Monday, April 6, 2015

Prelude to The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era*: "99 Luftballons" by Nena

We're getting ready for the most spectacular music special you've ever heard, The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era*.  It kicks off May 21 on Inside The Rock Era.

Sometimes songs can help change history.  In 1984 in Germany, with bombs pointed at them from all directions, the feeling among many of the commoners was that they just wanted peace, and this great song expresses those feelings.  It is no small coincidence that the Berlin Wall came down five years later.

Another of the great songs in our Prelude*--"99 Luftballons" from Nena.  Although we believe the version in their native German is better, we present both versions. 

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