Scorpions

50 years have gone by since the days the juvenile Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs wandered the streets of Hannover, which was just awakening from post war paralysis, with a barrow carrying their instruments and amplifiers. In these 50 years, they have become Germany’s, or rather Continental Europe’s most successful rock band, the living proof that not only VW, Mercedes or BMW are able to compete internationally, but classic rock music made in Germany as well. Countless bands, including the Smashing Pumpkins as well as Green Day, Korn, System Of A Down or Queensryche have covered songs by the Scorpions throughout the years. “Rock You Like A Hurricane” on its own was covered over 150 times by different musicians.

Expressing a career like the one of the Scorpions in mere numbers is almost impossible. However, one number that should still be mentioned is more than 100 million records sold to date. This makes the Scorpions the most successful rock band of Continental Europe by far.

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Born to Touch Your Feelings (Studio Edit)MTV Unplugged (The Studio Edits)4:01
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Still Loving You (MTV Unplugged)MTV Unplugged3:43
3
Top of the Bill (Live, 27th April 1978)Tokyo Tapes (Live)10:48
4
No One Like YouBig City Nights4:10
5
Alien NationDeadly Sting: The Mercury Years5:43
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Always SomewhereLovedrive4:57
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Bad Boys Running WildDeadly Sting3:54
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Coming HomeLove At First Sting4:59
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DynamiteDeadly Sting4:12
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Believe In Love20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Scorpions5:25
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