Modern Talking (In The Middle Of Nowhere)

Official Album Cover

The Album

German pop sensation Modern Talking, consisting of the dynamic duo of Thomas Anders and Dieter Bohlen, left an indelible mark on the global music scene with their signature blend of catchy melodies and infectious dance beats. Their 1986 and fourth album, Modern Talking (In The Middle Of Nowhere) stands as a testament to their immense popularity and enduring influence. In this review article, we will delve into the album’s significance, its notable tracks, and the lasting legacy of Modern Talking’s iconic sound.

“In the Middle of Nowhere” is a 1986 album that marked a high point in Modern Talking’s career. Comprising ten tracks, the album seamlessly fuses elements of Eurodance, synth-pop, and disco, creating a musical journey that transports listeners to an unforgettable realm of sound and emotion.

The album kicks off with the title track, a dance-pop gem that showcases the duo’s distinctive harmonies. “Geronimo’s Cadillac” was an instant hit, setting the tone for the album’s success.

“In the Middle of Nowhere” is not just an album; it’s a significant chapter in the history of German pop music. Modern Talking’s blend of catchy hooks and the driving beat of their songs made them a force to be reckoned with in the global music industry during the 1980s. This album solidified their status as pop icons, both in their home country and internationally.

Moreover, Modern Talking’s style has left a lasting influence on the pop and dance music genres. Their songs continue to inspire modern artists who appreciate their catchy melodies, use of synths, and danceable beats. It’s not uncommon to hear echoes of Modern Talking in the music of today.

Modern Talking’s “In the Middle of Nowhere” remains an essential album in the band’s discography. The album encapsulates their signature sound and undeniable charisma, taking listeners on a journey filled with both infectious dance anthems and heartfelt ballads.

Three decades later, “In the Middle of Nowhere” continues to find new audiences and captivate old ones. Modern Talking’s distinctive sound, characterized by Anders’ melodious vocals and Bohlen’s impeccable songwriting, has earned its place in the annals of pop music history.

Conclusion

“In the Middle of Nowhere” by Modern Talking is a timeless album that epitomizes the spirit of 1980s pop music. From its energetic dance tracks to its emotive ballads, the album showcases the remarkable talent of Thomas Anders and Dieter Bohlen. Their infectious melodies and iconic sound have solidified their legacy as pop legends, making this album a must-listen for music enthusiasts of all generations. Modern Talking’s “In the Middle of Nowhere” is not just an album; it’s a musical oasis that stands the test of time.

Track Listing

  1. Geronimo’s Cadillac
  2. Riding on a White Swan
  3. Give Me Peace on Earth
  4. Sweet Little Sheila
  5. Ten Thousand Lonely Drums
  6. Lonely Tears in Chinatown
  7. In Shaire
  8. Stranded in the Middle of Nowhere
  9. The Angels Sing in New York City (A Love Song)
  10. Princess of the Night

Lyrics

I wanna share my dreams
Wanna share with you
On the wings of love, like dreamers do
Touch your heart
You’re the queen of broken hearts

Oh, we are daytime friends and nighttime fools
Wanna play this game
You break the rules
Tears of love are frozen tears

Geronimo’s Cadillac is making all girls too mad
Geronimo has a heart, oh, it’s a drag
Geronimo’s Cadillac, oh, making all girls too sad
Geronimo has a heart, oh, it’s a drag

Geronimo’s Cadillac
It’s tossing, oh, in your head
It’s tossing and turning
It’s burning, it makes you mad
Geronimo’s Cadillac
Oh, baby, I’ll hold you back
It’s tossing and turning
It’s burning, it makes you sad

I’m looking through the eyes, the eyes of love
Made a fool of me, can’t get enough
Touch my heart
Boulevard of broken dreams

Another time for love, other place to be
Don’t let him take your love, your love from me
Tears of love are frozen tears

Geronimo’s Cadillac is making all girls too mad
Geronimo has a heart, oh, it’s a drag
Geronimo’s Cadillac, oh, making all girls too sad
Geronimo has a heart, oh, it’s a drag

Geronimo’s Cadillac
It’s tossing, oh, in your head
It’s tossing and turning
It’s burning, it makes you mad
Geronimo’s Cadillac
Oh, baby, I’ll hold you back
It’s tossing and turning
It’s burning, it makes you sad

Geronimo’s Cadillac is making all girls too mad
Geronimo has a heart, oh, it’s a drag

Reference

In the Middle of Nowhere – Wikipedia