Saturday Flashback: Roland Kaiser and Maite Kelly – Warum hast du nicht nein gesagt

“Isn’t it nice that the German breakfast newsreaders released their own single?”

Tom: We’re covering this, Tim, simply because it autoplayed after that DJ Ötzi track you sent me, and my first thought on seeing the video was “isn’t it nice that the German breakfast newsreaders released their own single?”

Tim: Erm…

Tim: Ah, yes. Yeah, that is a weird video look, isn’t it? Nice song, mind, despite (or perhaps thanks to) it being entirely predictable – well, almost, as I reckon Ladbrokes would have given you evens on a key change.

Tom: Roland Kaiser, it turns out, has a long and storied history with writing and singing schlager (and it’s even longer in German). We’ve talked before about how Germany seems more than happy to have a large roster of older male schlager singers who’ve been entertaining for decades with uncomplicated, undemanding pop.

That’s not meant as an insult: sometimes this is exactly what you need to cheer you up.

Tim: It really really is. Just a lot of fun.

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