Tuesday, 2 August 2016

"99 Red Balloons" and "99 Luftballons" - Nena

This song is another one I discovered from Dad's music collection:


It's "99 Red Balloons" by Nena, a German band. It was released in the early 1980s and is a protest song against war and nuclear weapons. "99 Red Balloons" is the English version of the band's "99 Luftballons"; however, it is not a direct translation and the band expressed frustration at the two versions not being properly in sync with one another. Regardless, "99 Red Balloons" is still a worthy anti-war song - it conveys its message well.

"99 Luftballons" can be found here:

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