An English-language version titled " 99 Red Balloons ", with lyrics by Kevin McAlea , was also released on the album 99 Luftballons in after widespread success of the original in Europe and Japan. The English version is not a direct translation of the German original and contains lyrics with a somewhat different meaning. As he watched them move toward the horizon, he noticed them shifting and changing shapes, where they looked like strange spacecraft referred to in the German lyrics as a " UFO ". He thought about what might happen if they floated over the Berlin Wall to the Soviet sector. Also cited by the band was a newspaper article from the Las Vegas Review-Journal about five local high school students in who played a prank to simulate a UFO by launching 99 one was lost from the original aluminized Mylar balloons attached with ribbons to a traffic flare. The red flame from the flare reflected by the balloons gave the appearance of a large pulsating red object floating over Red Rock Canyon outside the Las Vegas Valley in Nevada. The lyrics of the original German version tell a story: 99 balloons are set free and are mistaken for UFOs, causing a general to send pilots to investigate. Finding nothing but balloons, the pilots put on a large show of fire power.
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You may have heard the s pop song "99 Red Balloons," but you may not know that it was originally a German tune. The German pop singer and group, Nena, released the international hit song in and the English version a year later. Nena was the stage name of the group's lead singer Gabriele Susanne Kerner as well as the group itself. Though Nena the band and singer had a few hits after this song, "99 Luftballons" was by far its most significant success and remains a favorite in both languages. Karges had attended a Rolling Stones concert in in what was then West Berlin, where that band released hundreds of helium-filled balloons. After the massive hit, whose English-language version reached No. The group broke up in Karges never joined another band and passed away in Germany at age Fahrenkrog-Petersen moved to New York, formed another band, worked with the American punk group The Plasmatics and wrote several Hollywood movie soundtracks. Kerner made a comeback in when she released a new album that returned her to the spotlight.
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