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Deutsche Musik Ist Gut

Anybody here know any good German music? I've been listening to some, and I find it really assists the learning of the language. Try these:

'Millionär' by Die Prinzen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI7tjOMg-ss

'Schattenläufer' by Rabenschrey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E72FirGnSP0=kp

'Europahymne' by Beethoven!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bylj_hZPv-8

'Millionär' is very amusing, pretty much just about someone who wants a lot of money. 'Schattenläufer' (which actually means 'Shadow-walker!) is, as far as I can tell, about a criminal on the run. 'Europahymne' is 'Ode To Joy' with words, and is officially the European international anthem! If you know anything else (clean, bitte!), please share.

February 7, 2014



One of my favourite bands happens to sing in German - they are called Schandmaul, and they play a blend of folk and rock. Three links showing different aspects of their music! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T74iaWw2B9k - The chorus of this tune has a very easy hook for anyone who's done the early part of the Duolingo German tree :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reYT4wTyUts - I love the lyrics of this song. Rather than look up translations, try your hand at translating yourself - word by word if you have to; I've found it helps a ton :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOSmRA3UO4E - one more for luck!


“Good” music is so subjective that I’m not sure that anyone can help out here. Some of the bands that I like to listen to are:

I’m sure others will mention Rammstein and many others.


Well you just did, danke schön!


If you're up for some awesome classical -- with which I am obsessed -- try Schubert's "Erlkönig" lied. When you listen to it, it's fun to follow along with the German lyrics on another tab. Schubert was awesome. Did you know there's a whole classical genre of German-language Romantic-era songs (Lieder) by almost all those Romantic German greats? I get sucked into music-marathons on Youtube way too much! But I love "Erlkönig" -- beautiful piece, and of course, it has great vocabulary! :)


Here is a classic. You can learn a lot of conditional in the beginning.

Brecht/Weill - Surabaya Johnny


nice lyrics by Annette Louisanne


Deichkind - leider geil


Laserkraft 3D- Nein Mann



So beautiful melody! I don"t understand the words, i must practice German much more, but thank you so much for this beautiful song.


Thank you, that was lovely. I understand most of it.


My favorite is Chocolate Chip Cookies by the Wise Guys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8Nn_p_y1zs. You can also find it in English.

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