There’s such a thing as liking a song a little too much.
VH1 Classic will present a full hour of the English and German music videos for the 1984 hit 99 Luftballons, aka 99 Red Balloons, by German rock group Nena.
The music video presentation, to air Sunday (1 p.m. CST), caps off the cable channel’s “Pay to Play for Hurricane Katrina Relief,” which raised over $200,000 for Mercy Corps, a humanitarian relief organization.
Viewers could request one video to be played on VH1 Classic for every $25 donation. For a $35,000 donation, they could select an hour’s worth of music videos from the 1960s through the early 1990s.
However, one viewer chose something different for his allotted hour, requesting continuous playing of 99 Luftballons, said VH1 spokeswoman Maura Wozniak.
Well, if you ever wanted to be able to sing along with the original German version when it comes on the radio, here’s your chance to really practice and get those lyrics down pat. I think I’ll be watching some basketball.