Thursday

95. Wind of change (Scorpions/BPO)

German metalheads Scorpions (image credit unknown) have often skated along the thin line between great and cheesy. Sometimes they went completely overboard, both in their music and in their notorious album covers. Sometimes they came close to greatness, especially in their 1990 anthem Wind of change, inspired by the impending fall of communism. Even better than the well-known original is their remake of ten years later. The combination of hard rock and symphony orchestra has been tried more often, but the Scorpions cooperation with the world renowned Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra on the 2000 album Moments of glory is probably the best of all. It is not surprising that especially Wind of change gets a tremendous boost by the symphonic support. A beautiful version.

Other songs by this act that would have qualified: not applicable.

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