Remember Nena and “99 Red Balloons?” She Has a New Single and Germany is Losing Its Mind

If you’re any kind of fan of 80s music, you’ll know both the English and German words to this hit from the early 80s featuring a young German woman with scandalously unshaven pits.

Nena has returned at age 56 with a new single and Germany is loving the video with its multi-racial LGBT cast. It’s striking some kind of chord during Germany’s struggles with the refugee crisis. Learn more here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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