Modern Talking was a German synth-pop and dance band that had many international hits in the periods 1984–1987 and 1998–2003 and was best known for the high-pitched falsetto in the choruses and the typical Italodisco influences. The ‘falset choir’ consisted of Rolf Köhler, Michael Scholz and Detlef Wiedeke. The lead singer was Thomas Anders.
The group consisted of Thomas Anders and Dieter Bohlen. The latter was the brain behind the hits of Modern Talking. He played guitar in the background during Modern Talking’s music videos and TV appearances. He also pretended to sing along during the chorus. Just before Modern Talking came into being, Bohlen had been inspired by the music from the Italodisco world. Because of this inspiration, many of Modern Talking’s songs were produced in that style. Italodisco, one of the first fully electronic music styles, was a popular music genre at the time.