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Trio

was a German band which was formed in 1979 or 1980, in the small German town of Grobenkneten. The band was short lived because it ended in 1985. The group consisted of Stephan Remmler, Gert (Kralle) Krwainkel, and Peter Behrens. The song they are most noted for is Da Da Da I Donít Love You You Donít Love Me Aha Aha Aha ( or just Da Da Da). The song was a hit in around 30 countries around the world. The group described their music as New German Cheerfulness. The group tried to make their songs as simple as possible and most of them were three- chord songs. Many of their songs were restricted to drums guitar and vocals, and sometimes one or two other instruments. Bass was used very little until their later songs. Remmler often played preprogrammed chords on his keyboard during the live performances, and Behrens played his drums with one hand while eating an apple with the other. The group was never very popular outside of Germany but they did have some of their music released in the United States.

Many people in other countries, outside of Germany, do not even remember them. A 1997 television commercial used their Da Da Da in a Volkswagon commercial in the United States. Their German version of Da Da Da was number 2 on the German Charts. Other notable songs in Germany were, Broken hearts For You and Me, Boom Boom, Hearts Are Trump, and Anna Letmein Letmeout. Da Da Da reached number 2 on the U. K. Charts. The band split up in 1984 or 1985 depending on which report you read. The members each went on to work on a solo career but only Remmler became successful. They produced a movie called Drei gegen Drei, which means Three Against three. Three people, which was played by the TRIO, kill doubles of themselves in a ploy to gain riches. The movie flopped so it did not gain them any fame.

There has been about 50 versions of Da Da Da done worldwide in different languages, including a Mexican version, which was done by the group, Molotov in 2004. Christina Aguilera even sang the song in several Pepsi commercials. The group had a total of 5 albums which were, TRIO (1981), TRIO Live Spring 82' (1982), Bye Bye / Trio and Terror (1983), Whatís the Password (1985), and 5 Years Too Many Compilation (1986). They also released 11 singles and 8 CDs. Although they did not last very long, they will be remembered for their songs by their fans and some because of the commercials their songs were used in.