Sandra – In The Heat Of The Night

Music video: Sandra – In The Heat Of The Night

In the Heat of the Night” is a Disco song by German singer Sandra. The song was released in November 1985 as the second single from the album The Long Play, where it charted at #1 in Switzerland and Israel, #2 in Germany, and #8 in South Africa (in mid-1986).

The song was covered by Hong Kong pop singer Anita Mui in 1986 called 將冰山劈開, by Finnish gothic metal band To/Die/For in 2000, and Swedish progressive rock band Odyssey in 2009. The song was also redone by a group named E-Rotic for PlayStation 2’s Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2. Also in 1999, a remix version of the song by Sandra was released as a promo single only in France. In 2006 Sandra recorded a new mix of this song. This mix appeared on her compilation Reflections – Reproduced Hits (2006).


Sandra – Everlasting Love

Music track: Sandra – Everlasting Love (Remastered 1992)

In late 1987 and early 1988 “Everlasting Love” was a hit in several European territories as rendered by German singer Sandra. Born in 1962, Sandra was familiar with the song via the 1968 Love Affair version; she’d say of the song: “I have always loved it…Even as a little child I heard that song and I said that I would like to sing it sometime.” The video shot for Sandra’s version featured the singer and Austrian model Rupert Weber playing lovers at different points in history beginning with Adam and Eve.


Sandra – Maria Magdalena

Music track: Sandra – Maria Magdalena (Remastered 1992)

“(I’ll Never Be) Maria Magdalena”, often known simply by the title “Maria Magdalena”, is a Disco / Synthpop song by German singer Sandra. It was first released in March 1985 as the lead single from her debut album, The Long Play, and it was her first single to be released internationally. The song reached No. 1 on the official German Charts for four consecutive weeks between 13 September 1985 and 4 October 1985. A huge hit in Europe, it also peaked at No. 1 in the Netherlands, Israel, Sweden, Norway, and Switzerland; No. 3 in Italy; No. 5 in France; No. 2 in South Africa and No. 87 in the U.K. It was also a popular radio hit song in Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Greece, the Middle East, Northern Africa and Yugoslavia.

The song was re-released in 1993 in a remixed version, and re-released again only in France as another remix in 1999, as a promotional single. The song was later sampled in her song “Kings & Queens” from her 2012 album Stay in Touch.