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The hunt for the "Most Mysterious Song on the Internet"

Braunschweig.The Most Mysterious Song on the Internet fascinates over 12,000 Internet users. The originators? Unknown. Can you solve the riddle?

Darius S. must have been proud of his collection when he recorded songs on the radio with his Technics cassette deck in the mid-1980s. What the teenager from Wilhelmshaven at the time could not have suspected at the time: More than 35 years later, his "Cassette 4" went down in Internet history because the recording houses the so-called "Most Mysterious Song on the Internet". In German: The most mysterious song on the internet. The New wave sound roars gloomy, there is a reverb effect on the voices, which is possibly a little too thick. The reverb effect on the voices of the nameless tape is like an auditory embodiment of the 1980s. Three decades after the recording, two big questions remain unanswered: Who is behind the dark male singing? What's the story behind this song? A community of Internet hobby detectives wants to find out all of this.

Over 12,000 people all over the world are now searching with the help of the Reddit-Forums "TheMysteriousSong“After the authors of the dark new wave song. A Wikipedia entry, an explanation on knowyourmemes.com and English-speaking YouTubers with hundreds of thousands of viewers have already dealt with the dark song. It has become an internet phenomenon. Who knew nothing of this for a long time?
Darius S.

The search begins

The new millennium had dawned and from time to time Darius S. had tried the unknown song on his cassette to identify. “Before the Internet, you could only play tapes to friends,” he says, describing his research options. After all, he tried to do his own research in lists and with search engines - which turned out to be difficult because the song title is still unknown today. So Darius tried that Lyrics and searched for individual phrases. But not even that Lyrics can be identified beyond any doubt. The search was unsuccessful.

Who is Anton Riedel?

In 2007 his sister Lydia had a different idea: Why not that Swarm knowledge on the Internet strive She posted under her alias "Anton Riedel“An excerpt from forums that specialized in music from the 80s. On the Canadian page “the spirit of radio” she wrote: “Recorded it 82-84 from a german radio station. Looking for singer since then :-) ". In German this means something like “Was recorded by a German radio station around 82-84. Since then, looking for the singer :-) “This attempt was initially unsuccessful, but four years later the excerpt appeared on YouTube. Without Lydia and Darius knowing, someone downloaded the excerpt and shared it on YouTube. And so one key moment leads to the next.

Sleepless nights in Brazil

It was 2019 when the then 16-year-old Brazilian Gabriel da Silva Viera from São Paulo came across the excerpt of the song on YouTube. With posts in 44 different Reddit forums, he invented the term "The Most Mysterious Song on the Internet" - and thus caused a viral search. Why? He told Rolling Stone magazine last year: “Guitars, synths and gothic vocals are something I've always been interested in” and “I really liked the song, so I started doing a lot of research until I found something relevant have found."

A fateful coincidence with Paul Baskerville

And so the press became aware of the search. RadioEins interviewed in August 2019 Paul Baskerville and asked him if he could say something about the "Most Mysterious Song on the Internet". At the time, Darius S. was on his way home listening to the radio when, according to his own description in a blog post, “almost hit the hit”: On the show, they played the song that had been unidentified on his for about 35 years at the time The cassette fell asleep. Did anyone else record the song?

He began to research and realized: this "Anton Riedel", who had posted the clipping on the Internet twelve years earlier, said something to him. He contacted his sister - and it was her. All versions of the "Most Mysterious Song on the Internet" originate from his cassette.

The starting point for the search: music for young people at NDR

According to his own statement, Darius S. prefers to watch the show "Music for Young People" recorded with Paul Baskerville. But he didn't attach any importance to moderation and moderation. "I didn't want the chatter on the cassette," he told our newspaper. And so he could no longer understand which title he recorded there - and when exactly. But according to Darius S. the time of the recording was probably sometime after 1984, because that's where he had to be Technics cassette deck get - a Technics SA-K6. Another time constraint is the one used Synth. In the chorus be one Yamaha DX7 to hear - which appeared in 1983.

The state of the search

According to a Rolling Stone article, presenter Paul Baskerville cannot understand the hype surrounding the song. It's just nothing special and no, he can't remember the song.

Holger "Alge" Roloff however, the search is fascinating. The owner of the Hamburg independent label"Amoeba sound" was a punk in the GDR and secretly recorded programs from the Federal Republic. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, he founded a label. “In my experience and my trained hearing as the A&R manager of my own indie label, the song is composed very catchy and deliberately produced very smoothly ... I would say at least one 16-track recording. Back in the 80s, that was still relatively expensive in the West. This effort of production and Radio sampling nobody does it to leave the song unreleased on a tape afterwards. This also clearly suggests that there will most likely have to be a single, combined with the intention of making the song public on the radio, which is what happened, ”he told our newspaper about his assumption.

The "Most Mysterious Song on the Internet" may still be nameless for years

Roloff now wants to rummage in the private archive. However, “Alge” writes: “I was already in the army from autumn 1983 on, which was called the NVA in the GDR era. That was much stricter than with the Bundeswehr. You were not allowed to hear enemy broadcasts ’, nor did you have the opportunity to record anything. The probability of discovering the title somewhere on old cassettes from those years is therefore very low anyway. My brother was still making recordings at the time and I have all of his old tapes, several hundred. Of these, 50-100 can be relevant to listen to. That sounds like at least 10 years of distributed puzzle workbecause, as I said, there is little time to hear such old things in addition to all the new products. "

Excel tables provide an overview

Anyone who has read this far, listened to the song and thinks they could Sinking Ships, Depeche Mode, The Cure or something New order be: These bands are not. Even with the Gema was searched, and the NDR not commented on results in their archive search by the editorial deadline. With services like "Shazam" there are trolls who claim the song for themselves.

User “LaRobot”, particularly active in the Mysterious Song chat room on Discord, maintains a publicly accessible table with people, labels and bands who have been contacted or checked. User “rybalan” has a list of over 780 old bands that should be researched on the Discogs exchange platform or on YouTube. There he or she plays it safe and also excludes Abba and Howard Carpendale. The search continues.

This is the lyrics to the "Most Mysterious Song on the Internet"

The internet community was able to roughly agree on the following lyrics. However, there is room for speculation because of the quality of the recording.


Like the wind
You came here runnin ',
Take the consequence forever.


There's no space
There's no tomorrow,
There's no sense ...? (not clear)


Check it in, turn it all,
And the sun will never shine.
They’re a long way away,
In the subways of your mind.


Like the wind
You're gonna suffer / somewhere,
Let us drown in your own failure. - (Just a guess that the passage is difficult to understand.)


There's no place
And there’s no sorrow,
In the young and restless dreamer.


Check it in, turn it down,
And the sun will never shine.
Another any way,
In the subways of your mind.


[Instrumental solo]


Check it in, turn it down,
But the sun will never shine.
Another any way,
In the subways of your mind.
Check it in, check it out
It's the summer blues / With sun or moon?
Tear it in, tear it out
It's reading you


Check it in, check it out
It's the summer blues / With sun or moon?
Tear it in, tear it out
It's reading you


Check it in, check it out
It's the summer blues / With sun or moon?
Tear it in, tear it out
It's reading you


Check it in, check it out
It's the summer blues / With sun or moon?
Tear it in, tear it out
It's reading you


Check it in, check it out
It's the summer blues / With sun or moon?
Tear it in, tear it out
It's the real excuse.


Check it in, check it out
It's the summer blues / With sun or moon?
Tear it in, tear it out
It's the real excuse.


Check it in, check it out
It's the summer blues / With sun or moon?
Tear it in, tear it out
It's the real excuse.