Schlager is a very special music genre. Not everyone can relate to classic pop music. But if you take a closer look, you will soon realize that the German Schlager has its charms and not infrequently gets one or the other party started properly, because everyone can sing and dance along to a Schlager song.
Especially the public television in Germany pays high attention to Schlager. Thus, the ARD and ZDF channels hold major folk music events, which also always bring to light new Schlager stars.
In our playlist you can find all famous Schlager-Performerers from old hits by Udo Jürgens, Roy Black, Wolfgang Petry, Connie Francis, Roberto Blanco over Andrea Berg, Helene Fischer, to newer Schlager-hits by Beatrice Egli, Michael Wendler, Nik P., and Anna-Maria Zimmermann.
Have fun browsing through our list for your next Schlager party!
(At the end of the article we have created a Spotify playlist for you with all the songs listed here.)
Modern Schlager Party Hits:
01. Hulapalu by Andreas Gabalier (2015)
If you think that only the old hands of the genre belong to a successful Schlager party, you are very much mistaken. Even today, many great hits by young pop stars are released. A good example is the young Austrian Andreas Gabalier. “Hulapalu” is just one of the singer’s many successful hits.
With this song, the flirt on the dance floor works out without problems, because what the lady in the lyrics would like to do, is not quite youthful. The rousing melody rounds off the wicked hit perfectly and must be present at the next party in any case.
02. Breathless through the night by Helene Fischer (2013)
Probably the best known and most successful pop star of today is the German singer Helene Fischer. For years, she has been ensuring fully booked concert halls and brings one hit after the other. Her biggest success was undoubted “Atemlos Durch die Nacht”.
The lyrics are about a couple enjoying their love and life without limits. Helene Fischer even won an ECHO with it in 2015. This song is also made for a crackle on the dance floor of a great Schlager party.
03. Summer by Beatrice Egli (2015)
As soon as the days become cold and dark in our latitudes, many people wish for the warm season and its comforts to return. This fact seizes the Swiss Pop singer Beatrice Egli in her 2015 hit song “Summer”.
A song packed with the longing for sun, beach, sea, paradise, warmth, joie de vivre, feeling, and light. It’s a classic hit song with content that appeals to everyone, so it makes a great addition to any party.
04. Viva Colonia by Höhner (2004)
A humid happy Carnival song of the Cologne band Höhner is “Viva Colonia”. Born out of great love for their hometown Cologne, the artists released the song in 2004, making it the unofficial anthem of the city.
It stayed in the charts for weeks, was translated into eight languages, and reached 150.000 copies the title of the best-selling hit since the year 1975. The song should express pure joie de vivre and invites to sing along loudly and celebrate. Not for nothing Höhner even won a gold record with it.
05. Schatzi, schenk’ mir ein Foto by Mickie Krause (2010)
Without a doubt, Mickie Krause is one of the most popular Mallorca entertainers of our time. Many of his Ballermann hits Are party-worthy, but unfortunately, we can not present them all.
But we have picked out one: “Schatzi, schenk’ mir ein Foto” from the year 2010. The lyrics are about a young man who falls head over heels in love one evening at the sight of a strange woman and approaches her with an – admittedly very clumsy – come-on. This method is not recommended for party guests, but the song is because it is great for partying and should be part of every party.
06. This night is worth every sin by Andrea Berg (2016)
Andrea Berg is still far from disappearing from the scene. The years of success are a testament to her talent in the Schlager industry and even today she shows what she can do. In 2016 she released “This night is worth every sin” from the album “Soulquake” and landed another hit.
In the song, a woman meets a forgiven man who unexpectedly invites her to spend the night with him. Her heart is doing somersaults and the love frenzy is taking hold – so hopefully on every successful party.
07. The red horse by Markus Becker feat. Mallorca Cowboys (2007)
This song is a typical Mallorca hit – a party hit with funny lyrics and groovy rhythm. Everyone knows the verses and the gestures that one while dancing and everyone is just waiting for this song to be played when it’s called Schlagerparty again.
