Friday, October 19, 2012

German New Wave

I realized that several of the New Wave bands or songwriter-singer I've been listening to are German. I might have mentioned or posted about them before, but it's good to do a feature here. 80s music for the win!

Nena - 99 Luftballons
Well, it was a smash hit. I like the German version better than the English. It's such a good song.

Sandra - In the Heat of the Night
I adore this songwriter-singer. The first song I've heard by her is "Midnight Man" on the radio. If you love 80s music, can't get that song wrong. She married Michael Cretu, who is the musician of Enigma, and took parts in vocals of New Age music.

Modern Talking - Geronimo's Cadillac
Modern Talking might be better categorized as 80s synthpop and disco. They became Eurodance in the 90s. They remind me of the Bee Gees. Although their songs all sound the same, "Geronimo's Cadillac" is my current favorite, and also "You Can Win If You Want".

Alphaville - Sensations
A band that I've been listening to for a while. They have a variety of good 80s styles and are best known for "Forever Young".

The Camouflage - The Commandant
A good song I just found two days ago. As someone commented on Youtube, this song is reminiscent of Depeche Mode.

Peter Schilling - 120 Grad
I love Peter Schilling! Most of his songs were actually sung in German and it's hard to find them on the Internet.

There are more German New Wave bands out there. I feel like many songs sung in German had more distinct styles than what we're used to, like American and English music, though they're probably not as popular. I hope they are more available on the Internet and the majority of people are more willing to listen to lyrics that are not their mother languages.


  1. Thank you! Finally a music video with a fully-dressed woman and naked dudes running around.

    1. It might be Sandra's idea. LOL Either way she's great.

    2. The video is awesome.
      She doesn't write songs, though.

    3. I remember seeing her as singer-songwriter somewhere. I must be mistaken than. Probably that was someone else.