” Requiem ” is by London Boys, who were a German-based English dance-pop duo consisting of Edem Ephraim and Dennis Fuller. Edem Ephraim was born in London and Dennis Fuller in Jamaica, they met when they were at school in Greenwich, London.
The musical style of the London Boys was a mix of soul and dance music; they also performed in the form of Eurobeat dance music.
The duo was killed, along with the wife of Edem Ephraim, on the 21st of January 1996 on their way to a skiing holiday. The car in which they were travelling was hit by a drunk driver in the Eastern Alps, Austria. The accident left their three-year-old son without parents and Dennis Fuller’s 10-year-old daughter without a father.
” Requiem ” was written and produced by Ralf René Maué. Ralf is a German musician and music producer. In 1983 he released ” The Emperor of China ” as a single under the name Ralf-René. He became a songwriter and producer of the London Boys from 1989 to 1995.
The song ( B-side The Midi Dance ), was released in 1988 by record labels WEA, Atlantic, TELDEC and Ultraphone and features on the London Boys The Twelve Commandments of Dance, their debut album. The album reached number two on the UK Albums Chart, staying on the chart for twenty-nine weeks.
The Twelve Commandments of Dance was one of four albums released by the duo; the others were Sweet soul music (1991), Love 4 unity (1993) and Hallelujah hits (1995).
Cherry Pop Records released a remastered version of the album in 2009 which featured remixes of ” Requiem “, ” Harlem Desire “, ” My Love ” and ” London Nights “.
” Requiem ” was a commercial success for the London Boys. In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 10th of December 1988 and reached a peak of number four. It spent five weeks in the Top Ten and a total of twenty-four weeks on the UK chart.The song also charted in Austria, Germany and Ireland.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 4
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Austrian Singles Chart 11, German Singles Chart 27, Irish Singles Chart 8
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