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Band member Wolfgang Flür: 'No! Someone else told me that they thought the way we speak in German, 'Fahren,' which means driving, sounds like the English word, 'fun.' 'Fahren fahren fahren,' 'fun fun fun.' That is wrong. But it works. Driving is fun. We had no speed limit on the autobahn, we could race through the highways, through the Alps, so yes, fahren fahren fahren, fun fun fun. But it wasn't anything to do with the Beach Boys! We used to drive a lot, we used to listen to the sound of driving, the wind, passing cars and lorries, the rain, every moment the sounds around you are changing, and the idea was to rebuild those sounds on the synth'. Ralf Hütter has said that The Beach Boys were an influence on the band. These quotes are about the classic hit song 'Autobahn' which is sung entirely in German. The phonetics of 'fahren' sounds a lot like 'fun' and this has caused a mix-up with listeners, including me. I wasn't even 10 years old yet when this song hit the charts.
Submitted by: Autobahn Fahrer

Band Name Origins:

  • "Kraftwerk" is German for "power plant", and they wanted an electrical name to go along with their electronic music. Submitted by: Dylan Baranski
  • A childish spelling of "Craftwork". Submitted by: Some Guy

Stupid Band Names:

  • This name is the proper German spelling, but people in English-speaking countries who hear the name but haven't seen it in print will probably think it is Craftwork or Craft Work. Submitted by: Candy Welty

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Powerstationit's the exact English translationGlamRockNinjaLord
CraftworkHow they should be known in English-speaking landsRick A. Toney

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Auto Ban""Autobahn"Regina Haniger
"Audubon""Autobahn"Regina Haniger

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Computer Love,"Computers don't possess emotions.GlamRockNinjaLord
"The Voice Of Energy,"Energy can't talkSam

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"The Race," Yello"Tour de France," Kraftwerk
"Where's Captain Kirk?," Spizzenergi"Autobahn," Kraftwerk
"Who's That Girl?," Eurythmics"The Model," Kraftwerk
"The Model," Kraftwerk"Girl U Want," Devo
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Antenna" originally "Antennae"
Chelsea Turtle
"Compute Love" originally "Computer Love"
Chelsea Turtle

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Computer Glove" originally "Computer Love"
Regina Olsen
"Techno Pope" originally "Techno Pop"
Doug Wells
"Techno Pomp" originally "Techno Pop"
Doug Wells
"Computer Lover" originally "Computer Love"
Chelsea Turtle

Change a Letter:

"Picket Calculator" originally "Pocket Calculator"
Alyssa Jayne
"Pocked Calculator" originally "Pocket Calculator"
It has pockmarks on it.
Alyssa Jayne
"Packet Calculator" originally "Pocket Calculator"
Alyssa Jayne
"Locket Calculator" originally "Pocket Calculator"
Alyssa Jayne
"Rocket Calculator" originally "Pocket Calculator"
Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Kraftwerk song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Computer Love""Got Wooper Love"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Trans Europe Express""Putin's Mooks in Distress"Susanna Viljanen
"Computer World""Corruption World"John A. Barry
"The Robots""The Leftb0ts 2020"NPC45663291
"The Robots""The Furries"MC Blargenfedibblenohip
"Model""Models"Susanna Viljanen
"The Model""The Yodel"Fack Sabbath
"We Are the Robots""We Are the Daleks"Susanna Viljanen
"Autobahn""A Boa Hunt"Susanna Viljanen
"We Are the Robots""We Are the Noldor"Susanna Viljanen

There are additional Kraftwerk song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
The ModelModeling agencyEdward
Computer LoveeHarmony.comMatt
Computer WorldDell ComputersMatt Donnelly

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Trans Europe ExpressAmtrak customer serviceMC Blargenfedibblenohip
Pocket Calculator & DentakuTexas Instruments MC Blargenfedibblenohip
The RobotsRobotics companiesMC Blargenfedibblenohip
RadioactivityGreenpeaceMC Blargenfedibblenohip
RadioactivityChernobyl nuclear plantAkira
There are additional Kraftwerk on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Addicted To Love
   Robert Palmer
Computer Love
Addicted To Computer Love
Brass In Pocket
   The Pretenders
Pocket Calculator
Brass In Pocket Calculator
Everlasting Love
Computer Love
Everlasting Computer Love
Mickey D.
Bad Love
   Eric Clapton
Computer Love
Bad Computer Love
No comments.
Mickey D.
There are additional Kraftwerk duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Seals And Croftwerk
Seals And Crofts combined with Kraftwerk
Submitted By: Wrong Voltage
Men At Kraftwerk
Men At Work combined with Kraftwerk
Travelling the Autobahn in a fried-out Kombi...
Submitted By: Wrong Voltage
Kraft Cheese Incident
Kraftwerk combined with String Cheese Incident
Submitted By: Wrong Voltage

