Wind of Change is a power ballad from Crazy World, the 11th studio album by the Scorpions. The singer Klaus Meine was inspired to write the song by a visit to Moscow in late summer of 1989.
The song captures the mood towards the end of the Cold War and struck a chord with many people. So far,
Wind of Change is the best-selling song by a German artist and also one of the best-selling songs of all time worldwide. It is associated with the revolutions in Communist and Socialist countries from 1989 onwards as well as the Fall of the Berlin Wall. It also holds an impressive number of Gold and Platinum records.
There were a few cover versions that I ended up kicking out of this post. If you’re keen, head over to the Tube of your choice. There is a cornucopia of different interpretations! People just love this song. Growing up in the former GDR, I can still not watch these scenes without getting teary. Every single time.
Here’s to freedom!
Let’s whistle away into the new week!