Kevin McAlea wrote this version, titled "99 Red Balloons" on an envelope, which he claims to still havewhich has a more satirical tone than the original. The English version is 99 red balloons a direct translation of the German but contains a somewhat different set of lyrics.
Nena recorded "99 Red Balloons" despite their dissatisfaction with the lyrics, which they expressed in numerous magazine interviews in They, as with many of their fans, felt that the English rendition was not true to the meaning of its German original.
The song came rec a period of escalating rhetoric and strategic 99 red balloons between the United States and the Soviet Union in 99 red balloons Cold War. In particular, its international chart success followed the United States deployment of Pershing II missiles in West Germany in January in response to the Soviet deployment of new SS nuclear missileswhich prompted protests across western Europe.
Unusually, in the United States the German version was more successful, charting at 2 on the Billboard Hot On March 26,it was 99 red balloons Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, for shipment of overcopies.
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