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99 Luftballons/Red Balloons

DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
I prefer Nena's hit single in...

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99 Luftballons/Red Balloons 119 votes

The Original German
60%
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English
9%
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Either Language
30%
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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Either Language
    What about covers?

    https://youtu.be/p-qfzH0vnOs

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    The Original German
    Goldfinger please.

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  • jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    The Original German
    The original German version has a little more punch to it, I think. Probably has to do with the sounds that verses end on vs. the English version.

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2018
    The Original German
    The rhymes are way better in German.

    tynic on
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  • UltimateInfernoUltimateInferno Registered User regular
    I DONT UNDERSTAND

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    The Original German
    i too like the original german

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  • BillyIdleBillyIdle What does "katana" mean? It means "Japanese sword."Registered User regular
    The Original German
    This is it boys, this is war.

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  • OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    The Original German
    This is true for basically any song that originated in Germany, for the record

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    English
    I have a lot of trouble with music I can't understand the lyrics to, so I gotta go with English

    I respect that it might be better in German, but I do not understand German

  • ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    The Original German
    Straightzi wrote: »
    I have a lot of trouble with music I can't understand the lyrics to, so I gotta go with English

    There are some songs where I enjoy them more not understanding the native language they are being sung in.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    +3 for Goldfinger

  • rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    The Original German
    The Original Doitsugo

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    The Original German
    Straightzi wrote: »
    I have a lot of trouble with music I can't understand the lyrics to, so I gotta go with English

    I respect that it might be better in German, but I do not understand German

    I can't think of a better reason to learn.
    It's funnier in German, too.

    Veldrin
  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    Either Language
    I will be the first to be that guy and say that I don't really care and like them both the same amount, which is to say not very much.

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    Piss balloons.

  • ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    I almost never listen to song lyrics and this one isn't an exception

    I prefer the Goldfinger version, which is edgier and has the added bonus of including lyrics in both languages so that I don't have to listen to any of my music nerd friends argue about it

  • SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    Either Language
    TheStig wrote: »
    This is the superior video.

    https://youtu.be/sZYF-3EK0dI

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  • chromdomchromdom Who? Where?Registered User regular
    Either Language
    I'll concede it is a better song to listen to in German, but by such a small amount that it really doesn't matter.

    In fact, the main reason I'm posting in this thread is to thank Tube for closing the piss tape poll thread. I was very sorry to have opened it, and am happy that it will soon work its way off screen.

  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    English
    The Goldfinger version pisses me off for having the same verse sung twice instead of doing a unique verse in German

  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    Either Language
    I enjoy it in both languages because it's a good song

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  • Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Time Trash Cat Registered User regular
    The Original German
    German sounds feel inherently harsh and stinging to me, to sing a pleasant lighthearted song with it makes the singing more impressive

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  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    edited April 2018
    The Original German
    Duke 2.0 wrote: »
    German sounds feel inherently harsh and stinging to me, to sing a pleasant lighthearted song with it makes the singing more impressive

    Oh ho ho

    Veldrin on
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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    The Original German
    The song is good and german is good and English sucks.

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    Either Language
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    The song is good and german is good and English sucks.

    you leave our garbage language's awfulness out of this

  • A duck!A duck! Moderator, ClubPA mod
    You should hear it in the original Klingon.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
  • nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    English
    I dont care for the goldfinger version because I think the one verse they do in german actually has the best english lyrics.

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  • Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    I dont care for the goldfinger version because I think the one verse they do in german actually has the best english lyrics.

    They also cut the line about Captain Kirk which is my favorite line in the song

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2018
    Weird Al's polka cover is in German, so that settles it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvpasQqA1xg

    Sterica on
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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    The Original German
    First time I actually looked at the English lyrics and yeah, the German are much better, especially the 99 Kriegsminister stanza is way more pointed.

    tynic
  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion Pronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
    Either Language
    Duke 2.0 wrote: »
    German sounds feel inherently harsh and stinging to me, to sing a pleasant lighthearted song with it makes the singing more impressive

    Not sure if serious

  • GrobianGrobian What's on sale? Pliers!Registered User regular
    The Original German
    Semi related I always thought it was a stupid cliché that Germans love David Hasselhoff but now one of my facebook friends posted from a Hasselhoff concert and apparently she had a good time? This country is weird.

  • mcpmcp Registered User regular
    The Original German
    This song has been stuck in my head for a day now because of this thread.

  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    The Original German
    Grobian wrote: »
    Semi related I always thought it was a stupid cliché that Germans love David Hasselhoff but now one of my facebook friends posted from a Hasselhoff concert and apparently she had a good time? This country is weird.

    Yeah, his 30 years Looking For Freedom tour seems to be actually succesful.

  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    English
    Enc wrote: »
    Duke 2.0 wrote: »
    German sounds feel inherently harsh and stinging to me, to sing a pleasant lighthearted song with it makes the singing more impressive

    Not sure if serious

    well to be fair, the song does sound fairly pleasant and lighthearted

    which I guess is the point

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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion Pronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
    Either Language
    Its a cozy catastrophe to be sure.

  • KaplarKaplar On Google MapsRegistered User regular
    The Original German
    Veldrin wrote: »
    Duke 2.0 wrote: »
    German sounds feel inherently harsh and stinging to me, to sing a pleasant lighthearted song with it makes the singing more impressive

    Oh ho ho

    I never really listened to the lyrics before and only just looked up the meaning. I don't blame them for their take on it.

  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    edited April 2018
    The Original German
    I thought the German lyrics had sketchy continuity but nah, that only happens when you mentally combine the German and English lyrics

    Platy on
  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    I only listen to my pop songs in the original german

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