Searching for a Cold War Soundtrack
August 5, 2008 6:46 PM Subscribe
I am looking to make a music playlist that recaptures that '89 cold war, fall of communism feel. Think Scorpions - Wind of Change.
posted by DOUBLE A SIDE to media & arts (23 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I'm living in Eastern Europe for the first time, a whole bunch of friends and family are coming over for a special occasion and I really want to create a playlist for a night of drinking in an old communist apartment. I'm not so interested in traditional folk music or patriotic songs...but popular music with subject matter relating to the cold war or the fall of communism (or Russia and Eastern Europe in general). I don't mind how cheesy they are and the song doesn't necessarily have to be western.
Scorpions - Wind of Change
Elton John - Nikita
David Hasselhoff - I'm Looking for Freedom
Leonard Cohen - First We Take Manhatten [for the Berlin mention]
Nena - 99 Luftballons
Not Interested in:
The Beatles - Back in the U.S.S.R
Novelty songs - e.g anything by Weird Al
There were these nuclear songs previously
, but maybe a bit too nucleary for me.