This is Refreshing: An Anti-Nazi Song Reaches the Top of the German Charts

While other other countries keep kicking the can down the road when it comes to the current migrant crisis, we need to give props to Germany who, unlike almost every other neighbour on the continent, is bending over backwards to help with this endless stream of humanity coming from the east. As you’d expect, though, certain right wing elements have come out of the shadows with virulent anti-immigrant policies that often veer beyond mere xenophobia and into out-and-out racism. And not just in Germany, either.

This is why it’s refreshing to see 22 year-old song by Die Aezrte, a German punk band, reach the top end of the country’s charts. The song, “Cry for Love,” is sung in German and contains lines like “your violence is just a silent cry for love.” In fact, when the official charts are released on Friday, this track will appear at #1. Neo-Nazis are confused by this.

All proceeds from the song will be donated to helping the refugees.  Here’s the song complete with an English translation.

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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