As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this weekend, I think back to the time of it happening, and since I lived across the world, I had a hard time understanding exactly what it all meant.
The one way I could connect with this event was through music. It’s no exaggeration to say that much of the popular music of the 80s dealt with the cold war and the division of Berlin, and so it makes sense that when the wall came down, some really great songs were written about how powerful an event this was.
I’m going to share four of those songs, though I’m sure many more have been written. But these four are ones I remember, and they all offer a lot of insight.