The work is based on an old children’s song from the end of the 50s and was revived by Markus Becker’s version in 2007.
08. Cardiac arrest by Michelle (2015)
Pop singer Michelle manages to release “Herzstillstand”, a party hit with disco potential. The main character in the song is freshly in love and can not believe it at all.
She reacts with extreme physical reactions and even fears a Cardiac arrest, So overwhelmed is she by the beautiful feelings of new love. Can there be a more suitable hit to fall in love with on the dance floor? In any case, the song from 2015 promises only good things – even if it’s just to get the party started.
09. Fuck it by Peter Wackel (2013)
A hymn of praise to the party island of Mallorca sang the German pop star Peter Wackel in 2013. Anyone who has ever traveled to the Spanish island can confirm that the party there never ends. The song highlights all sides of Mallorca life: long nights, lots of alcohol, crazy vacationers, chips and pizza, loud music, fun parties, and, of course, the sun, beach, and sea.
Which guest does not get with the song desire on party vacation? “Scheiß’ Drauf” is a compulsory program at a party and should encourage the guests to “shit on it” and just have fun.
10. Born to love you by DJ Ötzi & Nik P. (2014)
The two hit stars DJ Ötzi and Nik P. Have 2014 with “Born to love you” released another banger. The main character in the song promises his beloved eternal love. With this song in the background, even the most awkward boy will surely find it easier to convince his girlfriend of his feelings.
The two pop singers have been popular at every party for years and rightly so – their hits are rousing, appealing, and well-thought-out.
11. You have lied to me a thousand times by Andrea Berg (2001)
The beginning makes this true Dauerbrenner under the Schlager hits. In this song from 2001, Andrea Berg sings about a man who completely drove her crazy, but can’t commit to him. Despite a multitude of missteps, she falls for him anew every time.
Many are familiar with this problem of doing the wrong thing over and over again in the rush of emotions, thus most party guests will be able to relate to the story very well. Not for nothing was this hit number 2 in the GEMA top ten international songs in 2007.
Places 12-39 of the best modern Schlager party songs:
Each song is linked to the corresponding music video via the title.
Modern Schlager songs that no Schlager party should be without:
|12.||A woman like you||Hein Simons||2015|
|14.||I die for you||Vanessa may||2016|
|15.||Deja vu||Andrea Jürgens||2016|
|16.||Like the first time||Michael Wendler||2016|
|17.||With no one else||Helene Fischer||2013|
|18.||The man is the problem||Udo Jürgens||2014|
|19.||Dreamers like us||Andrea Berg||2013|
|20.||Listen to your heart||Linda Hesse||2014|
|21.||I remember everything||Oliver Haidt||2015|
|22.||Brand new||Wolfgang Petry||2015|
|23.||listen to LaBelle||2016|
|24.||You have turned my head so||Anna-Maria Zimmermann||2015|
|25.||Under the rainbow||Andrew Martin||2014|
|26.||Now you are here||Manuel Dobler||2016|
|27.||Queen of the night||The Wildkogelkrainer||2015|
|28.||The world has never seen that||Andrea Berg||2016|
|30.||What are you dreaming of||Michael Wendler||2015|
|31.||What are we waiting for||Howard Carpendale||2015|
|32.||Summer in Paris||Anna-Maria Zimmermann||2015|
|33.||Right to the heart||Laura Wilde||2015|
|34.||I lie there like this||Jörg Bausch||2015|
|35.||Joana (You horny sow)||Tommy||2009|
|36.||Schatzi give me a photo||DJ Mape||2012|
|37.||Without words||Beatrice Egli||2015|
|38.||If you’re brown, you’ll get women||Mickie Krause||2015|
|39.||Today we sleep in my convertible||Jürgen Drews||2015|
Classic Schlager party hits:
01. Verdammt, ich lieb’ dich by Matthias Reim (1990)
Another work that everyone knows and to which everyone sings along can. Matthias Reim, who actually composed it for other performers, unceremoniously released the song himself after record companies had no chance of success. The single sold millions of copies were number 1 in the German-speaking charts for months and is still a must at every good party.
