|Single by Rammstein|
|from the album Liebe Ist Für Alle Da|
|Released||EU September 18, 2009|
|Format||CD, vinyl, digital download|
|Genre||Neue Deutsche Härte
|Producer||Jonas Åkerlund, Rammstein|
|Rammstein singles chronology|
"Pussy" is the first single from the album Liebe ist für alle da by Rammstein. The song was released with a controversial and sexually explicit video in which the band members, some portrayed by body-doubles, are seen having sex with women.
The first promotional video for the single was released online on 16 September 2009 at The Gauntlet. The video also confirmed the new album title.
Also, it was the first Rammstein song to be released after their 3-year hiatus.
|This section does not cite any references or sources. (March 2010)|
The video was directed by Jonas Åkerlund and was released online on 16 September 2009. The video features the band playing the song wearing leather outfits, interspersed with 6 hardcore pornographic videos featuring each of the band members as a different stereotypical pornographic character: Till as the Playboy, Christoph as the CEO, Paul as the Cowboy, Oliver as Mr. Pain (a BDSM fetishist), Richard as the Partyboy, and Flake as Heeshie. Each scene features a band member engaging in foreplay with a different woman, and the scenes become more explicit as the video progresses until they engage into unsimulated sexual intercourse with graphic nudity. However, body doubles were used for some of the band members. At the end of the video, the band members ejaculate.
The song's lyrics are partially in English, and contain phrases such as "I can't get laid in Germany", a mention of the Autobahn, and the seemingly nonsensical line "Reise, Reise, Fahrvergnügen", a reference to appearances of German culture in American commercialism (the latter from a Volkswagen advertising campaign, the former from one of Rammstein's own previous albums). Together, these aspects of the song create a contrast between the sexual mores of German society and that of America.
"Pussy" debuted live, as most of Rammstein's songs, during fan exclusive concerts held in Berlin in October 2009."Pussy" was the last song of the main set of the Liebe ist für alle da tour, and continues to be in the Made in Germany tour. When played, frontman Till Lindemann mounts a giant cannon which resembles a penis (although a bigger, more realistic looking one was used during the first few concerts of the Made in Germany tour, but was replaced by the original for unknown reasons) that shoots foam over the audience, while confetti falls from the ceiling, much like "Amerika". Till has been known to sing a few lines in the native language of the country which they are performing in.
|1.||"Pussy" (radio edit)||3:48|
- The 7" vinyl edition only contains "Pussy".
|Limited edition digipak single||2 tracks||CD+poster combo|
|Limited edition hand-numbered single||2 tracks||12" vinyl|
|Limited edition etch-numbered single||Pussy||7" vinyl, special Viagra blue color|
|Europe||18 September 2009|
|United States||22 September 2009|
|Belgium Singles Chart||7|
|Norwegian Singles Chart||16|
|Dutch Singles Chart||18|
|Austrian Singles Chart||4|
|Danish Singles Chart||37|
|Eurochart Hot 100||6|
|Finnish Singles Chart||1|
|French Singles Chart||13|
|German Singles Chart||1|
|Swedish Singles Chart||22|
|Swiss Singles Chart||12|
|UK Singles Chart||95|
|UK Rock Chart||2|
Year-End Charts (2009)
"If A Song Could Get Me You" by Marit Larsen
|German Singles Chart number-one single
October 2, 2009
"Sexy Bitch" by David Guetta featuring Akon
"Celebration" by Madonna
|Finnish Singles Chart number-one single
October 3, 2009
"Polte päästä paratiisiin" by Jarkko Martikainen
- http://www.rammstein.de/blog/lang/en/ 'Pussy' announced!
- http://www.bravewords.com/news/126516 RAMMSTEIN Guitarist On Filming 'Pussy' Video - "It Was Really Fun; Our Drummer’s Girlfriend Came To The Set And He Ended Up Sending Her Home"
- "Bravewords.com > News > RAMMSTEIN Guitarist On Filming 'Pussy' Video - "It Was Really Fun; Our Drummer’s Girlfriend Came To The Set And He Ended Up Sending Her Home"". Bravewords.com. 17 November 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
- "Affenknecht - Pussy single". Affenknecht.com. Retrieved 2009-09-08.
- Week of October 10, 2009
- Suomen virallinen lista
- Swedish Singles Chart
- UK Singles Chart
- UK Rock Chart