January 21, 2007

99 Red Balloons - Nena 80's Music Video

Tuwing hapon nanunuod ka noon ng Video Hit Parade. Ang dami mong mga music videos na napanuod, at ito ang una mong introduction sa mundo ng MTV. Marami kang nadiskubreng mga banda at music artists na may kanyakanyang mga hits, porma, at siyempre, music videos! Video Hit Parade Classics brings you classic music videos na hindi natin malilimutan!

99 Red Balloons - Nena
"Set them free at the break of dawn."

While at a concert, Carlo Karges, the guitar player of Nena's band, noticed that balloons were being released. As he watched them move toward the horizon, he noticed them shifting and changing shapes, where they looked nothing like a mass of balloons but some strange spacecraft. After thinking this, he wrote "99 Luftballons".

Both the English and German versions of the song tell a story of ninety-nine balloons floating into the air, triggering an apocalyptic overreaction by the military force. The music was composed by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen, the keyboardist of Nena's band, while Karges wrote the original German lyrics. Kevin McAlea wrote the English version, titled "99 Red Balloons" (on an envelope, which he alleges he still has), which has a more satirical tone than the original.

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juno said...

anku isa yan sa pinaka favourite songs ng karamihan!!! lets sing together! ahehehehe. salamat!

Ugaliing mag POP juno!

Teddy said...

I love love love this song. Reminds me of highschool so much. Maraming salamat for featuring this.

Daisy said...

I remember my friends and I used to make up the German lyrics. Haha. Thank you for featuring this.

Vince said...

Another wonderfully cheesy video from the early 80s! This one has all the elements of those early primitive music videos: shot on video, big hair, armbands and smoke! Love it! Brings back so much nostalgia! :)

Paquito said...

Primitive? More like INNOVATIVE! This video is so much better than the crappy videos today from crappy bands like Incubus, Linkin Park and all those ridiculous bands. Music today sucks! Long live the genious of the '80s!

Vince said...

Well, I wouldn't exactly call this video innovative; entertaining, yes, but not innovative. For me, a truly innovative 80s video would be something like "Take on Me" by A-Ha, or "Sledge Hammer" by Peter Gabriel, or "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits or "You Might Think" by The Cars. Those videos used cutting edge technology to create truly unique and yes, innovative videos that influence video makers to this very day.

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