12 (Herbert Grönemeyer album)

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Studio album by Herbert Grönemeyer
Released March, 2007
Recorded 2006 / 2007 in London
Genre Soft rock
Length 48:48
Label Groenland (EMI)
Producer Herbert Grönemeyer and Alex Silva
Herbert Grönemeyer chronology
Zeit, dass sich was dreht/Celebrate the Day

12 is the twelfth full-length album by German singer Herbert Grönemeyer, released in March 2007. It was recorded between 2006 and 2007 in London and was produced by Alex Silva and Herbert Grönemeyer. All songs were written by Grönemeyer, except the song "Spur" to which Arezu Weitholz contributed parts of the lyrics.

The Album reached # 1 - Position in German Charts.[1] The first single "Stück vom Himmel",[2] became his third number-one single in Germany after "Mensch" and "Zeit, dass sich was dreht".

Track list[edit]

No. Title English Translation Length
1. "Stück vom Himmel" Piece of heaven  
2. "Kopf hoch, tanzen" Heads up, dance  
3. "Du bist die" You are the one  
4. "Marlene" Marlene  
5. "Flüsternde Zeit" Whispering time  
6. "Leb in meiner Welt" Live in my world  
7. "Ich versteh" I understand  
8. "Ohne dich" Without you  
9. "Spur" Trace  
10. "Zieh deinen Weg" Draw your way  
11. "Zur Nacht" To the night  
12. "Liebe liegt nicht" Love is not; literally: Love does not lie  

Year-end charts[edit]

End of year chart (2007) Position
German Albums Chart 2
End of year chart (2008) Position
German Albums Chart 45


  1. Germany – 4x Platinum (800,000 copies)
  2. Austria – 3x Platinum (90,000 copies)
  3. Switzerland – 3x Platinum (90,000 copies)
  4. Europe – Platinum (1,000,000 copies)