January 21, 2016


So why does Major Tom and 99 Red Balloons sound so much better in German than in English? These are the types of questions that keep me awake at night.


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  • LydiaR

    I prefer the English version of Major Tom (Coming Home) and the German version of 99 Luftballons, but I think that’s probably because those are the versions I heard first. This is the first I’ve ever heard the German Major Tom, and it just sounded weird to me. The English version of 99 Luftballons has never appealed to me, either.

    I aspire to be able to sing 99 Luftballons in the original German at a karaoke night, someday. My pronunciation is good, but my enunciation is not up to proper speed yet. Working on it!