220px-ScorpionsCrazyWorldScorpions – “Wind of Change” – (1990)

It’s the whistling that gets you here and sucks you in. I always forget that the Scorpions are German and I usually forgot about this song. This is from that awful era of the late 1980s and the first few years of the 1990s where hair band ballads were still relevant and black and white music videos were all the rage. Here’s a famous one.

#6 – Scorpions – “Rock You Like a Hurricane” – (1984)

Scorpions were from Germany (that’s right, it’s not The Scorpions) but there was nothing definitively German about their music. I once heard this song while driving through Florida the night before a massive hurricane was supposed to hit. Timing. Watch the music video… this is definitely 80s metal. I’d say that this is the band’s signature song as it’s one of the biggest rock songs of the decade, but you may silently disagree if you wish. Or, leave a comment and tell me how wrong I am.