Nena-99 Luftballons new version (2013)

Posted on January 01, 1970

Nena - 99 Red Balloons That is 99 red balloons to us who speak the Queen’s English. Another 1 hit wonder, well as far as the UK is concerned, this time from the 80’s which was reborn with this new version in 2009. 99 Luftballons
doesn’t translate directly to 99 red balloons however, it didn’t really work in English so the red was thrown in to help things out a bit.

Have to say Nena still looks in pretty good shape given around 26 years have drifted by since the original was released way back in 1983. Nena is not strictly a one hit wonder artist as she has been around for a long time and has managed a series of hits over her time as a singer and pop artist. Not in the UK however but rather in the Netherlands, Austria, and Germany with some success in Switzerland. The band ‘Nena’ split up in 1987 and Neno the solo artist has gone it alone since then. The English speaking world never really took to any of her other releases, hence the ‘one hit wonder label’, but I should point out that she has had platinum releases and big success in the Germanic regions of the world plus this track went to number 2 in the States, at least the English version did.

Anyway its a pretty good little ditty and the video below released in 2013 is a lot more interesting than the original one from the 80’s and it’s in German.

99 Luftballons

1. 99 Red Balloons
2. Hangin’ on You
3. Just a Dream
4. Let Me Be Your Pirate
5. Kino
6. Das Land der Elefanten
7. Leuchtturm
8. Rette Mich
9. Uner Kannt Durch’s Marchenland
10. 99 Luftballons