Nena - 99 Luftballons – Official Music Video
The song was written by Nena band members, Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen (music) and Carlo Karges (lyrics). “99 Luftballons” was released as the second single from the band’s 1983 self-titled album. It reached number 1 on the singles charts in Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and many other countries. It also topped the Eurochart Hot 100 singles chart. In the United States, it peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. An English version named “99 Red Balloons” with lyrics by Kevin McAlea hit number 1 spot in the UK, Ireland, and Canada.