Die klügsten Männer der Welt

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"Die klügsten Männer der Welt"
Die klügsten Männer der Welt (Die Ärzte single - cover art).jpg
Single by Die Ärzte
from the album Geräusch
Released November 22, 2004
Genre Punk rock
Length 3:37
Label Hot Action Records
Songwriter(s) Dirk Felsenheimer
Producer(s) Uwe Hoffmann & Die Ärzte
Die Ärzte singles chronology
"Deine Schuld"
(2004)
"Die klügsten Männer der Welt"
(2004)
"Junge"
(2007)
"Deine Schuld"
(2004)
"Die klügsten Männer der Welt"
(2004)
"Junge"
(2007)

"Die klügsten Männer der Welt" (often shortened as "DKMDW") [The wisest men in the world] is a song by Die Ärzte. It's the seventh track on CD2 and the fifth single from their 2003 album Geräusch. It's a sarcastic ode to politicians. The CD-single features a computer game "Päcman" and also the video.

The video[edit]

Bela B. plays a simple-minded hillbilly, drinking whisky and singing along with his television while it shows Die Ärzte playing the song live. He is also shown doing other mostly absurd things in the country. Later he plays with a toy-tank, destroying toy landmarks of major towns and sends a toy-rocket to the sky. In the end he is riding towards a mushroom cloud. After that the words "...regardless: not voting helps the wrong ones" can be read on the screen, and a swastika is knocked into a trash can. Throughout, the song's lyrics appear on screen with the heads of prominent German and international politicians appearing as the bouncing ball.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Die klügsten Männer der Welt" (Felsenheimer) - 4:00
  2. "Sprüche III" (Felsenheimer, Urlaub, Gonzalez) - 17:22
  3. "Die klügsten Männer der Welt (Video)" (Felsenheimer) - 4:14
  4. "Päcman (enhanced CDR-Track)"

Vinyl[edit]

  1. "Die klügsten Männer der Welt" (Felsenheimer) - 4:00
  2. "Sprüche IIIa" (Felsenheimer, Urlaub, Gonzalez) - 6:50
  3. "Sprüche IIIb" (Felsenheimer, Urlaub, Gonzalez) - 10:37

B-sides[edit]

"Sprüche III" [Patter III] (talk) is from the "Unrockstar"-tour. On the vinyl it's divided into 2 parts - a on the A-side, b on the B-side.

Charts[edit]

Year Country Position
2004 Germany 23
2004 Austria 33
2004 Switzerland 50

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