UN JOUR UN TUBE (6/32) - All summer long, Europe 1 invites you to discover a song that has marked summer every day. Today, "Still Loving You" by Scorpions.

You have surely already danced on "Still Loving You". But did you pay attention to the words of the summer 1984 hit? At the time, the wall between East Germany and West Germany had been erected for over twenty years. And if "Still Loving You" is a slow song narrating the reconquest of a fallen relationship, two of its stanzas are ambiguous. 

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"Love, only love can bring down the wall someday", we can hear in the tube. And then: "Your pride has built such a big wall." Words chosen at random? No, because Scorpions, the group that interprets this title, is at the heart of the country's history. Its members are originally from Hanover, a city in northern Germany. 

A group symbol of reunification

Moreover, six years after "Still Loving You", the group released "Wind Of Change", sacred since the soundtrack of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It is the best-selling song of all time in Germany, and truly a hymn of reunification. When it was released in 1991, the members of the group were received at the Kremlin, in Moscow, by Mikhail Gorbachev, who gave them a plaque on which the words of their song were written!

The trigger that made the group want to write this song is a rock festival, the Moscow Music Peace Festival. The singer, Klaus Meine, says that the Red Army was there making security, turning his back on the scene… and when the group arrived, the soldiers turned around and threw their caps up in the air! This is what gave the group a wind of freedom.