Thursday

74. Stimmen im Wind (Juliane Werding)

For a long time, this was the only German song in my list of favourite songs. Juliane Werding (image credit) started out in the early seventies as a Schlager (middle of the road style German song) singer, scoring hits with German versions of originals by artists like Dylan and Baez. Gradually, she moved away from this, concentrating more and more on writing her own songs. This culminated in the beautiful Stimmen im Wind (Voices in the wind), which although a major hit in Germany (it even became the record of the year in 1986) should no longer be regarded as a mere Schlager. The lyrics are particularly moving: a woman still talks to her deceased husband, including such lines as "Menschen die sich lieben sterben nie" (People who love one another will never die).

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

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