Top Ten German Language Songs You Desperately Need for Your Dance Party Playlist

Usually, I do everything to convince foreigners that German language music is not just static and stomping, or traditional Volksmusik from the mountain villages - these lessons usually end up with me giving the person I'm talking to the combined albums of Herbert Grönemeyer's "4630 Bochum", Die Toten Hosen's "Ein kleines Bisschen Horrorschau" and Xavier Naidoo's "Nicht von dieser Welt" as home exercises. Not only because this holy trinity consists of some of the best albums in the German music landscape, but also because they show musical styles that the German language territories usually aren't associated with, yet all three albums are highly regarded and popular, and give a much better impression of what our music scenes sound like. I hope the Swiss and my fellow Austrians forgive me that I only chose German albums.

I'd advise you to listen to these three records carefully and dig deep into the musical soundscapes of a classic 80s singer-songwriter pop record, an epic punk concept album and a modern day soul songbook before taking a closer listen to this list.

Mostly because this list will fully give in to each and every stereotype: party, party and more party! The techno bass drums kick their way into your body and soul, the synthesizer melodies loop and loop, the choruses as plain as catchy and often the phrases mimic strict commands. For those few sad beings who don't view raves as the ultimate peak of party lives, we also got something for you: glorious pop anthems with infectious rhythms and disco jams that will get you on the edge of your seat.
These are German language songs you are in desperate need of for your dance party playlist!

(Local dialects, slang and bilingual songs count as German as well)
The Top Ten
1 Eins zwei Polizei - Mo-Do

All of the songs I originally added to the list were hit songs that are or were well-known in at least one German-speaking country, but that doesn't mean you can't add completely unknown tracks as well.

I may add some myself later on.

2 Oida Taunz! - Trackshittaz

This is an Upper Austrian dialect of German that will most likely not be perfectly understood outside of Austria, but it is German.

3 Lass uns tanzen - Scooter
4 Herz an Herz - Blümchen
5 Du hast den schönsten Arsch der Welt - Alex C & Yass
6 Ich will immer wieder... dieses Fieber spür'n - Helene Fischer

If only everything by Helene Fischer sounded like this. This is well-composed, has an extremely "big" chorus, and is impossible not to fill you up with life.

The song itself is about her desire to have her lover spend more time with her, culminating in a passionate chorus. This is the most you can get out of schlager.

7 Doggy - Katja Krasavice
8 Moskau - Dschinghis Khan
9 Bück Dich - Rammstein

It's pretty heavy for a party track, but the stomping bass drum is more than suitable for an ecstatic rave. Especially if set in a gay club.

10 Das geht ab (Wir feiern die ganze Nacht) - Frauenarzt & Manny Marc
The Contenders
11 Du Hast - Rammstein
12 3 Tage Wach - Lützenkirchen
13 Dschinghis Khan - Dschinghis Khan
14 Reise Durch Die Zeit - Blümchen
15 Engel Der Nacht - Blümchen
16 Atemlos Durch Die Nacht (Bassflow Main Radio/Video Mix) - Helene Fischer

This is actually the famous and best-known version of the song. This remix was used in the music video, is performed live, and is the one heard on the radio.

The actual album version (from her twelve-times platinum-certified record "Farbenspiel") isn't really heard often and is also not as infectious in its beat.

17 Dicke Lippen - Katja Krasavice
18 Nein, Mann! - Laserkraft 3D
19 Doktorspiele - Alex C & Yass
20 Guuugarutz - Trackshittaz
21 Was Kostet Der Fisch? (How Much is the Fish?) - K.I.Z.
22 Disco Pogo - Die Atzen
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