Berlin

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Genre new wave, 80s, pop, female vocalists, synth pop

1)Berlin is an American new wave Band
2)Berlin (BERLIN) is also a Japanese Visual Kei Band
3)Berlin was also a Swedish punk band

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1)Berlin is an American new wave band featuring lead singer Terri Nunn. Berlin was formed in Orange County, Southern California in 1979.

Their first single, "A Matter of Time," was released in 1980 on I.R.S. Records and featured replacement vocalist Virginia Macolino on lead vocals after Nunn had temporarily left the band to pursue an acting career. Toni Childs also sang for Berlin briefly before Nunn rejoined the act and their indie released singles and EP Pleasure Victim became a regional hit in LA selling 30,000 copies before they signed with Geffen.

Their first significant hit was the controversial synth-driven "Sex (I'm A...)" (1982), which was banned by some radio & tv stations due to its graphic lyrics and risque video. They had two other early hits: "The Metro", which was later covered by System of a Down, Alkaline Trio, and Sleepthief; and "No More Words", who's subsequent video saw Terri Nunn and bandmates re-enact a Bonnie and Clyde style car chase and shoot-out. Despite their new wave dance club roots, it was the MOR ballad "Take My Breath Away" (from the movie Top Gun) that became their best-selling platinum selling single in 1986.

Aside from Nunn, the core members of the band were founding member John Crawford (primary songwriter, bass guitar & keyboards), and David Diamond (keyboards & guitar). Other members of the band included Ric Olsen (lead guitar), Matt Reid (keyboards), Rob Brill (drums) and Rod Learned (drums). Berlin officially disbanded in 1987 and Nunn retained the legal rights to usage of the band's name after legal wranglings with the founding member of the group, John Crawford. Terri Nunn recreated Berlin (with a new lineup of musicians) in 1999.

They were featured recently on the VH1 show, Bands Reunited where they all agreed to get back together to not only reunite as friends but as a band. They played one show at The Roxy in California to a sold-out crowd.

Terri Nunn has said she was somewhat taken aback by the success of "Take My Breath Away" on Adult Contemporary radio stations, since none of Berlin's singles up to that point had been suitable for AC radio. She is quoted in The Billboard Book of Number One Hits by Fred Bronson as saying that the first radio station she heard playing it was "something my mom listens to."

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2)Berlin (BERLIN) is also the name of a relatively new visual kei band. Berlin is composed of four members: KAGUYA (Vocals), Mei (Guitar), Rin (Bassist), and Tomoki (Drummer).

Their most current discography includes:
SUICIDE LILITH
(2005/10/07) Limited 100, 1 song not for sale
01.SUICIDE LILITH

Describe reality
(2006/03/25) 1st Maxi Single.

3 songs
01.menstrual muddy
02.Greed
03.the fall days

this withers of all
(2006/09/24)1st Mini Album. 5 songs
01.Depths
02.IN GEMINI
03.AMBROSIER
04.this silent withers
05.undead's call

Proved an anima
(2006/09/24)1 song not for sale
01.Proved an anima

NEITHER
(2007/04/14) 2nd Maxi Single, 3 songs
01.Revantain
02.AVERAGE THE NEW KILLER
03.NEITHER

GREED
(2007/05/11)One day distribution
01.GREED

SORROW THE FAITH
(2007/11/01) 1111 limitation
01. SORROW THE FAITH
02. ORDINAL DEED
03. New Style Gimmick
04. An artery vein
05. absolude(リマスタリング)

For more info please visit their Japanese Official Home Page:
http://free.from.jp/berlin/
or official fansite
http://berlin.mind-speaks.com/

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3)Berlin was also a swedish punk band that existed between 1978 and 1979. Three of the four band members went on to form Chatterbox.


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Top Tracks

Take My Breath Away 1

Take My Breath Away

Take My Breath Away - Love Theme From 2

Take My Breath Away - Love Theme From "Top Gun"

The Metro 3

The Metro

No More Words 4

No More Words

Take My Breath Away (as heard in Top Gun) (Re-Recorded / Remastered) 5

Take My Breath Away (as heard in Top Gun) (Re-Recorded / Remastered)

Take My Breath Away (Love Theme from 6

Take My Breath Away (Love Theme from "Top Gun")

Metro 7

Metro

Masquerade 8

Masquerade

Sex (I'm A...) 9

Sex (I'm A...)

Like Flames 10

Like Flames

Top Albums

Best Of Berlin 1979-1988
Best Of Berlin 1979-1988
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Take My Breath Away
Take My Breath Away
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Top Gun - Motion Picture Soundtrack (Special Expanded Edition)
Top Gun - Motion Picture Soundtrack (Special Expanded Edition)
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