd or such... :shades: I used to listen to Durruti Column, Philip Glass, Tom Waits or Tuxedo Moon but I always had some minutes to enjoy some Boney M... :)

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I saw a video for Daddy Cool on YouTube that was linked from a forum I post on under the header "Stupidest Video You'll See All Day".

I don't know what's worse -- the backing vocalists' tomahawk chop that looks like they're going to dislocate their elbows, the male singer's seizure-like dancing and gesticulating or the moaning and groaning that happen in the breakdown of the track.

Yikes.

well, that's Disco I guess :D

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