Listening songs is the best way to learn a new language. While you are studying, cooking, walking you can wear your headphones and enjoy to multitask with practicing the language you want to learn.
With this article, you will not only find 5 songs to practice German, but also add some new songs to your playlist!
1. Nena – 99 Luftballons
The West German song tells the story of how 99 air balloons floating towards the horizon is mistaken as a threat and are shot down, leading to a 99-year war, which leaves all sides in ruins. The song was released in 1983 and achieved worldwide success.
It is a pretty catchy song and you are probably familiar with its melody. You can also see almost every German at any age singing this song at the parties.
2. Rammstein – Ich Will
Is there any person on earth that doesn’t know “Ich Will” from Rammstein? With its simple and repeated lyrics, it is easy to memorize the words quickly.
3. Helene Fischer – Atemlos Durch die Nacht
Helena Fischer is one of the most famous artists in Germany. And “Atemlos Durch die Nacht” happens to be the most successful song in German history. It’s the definition of Euro-pop and extremely catchy so will be a real Ohrwurm (ear worm).
4. Pur – Funkelperlenaugen
Pur is a German classic. This is not only a great song to learn German, but also a great love song. If you like to hear old songs, you shoud definetaly give this song a chance.
5. Fettes Brot – An Tagen Wie Diesen
If you translate the name of this band, it is literally the thick bread. But their songs are not as funny as their name… An Tagen Wie Diesen is a rap song that is about world problems, such as wars, hunger, children. During that you learn about what happens in the world, you can also learn some important German words.