Who the fuck is Helene Fischer?

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You should really experience other cuture's annoying singers or artists. There is nothing embarrassing about Helene Fischer and her music. True, Schlager music, as we know and grew up with it, has bad associations. But I don't include Helene Fischer into the typical Schlager music scene. To me, it's pop music in German, rather than the true Schlager. And, thanks to her Russian roots, she is charismatically good-looking. There is no need to explain why Helene Fischer is popular unless someone is narrow-minded and cannot listen to non-English music. People from other countries should not be inclined to judge Helene Fischer's music; it's only us Germans (who think are superior because they resist or reject mainstream) who are overly critical and judging.

Angie more than 1 year ago

Schlager

I agree pretty much about the type of music. But she is an great singer with a powerful and lovely voice. I think she sings what the audience wants. Listen to her sing English songs. There are few better voices than that if they are any.

Terry Harrell more than 2 years ago

Haha

I just stumbled onto your blog post by chance, really funny article!

Even though (of course!) I LOVE Helene Fischer :-) You really should try the experience of watching her show with 40 000 other people in a football stadium, it's an incredible experience (it might not help with the Atemlos Ohrwurm problem though).

But I agree with your friend Sergei, as the comment below mine shows, there REALLY are too many Germans who take music annoyingly serious (Don't worry, for me Scooter is also only some weird guy who screams weird stuff into a megaphone ;-) )

Kerstin more than 3 years ago

You need to understand the music...

"While I admire anyone who is able to base a song solely around the question “How much is the fish?” and respect his commitment to a single haircut (it literally hasn’t changed since the early 1990s), I am unable to explain the appeal."

You are talking about Scooter as though you know who they are - you don't, but you decided to blog about them anyway. Scooter is a pioneering group from the early 90's. They are not just "some group," or "some singer." Their songs, among songs from many other artists from the early 90's, helped Eurodance evolve to what it is today. The lyrics are not important when it comes to eurodance - it's the sound, the bass, the kick, the way all the instruments bring the song alive. If it weren't for Scooter, Paul van dyk, Roberto zannetti, Energy Records, Jam & Spoon, etc...Trance, Progressive-House, Dream Music, Electro, Classic Eurodance, Italo-dance and many other genres that once were popular, or are still popular today would not be around.

Yes, once again, it's true, the lyrics are not impressive, but if you are attempting to blog, you fail miserably because you failed to grasp what Scooter did. If you are going to bash scooter, or other groups like them, you might as well bash every other pioneer from the electronic era of the 90's - I mean all they did was create, pioneer, and help and entire genre and sub-genres of electronic music become what it is today.

The only thing embarrasing here is you.

Paul more than 3 years ago

well

taylor swift is the same thing for yankees. mainstream country music.. face palm...

ddd more than 3 years ago

Amazed -Dazed

I hate everything Schlager, with all I have. I find myself absolutely ashamed if young seemingly cultivated Germans bawl Helene Fisher songs or the like in public places like Brandeburg Gate at some public fewing events. Then again, i also hate country music. These southern rednecks are even more strange to me than those young Germans. Japanese and their love for Karaoke? They have the excuse of lots of Sake. Chinese opera? OMG you must be joking. Thinking of all of these types of music loved by the referring culture but deeply disliked by me, does that mean I am more cultivated than those who like Schlager? I have traveled. I have been to places and have lived outside of Germany for over a decade. I didnt like a number of things there and returning home to Berlin I discover I now dislike other things here than 13 years ago. But one thing I can say for sure, no culture in the world is without flaw or strange habits. So who are we "cultivated" people to judge about other nations habits, customs or flavors. Dont eat it, dont watch it and just dont listen to Schlager and the world will be better place for you. No judgment needed.

Lee 224 days ago

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