Thursday, 30 April 2015

A to Z of the 80s - N is for 99 Problems

...But N Ain't One
by Jo Michelmore

Because this is the easiest letter I will ever write about; N. Performed by Nena, called 99 Luftballoons. The symmetry is beyond belief. Here, my friends, is the best pop song

not just of the 80s

not just starting with N

not just because it's from Europe

not just because it sounds like a pop song about balloons but like all the best pop songs has a hidden meaning...

...but it, quite simply, is the best pop song, ever written*.

I, like East Germany at the time it was written in 1983, will accept no argument.

Das Ende.

*In German. 

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