Twelve years ago, a catchy New Wave anthem appeared on the internet with no information about who wrote or recorded it. Amateur detectives have spent thousands of hours since trying to figure out where it came from — with little luck.

There is an active subreddit searching for this song, but I'm asking on stackexchange to make sure the chances of this song being found are maximized. This song aired in Germany on ARD in 1984, though it was on a kid's music program, so it could have been released earlier.

It's likely if you're here that you already know the basics of the song. For those of you who don't, it is a song that was recorded from a German radio station known as NDR1, from a show called " Musik Für Junge Leute" in 1984. Nothing much is known about the song's origins. The lyrics, country of origin, band, and title are speculated on, but largely remain a mystery. I highly recommend looking through the resources I share here to get up to speed. If you've not heard the song, here's your chance.

Here is a link to a vocally enhanced, higher quality of the song in question: https://m.box.com/shared_item/https%3A%2F%2Fapp.box.com%2Fs%2Fa7bs54g3d0ufmk8ps4m4anfhwqmpka9y

For those of you who prefer YouTube, here is a remaster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nUWawrH5C0

And the full song, without remastering: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPGf4liO-KQ

What is the name of the song, and who recorded it?


Thank you for raising it here, I have personally never come across the whole phenomenon myself. Suffice to say that I've never heard the song before.

I haven't begun to read the entire Reddit information, so this is probably useless, but has anyone considered the possibility that it is a B side? Radio DJ's used to regularly play the wrong side of a record and then style-it-out and pretend that was their intention.

I knew someone in the 90's who co-wrote the B side of a fairly obscure single. He used to regularly receive a royalty cheque (for a few pennies) from obscure places because a radio station had accidentally played the wrong side of the single - so it is very common, and I've heard it happen myself a number of times.

But it's also likely that they would then log the track they played as the one they INTENDED to play, not the one they ACTUALLY played, so the people looking for the song by searching the archive of German "allowed songs" might be seeing the title of the A side.

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