And they might well have reason to worry. If successful in his Eurovision bid, Brandt has revealed that his Gerhard puppet won’t be alone on stage.
PET SHOP BOYS DISCOGRAPHY THE COMPLETE SINGLES COLLECTION CD (GREATEST HITS)
Their first single will be titled “Bloody Mary” like the name of the CD. This song was the Spanish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006.
The second single became “Kusha Las Payas” with moderate success. The group re-released the Ketchup Song later in the same year, with a new video, as a Christmas song. In the summer of 2002 they had a major flamenco Europop fusion hit with “Aserejé” (released as “The Ketchup Song” in the UK and other countries), which reached the top of the charts in many countries including Spain, Portugal, Colombia, UK, Italy, Greece, France, Finland, Turkey, Syria, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, Philippines, Switzerland, Germany, Romania, and Australia. However, it failed to hit the Top 40 on the U.S.
Las Ketchup are coming back as a 4-girl group, with a new album titled Bloody Mary. Their long absence was due to them writing the songs for the album and Pilar’s pregnancy. The album release was delayed till the beginning of 2006. They are planning to release 1 million copies and their producer “Queco”, who also produced and wrote their world-wide single “Asereje”, promises that this album retains their original sound.
On 1 August 2004, the 60th anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, he apologised to Poland for “the immeasurable suffering” of its people during the conflict. He was the first German chancellor to be invited to an anniversary of the uprising. In addition to a friendly relationship with Jacques Chirac, Schröder cultivated close ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an attempt to strengthen the “strategic partnership” between Berlin and Moscow, including the opening of a gas pipeline from Russian Dan Marino-Pipelines over the Baltic Sea exclusively between Russia and Germany (see “Gazprom controversy” below).
Syndicat National de l’Édition Phonographique. Retrieved on 24 January 2012.
As a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), he led a coalition government of the SPD and the Greens. Before becoming a full-time politician, he was a lawyer, and before becoming Chancellor he served as Prime Minister of Lower Saxony (1990-1998). Following the 2005 federal election, which his party lost, after three weeks of negotiations he stood down as Chancellor in favour of Angela Merkel of the rival Christian Democratic Union. He is currently the chairman of the board of Nord Stream AG, after having been hired as a global manager by investment bank Rothschild.
- The agreement to build the pipeline was signed two weeks before the German parliamentary election.
- The programme began in 1999, and was broadcast as a short daily comedy on various radio programmes.
- The winners of Brazilian reality show Popstars, who called themselves Rouge, released their own version of The Ketchup Song called Ragatanga, a duet with Las Ketchup translating the lyrics from Spanish to Portuguese.
Schröder sent forces to Kosovo and to Afghanistan as part of NATO operations. Until Schröder’s Chancellorship, German troops had not taken part in combat actions since World War II. With Germany having a long experience with terrorism itself, Schröder declared solidarity with the United States after the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Has there been a hugely successful German band on the charts, who then had a member go solo and have a huge chart career. The charts before 1971 (singles) and 1979 (album) will be added soon. I have just added the chart-run for the album-charts starting in 1979.
Along with French President Jacques Chirac and many other world leaders, Schröder spoke out strongly against the 2003 invasion of Iraq and refused any military assistance in that enterprise. Schröder’s stance caused political friction between the U.S. and Germany, in particular because he used this topic for his 2002 election campaign. Schröder’s stance set the stage for alleged anti-American statements by members of the SPD. The parliamentary leader of the SPD, Ludwig Stiegler, compared U.S. President George W. Bush to Julius Caesar while Schröder’s Minister of Justice, Herta Däubler-Gmelin, likened Bush’s foreign policy to that of
Struck by the last German euro-ditty to win in 1982, ‘Ein Bisschen Frieden’ (A little Peace), Brandt’s entry is currently called ‘Noch Mehr Frieden’ (Still More Peace). Brandt, 30, whose daily political satire program ‘Die Gerd Show’ (The Gerd Show) on German radio has over 9.5 million listeners, will battle it out with other German hopefuls in a live broadcast in Kiel on January 7th where viewers will be able to vote for their preferred Eurovision entrant. The programme began in 1999, and was broadcast as a short daily comedy on various radio programmes. The most famous segments of these programmes were Elmar Brandt’s rewrites of well-known tunes with new, satirical lyrics, which he sang in an imitation of the voice of Gerhard Schröder, who at that time was Chancellor of Germany.
The group have not released any singles since 2006, but still perform together publicly around Spain and other countries. Las Ketchup (select “Singles” tab). The Official Charts Company. Retrieved on 24 January 2012.
PHIL COLLINS THE SINGLES 2 CD SET (Greatest Hits) (14/10/
They released their second album titled Un Blodymary. The album release was delayed until the beginning of 2006. They planned to release 1 million copies and their producer “Queco”, who also produced and wrote their worldwide single “Aserejé”, indicated that this album retains their original sound. The group took an extended absence from the public eye to write songs for a new album and, during the same period, Pilar had a baby. In 2006, they were joined by Rocío, a fourth sister, and came back as a four girl group to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006.