Scorpions (German rock band)

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This is the German rock group. The Scorpions and The Scorpions can also be found, which are UK bands. Do not merge them, and make sure you submit new albums to the correct artist. See Not Duplicate Artists for details.
Scorpions recorded a single in 1975 as The Hunters.

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Scorpions are a German rock band founded in 1965 in Hannover by Rudolf Schenker. They are one of the most famous and longest existing rock bands in the world, and the first non Anglo-Saxon rock band that achieved success with international importance. The group became synonymous with melodic heavy metal, including powerful rock ballads. The lineup from 1978–1992 was the most successful incarnation of the group, and included Rudolf Schenker (rhythm guitar), Klaus Meine (vocals), Matthias Jabs (lead guitar), Francis Buchholz (bass) and Herman Rarebell (drums).

In the early years of the band, with guitarist Uli Jon Roth part of the line-up, the music of the Scorpions was defined as hard rock. After the departure of Roth in 1978, Rudolf Schenker and Klaus Meine managed to take control of the group, which gave them almost all the power in composing music and writing lyrics. Matthias Jabs joined in 1978 and following the guidance of producer Dieter Dierks, the Scorpions changed their sound to a more melodic heavy metal, gradually mixed with lyrical powerful rock ballads. Over the next decade the group received positive reviews and critical acclaim from music critics and experienced considerable commercial success with albums Animal Magnetism (1980), Blackout (1982), Love at First Sting (1984), World Wide Live (1985) and Savage Amusement (1988).

Their best-selling album Crazy World contains the song "Wind of Change", a symbolic anthem of the political changes in Eastern Europe in the late 1980s and early 1990s and the fall of the Berlin Wall. It is one of the best-selling singles in the world with over fourteen million copies sold. The Scorpions are one of the world's best-selling bands of all time with over 100 million recordings sold. They released five albums, one compilation and six singles reaching number one on the charts in different countries. Albums, singles, compilations and video releases of theirs have reached 200 times gold, platinum and multi-platinum status in different countries.

Rolling Stone magazine describes them as "the heroes of heavy metal", MTV called them "Ambassadors of Rock". The band was ranked number 46 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock program. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" is also number 18 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. "Still Loving You" on 22nd place among the greatest ballads. They received prestigious awards such as three World Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Rock wall, and a presence in the permanent exhibition of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2015 the group celebrated its 50th anniversary.

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Discography

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Lonesome Crow Scorpions 3.5 13
1974 Fly to the Rainbow Scorpions 4 7
1975 In Trance Scorpions 4 7
1976 Virgin Killer Scorpions 4.5 9
1977 Taken by Force Scorpions 4 6
1979 Lovedrive Scorpions 5 9
1980 Animal Magnetism Scorpions 4 12
1982 Blackout Scorpions 5 8
1984 Love at First Sting Scorpions 5 8
1988 Savage Amusement Scorpions 3 7
1990 Crazy World Scorpions 4 5
1993 Face the Heat Scorpions 2.5 3
1996 Pure Instinct Scorpions 2 6
1999 Eye II Eye Scorpions 4 3
2000 Moment of Glory Scorpions & Berliner Philharmoniker 3.5 4
2004 Unbreakable Scorpions 4 3
2007 Humanity: Hour I Scorpions 3 3
2010 Sting in the Tail Scorpions 4 4
2011 Comeblack Scorpions 2 5
2015 Return To Forever Scorpions 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 Best of Scorpions Scorpions 2
1982 Hot & Heavy Scorpions 2
1984 Best of Scorpions, Volume 2 Scorpions 5
1985 Gold Ballads Scorpions 4
1989 Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads Scorpions 5 6
1990 Hurricane Rock Scorpions 1
1991 Wind of Change Scorpions 1
1991 Best: Rhythm of Love Scorpions 1
1991 Hot & Slow: The Best of the Ballads Scorpions 1
1992 Still Loving You Scorpions 5 6
1993 Hot & Hard Scorpions 1
1994 Best Selection Scorpions 1
1995 Deadly Sting Scorpions 3
1995 Born to Touch Your Feelings Scorpions 1
1997 Still Loving You: The Best Of Scorpions 2 1
1998 Best Masters of the 70's Scorpions 1
1998 Master Series: Scorpions Scorpions 1
1999 Best Scorpions 5 2
1999 The Millennium Collection Scorpions 1
2000 Pictured Life: All the Best Scorpions 1
2000 The Back to Black Collection Scorpions 1
2001 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Scorpions Scorpions 1
2001 Best Of The Ballads Scorpions 1
2001 The Battle of Rock Deep Purple vs. Scorpions 1
2001 The Essential Scorpions 2
2002 Classic Bites Scorpions 2
2002 Bad for Good: The Very Best of Scorpions Scorpions 1
2002 Greatest Ballads Scorpions 1
2003 Big City Nights Scorpions 1
2004 Axe Killer Warrior's Set Scorpions 1

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