Durch den Monsun

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"Durch den Monsun"
"Durch den Monsun" CD maxi cover
Single by Tokio Hotel
from the album Schrei
B-side "Leb' die Sekunde" (Live the second)
Released August 15, 2005 (Germany)
Format CD single
Genre Alternative rock, pop rock
Length 3:55
Label Island, Universal Music
Writer(s) Bill Kaulitz, Dave Roth, Patrick Benzner, David Jost
Producer(s) Dave Roth, David Jost, Peter Hoffmann, Patrick Benzner
Tokio Hotel singles chronology
"Durch den Monsun"
(2005)
"Schrei"
(2005)
"Monsoon"
Single by Tokio Hotel
from the album Scream & Room 483
B-side "Black"
Released May 18, 2007 (Europe)
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Alternative rock, pop rock
Length 4:05
Label Universal
Writer(s) Bill Kaulitz, Rebecca Roth, Dave Roth, Patrick Benzner, David Jost
Producer(s) Dave Roth, Patrick Benzner, David Jost, Peter Hoffmann
Tokio Hotel chronology
"Spring Nicht"
(2007)
"Monsoon"
(2007)
"Ready, Set, Go!"
(2007)

"Durch den Monsun" (English: Through the Monsoon) and "Monsoon" are songs by German rock band Tokio Hotel. The German version of the song "Durch den Monsun" was released as their debut single in 2005 from their debut album Schrei. A remix of this song was made with Japanese lyrics, and an English version named "Monsoon" was later recorded, and included in their first English album Scream and released as their first English single in 2007.

Monsoon[edit]

Tokio Hotel released "Monsoon" - their first English-language single - in Europe on May 18, 2007. The vocals and melodies in "Monsoon" are one semitone lower than its German counterpart - most likely due to the age at which Bill Kaulitz, the vocalist, recorded the German version. "Monsoon" also appears in the music video game Guitar Hero: World Tour and the European versions of the games Guitar Hero: On Tour and Rock Band.

The song was performed at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 in Munich Germany.[1]

"Durch den Monsun" was named "Best song 2005" at the Austrian Golden Penguin Awards and was also nominated as "Best Single International" at the Amadeus Awards in 2006. In 2007, "Durch den Monsun" was voted "Single of the Year" at the Golden Penguin Awards in Austria while Monsoon won in the category "Best Video" at the TMF Awards in Belgium. In the following year Monsoon claimed the titles "Best Ringtone" and "Song of the Year" at Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica 2008,[2] "Number 1 of the Year" at TRL Awards (Italy),[3] and was also named "Best Mood Song" and "Song that Stays in your Head" by a Dutch magazine, Hitkrant.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the German version of the song features a stage looking like it was shot underwater. It starts off with the lead singer Bill Kaulitz holding a black candle sitting next to a broken door with no building behind it, then the candle's flame goes out. Many scenes feature Bill singing underwater and upside down. There is one scene where it looks like the guitarist, Bill's twin brother, Tom Kaulitz is singing along in a mirror like door then disappears. The ending chorus part of the video shows the band playing in rain.

The music video for the English version of the song, "Monsoon", was shot in Cape Town, South Africa in early May 2007. It features scenes of the band in a Bell UH-1 Huey helicopter and then free falling and landing on the ground. After they land, the band members walk to a stage (although scenes of them on the stage are already shown before the free fall scene) and start performing. As the song nears the end and the beat intensifies, a storm rumbles and heavy rain starts to fall on the band as they play. The video also shows scenes of lead singer Bill Kaulitz in the back of a black driver-less Cadillac limousine with a typewriter.

The video entered the TRL Countdown charts in July 2008.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Durch den Monsun" and "Monsoon".

  • CD single
  1. "Durch den Monsun" (radio mix) – 3:58
  2. "Durch den Monsun" (unplugged version) – 3:58
  • CD maxi single
  1. "Durch den Monsun" (radio mix) – 3:58
  2. "Durch den Monsun" (unplugged version) – 3:58
  3. "モンスーンと超えて(Monsun to Koete)" (Japanese Grizzly mix) – 4:08
  4. "Leb' die Sekunde" (original version) – 3:47
  5. "Durch den Monsun" (music video) – 3:58
  • German iTunes EP
  1. "Durch den Monsun" (radio mix) – 3:58
  2. "Durch den Monsun" (unplugged version) – 3:58
  3. "モンスーンと超えて(Monsun to Koete)" (Japanese Grizzly mix) – 4:08
  4. "Leb' die Sekunde" (original version) – 3:47
  5. "Durch den Monsun" (Grizzly mix) – 4:08
  • English CD single
  1. "Monsoon" – 4:00
  2. "Black" – 3:21

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"La Camisa Negra" by Juanes
German Singles Chart
August 26, 2005 - September 23, 2005
Succeeded by
"Don't Cha" by The Pussycat Dolls
Preceded by
"La Camisa Negra" by Juanes
Austrian Singles Chart
September 4, 2005 - October 9, 2005
Succeeded by
"Push the Button" by Sugababes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "~Monsoon" at MTV Europe Music Awards 2007
  2. ^ "Tokio Hotel: Best Fanclub, Song of the Year, Best Ringtone and Best New International Artist". mtvla.com. Retrieved 18 March 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "TLR Awards Winners 2008". mtv.it. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  4. ^ Tokio Hotel at Hitkrant
  5. ^ ""Durch den Monsun" Chart Positions and Trajectories". Retrieved 2008-02-16. 
  6. ^ ""Durch den Monsun" Chart Positions and Trajectories". Retrieved 2008-02-16. 
  7. ^ [1] Retrieved 17 November 2007
  8. ^ "Media Control Charts". Musicline.de. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "The Official Swiss Charts". SwissCharts.com. Retrieved 17 March 2009. 
  10. ^ ""Monsoon" Chart Positions and Trajectories". Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  11. ^ "Tokio Hotel - Monsoon - Music Charts". Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  12. ^ "Ultratop". Ultratop.be. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  13. ^ "Billboard (Greece)". Billboard. Retrieved 17 March 2009. [dead link]
  14. ^ "Official Italian Charts". ItalianCharts.com. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  15. ^ "Billboard (Portugal)". Billboard. Retrieved 17 March 2009. [dead link]
  16. ^ "The Official Swedish Charts". SwedishCharts.com. Retrieved 17 March 2009. 
  17. ^ "Billboard (U.S.)". Billboard. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  18. ^ "Pop Rock" (in Spanish). Record Report. 2007-11-17. Archived from the original on 2007-07-02. 
  19. ^ [2][dead link]
  20. ^ "Die ultimative Chart Show | Hits des neuen Jahrtausends | Download". RTL.de. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 

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