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Charity TV marathon for 1984 hit
US music channel VH1 Classic will play Nena's 1984 hit 99 Red Balloons non-stop for an hour after a viewer pledged $35,000 (20,000) for charity.

The channel has been running a charity jukebox to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Viewers could pay per track or by the hour to request their favourite videos.

One person has paid for 60 minutes of the song, to be screened in its English and German versions on Sunday. The tune went to number one in the UK.

It also enjoyed similar chart success around the world.

Also known as 99 Luftballons, the single tells the story of 99 red balloons floating into the air, triggering an apocalypse when the military sends planes to intercept them.


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