Here’s your weekly German media recommendation from Monoglot Anxiety. This time, it’s the song “Jenny Jenny” by the German rock group AnnenMayKantereit.
German will always be my first love, but part of me has been itching to start learning another language for a while now — and I’m finally doing it! I’ve decided to begin learning Italian as a sort of experiment in self-studying a language from scratch. You should start seeing posts recounting my trials and my errors with this brand-new language next month. We’ll see how long I keep this up — false starts are a part of learning, too, so I’m trying to go into this with some self-forgiveness preprepared in case I need to set Italian aside to focus more on German (or on life).
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With that all out of the way, on to the recommendation!
“Jenny Jenny” is one of those songs that, every it comes on in my German songs playlist, just makes me want to sing along and start moving. The song is about an air hostess named — you guessed it — Jenny, and if you’ve ever been in a German airport you’ll probably recognize plenty of the vocabulary. I often struggle to follow lyrics, even in English! This was one of the first German songs I could understand from beginning to end.
You can find the YouTube video for “Jenny Jenny” here.
AnnenMayKantereit is one of those bands that you should probably get around to listening to eventually if you’re learning German. The rock group’s debut album Alles Nix Konkretes topped the charts in both Germany and Austria in 2016, and Spotify throws them at me any time I start listening to a radio based on German pop or rock. They’re well known (as Wikipedia points out) for the deep, raspy voice of their lead singer, which you’ll recognize immediately going forward after listening to a few songs. “Jenny Jenny” didn’t even make AnnenMayKantereit’s top 10 on Spotify, so there’s a lot to discover if you like their sound.
That’s it for this week!
Elise from Monoglot Anxiety