La Bouche (French for “The Mouth”) is a German-American electronic dance music duo act fronted by American-German singer Melanie Thorntonand American rapper/singer Lane McCray. They are best known for the dance hits “Be My Lover”, “Sweet Dreams”, “You Won’t Forget Me” and “Tonight is the Night”.
The song “Sweet Dreams” had quickly caught the attention of Farian and he later secured the track through his MCI label. “Tonight Is the Night” went to Logic Records in Germany under the band name Le Click. The single was released in 1994 and was a pan-European and Australian hit. It was later revealed that the rap performance was not done by Lane McCray, but by Robert Haynes, a former member of Le Click.
It was followed by “Be My Lover” in 1995, which peaked at number one in Germany and Sweden, while also reaching the Top 10 in fourteen European countries. It also peaked at number 27 in 1995 and number 25 in 1996 in the UK Singles Chart when re-issued in that year. “Be my lover” went to number 1 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1995 and climbed to number 6 on the Hot 100 in early 1996. It was then re-released in the UK and reached a new peak of number 25. 1996 It went on to win the ASCAP award for the “Most Played Song in America”, and sold 6 million copies worldwide. La Bouche went on to become one of the biggest Eurodance groups of the ’90s, with a string of hits worldwide. The debut album Sweet Dreams was released on June 12, 1995, which went to number 13 in the U.S., featured two more hit single releases, “Fallin’ in Love” (a cover of the 1975 Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds song) and “I Love to Love”.