Top 10 Oktoberfest songs
1. I Salute You (Ein Prosit): This is THE song of Oktoberfest as it is played like clockwork in the beer tentsevery 15 minutes. The song start out repeating Ein Prosit (Eyn Pro-zit) Der Gemütlichkeit (Dare Gay-mute-lich-kite) meaning I Salute To Our Cozy Friendship & Good Times We’re Having Together.
The next part of the song is a countdown to G’suffa (zuffa) meaning take a big drink. It is said that the beer tents started play the song 4 times an hour to get people to take more drinks so they could sell more beer, and it sure has paid off. Ein Prosit ends with the band asking you if you are having fun with either Ziggy Zocky Ziggy Zocky or Ticky Tocky Ticky Tocky and you respond Oi Oi Oi. Joining along is really a ton of fun and keeps you drinking!
2. The Flyer Song (Fliegerlied): Released in 2008, a cover of The Flyer Song by Tim Toupet has cemented it in Oktoberfest lore even though it’s a children’s song. about animals. The full name of the song is actually Today Is Such A Beautiful Day, but because of the crazy dance involved the nickname Flyer Song has stuck.
You’ll do a lot of singing “La La La La La” & “Schwimm, Schwimm, Schwimm”, it’s the dance that really makes the Fyler Song fun. If you don’t know the words, just pay attention to the motions the Germans are doing and follow along. The song has you flying like a plane, then acting strong like a tiger, being tall like a giraffe, hopping like a kangaroo, and of course swimming.
3. Hey Baby – If You’ll be My Girl: Hey Baby is the one song that gets the biggest crowd reaction out of them all as pretty much every person in the tents will be singing along. The band doesn’t even have to be playing the song as chats of Hey Baby just erupt out of nowhere from the crowd.
Hey Baby has been a huge hit in America ever since Bruce Channel’s original in 1961 hit #1 on the charts, but it was DJ Ötzi that brought it to Germany. The German speaking DJ from Austria released a remix to the song in the year 2000 that was popular on radios World-wide.