My Favorite Covers of 99 Luftballons (99 Red Balloons)


ONE WEEK until The Girl with the Red Balloon releases! So today I'm bringing you SEVEN COVERS of 99 Red Balloons in celebration of SEVEN DAYS until release!It won't surprise anyone that I have a lot of covers of 99 Red Balloons, the song that inspired The Girl with the Red Balloon. Which one is my favorite really depends on my mood, but I own quite a few 99 Red Balloons covers, so please enjoy this list and youtube links. They're not in any particular order! (As always, if you like a song, I encourage you to buy it! Support artists!) I'm not embedding all the videos for any of you on slower connections, but click through if you want to listen!So here it is, a list of songs, I think of one and sing along...

  1. 99 Luftballons by Nena --the original, the anti-war song that everyone loves and knows
  2. 99 Red Balloons by Goldfinger --I love this one. Don't argue with me. AND it was the one I  heard on the radio when I came up with the idea for The Girl with the Red Balloon.
  3. 99 Red Balloons by Kaleida -- got this on the Atomic Blonde soundtrack and I love the melancholy of this version! It's in German.
  4. 99 Red Balloons by Sleeping at Last -- I could fall asleep to this one. I can imagine Ellie learning how to play this on piano.
  5. 99 Red Balloons by Andrew Huang--this is entirely played on balloons. You think I'm kidding. I'm not. (Yes, you can actually buy this one on iTunes.)
  6. 99 Red Balloons by Flat Out -- I found this on a deep dive of Youtube. I really love her voice! Plus a fiddle, a harp, and an accordion! (I don't own this one and can't find it anywhere for purchase.)
  7. 99 Red Balloons by 48th Street Collective -- I can't find this legitimately on Youtube but I love this jazzy cover!

 And, a special shoutout to this ballet + 99 Red Balloon video! This is all of my interests! Thanks for listening, and if you have a cover to recommend, drop it in the comments!If you haven't preordered THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON yet, there's still time! You can click here for synopsis, trade reviews, blurbs, and places to purchase as well as find out about the preorder campaign! Free stuff!Do you live in New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, or South Carolina? Come to one of my events this fall!Looking for writing advice, book recs, funny stories or anecdotes about cats, and giveaways? Sign up for my TinyLetter!