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Corona pop music : This is what the crisis sounds like

Glitter Gischi: "Bums Bums Corona"

When Hamlet was no longer up to the reality, he escaped into madness. Like Raskolnikov, like Don Quixote, like Gretchen. Poetry looks back on a long tradition of mental derangement as a way of escaping the unreasonable demands of the world.

The Munich singer-poet Glitzer Gischi joins the group. At the beginning, too, there is excessive demand in the face of a complex world. “Do I need a mask on my face?” Asks the lyrical me, in order to postpone the answer based on Socrates: “I don't know. What do I already know? "

Obvious enough to formulate not only a self-diagnosis, but also an assignment of blame: “The media drive me crazy, and to perfection.” The symptoms of the madness: a disco march accompanied by a hit organ, over which grammatically and epidemiologically questionable advice such as "Take your slaps out of your pockets, put your hands over your mouth / catch a sneeze, because that's healthy" can be rhymed

Denial of reality, which culminates in the Dada chorus “Bums Bums Corona / don't need / Hoppsassa”. The chances of a cure are slim, but one can say with Hamlet: "If this is madness, there is still a method." Moritz Honert

Sarah Connor: "Are we ready?"

Bill Gates? Vaccination dictatorship? Bilderberger? All nonsense. If the corona crisis was invented, it was for one reason only: to provide sales incentives for German-language edifying pop.

In a secret circle, the pandemic was first checked for its usability, then the loot was distributed: Max Giesinger leads the brave (“Never stronger than now”), Silbermond donates consolation (“Let's make the best of it”) and Sarah Conor takes care of the crisis ethics ("Are we ready?"). And so Delmenhorst's most famous daughter wrote poetry, obviously inspired by American Pie (“Everything revolves around one thing”), The Little Prince (“Finally seeing with your heart again”) and school desk poetry (“Would you (...) again with me walk?").

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In terms of content, the song is a crude mix of praise for crisis management, warning of climate change and criticism of capitalism. In addition, the interrelationship between an aged relationship and marine mammals is explored. Then the chorus performed with an unmistakably soulful voice: “Now is the time for honesty”. Gladly, so: “Are we ready?” Yes, for the constant restrictions in everyday life. But for another round of edifying terror? No way! Hannes Soltau

Bodo Wartke: "Christian Drosten"

The cabaret artist Bodo Wartke is known to be familiar with declarations of love. He now sings his “love song” in pretty much any language the audience wants - and without an audience he is looking for a new, virtual loved one.

Fortunately, his Corona song is not a suffering minor rumble, but a funky piano hymn to the Charité chief virologist, whose podcast Germany is explaining the virus world these days. Wartke's coronavirus update upload has clicked almost 300,000 times on YouTube - it doesn't quite come close to Drosten's clicks, but it can still be.

After all, Wartke has a pandemic flute solo. Admittedly, he benefits from the fact that a lot rhymes with Drosten: in the West as in the East, while everyone is rusting in isolation, one person remains on post, against all the other posts - which at the time of publication at the beginning of May expressly did not mean other virologists, but Trump and Bolsonaro. Hopefully everyone will agree in the end: There’s got to be glory in prevention. Anke Myrrh

Höhner with friends: "Time for humanity"

In order to honor the brave people in systemically relevant professions, the Cologne carnival band invited musicians friends to a benefit song in the style of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”. Concept: everyone takes on a line and everyone pretends to be deeply moved. The text must have been created under severe time pressure or with enormous listlessness, the commitment to the under-complex pair rhymes runs through the entire piece. Tasting: "There's the doctor who doesn't want to give up, the nurse doesn't stand still for a second."

Or: "You load the truck and you drive the train, you keep things tidy and you pack the shelf." The thanks to the educators are even more sloppy: "You teach digital lessons, you play with the children ...", and since I couldn't think of anything better, they just put a "yes, that's brilliant" on it. Unfortunately, Bob Geldorf didn't have the time, but Matthias Reim's pianist, Fools Garden's singer and fourth place at a casting show agreed to do so. It's a true supergroup if you think super away from it. Comedian Bernd Stelter (the one from “7 Days, 7 Heads”) is also allowed to sway along, and the way he claps to the beat in the video with his eyes closed and seems overwhelmed by his own pathos is hard to bear. Sebastian Leber

Theodor Shitstorm: "Dance the social distance"

Gabi Delgado-López died at the beginning of the European corona outbreak. Not the virus, but the consequences of a heart attack. In the days that followed, “Der Mussolini”, the duo's biggest hit, had a short radio comeback, which inspired another duo to pay homage.

Because Theodor Shitstorm from Berlin - consisting of Desiree Klaeukens and Dietrich Brüggemann, who is also known as a filmmaker - always only heard "move your butt / wash your hands" instead of "move your butt / and clap your hands". They then wrote “Dance the Social Distance”, which is one of the most successful examples of the pandemic genre. Theodor Shitstorm move from a DAF-like synth drum machine base into their traditional indie pop realms. The electric guitar takes over, a banjo and a piano are allowed to join in later.

Klaeukens and Brüggemann alternate between Delgado memory chanting and normal singing: "Dance the virus, and now the face mask, and now the Kekulé and now the Charité / Let yourself be tested, and dance west, dance east and dance the Drosten" . The two medical professionals will probably not like the fact that they appear together in this hygiene rule anthem. But Gabi Delgado is sure to have fun doing it in pop star heaven. Nadine Lange

Fatoni: "at home"

In the video of his Corona song “Heimat”, a remake of the 2016 cloud rap pastiche “Modus”, the Munich rapper Fatoni ironically picks up the poser attitude of countless hip-hop clips and breaks them down to the living room format.

