Label: Polydor - 516 308-1,PolyGram TV - 516 308-1 • Series: Now Dance - 2 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation, Test Pressing, White Label • Country: Greece • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: Europop
Army of Lovers is a Swedish dance music group which formed in and had a number of hits in Europe throughout the s with songs such as " Crucified ", which was big hit Europe charting 31 weeks in Israelism - Various - Now Dance 2 peaking number 14 early It remains their best known song internationally.
Their second international hit "Obsession" charted 32 weeks and peaked number The name of the band alludes to a documentary Armee der Liebenden oder Revolte der Perversen of the German gay rights activist Rosa von Praunheimthe title of which in turn alludes to the Sacred Band of Thebes. Army of Lovers had many Top 10 hits on the Eurochartthe biggest being " Crucified ", which was King Of The Sky - Skitzotik - Skitzotik of the biggest selling European singles of Their total album sales were Israelism - Various - Now Dance 2 million copies worldwide.
The band became famous for their outlandish visual appearance many of their costumes were created by Camilla Thulinand their Israelism - Various - Now Dance 2 camp music videos directed by Fredrik Boklund.
While Alexander Bard was the brain behind the band, Jean-Pierre Barda was the lead Quiet Bears - Live In Davenport, Iowa on hits such as " Crucified " and " Israelism ". Bard and Barda were the only two band members who were present throughout all of the band's various line-ups.
When La Camilla left the band inshe was replaced by Michaela de la Cour. InDominika Peczynski joined, making the band a four-piece. InDe la Cour left and Henemark returned. Massive Luxury Overdose was later re-issued for the US market, featuring a new Yekefer Wegagene - Debo Band - Debo Band and four brand new tracks.
The first single from the album, " Israelism ", received radio airplay in several European countries and topped the charts in Israel despite being subject to criticism. InArmy of Lovers released their first best-of compilation entitled Les Greatest Hitswhich included one new song called King Midaswhich replaced Stand up for Myself for the version in It was written by Jonas Berggren from Ace of Base.
By this point, they had released five studio albums, made over twenty music videosand they became successful across Eastern Europe before Bard disbanded the group to concentrate on his new group Vacuum in The band reformed briefly in to celebrate the 10th anniversary since their breakthrough with the release of another best-of compilation called Le Grand Docu-Soap.
Happy Hoes performed at Pride Just a few days after their performance, Alexander Bard explained to the press that Camilla Henemark had been kicked out once again and that Dominika Peczynski had returned. A new best-of compilation, with four new songs, called Big Battle of Egos was announced for release on 27 Marchto be followed by a single and video called Signed on My Tattooa duet between Army of Lovers and Alexander Bard with his other pop group Gravitonas.
The song was a revamped version of the band's breakthrough hit from and was chosen as the official anthem for Copenhagen Pride The band still does live performances on special occasions, Alexander Bard has officially retired from the music business in So far, the documentary has been seen all over Israel with at least 1 city Burn Baby Burn - Nasty Tendency - Hello Suckers! the U.
S and Germany. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the song by Lee Ryan, see Army of Lovers song. For the film, see Army of Lovers or Revolt of the Perverts. Main article: Army of Lovers discography. Archived from the original on 17 February Retrieved 21 February Retrieved 2 July Archived from the original on 9 March London: Guinness World Records Limited.
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