10 Urban Legends About Popular Songs

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Wind of Change – Scorpions

So the theory is that this very hopeful 1991 power ballad, which arrived right after the collapse of the Soviet Union, wasn’t really written by West German rockers Scorpions. Apparently, it was secretly penned by the CIA to promote some kind of pro-Western agenda.

But the Scorpions frontman Klaus Meine insisted many times that he wrote the song, not the American government. He also said that “it’s a fascinating and interesting idea, but it’s not true at all.”

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