“Wind of Change” was a song by the German rock band Scorpions, which they had created for their album, Crazy World, released in 1990. The song was written by the band’s lead singer Klaus Meine.
The song was a powerful rock ballad released when the Berlin Wall crashed down in the band’s native country, Germany. The lyrics celebrated the end of the cold war and spoke about hope.
The lyrics were, “I follow the Moskva. Down to Gorky Park. Listening to the wind of change.” The singer talked about the river Moskva that ran through Moscow and Gorky Park. It was a park in Moscow named after the famous writer Maxim Gorky.
“Let your balalaika sing. What my guitar wants to say.” Here the song refers to the balalaika, a Russian instrument that looks like a guitar. Through it, the singer wanted to express his thoughts.
The beautiful music began with Matthias Jabs playing the guitar and Klaus Meine’s whistling expertise. It was the song that had become a symbol of events. People were fascinated by Meine’s iconic whistling technique and the fantastic music.
The song touched millions’ souls and gave several people of Germany hope during those difficult times. It was a power ballad that spoke about the past and the future simultaneously.
The people of Germany still consider this one of the best rock ballads ever sung by the greatest artist. The song had become a timeless classic which could never be forgotten.