So, last night I went to my Wednesday evening spin class. And one of the songs used to help us press up the hill was a cover of the popular Nena 80's hit, 99 Red Balloons
(or 99 Luft Balloons
). Which it was all fine and good until they LEFT OUT the lyrics that include the name "Captain Kirk"!
That is the greatest part of that song--the fact that the orignal version is in original German the only words you can understand in English are "Captain" and "Kirk."
OK, sure the song is about nuclear war and armageddon, but come on--you can understand the words "Captain Kirk!"
As I said, that's the BEST part of the song. And they left it out of the cover version. What is this world coming to?
Oh and I know--I'm sure this cover song came out years ago and I'm just now getting around to hearing it because that's the kind of tragically unhip person I am.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 7/13/2006 08:18:00 AM