The lyrics are about a man who loves a woman but has lost her due to his urge for freedom. Now he sings about his emotional chaos and painful loss.
02. In the car in front of me by Henry Valentino & Uschi (1977)
This funny German earworm from 1977 is about a man who is driving on the highway behind a woman he doesn’t know and imagines who she is, what she is doing, and where she is heading right now. While he has no evil thoughts, the woman becomes more and more nervous as she feels that the man behind her is following her. The story ends with the woman driving off the highway to get rid of him.
In the year of its release the song was not very successful, but in the years that followed it became more and more popular and today it is one of the most popular Schlager hits at every party.
03. Ohne dich schlaf’ ich heut’ Nacht nicht by Münchner Freiheit (1985)
One of the best musical works is certainly this hit song. In this song, the singer assures his lover “What I want is you” and wants to leave out unnecessary discussions and annoyances.
The song landed directly at number one in Austria and Switzerland, at number two in Germany. It was on the charts for weeks and reached more than 600 songs.000 copies sold. The rocky sound gives this hit song a certain coolness and should therefore not be missing at any party.
04. Wenn du denkst du denkst, dann denkst du nur du denkst by Julia Werding (1975)
The most famous song by Juliane Werding from the album of the same name was the single “Wenn du denkst du denkst dann denkst du nur du denkst”. With the song, Juliane Werding made a formative contribution to the then strengthened women’s movement.
In “Wenn du denkst du denkst dann denkst du nur du denkst” (When you think you think, then you think only you think), she thematized the way men think that they cannot trust women with anything.
The song was a big hit and is still one of the most famous Schlager party songs today. The song itself is not only about the disregard of women’s abilities at work, but also in everyday life and in activities such as playing cards, which at the time when the song came out was a purely male domain in the taverns.
05. Madness by Wolfgang Petry (1983)
Really madness is the song of the same name from 1983 by German pop singer Wolfgang Petry. He sings about the woman he loves, but who left him for another man.
In the process, he searches all over the city to win her back over. At the time of its release, the song only made it to #38 in the German charts. But at the end of the 90s, a remix followed and in the years after “Wahnsinn” became more and more popular.
Today you can hear the song at any good Schlager party, where the raging crowd shouts “hell, hell, hell, hell”.
06. Greek Wine by Udo Jürgens (1974)
After Udo Jürgens had waited for two years for the right lyrics for his melody composed after a vacation in Greece, “Griechischer Wein” came into being. The lyrics describe the loneliness and homesickness of the first Greek guest workers who settled in Germany in the 70s.
With Greek wine and the old familiar songs, they revel in thoughts of their homeland and their families left behind. It reached number one in Germany and Switzerland, and number two in Austria. Which song would fit better to a damp merry night than this one?
07. Fall in love, lose, forget, forgive by Wolfgang Petry (1992)
Another heartbreak hit by Wolfgang Petry joins the list of the best Schlager party hits. This is also about a man who has lost his great love and now suffers loneliness at home. Already at the beginning of the 90s, the song was a huge success and still today you can hear it at all good Schlager parties.
Hardly anyone who can not and will not sing along. A hit that you should not miss at any party.
08. You can’t always be seventeen by Chris Roberts (1974)
People beyond the 30 know it: The Longing, to be young and free once again. Free from worries, duties, and hardships, in a youthful and crisp fresh body.
In the biggest of his many hits, Chris Roberts sings about the fact that everyone ages, but that’s no reason to be too sad he is. Age holds many positive surprises and this realization should be celebrated – best at the next party with “You can’t always be seventeen”.
