German music?

German learners and speakers! I'm looking for more German music to listen to. Who are your favourite German bands/singers/songs? :)

May 11, 2019


I'd like to give you some more ideas, because I think learning with songs is one of the best things. According to the style of music you prefer and your current german level you may listen to:

  • Rammstein (very simple texts)

  • 2raumwohnung (simple)

  • Schandmaul (medium)

  • Sichelmond (medium)

  • Jazzkantine (advanced)

  • Fettes Brot (more advanced)

  • Herbert Groenemeyer (very advanced)

May 11, 2019

Rammstein may have simple texts, but they are full of innuendo and double meanings.

May 12, 2019

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, in case you like Metal. :)

May 11, 2019

Definitely not my favorite but real classics with a clear voice that everybody beyond the age of 40 knows: Udo Juergens ;-)

May 11, 2019

I am not a german speaker, but there is a childrens song about a crocodile called schnuppy that is great just for a fun listen.

May 12, 2019

Just naming a couple off the top of my head (not necesarily all my favorites): Silbermond, Madsen, Juli, Rosenstolz, Die Ärzte, Die Toten Hosen, Feine Sahne Fischfilet

May 11, 2019

try german ww1 or ww2 songs, they are jolly and most have the lyrics listed in german already ,

May 11, 2019

Schandmaul is pretty awesome. In Extremo has some decent song here and there also.

May 11, 2019

Ich mag FAUN (Federkleid), Silbermond (B96) und Elif (Doppelleben).


May 11, 2019

Just German are specifically teutophone stuff? I will assume teutophone.

The other day I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the First Act of Wagner's Rienzi. Probably for it being the most Italian opera by the most German composer ever.

I also like Pilgrim's Chorus and Ride of the Valkyries of course but you so rarely hear the sung version of that one.

France Gall had a wonderful German period with songs like "Ein Bisschen Goethe", "Hippie Hippie", "Das schonn Era der Pianoplayer" and "Zwei appelsimen im Har".

I also like the songs "Das eine kuken piept", The Sailor Moon German theme song (it's different plus don't forget "Kampfe Sailor Moon) and "Tanz mit mir" by Faun.

I also enjoy soundtrack songs dubbed into German, it's just wonderful to have "Part of your world" in German plus the Theme songs to both Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Sonic Underground just work better in the language.

And of course "Rise like a Phoenix" which of course has a German version too.

May 16, 2019

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