[Hump Day Diversion] 99 Red Balloons

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As that great poet of our time, Cyndi Lauper once said, “Girls just want to have fun…” and this week, we’re all about gifting you a good time that goes down easy and helps you float on over the hump – and guys are invited to the party, too.

In fact, this week’s diversion stars one guy in particular, Andrew Huang, covering another female 80s pop icon (Nena) and having a really good time with 99 actual balloons of the red variety.

Check out this new internet masterpiece plus other choice covers and re-imaginings of the poppy-est-pop-song ever written about nuclear war, “99 Luftballoons.”


Played with 99 red balloons…

The original in German… live

The English adaptation… official video

Goldfinger‘s cover…

Owl City‘s sensitive take…

No Reason, an adorable kids cover that actually rather surprisingly rocks…

Flat Out does a fascinating Irish-traditional inspired adaptation…

Sleeping At Last does it super mellow…

And a rather bizarre club remix to top it all off!

Now get out there and protest in the name of peace and pop songs!

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