The story of one pop masterpiece of the 80s - remember the hit "Touch In The Night" by Silent Circle

About the 80s cult hit by Silent Circle!

Hits of the 80s - talk about the song "Touch In The Night" by Silent Circle

Silent Circle - educated in the middle 80s school friends West German pop group. Today, few people remember or know about it at all ... Although the band continues to perform and record albums to this day! But today we will not talk about him ... Dynamic composition "Touch In The Night" went out at sunset 1985 of the year: the song became not just the pearl of the album No. one", but also a cult hit of the second half of the 80s! Moreover: for so many years it has not lost its relevance at all! "Touch In The Night" continues to delight the modern generation of listeners, and views of the video on YouTube have long crossed the threshold 30 million... So: let's talk about this wonderful creation of the unfairly forgotten Silent Circle in more detail!

lyrics, meaning

"Touch In The Night" - great piece of pop music 80s! The melody sounds very cool even today, after so many decades... This is the kind of music that really makes us dance. Lyrics, performance, arrangement, dancing, video - this is an absolute masterpiece! And songs like "Touch In The Night", will be masterpieces even after 200 years! After listening to this composition, you inadvertently plunge into the atmosphere of retro: there is a strong feeling of deja vu, as if you are a child again, and everything is fine with you ... As one comment under the video says: “This song is like wine. The older she gets, the better…”

Silent Circle Band
Silent Circle Band

The song was written by the keyboardist Silent Circle, by Axel Breitung, in collaboration with German songwriters Bernd Dietrich and Engelbert Simons. It was released as a single from Lost In Your Light… on the B side in December 1985 of the year. As a result, the track quickly became a hit! It reached number 15 in Germany and number 16 in Switzerland. The composition graced the debut studio album No. one", and over time became the main calling card of the group ... Many listeners today remember Silent Circle precisely from the hit "Touch In The Night".

Silent Circle...
The Silent Circle…

As for the lyrics, the song is about love… The story is told from the point of view of the protagonist, who sings:

“Touching in the night is an unreal feeling!
Touched in the night - so lucky in love.
Lost in your light - another secret
Touched in the night - all I do...
You are my angel in the flesh ... "

In general, the lyrics are quite sad, and the dynamic martial melody emphasizes this ... Shortly after the release of the single "Touch In The Night" group Silent Circle enjoyed great success! Numerous reports and TV shows followed, new singles such as "Stop the Rain in the Night" and ballad "Love is just a Word", as well as high positions in the charts ... However, during the tour, the author of the hit - Axel Breitung - left the team to build a fairly successful career as a composer and producer. Today Breitung is one of the most successful German music producers! As for the Silent Circle, Breitung was replaced by Harald Schaefer.


An attractive music video was filmed for the song, with a stage, a band, dancing and beautiful girls! The video was very popular with the public, as evidenced by the number of views on YouTube: published in January 2013 year, today it gained more 34 million views! And it seems that this is not the limit for this masterpiece ... We look:

We also invite you to watch an interesting work by an unknown author (since the video quickly became viral, it’s hard to say who exactly it belongs to): the video is a battle of foreign young dancers, though it’s skillfully edited! Song along with the video "Touch In The Night" sounds even more exciting and dynamic...

And then you involuntarily recall the phrase "It's interesting the girls are dancing!"

A little about the group

And finally - a few words about the group itself! Silent Circle is a West German pop band formed in the middle 80s school friends: vocalist Martin Thichsen, keyboardist Axel Breitung, drummer and guitarist Jurgen Behrens. Although ... if we take into account the earlier history of their acquaintance, then we can say with confidence that for the first time the team was formed in 1970's: at the end of the decade, friends performed for the first time, but soon their paths parted ... And so, in 1985 year, the stage mates reunited again to record their debut album! This is how Silent Circle appeared (translated from English, the name means "Silent Circle").

The debut album received a concise title No. one". In total, it was released 8 singles, however, the most successful "Touch In The Night" and "Stop The Rain In The Night".

Shortly after success Axel Breitung devoted himself entirely to writing new songs, and even later Jürgen Behrens left the line-up. After another collapse, which lasted more than 10 years, Silent Circle reunited in 2012 year, at the festival "Disco 80s" in Moscow. During its existence, the group released 6 studio albums ... However, such success as with "Touch In The Night", she has not earned.

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