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Subject: The 2 Unlimited Poll

Written By: whistledog on 10/01/05 at 11:19 am

2 Unlimited were the Netherlands dance duo of vocalist Anita Doth and rapper Ray Slijngaard

http://www.the2unlimited.com/photos/mags/26.jpg

In 1996, after 13 UK top 40 hits, Anita and Ray decided to call it quits due to creative differences.  2 years later, producers brought in two new vocalists: Marion and Romy, lasting through one moderately successful album before calling it quits





Year 1991 1992 1992 1992 1992 1993 1993 1993 1993 19941994199519951996 1996 1996 1998 1998 1998

Song Title Get Ready For This Twilight Zone Workaholic The Magic Friend No Limit Tribal Dance Faces Maximum Overdrive The Real Thing Let the Beat Control Your Body No One Here I Go Nothing Like the Rain Do What's Good For Me Jump For Joy Spread Your Love Wanna Get Up The Edge of Heaven Never Surrender

NL #6 #1 #6 #5 #1 #2 #2 #5 #2#1#2#5#6#13 #7 #17 #10 #35 --

UK #2 #2 #4 #11 #1 #4 #8 #15 #6#6#17#22--#16 -- -- #38 -- --

CAN -- #15 -- #26 #1 #7 -- -- #5----#22--#17 -- -- -- -- --

CAN DANCE #6 #1 #6 #1 #1 #1 -- -- ------------ #22 -- #1 -- --

US #38 #49 -- -- -- -- -- -- ------------ -- -- -- -- --

US DANCE #14 #5 #26--#21#7--------------#33 -- -- -- -- --

Subject: Re: The 2 Unlimited Poll

Written By: FaultyDog on 10/01/05 at 4:30 pm

I voted for Twilight Zone, No Limit and Jump For Joy (the latter being the only single not reaching Top 10 in The Netherlands as far as Ray & Anita are concerned).

Personally, I think Marion & Romy should have never gotten into this project. It was doomed to fail - there was NO WAY they could ever replace Ray & Anita. Still, Wanna Get Up reached #10 over here...

Both Anita (born 25 December 1971) and Ray (born 28 June 1971) tried to launch a solo career, but failed miserably.
Anita released two singles (as far as I know): Universe (1999) and Lifting Up My Life (2000).
Ray released one single that I know of: 3x A Day (1997).
Marion = Marjon van Iwaarden (born 18 June 1974), Romy = Romy van Ooijen (born 18 November 1971). They split up in 1999.

Subject: Re: The 2 Unlimited Poll

Written By: *Starlight* on 10/01/05 at 8:32 pm

Twilight Zone sure was catchy.

Subject: Re: The 2 Unlimited Poll

Written By: whistledog on 10/01/05 at 8:37 pm


I voted for Twilight Zone, No Limit and Jump For Joy (the latter being the only single not reaching Top 10 in The Netherlands as far as Ray & Anita are concerned).

Personally, I think Marion & Romy should have never gotten into this project. It was doomed to fail - there was NO WAY they could ever replace Ray & Anita. Still, Wanna Get Up reached #10 over here...

Both Anita (born 25 December 1971) and Ray (born 28 June 1971) tried to launch a solo career, but failed miserably.
Anita released two singles (as far as I know): Universe (1999) and Lifting Up My Life (2000).
Ray released one single that I know of: 3x A Day (1997).
Marion = Marjon van Iwaarden (born 18 June 1974), Romy = Romy van Ooijen (born 18 November 1971). They split up in 1999.


It was a big mistake adding Romy and Marion I agree, even though I really loved 'The Edge of Heaven'.  Rather than use the 2 Unlimited name, they should have just been a whole other group :)

I remember when Anita's solo album "Reality" came out, I almost considered buying it, but since it wasn't a wide release, i would have had to import it for an expensive price, and I didn't really want to take the risk as it might have not been that great of an album LOL


Twilight Zone sure was catchy.


it sure was :)

Subject: Re: The 2 Unlimited Poll

Written By: nally on 10/01/05 at 11:55 pm

My only vote goes to "Get Ready For This", which was a U.S. hit in 1994, but I do happen to know that it was recorded in '91.

Subject: Re: The 2 Unlimited Poll

Written By: Criz on 10/03/05 at 8:02 am

Did you know that Ray is apparently credited as contributing to the lryics on 'No Limit' ?