In the old bachelor's house, which is cluttered up with a sofa bed, rubber trees and all kinds of nerd utensils, people are forced to fumble around with cigarette butts, cheap wine and popsicles, while the almost legendary “Tagesschau” from March 22nd, in which Jan Hofer reports that it is running on the flat screen the clubs are now "strapping" music because of the lockdown.

The track, which is over six minutes long, but thanks to the guest raps by Juse Ju, Mauli and Panik Panzer (all from their apartments), catches a zeitgeist snapshot between situation comedy ("two meters away / throw bills at the pizza delivery man") and riot readiness ("Play very loud Rammstein / when the neighbors are playing music from the balcony"), fatalism and paranoia. It helps a lot that all four - with or without autotune - have a rough flow and the beats of the original have aged well. If German rap from the home office, please do so. Jörg Wunder

Choir of World Cultures: "Small cause, big effect"

Canons are echo chambers, and what kind of ones. “Small cause, big effect”, Barbara Morgenstern composed the four-part Corona song for the Choir of World Cultures, which she leads, as part of her proverbs canon series.

A pushed together seventh chord, shimmering between major and minor, the four-tone sequence swings up and down three times: the 40 or more singers of the Berlin HKW choir toss the melody to each other like an anchor line. Their voices wind around each other, so intimacy is at a distance. Split screen with passport photo tiles, you know this from many Corona choirs.

Here the images pulsate in a gentle rhythm, as if it were a quietly breathing, singing creature with many mouths. “A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience,” Miguel de Cervantes is quoted on the choir's Facebook page. There is only a short experience with Corona; the sampled proverbs match. “Small cause, big effect. Great events cast their shadows ahead. Caught with, hung up. "That's it and all over again. In the end you join in, that's the best part of the canon. Christiane Peitz

Danger Dan: "Noodles and toilet paper"

Danger Dan's piano ballad about hamsters shows how quickly the topics of the pandemic are changing. This song, which the rapper, member of the band Antilopen Gang, published on Youtube at the beginning of March, seems almost retro - now that the supermarkets are full again.

"And every piece of toilet paper in this world / cannelloni, macaroni, spaghetti, spirelli and co / If I would give, I would give to end the quarantine / For a spring walk with you through the Berlin zoo," the musician sings wistfully. Especially after he returned from his tour that had been stopped, where, as he wrote, he was still being carried "by hundreds of unwashed hands" while stage diving.

Ironically, "Abbruch, Abbruch" is the title of the Antilopen Gang's last album. All concerts had to be canceled in a self-fulfilling manner. In the meantime the zoo has reopened, but the song has not lost any of its anthemic character. The Antilopen Gang was never too cool for catchy choruses, just as they were not too cool for making political statements. What has remained is the constant introspection: "I feel a little cold and I hope it's smoker's cough," says Danger Dan. Nobody has comforted the piano more beautifully since Rio Reiser. Julia Prosinger

Tocotronic: "Hope"

The world, that is nothing new, is bad and unjust. Because actually “Hope” from Tocotronic should have been heard from every balcony, from every Bluetooth box, from every radio station in the last few weeks.

Released on April 8 in the middle of lockdown - in advance, because the song comes from the new Tocotronic album that is released whenever it is released - "Hope" should be the best, most coherent piece about the corona crisis. His mood: gloomy, ominous, elegiac. The song is based on a few sluggish guitar chords that are quickly dominated by threatening strings; in contrast to this are the lyrics by Dirk von Lowtzow "against isolation": "Hope speaks out of every note / every sound transforms / a hope speaks out of every note / for a new beginning".

It couldn't be more suitable. From an original love song, “that unites us”, countering the individualization mania, suddenly became a song of general validity, in which every corona crisis melancholic recognizes himself immediately. Dirk von Lowtzow has already mixed up a lot of lyrical quark, it was not as clear and to the point as here for a long time. Gerrit Bartels

Jan Böhmermann: "Aerosol - The Musical, title song: Alexander Kekulé"

In times of pent-up wanderlust, Jan Böhmermann takes us to Africa. A background choir sings the syllables A-U, U-Ä-O, A-LE-XAN-DER KE-KU-LÉ. Rhythm and melody are pure Lion King cliché, the singing takes us on safari through the supposed spirit of the medical doctor: Alexander Kekulé, that is, Alexander Kekulé, thinks Drosten “sucks”, would like to be the “best virologist” and “in character totally ok ", it says there. The line that he “also wants to be in the newspaper from time to time, or at least on Bild.de” sums up Böhmermann's criticism, the intellectual step from the lion king to the virologist king.

All music is mouth-made, that is: beatbox instead of rhythm group, polyphonic choral harmonies, apparently sung by Böhmermann. Beatboxers in particular are considered to be saliva-throwers who leave their microphones not only damp, but dripping wet. The title “Aerosol” thus not only describes the means of transport preferred by the virus, but also the production conditions and deserves a bee for its artistic consistency. There is another bee for the infantile breaking down of the certainly highly complex psychogram of Alexander Kekulé. Thomas Wochnik

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