on 6 September 2015
A classic Scorpions song written to celebrate glasnost in the USSR, the end of the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin wall and German reunification. Reputedly the highest ever selling song in Germany. Klaus Meine's famous whistle throughout the song is both haunting, evocative and spine tingling in terms of marking a critical change in World destiny. The song's guitar solo is played by Rudolf Schenker. In 2005, viewers of the German television network ZDF chose this song as the song of the century.
For peace of mind
Let your balalaika sing
What my guitar wants to say
"Wind of Change" opens with a clean guitar intro played by Matthias Jabs, which is played alongside Klaus Meine's famous whistle. The song's guitar solo is played by Rudolf Schenker.
In 2005, viewers of the German television network ZDF chose this song as the song of the century. It is the highest selling song ever in Germany, reputedly selling over 6 million copies in that country alone, and is frequently played on television shows presenting video footage of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In Germany, it is remembered as the song of German reunification and a message of hope.