Friday, February 3, 2012

THE DEEP MEANING BEHIND ONE 80s SONG.

99 red balloons (Nena)This song is about 99 red balloons flying through the air that 2 military super powers mistake as a surprise attack. As a result, both countries retaliate causing a worldwide apocalypse.

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27 comments:

  1. I never thought of it that way wow lol. I just thought it was about balloons lol..

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  2. I was pretty sure Hitler and Nazis were involved. Maybe that's for the original only.

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  3. Never would have imagined that interpretation.

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  4. Hot dog, I have not heard this song in sooooo long. In fact I think I was too young to understand the lyrics, much less care what they were. Now it is all coming together and its crazy!

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  5. oh this is such a good song that i had forgotten about, it was one of the first songs my friends and i played together

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  6. It's so upbeat that maybe the citizens mistake the rockets and bombs for fireworks and skull-thumping bass. They have a 'vunderbar' to the destructive Dub-Step and party until it quickly ends. Love the song!

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  7. Possibly one of my favourite songs on my ipod... English and German versions both catchy :-)

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  8. I liked both versions, a great song.....

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  9. You know I never got the meaning behind that.

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  10. honestly did not know that thanks i just learnes something new cool

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  11. Love this song man, one of my favourites from the 80s. I always knew it had a deep meaning, just wasn't so sure what the meaning was exactly. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Always loved that song and now, 20 years later, I know what it's about! :)

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  13. I remember seeing that video when it first came out on MTV. They did tell the meaning behind it and everytime I hear that song to this day I think about it. Good post! Hugs.

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  14. I love when songs have deeper meanings. My mate told me 'Golden Brown' by The Stranglers is about herion. It aaallllll made sense after that!

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  15. It's the only song I know in german...great tune

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  16. I knew that. I thought everybody knew that.

    Love,
    Janie

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  17. Wow I never knew that that's a pretty cool meaning.

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  18. wow, and who would have thunk it lol

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  19. 99 Red Balloons.

    Hardest street gang in Germany, yo.

    Don't fuck with the red, you end up dead. They control the smack, they control the streets, they control the red light district.

    THEY AIN'T EVEN GANGSTA NO MO THEY SO HARD THEY SO EVIL THEY MAKE YO MOMMA WORK FO DAT CASH!!!

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  20. sweet informative post on one of my favorite songs. I did know it had something to do with nazi germany, but thats about it.

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