Die klügsten Männer der Welt

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"Die klügsten Männer der Welt"
Single by Die Ärzte
from the album Geräusch
Released November 22, 2004
Genre Punk rock
Length 3:37
Label Hot Action Records
Writer(s) Dirk Felsenheimer
Producer(s) Uwe Hoffmann & Die Ärzte
Die Ärzte singles chronology
"Deine Schuld"
(2004)
"Die klügsten Männer der Welt"
(2004)
"Junge"
(2007)

"Die klügsten Männer der Welt" (often shortened as "DKMDW") [The wisest men in the world] is a song by Die Ärzte. It's the seventh track on CD2 and the fifth single from their 2003 album Geräusch. It's a sarcastic ode to politicians. The CD-single features a computer game "Päcman" and also the video.

The video[edit]

Bela B. is playing a simple-minded hillbilly, drinking whisky and singing the song along to a video record of Die Ärzte playing it live, including subtitles for singing karaoke, with the heads of well-known German and international politicians jumping over the syllables. He is also shown doing other mostly absurd things in the country. Later he plays with a toy-tank, destroying toy landmarks of major towns and sends a toy-rocket to the sky. In the end he is riding towards a mushroom cloud. After that the words "...regardless: not electing is helping the wrong ones" can be read on the screen.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Die klügsten Männer der Welt" (Felsenheimer) - 4:00
  2. "Sprüche III" (Felsenheimer, Urlaub, Gonzalez) - 17:22
  3. "Die klügsten Männer der Welt (Video)" (Felsenheimer) - 4:14
  4. "Päcman (enhanced CDR-Track)"

Vinyl[edit]

  1. "Die klügsten Männer der Welt" (Felsenheimer) - 4:00
  2. "Sprüche IIIa" (Felsenheimer, Urlaub, Gonzalez) - 6:50
  3. "Sprüche IIIb" (Felsenheimer, Urlaub, Gonzalez) - 10:37

B-sides[edit]

"Sprüche III" [Patter III] (talk) is from the "Unrockstar"-tour. On the vinyl it's divided into 2 parts - a on the A-side, b on the B-side.

Charts[edit]

Year Country Position
2004 Germany 23
2004 Austria 33
2004 Switzerland 50

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