German Music – Schlager Singers

When I moved to Germany I didn’t really think that they had their own music. Of course they have music that is sung in German but do they have their own special distinctive sound? Well, I’m happy to tell you…there is such a thing! This is called, Schlager (Shh-Lag-Err) Music. I’ve asked a few people to explain to me what this is and the best way I can explain it is, “German Party Music.” It’s basically Barney on crack. Seriously.

The Schlager music is usually upbeat happy music talking about Love, Puppies, and Rainbows. True Story. To me, however, it seems like 70’s music with overwhelming smiles. Lots of keyboard effects maybe that makes it more like the 80’s even! But I’ll let you be the judge for yourself. Here are a few Schalger Singers that are pretty popular here. These songs are not normally played on the radio but they are known by the Germans since these songs are played at festivals and things. Now of course they have yodeling as well…one of my favorites is the song, “We are a Yodel Family.” Check it out..but then back to the Schlager stuff!

Back in the 60’s there was a tv show made around a boy who could sing these type of songs very well. Let’s start with Heintje.

Then we have the very popular Andrea Berg. She’s been around quite a while and has found herself as a guest judge on Deutschlands Superstar (basically German Idol.)

Here is the newest addition to the Schlager Singer world. She is in her 20’s and her beauty pulls at the heartstrings of all the men around these parts! Introducing, Helene Fischer

And my all time favorite…CHEESY CHEESY Fantasy. I’ll leave this for you to think about.

And of course the winner of Deutschland’s Superstar with her winning Schlager Song. Beatrice Egli

What do you think of it? How would you explain this type of music?

Until next time, Readers!!!! xoxoxoxo

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 10

Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad

Ahh….only 20 more days to go. This is starting to get on my nerves, no joke! I’m walking around and concerned that I won’t have enough time to write my day blog. A challenge I refuse to fail! So I’ve been trying to get myself ahead of the game here and write one or two a day in advance when I have inspiration. Or at the very least start it!

A quick update: Are garden/yard is very much underway and only after 3 days in and it’s going very fast! Also, as you may know the houses here are built close to one another. Currently on the side of the house with all the action is next to a piece of land, owned by someone, but no house. The old hags that own it are ruthless. Every week they meticulously place grass and what have you in certain places to make the grass look perfect. Once Harley had pooped in their yard (yes…I let him) and the next day or so there were signs up in this yard saying that this was not a dog’s toilet and to stop or they will call the police. Interesting. So…This is the ONLY way to get into our back yard with the giant machines they are using and what not so we had to use their yard. Just a reminder: THERE IS NO HOUSE. It’s just a piece of land for nothing!!!!  He showed up yesterday and let us have it! lol. I went storming outside, slamming doors, and half letting Harley run out and knock the dude over. I rolled my eyes and put my hands on my hips and said things in English that everyone is probably better off not understanding. All is ok, as long as we put their yard back to tip top shape afterwards. Remind me to bring them homemade jam with a taste of arsenic in it.

Moving on, Here we are with today’s topic! Cheers!

Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad

When I’m Happy……

Ida Corr – Let me think about it 

Stromae – Alors on danse

Medina – Gutter

Coldplay – Viva la Vida

Incubus – Just A Phase

Dave Matthews Band – You & Me

Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition

…and anything catchy that I can shake my ass too. Usually, getting ready to go out and I like the dance music to get me going!

When I’m Sad……

This is hard because I listen to sad and slow music all the time no matter what mood I’m in. I like haunting melodies and melancholy lyrics.

Dave Matthews – Sister

The Other Lives – Black Tables

Acceptance – Different (Acoustic version)

Adele – Turning Tables

Coldplay – See You Soon + Fix You

Eva Cassidy – Time After Time + Somewhere Over the Rainbow

The Album Leaf – Streamside

Amos Lee – Kid

Ray Lamontagne – Barfly

Sara Bareilles – Gravity

Billy Joel – Lullabye

When I’m Bored……..

When I’m bored, I don’t listen to music…I get bored and check out facebook. lol. Thats the truth people. SORRY!

When I’m Mad…….

Incubus – Megalomaniac

Brandon Flowers – Crossfire

Citizen Cope – Let The Drummer Kick

Colbie Caillat – I Won’t

Stateless – Bloodstream

David Ryan Harris – Strong Enough

I strongly encourage you all to look up these songs – YouTube it or what not – if you haven’t heard them yet. I love them all! Incredible artists.

Until next time, readers!!! xoxoxoxoxo