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Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Billie Jean 1995 106,523
Hello 1905 398,847
Independent Love Song 1998 364,437
Sound of Silence 1998 409,180
It's Getting Dark 1996 424,458
Love Is Dead, Part II 2003 443,702
Say It Isn't So 1995 454,149
A Real Cool Time 1995 486,541
Be My Baby 1998 538,213
Poor Boy 1996 488,127
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Group Members
Markus "Zimbl" Zimmer (Vocals, bass; 1987-2001), Michael "Reb" Rebbig (Guitar, vocals; 1991-2001), Frank "Klube" Klubescheid (Drums; 1987-2001), Tillmann "Dully" Schussler (Guitar; 1998-2001)
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Zimbl (deceased), Klube, Reb, Dully, Pogo, Armin Beck
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Eschwege, Germany
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The Bates were a German punk band, founded in Eschwege, federal state of Hesse, Germany in 1987. The name referred to the character Norman Bates from Alfred Hitchcock's film, Psycho.

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