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My Berlin: 29 tracks for the German capital

Above/featured: Siegessäule & Grosse Stern, at night – 13 Nov 2012 (HL).

I compiled a list of songs accompanying my travel, a soundtrack that’s full of meaning and memories. This is another set, a listing of tracks I associate with Germany’s capital city. Music is always about personal selection, and every track fires a specific memory of time and place within Berlin. For example, watching “Lola rennt” (Run Lola Run) in a movie theatre in Toronto in the fall of 1998 planted the seeds for a move to Germany three years later. My first visit to Berlin soon after marked the beginning of a deep love affair with the “grand lady of BAER’leen.”

Year Song Artist Album/Project
1904 Berliner Luft by Paul Lincke
1954 Ich hab’ noch einen Koffer in Berlin Marlene Dietrich
1987 First We Take Manhattan Jennifer Warnes
(Leonard Cohen cover)
Famous Blue Raincoat
1991 Zoo Station U2 Achtung Baby
1993 Stay (Faraway,
So Close!)
U2 Zooropa
1998 Wish
(feat. Thomas D.)
Franka Potente “Run Lola Run” OST
2001 Dickes B Seeed New Dubby Conquerors
2007 Kreuzberg Bloc Party A Weekend
in the City
2008 Train Paul Kalkbrenner “Berlin Calling” OST
2008 Schwarz zu Blau Peter Fox Stadtaffe
2009 U-Bahn
(feat. Axel Bosse)
Oliver Koletzki Grossstadtmärchen
Warschauer Strasse
(feat. Fran)
These Habits
(feat. Pyur)
2011 Berlin
(feat. Miss Platnum)
Modeselektor Monkeytown
2011 Überlin R.E.M. Collapse Into Now
2012 Lila Wolken Marteria, Yasha,
Miss Platnum
“Lila Wolken” EP
Kreuzberg am Meer
2012 Augenbling Seeed Seeed
2014 Hüftgold Berlin Miss Platnum “Hüftgold Berlin” EP
2014 Prayer in C Lilly Wood and the Prick and Robin Schulz Prayer
2015 Is’ mir egal
(feat. Kazim Akboga+)
BVG for BVG, Berlin
transport authority
2015 Fickt-Euch-Allee Grossstadtgeflüster Fickt-Euch-Allee EP (Episode 1)
2015 Der Fernsehturm
(Rework 2015)
Lexy and K-Paul Gassenhauer
(Rework 1999-2005)
2015 Berlin du bist
meine Sahnecream
Zucker und Zimt (single)
2016 Berlin Antoine Villoutreix Paris Berlin
2016 Das ist Berlin Endlich August for Berliner Morgenpost
2017 Wannsee Die Toten Hosen Laune der Natur
2017 Berlin, Berlin Louka Lametta
Entire playlist on YouTube

+ Slate article, by Rebecca Schuman, 16 Dec 2015. Akboga died in February 2017.

I first published this list on 22 October 2018 at fotoeins DOT com as Last edit: 24 Oct 2021.

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