Schlager songs are a style of popular music, with very easy to recognizable lyrics, carefree as well as sentimental verses. It prevails in Central and Northern Europe, and Southeast Europe (specifically Germany Austria, Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland, Turkey, Scandinavia and the Baltic States), and also (to a minimal extent) in France, Belgium, Netherlands as well as Great Britain. In the USA it is also called 'entertainer music' or 'German hit mix'. The design arised in Europe after the Second World War, partly as a backlash against American rock and roll, and makes use of basic patterns of music.
Typical schlager tracks are either pleasant, extremely sentimental ballads with a simple, memorable tune or light pop tunes. Lyrics commonly fixate love, relationships and also sensations. The northern variant of schlager (significantly in Finland) has actually taken aspects from Slavic and also nordic folk songs, with verses tending in the direction of melancholic and also elegiac styles. Musically, schlager births resemblances to styles such as very easy listening songs.
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