09. Beautiful strange man by Connie Francis (1961)
The US-American singer Connie Francis celebrated great success in the early 60s with her fourth German song “Schöner fremder Mann” (“Beautiful Stranger Man”). She knew exactly what she wanted: This one man, but he was stupidly together with another woman.
But in her dreams he was hers and she would never feel more for anyone than for him. Who is just as in love or would like to fall in love so, comes to this hit hardly past. It belongs to the obligatory program at every celebration.
10. Maya the Bee by Karel Gott (1976)
All children of the 70s, 80s, and also 90s know the cartoon character Maya the Bee and the corresponding song. Who doesn’t like to reminisce about childhood memories, memories of carefree and beautiful times? The easiest way to do that is with the help of music. “Maya the Bee” is a cult hit that everyone can sing along to.
The song with catchy tune potential entered the charts and is still one of the most popular hits on German TV today.
The places: 11-59. Of the best classic hit party songs:
Each song is linked via the title with the corresponding music video.
The following Schlager songs let you reminisce and heat up the party. Rediscover old hits!
|11.||1000 and 1 night||Klaus Lage||1984|
|12.||An honorable house||Udo Jürgens||1974|
|13.||It’s nice to be in the world||Roy Black & Anita||1966|
|14.||A little peace||Nicole||1994|
|15.||Above the clouds||Dieter Thomas Kuhn||1997|
|16.||A little bit of fun is necessary||Roberto Blanco||1969|
|18.||Marble, stone and iron breaks||Drafi German||1965|
|19.||He has a bright red rubber boat||Wencke Myhre||1997|
|20.||He belongs to me||Marianne Rosenberg||1994|
|21.||A bed in a cornfield||Jürgen Drews||1976|
|23.||I don’t want chocolate||Trude Lord||1994|
|24.||Is the old Holzmichl still alive?||The Randfichten||2004|
|25.||Fiesta Mexicana||Rex Gildo||1972|
|27.||When will it be summer again||Rudi Carrell||1993|
|28.||Lovesickness is not worth it||listen to Siw Malmkvist||1964|
|29.||I want a cowboy for a husband||Gitte Haenning||1963|
|30.||A new love is like a new life||Jürgen Marcus||1990|
|31.||You have lied to me a thousand times||Andrea Berg||2001|
|32.||Red lips should be kissed||Cliff Richard||1990|
|33.||Two little Italians||Conny Froboess||1996|
|34.||Say goodbye softly “Servus”||Peter Alexander||1984|
|35.||Theo, we’re going to Lodz||Vicky Leandros||1974|
|36.||It’s supposed to rain red roses for me||Hildegard Knef||1993|
|37.||There is a train to nowhere||Christian Anders||1995|
|38.||Ramona||The Blue Diamonds||1981|
|39.||In the car in front of me||Henry Valentino + Uschi||1977|
|40.||Excuse me – I know you||Peter Cornelius||1980|
|42.||Beyond Eden||Nino de Angelo||1984|
|43.||Everything under control again||Jürgen Drews||1999|
|44.||Hey baby||DJ Ötzi||2000|
|45.||The Red Sun Of Barbados||The Flippers||1986|
|46.||Pure Lust In Life||Vulture swoop||2001|
|47.||Seven barrels of wine||Roland Kaiser||1977|
|48.||Only the bossa nova was to blame||Manuela||1963|
|49.||I have never been to New York||Udo Jürgens||2007|
|50.||You are the sun for me in the morning||Karel God||1989|
|51.||I am in love with love||Chris Roberts||1971|
|52.||Miracles always happen||Katja Ebstein||2005|
|54.||Dance with me into the morning||Gerhard Wendland||1961|
|55.||Raspberry ice cream for breakfast||Hoffmann & Hoffmann||1994|
|56.||Ti Amo||Howard Carpendale||1977|
|57.||Tonight I have a headache||Ireen Sheer||1955|
|58.||I dreamed of you||Matthias Reim||1990|
|59.||White roses from Athens||Nana Mouskouri||1961|