Any good German Bands?

March 4, 2014


A friend recently turned me on to both Die Toten Hosen and Die Arzte. Both have been around a while and have lots of great songs.

March 4, 2014

I don't know why several people gave you thumbs down. Anyway! If you like rock you should check out Rammstein, Oomph!, and Eisbrecher.

March 4, 2014

I second Rammstein. They also (often) have really good, meaningful lyrics, which does not usually come across to non-native speakers (tons of word-games, metaphors, and references to German literature). Of course they do not exactly try to stress that in their live shows XD.

March 4, 2014

I can third Rammstein. Plenty of their songs (Du Hast, for example) have simple words slowly spoken and repetitive phrases which are good for someone learning German.

March 4, 2014

I fourth Rammstein. Most of their lyrics are very well enunciated. A song like Ich Will will teach you a bunch of verbs in no time.

March 17, 2014

I fifth Rammstein because the band is amazing and I want to continue this chain

March 4, 2016

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March 4, 2014

I know that this is an old topic but I heard a mention of Oomph! and I just had to second it, I mean just look at my icon. Eisbrecher is fantastic, they need more fans, and Rammstein is always lovely.

June 12, 2014

Me either I was just asking. But thanks and yeah I will check them out!

March 4, 2014

Presumably you mean good for learning the language? For me as a native speaker it's a bit hard to judge, but I think the following two, though in different ways not precisely German bands, could be interesting for that purpose:

  • The Austrian band "Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung" ("First General Uninsurance", a pun on a company name).
  • German singer Reinhard Mey (also known as French singer Frédérik Mey).
March 4, 2014

I am a fan of the Wise Guys, who never seem to get the recognition they deserve. They are an a capella band with very funny lyrics.

If you are more into punk/ indie rock, you may like die Toten Hosen, die Ärzte or JBO.

For metal/medival rock I can recommend In Extremo, Subway to Sally and Schandmaul

Great "Schlager" and "neue Deutsche Welle" come from Peter Maffay, Wofgang Petry, Nena, Guildo Horn, Dieter Thomas Kuhn, Helge Schneider and many others.

And then there's Xavier Naidoo (R&B), die Fantastischen Vier (Hip Hop) and some others whose lyrics I can't recommend for learners ;)

There are also a lot of good bands that sing in English, but I guess you wanted some with German lyrics.

March 4, 2014
March 4, 2014

He's not a band, but I think you'll love Wolfgang Petry. Try him out!

March 4, 2014

yeah will do thanks!

March 4, 2014

I like Silbermond. Nice to learn lyrics too...

March 5, 2014

Spotify Playlist:






Culcha Candela

Die Fantastischen Vier

Die Prinzen




Gestort aber GeiL


Ich + Ich

Ich Kann Fliegen

Jennifer Rostock

Johannes Oerding



Karpe Diem


Leyk Lockvogel

Liam x



Max Giesinger

MC Fitti





Philipp Dittberner

Philipp Poisel






Sohne Mannheims

Sportfreunde Stiller



Thees Uhlmann

Tim Bendzko

Tokio Hotel

Tom Beck


Wir Sind Helden

Wise Guys

February 8, 2017

Cro, he's not a band but I like his stuff!

March 4, 2014


March 4, 2014
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Just finished listening to "Selig" albums. Great! But that is a matter of opinion.

March 5, 2014

krawallbruder , rabenschrey, die artze , schandmal, rammstein, alle sehr gut deutsch rock

March 5, 2014

Viele Leute mögen Tocotronic, Die Fantastischen Vier oder 2raumwohnung.. Ich finde die deutsche Lieder von Stereo Total und Einstürzende Neubauten sehr interessant :) und ja.. auch Nina Hagen

March 5, 2014

Ich Und Ich is a good one

March 7, 2014


December 26, 2017
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