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7 songs to make your German lover swoon on Valentine's
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7 songs to make your German lover swoon on Valentine's

The Local · 10 Feb 2016, 15:04

Published: 10 Feb 2016 15:04 GMT+01:00

Matthias Reim - Verdammt ich Lieb dich (Damn it I love you)

The great 80s pop singer Matthias Reim sung of his conflicted feelings for an ex-lover in this moving ballad. But if the video is anything to go by, it all had a happy end.

Serenade your German mistress with the lines “Verdammt ich liebe dich/ ich lieb dich nicht/ Verdammt ich brauch dich/ ich brauch dich nicht/ Verdammt ich will dich/ ich will dich nicht verlieren” and you’re sure to make them weak at the knees.

Do it wearing a leather jacket and sporting a luscious Vokuhila (mullet) and you'll shoot 'em dead.

Blümchen - Herz an Herz (heart to heart)

This classic from 1995 is a world in which people only date through their computers and is perfect for all those millennial romances.

With charmingly literal translations from German into English, it tells the story of Jimmy and Patsy who met “in the internet” not knowing that they live “wall to wall.”

Before Blümchen technofied it, the song was a 1985 hit for Paso Doble. So if you're into a more toned down, thoughtful version, look to the original for inspiration.

Pur - Abenteuerland (adventureland)

This is the story of breaking out from the shackles you’ve been bound with in your day-to-day and seeing the world anew again.

Offer to lead that über-rational German on a trip to adventureland where “the cost of entrance is reason” and he’ll be shedding those rimless glasses and well cut jackets as fast as you can say Schlager.

Nina Hagen - Heiß

If you want to be a little more direct, try screaming out the chorus of this raucous ditty.

Mir ist heiß/ ich bin Heiß/ Ach, warum sind denn nicht alle so heiss? (I’m hot/ I’m horny/ Why isn’t everyone so horny?’)

Not only will it leave absolutely no doubt about your intentions, it’ll also prove you know how to use the dative case to talk about your body temperature and the nominative for your level of arousal - if that doesn't turn on a German we don't know what will.

Modern Talking - You’re my heart, you’re my soul

The duo of Thomas Anders and Dieter Bohlen were together as Modern Talking for a brief but euphoric spree of mulleted, bejewelled, synthetic coated gloriousness in the mid-80s, producing some of the most successful pop in Germany history.

'You’re my heart, you’re my soul' is not only their most successful, but also their most gushing ballad.

Bohlen has gone on to mentor many a new German pop star we've never heard of on Deutschland sucht den Superstar, but is yet to find one who can match the quality of song like 'Cherie, Cherie Lady' and 'Brother Louie.'

Herbert Grönemeyer - Halt mich

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Wärm mich an deiner Stimme/ leg mich zu Ruhe in deinem Arm/ halt mich, nur ein bisschen/ bis ich schlafen kann. (Warm we with your voice/ calm me in your arm/ hold me just a little/ till I can sleep)

In his prime the great Gröner the Crooner knew how to please the ladies - if the apple of your eye is a Hausfrau in her fifties, this is the song to enchant her with.

Helene Fischer - Atemlos durch die Nacht (Breathless through the night)

What list of German love songs could be complete without a ballad from the queen of German pop herself?

Who else but the most captivating Russian import since the Berlin wall could have come up with the lyric “I close my eyes, get rid of every taboo/ a kiss on the skin, like a love tattoo”?

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