Best German Songs of All Time

Germany has produced some of the most renowned composers, singers and bands over the years, which isn't surprising as the country is the largest music market in Europe, and third largest in the world. Now it's time to show some love to our favorite German artists and decide which German songs are the best. (I do want to note that a song does not have to be sung in German to be eligable for this list, what matters is that the artist is from Germany).
The Top Ten
1 Über den Wolken - Reinhard Mey
2 Ein Lied kann eine Brücke sein - Joy Fleming
3 Beim Schlafengehen - Richard Strauss
4 König in Thule - Carl Friedrich Zelter
5 Mensch - Herbert Grönemeyer
6 Ich weiß, es wird einmal ein Wunder gescheh`n - Zarah Leander & Ufa Tonfilm Orchester
7 Mein Freund, der Baum - Alexandra
8 Hojotoho! - Richard Wagner
9 Das wird ein Frühling ohne Ende - Ilse Werner
10 Symphony No. 5 - Beethoven

Beethoven is widely regarded as the greatest composer of all time so it should come as no surprise that he is on this list. Symphony No. 5 is considered to be one of his best creations. Odds are you've already heard the first part of this symphony before.

Obviously a very important piece of music history, I've never listened to much classical music, but I've definitely heard this before.

The Contenders
11 Der Weg - Herbert Grönemeyer
12 Ode to Joy - Ludwig Van Beethoven
13 Jägerchor - Carl Maria von Weber
14 O Fortuna - Carl Orff
15 Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin - Richard Wagner
16 Forever Young - Alphaville
17 Wind of Change - Scorpions

Scorpions are regarded as the most succesful German rock band, and with good reason as their songs simply rock. This song was about the fall of the Soviet Union, which is the change the song refers to in the title. When the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989, the song became the unofficial anthem for the German Reunification. So not only is it a good song, but it's an important song as well.

18 Ich bereue nichts - Silbermond
19 Demo (Letzter Tag) - Herbert Grönemeyer
20 Abenteuerland - Pur
21 Hungarian Dance No. 5 - Johannes Brahms

Another one of the greatest composers of all time, Johannes Brahms was especially influenced by classical composers such as Mozart and Haydn, among many others. Hungarian Dance No. 5 is one of his most popular and loved compositions. Brahms' Hungarian Dances are among the most popular compositions of light classical music.

22 Pilgerchor from Tannhäuser - Richard Wagner
23 Wo Rauch ist, ist auch Feuer - Null Positiv
24 I Want Out - Helloween

I Want Out is one of Helloween's most famous songs, written by then guitarist Kai Hansen. The song was about him actually wanting to leave the band, which he eventually did. The lyrics also resonate a lot with people as many people in their lives "want out" of something, whether it's something in their life or what society and the people around them dictate.

I love this song so much

25 Die Flut - Joachim Witt
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