Language REFRESH 101: Week Two

by Corey · 5 comments

Udo Lindenberg

I definitely am not much of an Udo Lindenberg fan but here is a song of his that we listened to this week: Horizont

Wir sind Helden

We were so excited to come across the band Wir sind Helden recently!  It looks like they have been around for a while but being that we live outside the country, we are definitely out of the loop!  Here is a song we listened to a lot this week: Zeit Heilt Alle Wunden (here with lyrics).

And here is another one from Wir sind Helden:

I found this one by them on YouTube while searching for more of their songs: Endlich ein Grund zur Panik (I can’t embed it here so you’ll have to watch it on the YouTube site). Watch it, what a crack up!

Do You Remember This One?

How about finishing off with some fun? Here is a walk down memory lane (gosh, it is hilarious to think back on how much we enjoyed this song!).

Do you remember Falco? Who could forget Rock Me Amadeus:

That’s pretty much all we did this week. Please add your music favorites (German or any other culture/language) in the comments below or in the Multilingual Living Forum Language REFRESH 101 section! There are so many of us who would love to learn what your favorites are!

Each week my children and I will share our experiences strengthening German (one of my children’s first languages and my second language) in our Language REFRESH 101 posts and videos. Come join us by signing up at the Multilingual Living Forum to refresh any language!

If you are interested in learning a brand new language, check out our Language Challenge 101 posts and then head over to the Bilingual Families Perth site to join their Language Challenge 101 which is taking place right now!

Corey Heller is the founder of Multilingual Living and the Editor-In-Chief/Publisher of Multilingual Living Magazine. Multilingual Living is the place where she shares her knowledge about raising multilingual and multicultural children. Corey, an American, and her German husband live in Seattle where they raise and homeschool their three children, ages 15, 14 and 12, in German and English.

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1 Krista Grothoff March 11, 2011 at 12:27 am

Did you know that Nena, now a grandmother, now does German children’s music as well? I’m buying the mp3’s off of Amazon because she does a lot of typical children’s songs in a way I can enjoy listening to. (The previous recordings we’ve gotten have been either of terrible quality or sung by this woman who sounds like she’s had a 100-pack-a-day habit for 100 years 😉


2 cartside March 11, 2011 at 1:11 am

now that was a trip down memory lane! Thanks for sharing!


3 Kate March 11, 2011 at 7:19 am

That is too funny! We did the same thing this week! I decided to add a little dancing to our daily routine. And since it fell during our German part of the day, of course I had to play German music. My 15-month-old son was not impressed by all of my random German music and would turn off the stereo if he didn’t like a song! In particular, he was not a fan of Die fantastichen Vier … but then, German hip-hop is not exactly kid-friendly 🙂 He did like some of my newer discoveries (new to me, anyway), like Ina Müler (“Mark”), Montag (“Ich, du, er, sie, es”), and Ganz Schön Feist (“König von Deutschland”). So he clapped for those songs 🙂

My German music collection is quite random and somewhat limited, so I’ll definitely check out your recommendations, Corey. And I’m excited to hear what Nena is doing in children’s music! Keep the tips coming!


4 Thea March 11, 2011 at 11:16 am

We’ve outgrown much of the kids music we usually listen too (Nena, Rolf Z., Detlev Jöcker, Donikkl, Sternschnuppe, etc.). DH listens to Bayern 3 at work so he comes home with a few good ones:

Juli – die perfeckte Welle is a winner by us.


5 Amanda Kendle April 11, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Oh, I’m such a big fan of Über den Wolken!!!! I always put it on repeat in my car (it’s also on a mix-CD made by my husband when we first met!).
I must look up Nena’s children’s music too for my little boy.


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