Alphaville

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Alphaville is a German synthpop group which gained popularity in the 1980s. The founding members were lead singer Marian Gold (real name: Hartwig Schierbaum, born 26 May 1954 in Herford, North Rhine-Westphalia), Bernhard Lloyd (real name: Bernhard Gößling, born 6 June 1960 in Enger, North Rhine-Westphalia), and Frank Mertens (real name: Frank Sorgatz, born 26 October 1961 in Enger, North Rhine-Westphalia). The band was at first named "Forever Young" before changing to "Alphaville". They are best known for the hit singles, "Big in Japan", "Sounds Like a Melody" and "Forever Young".

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Filmography

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Selected Alphaville film and TV show credits.

Soundtrack Credits

2010
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2010
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2008
Girls' Night (Short Film)
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2008
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2008
Aus dem Tritt (Short Film)
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2006
30 Rock (TV Show)
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2006
Big Love (TV Show)
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2004
Woyzeck (TV Movie)
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2003
One Tree Hill (TV Show)
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2003
The O.C. (TV Show)
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2003
Plötzlich wieder 16 (TV Movie)
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2002
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1995
Ramat Aviv Gimmel (TV Show)
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1989
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1985
Der Bulle & das Mädchen
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Albums

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List of albums by Alphaville, including album cover photos.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by Alphaville.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Forever Young 1990 2,545
Big in Japan 1992 8,133
Sounds Like a Melody 1992 18,934
A Victory Of Love 1992 41,820
Summer in Berlin 1990 58,744
Dance with Me 1990 63,882
The Jet Set 1992 61,775
To Germany with Love 2004 72,181
Fallen Angel 2004 70,346
In The Mood 2004 82,064
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

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List of music videos for all major Alphaville songs.

Band Members

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List of Alphaville group members, including current and former members.




Other NamesForever Young
Group MembersMarian Gold
Martin Lister
David Goodes
Jakob Kiersch
Former MembersFrank Mertens
Bernhard Lloyd
Ricky Echolette
Robbie France
GenreNew wave
synthpop
Genre LinksAlternative Rock, Pop/Rock
OriginMünster, West Germany
Year(s) Active1982–present
Music StyleSynth Pop, Punk/New Wave, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock, Alternative Dance, Alternative/ Indie Rock
Music MoodReflective, Elegant, Stylish, Autumnal, Dramatic, Bittersweet, Ethereal, Yearning, Sophisticated, Detached, Hypnotic, Poignant, Refined/Mannered, Wintry, Romantic, Wistful, Cold, Melancholy, Cerebral, Theatrical, Brooding
LabelsAtlantic
Metropolis
Polydor
Official Websitealphaville.de

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