Sportfreunde Stiller made it to number 4 on the German charts with their song “Applaus, Applaus.” I have no idea what the song is about but it doesn’t matter because it’s awesome. It’s the best music out of Germany since we all liked Rammstein for those five weeks in the late ’90s.
I’ve read the lyrics in the high school poetry version of what was actually said produced by Google Translate, but all that doesn’t matter, because it’s delightful!
But Lady Gaga ain’t bad either, even if her declaration of her song leaking as a pop music EMERGENCY may have a dash of hyperbole. You know, a sprinkling on top. (The only emergency is that self-consciously artsy makeup, girl.)
(Credit to the incredible Who Charted podcast for helping me discover “Applaus, Applaus.” Check out the Andy Daly episode for more German chart excellence.)
- Donald Trump accused former Miss Universe Alicia Machado of conning Hillary Clinton in a Twitter rant Friday morning.
- World leaders hailed the legacy of former Israeli statesman Shimon Peres at his state funeral in Jerusalem.
- Anti-Mafia police in Naples have recovered two Vincent van Gogh paintings that were stolen in Amsterdam 14 years ago.