Übers Ende der Welt

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"Übers Ende Der Welt"
Single by Tokio Hotel
from the album Zimmer 483
B-side "Hilf mir fliegen"
Released 26 January 2007
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Alternative rock, pop
Label Island, Universal Music
Writer(s) Bill Kaulitz, Dave Roth, David Jost, Peter Hoffmann, Patrick Benzner
Producer(s) Dave Roth, David Jost, Peter Hoffmann, Patrick Benzner
Tokio Hotel singles chronology
"Der letzte Tag"
(2006)
"Übers Ende der Welt"
(2007)
"Spring nicht"
(2007)
"Ready, Set, Go!"
Single by Tokio Hotel
from the album Scream and Room 483
B-side "Live Every Second"
Released 24 August 2007
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Alternative Rock
Label Universal
Writer(s) Bill Kaulitz, Tom Kaulitz, Dave Roth, David Jost, Peter Hoffmann, Patrick Benzner
Producer(s) Bill Kaulitz, Tom Kaulitz, Dave Roth, David Jost, Peter Hoffmann, Patrick Benzner
Tokio Hotel singles chronology
"Monsoon"
(2007)
"Ready, Set, Go!"
(2007)
"An Deiner Seite (Ich Bin Da)"
(2007)

"Übers Ende der Welt" (English: Over the End of the World) and "Ready, Set, Go!" are rock songs by German alternative rock band Tokio Hotel. The German version of the song, "Übers Ende der Welt", was released as the first single from their second album Zimmer 483 and it is the album's opening track.

The song was later translated into English and re-recorded for Tokio Hotel's first English-language album Scream under the title "Ready, Set, Go!". The English version was released as the second single from the album Scream in mainland Europe and was released as the band's debut single in the United Kingdom. This song was also released as the debut single in Canada via MuchMusic. The music video was nominated for the "Best Pop Video" award as well as winning the "Best New Artist" award at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.[1]

Tokio Hotel collaborated with Jade Puget of AFI to create a remix of "Ready, Set, Go!". It was included as a bonus track on their album Scream.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the German version, "Übers Ende der Welt", features the four band-members as workers walking through a bleak futuristic city along with a group of catatonic co-workers. All wear the same grey overalls while carrying large pipes. When the workers pass a corridor, they notice Tokio Hotel playing the song on a stage at the end of the corridor. The workers, including the band members in their worker-characters, run towards the performance and subsequently escape from the city by climbing up the walls of the sky-scrapers around the stage. Scenes of the catatonic workers in a dining hall, silently watching a test screen (which eventually explodes) are also included in the video. The video concludes with a shot of the band members (in their worker-characters) standing on top of one of the city's sky-scrapers, blinded by the sunlight. The music video is mostly inspired on Apple's 1984 Macintosh advertisement.

The most recent version of the music video for "Ready, Set, Go!" is visually identical to the German "Übers Ende der Welt" music video.

In early 2008, an alternate music video for "Ready, Set, Go!" screened frequently shown on The N cable-television channel. The music video played in between commercial breaks. This version did not feature the band members portrayed as workers, but it did feature the band playing in front of the test screen seen in the original German music video.[citation needed]

The video had entered the Much More Music Top 10 countdown briefly during the time when the band performed a concert in Toronto on February 10, 2008 at The Mod Club.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Übers Ende der Welt" and "Ready, Set, Go!".

  • CD single: Übers Ende der Welt
  1. "Übers Ende der Welt" (single version) - 3:35
  2. "Übers Ende der Welt" (akustik version) - 3:27
  • CD maxi single: Übers Ende der Welt
  1. "Übers Ende der Welt" (single version) - 3:35
  2. "Übers Ende der Welt" (akustik version) - 3:27
  3. "Hilf mir fliegen" - 3:44
  4. "Tokio Hotel in Moskau" (video)
  5. "Tokio Hotel Gallery"
  • 7" Vinyl UK single: Ready, Set, Go!
  1. "Ready, Set, Go!" - 3:34
  2. "Black" - 3:21
  • CD single: Ready, Set, Go!
  1. "Ready, Set, Go!" - 3:34
  2. "Übers Ende der Welt" (single version)- 3:35
  3. "Übers Ende der Welt" (acoustic version) - 3:27
  4. "Hilf mir fliegen" - 3:44
  • CD UK single: Ready, Set, Go!
  1. "Ready, Set, Go!" - 3:34
  2. "Live Every Second" - 3:51
  • CD maxi single: Ready, Set, Go!
  1. "Ready, Set, Go!" - 3:34
  2. "Ready, Set, Go!" (Grizzly remix) - 3:16
  3. "Black" - 3:21
  4. "Ready, Set, Go!" (music video)

Release history[edit]

Song Country Date
"Übers Ende der Welt" Germany 26 January 2007
"Ready, Set, Go!" Europe 24 August 2007
United Kingdom 27 August 2007
United States 11 March 2008

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) 1 Peak
position[2]
Ö3 Austria Top 40 1
Belgian Singles Chart 30
Danish Singles Chart 3
French Singles Chart 5
German Singles Chart 1
Swiss Singles Chart 2
Chart (2007-2008) 2 Peak
position[3][4]
Belgian Singles Chart 26
Canadian Hot 100[5] 80
Dutch Top 40 31
UK Singles Chart 77
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[6] 19

Notes

  • 1: First table of Chart positions (2007) are of the German version, "Übers Ende der Welt"
  • 2: Second table of Chart positions(2007-2008) are of the English version, "Ready, Set, Go!"

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Rank
German Singles Chart[7] 56

In popular culture[edit]

The English version of "Übers Ende der Welt", "Ready, Set, Go!", later appeared as a playable track in the European version of Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades and as a downloadable track for the Rock Band series.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"All Good Things (Come to an End)" by Nelly Furtado
German Singles Chart
9 February 2007
Succeeded by
"Stück vom Himmel" by Herbert Grönemeyer
Austrian Singles Chart
9 February 2007
Succeeded by
"Ein Stern (…der deinen Namen trägt)"
by DJ Ötzi and Nik P.
Preceded by
Gym Class Heroes (2007)
2008 MTV Video Music Awards Best New Artist
2008
Succeeded by
Lady Gaga (2009)