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La Bouche

a Bouche is a Eurodance/Dance-pop duo based in Germany, originally fronted by Black American-German singer Melanie Thornton, who was killed in a plane crash near Bassersdorf, Switzerland, in November 2001. Their most successful hit “Be My Lover” was top 10 across Europe and peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1996. The group was the brainchild of German producer Frank Farian. In 2000, after Melanie Thornton left the group to pursue a solo career. Thornton was achieving large sales with “Wonderful Dream” and was chosen by Coca Cola to perform the theme song for a Christmas Commercial. While promoting this, Melanie Thornton was killed in a plane crash near Zurich, November 24th 2001.

In 2002 a “Best Of” album with La Bouche and Melanie Thornton was released in Europe and South America.

To commemorate her death, Kayo Shekoni took the place of Natascha Wright with Lane McCray to release “In Your Life” in 2003 featuring vocals of Melanie Thornton in Europe and the USA. It did well in the US, peaking at #6 in the dance billboard charts, alongside Justin Timberlake. They played various club gigs and a side show with Coolio and Jennifer Lopez. Shortly after that the record company “Logic Records” closed down and La Bouche were left to their own devices. Lane McCray has continued La Bouche with Dance-pop singer Dana Rayne. They continue to tour.
active 1994

Frank Farian, the man behind Boney M and Milli Vanilli, rolled out his '90s equivalent, La Bouche, in 1995. Based in Germany (though both are American), vocalist Melanie Thornton and rapper Lane McCray hit number one throughout Europe and Canada with their singles "Sweet Dreams" and "Be My Lover." In 1995, the duo released their first American single, "Tonight Is the Night" for Logic Records. Blending R&B, house and pop, Sweet Dreams appeared in September of 1995, produced by Farian; All Mixed Up appeared in 1996, followed a year later by Moment of Love. In 1998, La Bouche issued S.O.S. On November 24, 2001, Thornton was killed in a plane crash in Switzerland -- she had been travellling from Berlin to Zurich for a performance when the plane went down, killing her and the 23 other passengers.



90's Hits

Be My Lover
Sweet Dreams


Sweet Dreams (Dance Mix)

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