Language – German
Translation – 99 balloons (I suppose they would have to have to be ‘rote’ to be red balloons, but hey, what do I know…)
Imagine if a nuclear apocalypse was started just by a boy letting loose a load of balloons? Well, Nena (and her band) beat you to it. This song is the sound of my youth.
Interestingly, while this original German version got to number 1 in the music charts of most European countries, it only got to 23 in Poland.