The magnificent 10

Episode 7: The greatest songs in history

Can a song change history? We think so! But producing a hit is painstaking – sometimes even excruciating. But what makes a song a hit? Many have vied for a spot in the Top 10: a Christmas anthem, an unofficial national anthem, and a real heavyweight: the European anthem. Tip your ears to our greatest songs in history!


WRITER: David Pfannenschmidt     EDITOR: Isabelle Schmidt RIGHTS CLEARANCE: Kevyn Goncalves     NARRATOR: Hannes Jaenicke     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Tina Weimer (ZDF), Johannes Geiger (ZDF)