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Kraftwerk

Autobahn

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“Autobahn” is a song composed in 1974 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider of the German electronic band Kraftwerk, with Emil Schult collaborating on the lyrics. It is co-produced by Conny Plank, and was the band’s first track to use sung lyrics. It is designed to capture the feel of driving on a motorway. The lyrics of the song are in German, the main refrain being “Wir fahren fahren fahren auf der Autobahn” (English: “We drive drive drive on the Autobahn”). This is often mistaken for the English phrase “The fun fun fun of the Autobahn”. This ambiguity is almost certainly intentional, as the band has frequently cited the influence of The Beach Boys, and their own car-themed song Fun, Fun, Fun. Unlike many of the band’s most popular songs, the band has never... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ We are driving on the Autobahn

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