Ein Stern (...der deinen Namen trägt)

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"Ein Stern (...der deinen Namen trägt)"
Single by DJ Ötzi featuring Nik P.
from the album Sternstunden
Released February 2, 2007 (2007-02-02)
(see Release history)
Format CD single, download, ringtone
Genre Schlager-pop
Length 3:55 (Radio edition)
3:22 (Party Mix)
Label UMVD
EMI(rerelease)
Certification Double-platin
(Austria & Germany)
DJ Ötzi featuring Nik P. singles chronology
"I Am the Musicman"
(2006)
"Ein Stern (der deinen Namen trägt)"
(2007)
"I will leb'n"
(2007)

"Ein Stern (…der deinen Namen trägt)" (lit. "A star (…which bears your name)") is a song recorded by Austrian artist DJ Ötzi and Nik P. It was released in February 2007 as the lead single from the album, Sternstunden.

It reached number one in Germany where it stayed for 13 weeks and Austria, number 2 in Switzerland, and number 5 in the European Union, despite the fact that at the time of its release, some of the most popular radio stations in Austria and Germany declined to play the song because its genre did not fit their programme style. The single has sold more than 2 million copies. [1]

Background and release[edit]

Seven years after his smash hit "Hey Baby", DJ Ötzi released this single with the Austrian singer Nik P., who had written and released this song under his own name 8 years ago.

At the end of 2006, a German Schlager artist called Nic popularized a version of Nik P.'s "Einen Stern,..." amongst the vacationing German club scene in Majorca, Spain, where Schlagermusik is particularly popular. One month later Ötzi recorded this single again and it debuted at No. 1 in Austria and two weeks later topped the German charts, preventing Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right" from reaching the top of the charts in Germany, despite peaking at number two for nine non-consecutive weeks.

Spending 106 weeks on the German Singles Chart, "Ein Stern (...der deinen Namen trägt)" is the first song to be on that chart for 2 years or longer, and also makes it the song with the longest run ever on that chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ein Stern (... der deinen Namen trägt)" (Party style)
  2. "Ein Stern (... der deinen Namen trägt)" (Radio Mix) - 3:22
  3. "Ein Stern (... der deinen Namen trägt)" (Extended Mix) - 4:20
  4. "Ein Stern (... der deinen Namen trägt)" (Karaoke Mix) - 3:55

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Übers Ende der Welt" by Tokio Hotel
Austrian Top 75 number one single (1st run)
February 21, 2007 - May 11, 2007 (12 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne
Preceded by
"Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne
Austrian Top 75 number one single (2nd run)
May 18, 2007 - May 25, 2007 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
Now or Never by Mark Medlock
Preceded by
"Wenn nicht jetzt, wann dann?" by Höhner
German Top 100 number one single (1st run)
March 2, 2007 - May 10, 2007 (11 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Beautiful Liar" by Shakira ft. Beyoncé Knowles
Preceded by
"Beautiful Liar" by Shakira ft. Beyoncé Knowles
German Top 100 number one single (2nd run)
May 18, 2007 - May 25, 2007 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Now or Never" by Mark Medlock

Release history[edit]

Region Date
Austria February 2, 2007 (2007-02-02)
Germany
Switzerland
Belgium February 16, 2007 (2007-02-16)
Netherlands
Canada July 8, 2007 (2007-07-08)

Covers in other languages[edit]

The song has been covered in Dutch by the Belgian singer Christoff as Een Ster ('A Star') and in Afrikaans by the South African singer Ray Dylan as Dis Verby ('It's Over'). Also in Estonian by the Estonian punk-rock singer Laur Teär as "Ainus tee" ('Only Way') and in Italian by the singer Chris Valco in a version approved by the author.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sternregister
  2. ^ Chartsurfer.de. " Dauerbrenner Top 100 Auswertung (ab Monat 06/1959)". Chartsurfer.de. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  3. ^ "Austrian Single Charts". austriancharts.at.
  4. ^ Eurochart peak
  5. ^ "German Charts". Musiksearch.
  6. ^ "Swiss Single Charts". Hitparade.ch.
  7. ^ "Austrian single certifications – DJ Ötzi – Ein Stern" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter DJ Ötzi in the field Interpret. Enter Ein Stern in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  8. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (DJ Ötzi; 'Ein Stern')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  9. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (DJ Ötzi; 'Ein Stern')". Hung Medien. 
  10. ^ "Die ultimative Chart Show | Hits des neuen Jahrtausends | Download". RTL.de. Retrieved 2012-02-14.