|Single by Die Toten Hosen|
|from the album Unsterblich|
|Released||April 10, 2000|
|Length||4:16 (album version)|
4:19 (single version)
Funny van Dannen
|Die Toten Hosen singles chronology|
It is an anti-FC Bayern Munich song. A slogan from this song has become synonymous with DTH among the fans, which can be shortened: "Es kann soviel passieren. Es kann soviel geschehen/Nur eins weiß ich hundertprozentig. Nie im Leben würde ich zu Bayern gehen." (Many things can happen. Many things can come to pass/One thing I know for sure. Never in my life would I go to Bayern. [here meaning the football club]).
The Tipp-Kick version is more anthem-like, as it features the line "Wir würden nie zum FC Bayern München gehen" (We would never go to FC Bayern Munich) throughout the song, not only in the end and the emphasis is taken off the I-character (the narrator).
The music video was directed by Peter Thorwarth. Most of it consists of a friendly football match, where various people (and a dog) take part of, including the band. After the match the band is shown playing at a gig. In the end, a figure in a Bayern jacket is seen (implied to be Uli Hoeneß, the club's president) watching the VHS of the music video, noting "Das ist der Dreck, an dem unsere Gesellschaft irgendwann ersticken wird." ("This is the kind of filth that will choke our society at some point."), an actual quote from Hoeneß about the song. On wishing Hoeneß a happy 60th birthday, Campino mentioned that Die Toten Hosen lost significant CD sales in the South of Germany since the release of the song, and that as of 2012, the sales had not recovered.
- "Bayern" (Tipp-Kick Version) (van Dannen, Frege/van Dannen, Frege) − 4:19
- "Laß doch mal Dampf ab" (Let some steam off for once) (Christian Bruhn/Fred Weyrich) – 2:24 (Gert Fröbe cover)
- "You'll Never Walk Alone" (Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein) - 2:36
- "Hang On Sloopy" (Ferrell, Russolt) - 2:30 (The McCoys cover)