Yoko Ono (song)

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"Yoko Ono"
Single by Die Ärzte
from the album Runter mit den Spendierhosen, Unsichtbarer!
Released March 5, 2001
Format Maxi-CD, vinyl
Recorded Gaga-Studios, Hamburg
Genre Punk rock
Length 0:30
Label Hot Action Records/Universal Records
Writer(s) Die Ärzte
Producer(s) Uwe Hoffmann & Die Ärzte
Die Ärzte singles chronology
"Manchmal haben Frauen..."
"Yoko Ono"

"Yoko Ono" is a song by the German punk band Die Ärzte. It's the thirteenth track and the third single from their 2000 album Runter mit den Spendierhosen, Unsichtbarer!. It was released on March 5, 2001. A notable aspect of the single is that it is (according to the Guinness Book of World Records) the shortest single ever released, with a runtime of 30 seconds. The video also holds the world record at 46 seconds.

Even though the song is very short, it still has a meaning. Farin Urlaub sings about an ex-girlfriend that annoys him in several ways, stating she is "more annoying than Yoko Ono".

The video[edit]

Band members step into an elevator. The cable snaps and they fall down.

Single tracklisting[edit]

  1. "Yoko Ono (Do Brasil)" (Gonzalez, Felsenheimer, Urlaub/Urlaub) - 3:06/2:24 (vinyl)
  2. "Yoko Ono" (Urlaub/Urlaub) - 0:30
  3. "Die Welt ist schlecht" (Felsenheimer, Urlaub/Felsenheimer) - 3:40
  4. "Yoko Ono (L'Âge d'or Mix)" (Gonzalez, Felsenheimer, Urlaub) - 1:23
  5. "Video Yoko Ono" (Urlaub/Urlaub) - 0:46


"Die Welt ist schlecht" [The world is bad] is about a man, who gets in a situation, where he thinks - the world is bad. Namely he wakes up with another man beside him in bed and with a tattoo reading "Eigentum von Johnny" [property of Johnny]. Later he thinks, that the world isn't so bad at all, because the man is actually very nice and the wedding tune played on organ at the end hints, that they get married eventually.


Year Country Position
2001 Germany 46
2001 Austria 65

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