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1)Berlin is an American Band
2)Berlin (BERLIN) is also a Japanese Visual Kei Band
3)Berlin was also a Swedish punk band

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1)Berlin is an American band featuring lead singer Terri Nunn. Berlin was formed in Orange County, Southern California in 1979.

Their first single, “A Matter of Time,” was released in 1980 on I.R.S. Records and featured replacement vocalist Virginia Macolino on lead vocals after Nunn had temporarily left the band to pursue an acting career. Toni Childs also sang for Berlin briefly before Nunn rejoined the act and their indie released singles and EP Pleasure Victim became a regional hit in LA selling 30,000 copies before they signed with Geffen.

Their first significant hit was the controversial synth-driven “Sex (I’m A…)” (1982), which was banned by some radio & tv stations due to its graphic lyrics and risque video. They had two other early hits: “The Metro”, which was later covered by System of a Down, Alkaline Trio, and Sleepthief; and “No More Words”, who’s subsequent video saw Terri Nunn and bandmates re-enact a Bonnie and Clyde style car chase and shoot-out. Despite their new wave dance club roots, it was the MOR ballad “Take My Breath Away” (from the movie Top Gun) that became their best-selling platinum selling single in 1986.

Aside from Nunn, the core members of the band were founding member John Crawford (primary songwriter, bass guitar & keyboards), and David Diamond (keyboards & guitar). Other members of the band included Ric Olsen (lead guitar), Matt Reid (keyboards), Rob Brill (drums) and Rod Learned (drums).

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  • Keila_M

    Take My Breath Away ♥ [12]

    11 Nov 6:54am Reply
  • maycondrf

    Take My Breath Away ♥ [11]

    6 Nov 2:55am Reply
  • SoporAeternus-

    Take My Breath Away ♥ [10]

    16 Jul 7:20pm Reply
  • Kyle_James

    Animal (song & album) ♥ ♥ ♥

    11 May 1:44pm Reply
  • NeidePB

    Take My Breath Away ♥ [9]

    10 Apr 11:55am Reply
  • L57NT

    Can someone fix this stupid all caps thing? [2]

    24 Feb 5:03pm Reply
  • cliffdvr

    Can someone fix this stupid all caps thing?

    21 Feb 6:08am Reply
  • snowfaller

    I think "Take My Breath Away" has the most mis-tags I've ever seen. If they were all combined it would probably be the #1 song on last.fm.

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • letsbolt

    Heart strings...

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
  • letsbolt

    ❤️

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
  • creamsicklesky

    I had a few songs from their 4play album on my Ipod years ago and lost them (Scream was one of them, I loved it!), wish this album was on Spotify

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • KingFahtah

    I saw Terri Nunn up close one. She was so fragile she look like she would snap in half.

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • norcalternative

    In my opinion Pleasure Victim and Lovelife were their best releases, out before the commercial success and over-polished sound that came with Count 3 & Pray and the song Take My Breath Away, made for a movie (Top Gun) and publicized like nothing else they had done. This new album is a pleasant surprise, and there are some hints of that earlier energy there, most notably on the track Stand Up. Terri Nunn is amazing and she looks and sounds as good as she did back in 1982.

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • tripodthunder

    I had no idea a new album was coming but it is out!!!

    15 Sep 2013 Reply
  • AnthemPartThree

    "The Metro" >>>>>>>>>> Everything else they've done.

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
  • joabepereira97

    Take My Breath Away ♥ [8]

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • dobre55

    Take My Breath Away ♥

    21 Jun 2013 Reply
  • UnicornThisWay

    Take My Breath Away ♥ [7]

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • Tim_Skold

    Take My Breath Away ♥ [6]

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • MyMusicMyDivas

    Take My Breath Away ♥ [5]

    2 Nov 2012 Reply
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