I'm probably late to the game, but I am loving this German kids' album from the 80s called Tabaluga. There are some fabtacular numbers, but the song in the playlist that I linked to, "Nessaja," is astoundingly beautiful. I don't speak a lick of German so I'd love to know what the album is actually about, but "Nessaja" has been covered about a million times and the first verse has been sung in English — see Scooter's cover from 2002:
Does anyone else know this thing? Or what the hell it's about? I gather the title character, a dragon called Tabaluga, has gone on to be a popular children's character in Germany. Also, was there some sort of renaissance of quality fantasy in Germany in the 80s? The Neverending Story was German too, both the book and the movie.