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Musik für die "GAS Tour"

For the last RS three tours I've taken, I've asked here for country-specific music suggestions, and I've gotten some terrific responses. Now I need some ideas for a GAS-tour playlist. Here's what I have so far: 99 Luftballons – Nena Dschinghis Khan – Dschinghis Khan Volle Lotte! – Rodgau Monotones SchönSchönSchön – Nena Mit Bayern auf Du und Du – Oktoberfest Players Satellite – Lena Untersberg Ländler – Schrammel-Ensemble Alfons Bauer Rock Me Amadeus – Falco Second Waltz – Andre Rieu Surchabis Liedli – Jodelduett Käthi und Ernst Gyger
La Valse Suisse – Orchester Frederic Charles As you can see, it's a mix of '80s cheese, Eurovision cheese (I really like cheese), and some recommendations I got for the BOE tour. I do tend to go for kitsch, but I'm interested in any music that relates to Germany, Austria and/or Switzerland, ranging from traditional songs to modern pop/rock. Thanks for your suggestions!

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Kraftwerk freaks me out, but Hansi Hinterseer looks like a one-man cheese-fest, so I'll definitely be checking him out. :) Ah, Colonel Klink!

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Here are a few: Live is Life by Opus - I've never heard this song played in the U.S. but on a vacation in Greece in the 80's I heard this song multiple times everyday. They are an Austrian group. Ne partez pas sans moi by Celine Dion - This was a Eurovision winner for Switzerland Irgendwie, irgendwo, irgendwann by Nena - There is also an English version by Nena and Kim Wilde Wind of Change by The Scorpions Lots of classical music, but a few suggestions: - Shubert - An die Musik or Der Tod und das Mädchen or Ave Maria - Mozart - Eine kleine Nachtmusik - Pachelbel - Canon in D - Mendelssohn - Overture from A Midsummer Night's Dream - Orff - O Fortuna from Carmina Burana -Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre
- Strauss - the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz And of course, Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven -Something by the Vienna Boys Choir Not European, but on the theme - The Sound of Music soundtrack

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Ah, yes, the Sound of Music. When you're in Salzburg you can walk through the Mirabell Gardens (or dance through) with Do Re Mi playing. Well, you said you didn't mind cheese.

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"Ich bin wie du" - Marriane Rosenberg "Der fröliche Wanderer"- the original Obernkirchen Children's Choir version. It's actually kind of sad. "Verdammt, ich lieb dich:- Matthias Reim "Du" - Peter Maffay "Schön ist es auf der Welt zu sein"- Roy Black and Anita "

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Teresa, Lots of good suggestions so far on music from Germany and Austria, but I'm not sure there's anything unique to Switzerland. When I was last in Appenzell, I attended a concert with a local band called Quartett Laseyer, and their music seemed to be very traditional. One track in particular was quite lively, and I ended up buying a CD. Have a look at Their Website and have a listen to a clip of the song "Appezöllelebe" (on the "Heirigs" album). Unfortunately, they don't appear to be listed on iTunes, so not sure how you'd obtain any songs unless you bought the album from Amazon. I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time on the GAS tour! Happy travels!

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If you want some cheese, don't forget some Udo Jurgens. Also blasting Udo is a great way to make friends with older women, lol. But if you want to be REALLY authentic to German tastes, you'll have to include "Sweet Caroline" and "Country Roads". Those are two songs I hear at every fest and traditional bar and bierbike.

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BTW, cheesy music in Germany (and Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, and Scandinavia) = "Schlager" music. In Germany, the regional ADR (ADR is to Germany as BBC is to the UK) affliliates each have a radio station devoted to Schlager. It's usually channel 4- SWR4 in Baden-Würtemberg and Rheinland-Pfaltz, HR4 in Hessen, WDR4 in Nordrhein-Westfalen, etc. Most of them have webcasts, so you can get some ideas before your trip.

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You definitely need from "Ich + Ich" the songs: - So soll es sein so kann es bleiben - Universum www.ich-und-ich.de From "Unheilig" you need: - Geboren um zu leben
- Lichter der Stadt www.unheilig.com From Tim Bendzko you must have: - Nur noch kurz die Welt retten And how could you have possibly survived until today without the song "Viva Colonia" from the "Höhner"??

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I'm LOVING these suggestions and can't wait to get home to mess around on iTunes. I've seen "Schlager" on iTunes before and wondered what it was; now I know it's exactly what I'm looking for! Keep 'em coming! (Also, Sprockets: hee!)

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A couple of good traditional songs are: "Kein Schöner Land" and "Wenn ich ein Vöglein wär"

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Swiss(themed) cheese, "Heidi" by Gitti and Erika. I think they're German, though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEZO7_Gn2DA Generalized Alpine cheese, Oech's die Dritten "Volksmusik ist international": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcFQhk6a6IQ&feature=related The single greatest drinking song ever written, "In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxHelCzB1QI I'm looking for a good link that does justice to the ultimate in 80s Austrian cheese, DÖF's "Codo", but I can't find one. You mentioned "Satellite". I wasn't too crazy about the winning version in 2010 (why does Lena sing with a bad Cockney accent?), but I LOVED the version that opened Eurovision last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFzLp-c25XY&feature=related Awesome!

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Also, the Beatles made German versions of two of their songs: "Komm gib mir deine Hand" (from "I want to hold your hand") and "Sie liebt dich" (She loves you) Auletta is a German band with some catchy tunes. I like "Meine Stadt" and "Herz von Herz."

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You could just go with tunes from the current German Top 40, but you would end up with the same stuff we have here – Linkin Park, Gotye, and Snoop Dog (what...you mean Germans listen to Snoop Dog?!?)

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Good lord! How have I managed to live to the age of mumble mumble without being exposed to DJ Oetze?! Isn't YouTube a fabulous tool? Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions. As someone suggested -- and because what playlist can't be improved by it? -- I added Sweet Caroline. As for Viva Colonia, I started listening to it and realized I know it, but as Viva Hollandia. (I added it anyway.) So, thanks again, all. Now I have to go sort through all of these and figure out just how much of my money iTunes will be getting today. :)

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Who cares if Germans and Austrians don't know The Sound of Music? It's an American musical made for American audiences. I'm pretty sure the city of Salzburg and anyone else there making money from SOM tourism certainly knows what it is. :) And the point to your reply below is??? If it's a global smash hit, what's the problem with Germans and Austrians, then? Maybe you're suggesting they're just ignorant?

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Teresa, Another recommendation for your Schlager collection...Margot Eskens, lovely voice from the late '50s and early 1960s. ...the son of Linz, Austria." That's inaccurate history. He called Linz his first city. He wasn't from there nor was he born there. That was in Braunau am Inn, ie., the Austrian side of the river. Listen to his accent you would know he was from the Austrian side.

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They're not cheesy, but some of my favorite songs in German: Geile Zeit by Juli Fuer Dich - Yvonne Catterfeld Sie mit mir - Le Chant These are cheesy: Maenner sind Schweine - Die Aertze
Freunde - Pur

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Hey, Je, would you like to give us a break on all the hitler stuff? This is a light-hearted forum, for people that are simply interested in listening to some music. You seem to have some kind of weird agenda, that doesn't really belong on the Helpline.

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I am glad to see that wikipedia relies on the works of I. Kershaw and Richard Evans.