In 1988, Hasselhoff released the song "Looking for Freedom". Produced by German music producer Jack White, the song became a hit in Europe, specially in Germany, where it reached number one for eight weeks. The song was also certified Platinum in Germany and became the best-performing single of 1989 in the country. "Looking for Freedom" also topped the charts in Austria and Switzerland, as well as reached the top-twenty in France and Belgium. Due to its success, Hasselhoff released his third studio album of the same name, which went 3× Platinum in Europe.  He was noted for his performance of the song at the Berlin Wall on New Year's Eve 1989, two months after the East German government had opened the wall, but nine months before unification took place. Wearing a piano-keyboard scarf and a leather jacket covered in motion lights, Hasselhoff stood in a bucket crane and performed the song along with the crowd. The performance has had a lasting impact on German pop-culture with Hasselhoff commenting that the song became an "anthem" and "song of hope" for the people of East Germany. In 2004, Hasselhoff lamented the lack of a photo of him in the Checkpoint Charlie Museum in Berlin.