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The Very Best Songs about Berlin, Germany

Discover the very best songs about Berlin, Germany. Whether you’re traveling there tomorrow or stuck in a Cold War reverie, we have your back. From David Bowie to Pink Floyd, from the Ramones to Leonard Cohen, from Marlene Dietrich to Nena, we’ve gathered the very best songs about Berlin, Germany in one place. Start with our top ten songs about Berlin, and then explore by genre – including new wave and punk, rock, alternative, electronic, pop, standards and even a few singer/songwriter tunes. And there are quite a few songs about a Wall, both before and after it fell down. You’ll find all the best songs about Berlin, Germany right here.

Top 10 songs about Berlin, Germany

  1. Holidays In The Sun – The Sex Pistols (iTunes | Amazon) Singer John Lyndon said he loved the excitement of enclosed Berlin, “The communists looked in on the circus atmosphere of West Berlin, which never went to sleep, and that would be their impression of the West”
  2. Another Brick In The Wall, Pt. 2 – Pink Floyd (iTunes | Amazon) Not originally written about Berlin, the anti-oppression became a natural euphemism for the Communists in the 80s. It was capped off in 1990 with a live performance at the Berlin Wall
  3. 99 Luftballons – Nena (iTunes | Amazon) German band’s 1983 protest song hypothesizes about World War III beginning as the result of 99 innocent balloons drifting into enemy airspace and confusing all radars. See below for Nena’s 1984 English cover
  4. Dancing On The (Berlin) Wall – David Lanz (iTunes | Amazon) Tune from a 1990 classical composer is fraught with tension and infused with pomp, fitting the pending changing of the guard or a stroll by the Brandenburg Gate
  5. Wind Of Change – The Scorpions (iTunes | Amazon) 1990 English power ballad from German heavy metal band celebrated Glasnost in the USSR and the ending of Eastern Bloc Communist nations harkening the then-emerging end of the Cold War
  6. Berlin – Brazilian Girls (iTunes | Amazon) This raucous but musical track both celebrates and spoofs old school Berlin as well casting a love note to its resilient and cultural modern counterpart
  7. Bei Mir Bist Du Schön – Ella Fitzgerald (iTunes | Amazon) Subversive American hit, originally recorded in 1937 by another artist, was a German-ified translation from a 1932 Yiddish musical. The jazzy version was also a big hit in Nazi Germany until its Jewish origins became known
  8. Kernkraft 400 (Sport Chant Stadium) – Zombie Nation (iTunes | Amazon) Because this list needs some German Techno that everyone didn’t know that they know. “Now is ze time on Sprockets vhen ve dance”
  9. Berlin Hi-Fi – Botanica (iTunes | Amazon) This 2006 track has been called “The most overtly 90’s style indie rock song they’ve done to date… a joyous shout-out to Berlin”
  10. Berlin – Lou Reed (iTunes | Amazon) Reed’s classically dark and moody song introduced a concept album about two junkies in love, living in Berlin

Want more of the best songs about Berlin, Germany? Check our list below for more favorites, standbys, classics, and a few oddball selections. No matter your musical taste, you can find a sound you like among the best songs about Berlin. Like us on Facebook or check out more top 10 songs for other great cities and destinations.

More Songs About Berlin, Germany

NEW WAVE & PUNK SONGS ABOUT BERLIN

ROCK SONGS ABOUT BERLIN

ALTERNATIVE SONGS ABOUT BERLIN

ELECTRONIC SONGS ABOUT BERLIN

POP SONGS ABOUT BERLIN

STANDARD SONGS ABOUT BERLIN

SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS ABOUT BERLIN

HOLIDAY & CHRISTMAS SONGS ABOUT BERLIN

SUGGEST SONGS ABOUT BERLIN, GERMANY

Is there a great, good, or not half-bad song about Berlin or that takes place in Berlin that we missed? Drop us a line and let us know your favorite songs about Berlin, Germany.

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