Music for a Sunday: Selbstverständlich zum Mauerfall

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. What better song to commemorate it than this one, which celebrates the Russian glasnost (openness) that helped bring it all about?

Incidentally, this is also the top-selling song ever written by Germans. Klaus Meine, the song’s author and lead singer of the Scorpions, has also performed it with a children’s choir…

…and Morten Harket, of the Norwegian pop group A-ha…

…and even the famous opera tenor, José Carreras:

And finally, if you’re so inclined, you can see him here, talking about the song’s origins on the DW program, Euromaxx. (Sorry, video doesn’t embed.)

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