His imput: 'Techno, techno, techno, techno.' :D

Seriously.

Subject: Re: The 2 Unlimited Poll

Written By: Satish on 10/03/05 at 10:43 am

I voted for "No Limits", "Get Ready for This" and "Real Things".

To me, "No Limits" is probably the best dance song ever! It's great!

One thing I sometimes wonder about; whenever I saw interviews with Ray and Anita in English, they seemed to be speaking with American accents. How's that possible if they're Dutch?  ???

Subject: Re: The 2 Unlimited Poll

Written By: Sister Morphine on 03/28/07 at 6:41 pm

Twilight Zone and "other" as Get Ready For This is not up there.

Subject: Re: The 2 Unlimited Poll

Written By: 80sTrivMeister on 03/28/07 at 7:01 pm

My favorite is definitely "Tribal Dance"! :)

Subject: Re: The 2 Unlimited Poll

Written By: Midas on 03/28/07 at 7:19 pm

"Twilight Zone", "Here I Go" and "No Limit" get my top three.  "Maximum Overdrive" is a close 4th.  Hot Tracks put out a wicked remix of that track back in the day that speeds up to about 170 BPM halfway through the song.  :D

Subject: Re: The 2 Unlimited Poll

Written By: whistledog on 03/28/07 at 7:27 pm


"Maximum Overdrive" is a close 4th.  Hot Tracks put out a wicked remix of that track back in the day that speeds up to about 170 BPM halfway through the song.  :D


Now that's fast! :o

Subject: Re: The 2 Unlimited Poll

Written By: Midas on 03/29/07 at 1:18 am


Now that's fast! :o


I beatmix drum-n-bass that's faster than that.  :D  I don't really get much into the gabber stuff.  now THAT stuff is fast!

Subject: Re: The 2 Unlimited Poll

Written By: tnf on 03/31/07 at 7:00 am

I recently discovered this performance, recorded in 1991 or 1992:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPhDN-idFEw&mode=related&search=

;D

Subject: Re: The 2 Unlimited Poll

Written By: tnf on 11/01/11 at 12:40 am

*Húúúúge bump, after 4 years*

They are trying it again. The song below is brand new. Hit or sh**?

I personally don't really get it. It sounds like a lot of stuff I'm never going to play by myself, when released by other artists. But that's a matter of taste, and because I've been a huge fan in the past, such releases are quite magical to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TEo-6L1nVw&hd=1

The one above isn't the first comeback-single; the one below is from early 2010 (but because of Anita getting breast cancer, diagnosed late 2009, the second come-back single was quite delayed):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Wb0Xz7Rp6A

Subject: Re: The 2 Unlimited Poll

Written By: Henk on 11/01/11 at 6:19 am


*Húúúúge bump, after 4 years*

They are trying it again. The song below is brand new. Hit or sh**?



You mean Ray & Anita are trying it again - not 2 Unlimited. ;) Ray & Anita are not allowed to use the name 2 Unlimited.

Subject: Re: The 2 Unlimited Poll

Written By: tnf on 11/01/11 at 6:24 am

O.k., I know, but those are the same persons.

(The 'faces' of the group; the producers are different now. And I know the old producers own the name '2 Unlimited'. But for most people, Ray & Anita ARE 2 Unlimited)

Subject: Re: The 2 Unlimited Poll

Written By: Henk on 11/01/11 at 6:32 am


O.k., I know, but those are the same persons.

(The 'faces' of the group; the producers are different now. And I know the old producers own the name '2 Unlimited'. But for most people, Ray & Anita ARE 2 Unlimited)


I totally agree with you. :)

Subject: Re: The 2 Unlimited Poll

Written By: Paul on 11/01/11 at 7:07 am

I don't know whether it was just us British or not, but with their early efforts, the mixes were very different with the vocals (and especially the rapping) kept to a minimum... ???

Subject: Re: The 2 Unlimited Poll

Written By: tnf on 11/01/11 at 8:15 am

Yeah, that was typical British. The marketing people behind 2 Unlimited thought rap wouldn't sell very well in Great Britain, so most of Ray's parts were cut out...

Here in The Netherlands, we heard the real 2 Unlimited formula (vocals-rap-vocals-rap-vocals).

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