One of the world’s most known Eurodance artists is Haddaway from Germany. He became worldwide known when he released Life and What Is Love. But Fly Away was also a big song made by him in 1995.


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Haddaway started up his life in Washington DC

He grew up in Washington DC, USA and then later in New York. He was very shy and stuttered during his childhood. He used to be a fan of the Beatles, Police, and Prince. Then he started to learn how to sing, dance and to play instruments like the trumpet and the guitar, before relocating to Cologne, Germany in 1987, to find employment as a singer and dancer.

In Cologne, Germany Haddaway formed a band named Elegato with keyboard player Alex Trime, before embarking on solo work with the production duo of Dee Dee Halligan and Junior Turello in 1992.

What Is Love, which came out in 1993 was originally written as a ballad, only for his own pleasure, but it eventually reached # 2 in the UK charts in April 1993, as well as # 2 Israel, # 11 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (where it sold Gold), # 1 in Europe, and #1 at MTV Europe. It was covered by Tee Green in 1993 and by St James in 2002. The style was also imitated by plenty of artists, for instance Bobby Ross in his single What About It or Daddy K in his single Voulez-vous Coucher Avec Moi. Licensed to Arista Records from his German home at Coconut Records /Logic Records, Haddaway he scored a huge crossover hit throughout Europe.

Life then came out and then finally in 1995 Fly Away came out. Fly Away reached 1st place in Finland though. It is one of Haddaway’s songs that should be known for people and is also the reason for me sharing it for you.

All charts for Haddaway songs

TITLECHART
What Is Love#12#1#1#1#2#1#1#48#1#2#1#2#11
Life#34#2#2#5#2#3#3#3#1#2#6#41
I Miss You#44#11#11#16#18#13#17#36#17#9
Rock My Heart#83#12#12#11#10#9#17#43#17#10#9
Fly Away#9#230#16#1#23#25#28#9#14#9#20
Catch A Fire#30#14#38#17#20#39
Lover Be Thy Name#65
What About Me#24
Who Do You Love#93
Love Makes#81
What Is Love 2003#49#51#100#92
Spaceman#67
What is love 2K9#37#5#60#49

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Haddaway is an iconic Eurodance song producer

Without Haddaway, Eurodance wouldn’t have the same meaning today. He made Eurodance mainstream together with other artists such as DJ Bobo, Capella and Basic Element to name a few.

Since 2010, Haddaway now lives in Kitzbühel (Austria). In March 2010, he was back with a new single entitled You Gave Me Love, a pure Eurodance track in the What Is Love style, produced by Tony Hendrik.

Then Haddaway and The Mad Stuntman (Reel 2 Real) released a collaboration entitled Up And Up in 2012. Lynx & Pico did a remix of What Is Love which entered the official Danish sales chart Tracklisten and was nominated for Danish Deejay Awards for best Danish remix of the year.

We really hope to see more productions from this talented person.

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