Automatisch

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"Automatisch"
Automatisch cover hq.jpg
Single by Tokio Hotel
from the album Humanoid
B-side Humanoid
Released 18 September 2009 (Germany)
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Pop rock,[1][2] alternative rock[3]
Length 3:15
Label Interscope, Cherrytree
Writer(s) D. Roth, P. Benzner, D. Jost, B. Kaulitz, T. Kaulitz
Producer(s) David Roth, Patrick Benzner, David Jost
"Automatic"
Automatic cover hq.jpg
Single by Tokio Hotel
from the album Humanoid
Released 22 September 2009 (United States)
Format digital download
Genre Pop rock,[1][2]
Length 3:15
Label Universal
Writer(s) B. Kaulitz, T. Kaulitz, D. Roth, P. Benzner, D. Jost
Producer(s) David Roth, Patrick Benzner, David Jost
Tokio Hotel chronology
"Heilig"
(2008)
"Automatisch"/ "Automatic"
(2009)
""World Behind My Wall"/ "Lass Uns Laufen" "
(2010)

"Automatisch" and "Automatic" are the first singles from German pop rock band Tokio Hotel's third German studio album and second English studio album Humanoid. "Automatisch" was released in German-speaking countries on 18 September 2009 and "Automatic" was released in the United States on 22 September 2009.[4][5]

Music video[edit]

Craig Wessels of Wicked Pixels, the most-awarded animation-studio in South Africa,[6] directed the music video, shot over three days in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.[7] The video features the band driving separately in muscle cars and with computer generated humanoid robots.[8] The music video for "Automatic" was released online on September 3, 2009 while the video for "Automatisch" was released a day later.[9][10]

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • Automatisch CD-Single: 2 Track
# Title Songwriters Length
1 "Automatisch" B. Kaulitz, T. Kaulitz, D. Roth, P. Benzner, D. Jost 3:16
2 "Automatic" B. Kaulitz, T. Kaulitz, D. Roth, P. Benzner, D. Jost 3:16
  • Automatisch CD-Single: Premium
# Title Songwriters Length
1 "Automatisch" B. Kaulitz, T. Kaulitz, D. Roth, P. Benzner, D. Jost 3:16
2 "Humanoid" B. Kaulitz, T. Kaulitz, D. Roth, P. Benzner, D. Jost 3:45
  • Bonus Tokio Hotel fan magnet
  • Automatic CD-Single
# Title Songwriters Length
1 "Automatic" T. Kaulitz, B. Kaulitz, D. Roth, P. Benzner, D. Jost 3:16
2 "Automatisch" B. Kaulitz, T. Kaulitz, D. Roth, P. Benzner, D. Jost 3:16
  • Automatic Australian iTunes Download
# Title Songwriters Length
1 "Automatic" B. Kaulitz, T. Kaulitz, D. Roth, P. Benzner, D. Jost 3:15
2 "Automatisch" B. Kaulitz, T. Kaulitz, D. Roth, P. Benzner, D. Jost 3:15
3 "Humanoid (English Version)" B. Kaulitz, T. Kaulitz, D. Roth, P. Benzner, D. Jost 3:48
4 "Automatic (Remote Control Mix)" B. Kaulitz, T. Kaulitz, D. Roth, P. Benzner, D. Jost 3:17

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position [11]
Austrian Singles Chart[12] 14
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)[13] 23
Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia)[14] 16
Dutch Singles Chart[15] 75
French Singles Chart[16] 2
German Singles Chart[17] 5
Hungarian Singles Chart[18] 10
South Africa 5FM Charts 11
Spanish Singles Chart[19] 21
Swedish Singles Chart[20] 36
Swiss Singles Chart[21] 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Elke Buhr for Frankfurter Rundschau. "As if" eroticism. February 22, 2007. English translation by Sign and Sight.com

    Straightforward pop-rock with catchy melodies and a well-calculated mix of stolen Metallica riffs and romantic ballad elements. Everything is played on the safe side, and the production is technically perfect.

  2. ^ a b ABC - Tokio Hotel: The Latest German Export

    A winning combination of lyrics laced with "emo" angst, wrapped in a flamboyant pop-rock package. It's PG-rated but still edgy enough for younger fans. Songs range from catchy pop anthems to anti-suicide messages to appealing rock ballads.

  3. ^ "German Pop Sensation Tokio Hotel Wins MTV Video Music Award - Culture - DW.DE - 08.09.2008". Dw-world.de. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  4. ^ "Tokio Hotel mit "Automatisch" zurück" (in German). Archived from the original on 30 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  5. ^ "News Ticker: Neil Young, Jack White, Tokio Hotel, Riot Fest West". Archived from the original on August 26, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  6. ^ "MTV's best new artist, Tokio Hotel selects South African director". Retrieved 2009-09-13.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  7. ^ "Tokio Hotel - Automatic". Archived from the original on September 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  8. ^ Montgomery, James. "Tokio Hotel Premiere Epic 'Automatic' Video". Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  9. ^ ""Automatic" video premiere!!". Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  10. ^ ""Automatisch" video premiere!". Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  11. ^ ""Automatic/Automatisch" Chart Positions and Trajectories". Archived from the original on 2011-09-13. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  12. ^ Steffen Hung. "Tokio Hotel - Automatisch". austriancharts.at. Archived from the original on 2012-09-30. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  13. ^ "Tokio Hotel - Automatic". ultratop.be. Archived from the original on 2012-01-27. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  14. ^ "Tokio Hotel - Automatic". ultratop.be. Archived from the original on 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  15. ^ Steffen Hung. "Tokio Hotel - Automatic". dutchcharts.nl. Archived from the original on 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  16. ^ Steffen Hung. "Tokio Hotel - Automatisch". lescharts.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  17. ^ "Madonnas Traumstart in den Album-Charts - media control". Media-control.de. 2009-09-29. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  18. ^ "MAHASZ - Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége - Slágerlisták". Web.archive.org. 2009-04-18. Archived from the original on 2009-04-18. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  19. ^ Steffen Hung. "Tokio Hotel - Automatic". spanishcharts.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  20. ^ Steffen Hung. "Tokio Hotel - Automatic". swedishcharts.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  21. ^ Steffen Hung. "Tokio Hotel - Automatisch". hitparade.ch. Archived from the original on 2012-11-10. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 

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