Misheard Lyrics:

Misheard Lyrics:
Fruition mechanic
Original Lyrics:
Perfection mekanik
"Expo 2000"
Misheard Lyrics:
The 20th century
Original Lyrics:
The 21st century
"Musique Non-Stop"
Misheard Lyrics:
Movies non-stop (2x)
Original Lyrics:
Music non-stop
Musique non-stop
"Tour de France"
Misheard Lyrics:
The parenthood is regrouped
Original Lyrics:
The pelaton is regrouped
There are additional Kraftwerk misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Tour de France"
Misheard Lyrics:
The parenthood is regrouped
Original Lyrics:
The pelaton is regrouped

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

I thought it had to do with parenthood!

There are additional Kraftwerk misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"The model"
Better Lyrics:
I saw her on a cover of a magazine

And now I can't wait till she turns 18
Original Lyrics:
I saw her on a cover of a magazine

Now she's looking good,I can't wait to meet her again
Submitted by: Flash Flood

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Showroom Dummies"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Showroom Dummies We are showroom dummies
Why They're Repetitive:
These lyrics repeat at the end of the song .. over and over and over -- you get the idea. It's so bad that I can barely listen to the song all the way through. One night when I was driving in the car with a friend of mine the song came on the radio and I tried to count how many times the lyrics repeat. I got distracted and lost count after 15.
Submitted by: owlwatcher_974
"Trans-Europe Express"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Trans-Europe Express (repeated many times)
Why They're Repetitive:
Either the needle was stuck on that part of the record or Kraftwerk was stuck on stupid.
Submitted by: Europe
There are additional Kraftwerk repetitive lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"The Model"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
She's posing for consumer products now and then
For every camera she gives the best she can
I saw her on the cover of a magazine
Why They're Misrhymed:
I only put in the worst example of this. This song shows that Kraftwerk should have stuck to German lyrics. 'Champagne' and 'men' are also rhymed in another part of the song. 'Time' and 'mind' are also rhymed, but consonant mismatches don't irritate me as much. Still, this song has some of the worst rhyming in history.
Submitted by: Kirbyman

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

The Lyrics:
Discovered by Madame Curie
Who They Mention:
Madame Marie Curie
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Trans Europe Express"
The Lyrics:
From station to station
Back to Dusseldorf City
Meet Iggy Pop and David Bowie
Who They Mention:
David Bowie
Submitted by: Nic Blinston
There are additional Kraftwerk celebrity lyrics available.

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

Famous for "Fahr'n, fahr'n, fahr'n auf der AUTOBAHN" in 1974, often mistaken as "Fun, fun, fun, on the AUTOBAHN".
Submitted by: ROBOT

Song Title Anagrams:

"Mold Thee" originally "The Model"
Submitted by: Pact Like Sardines
"Four De Trance" originally "Tour De France"
NOT spoonerism; Tour & Four don't rhyme.
Submitted by: Sylvia Curruca
"Toured France" originally "Tour De France"
Submitted by: Carolyn Morgenstern
"A Bout? Nah!" originally "Autobahn"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"Utahan Bo" originally "Autobahn"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Kraftwerk Song Title Anagrams available.

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Autobahn" Length: 22:45
"Wir fahr'n fahr'n fahr'n auf dir autobahn." The longest song's been cut right down to 3:27. It topped the #25 Hot 100 Billboard Charts in '75. When I listen to Kraftwerk at bedtime, it soothes me to sleep.
Submitted by: Mickey D.

Foreign Language in English Songs:

The Lyrics:
Wir richten Antennen ins Firmament Empfangen die Töne die niemand kennt Es strahlen die Sender Bild, Ton und Wort Elektromagnetisch an jeden Ort Radio-Sender und Hörer sind wir Spielen im Äther das Wellenklavier
Self explanatory
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"The Voice of Energy"
The Lyrics:
Hier spricht die Stimme der Energie Ich bin ein riesiger elektrischer Generator Ich liefere Ihnen Licht und Kraft Und ermogliche es Ihnen Sprache, Musik und Bild Durch den Ather auszusenden und zu empfangen Ich bin Ihr Diener und Ihr Herr zugleich Deshalb hutet mich gut Mich, den Genius der Energie
This is the Voice of Energy I am a giant electrical generator I supply you with light and power And I enable you to receive speech, Music and Image through the Ether I am your servant and lord at the same time Therefore guard me well Me, the Genius of Energy
Submitted by: Mickey D.
There are additional Kraftwerk Foreign Language in English Songs available.

Hidden Messages:

"Radioactivity "
At the start of this song you can hear Morse code. All of this morse code translates into the first verse of the song which starts a while after the Morse code ends.
Submitted by: Clever Name

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Kraft foods
Submitted by: Chris Chendo

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