Du hast

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"Du hast"
Du hast.jpg
Single by Rammstein
from the album Sehnsucht
B-side
Released19 July 1997
FormatCD
Recorded1996–1997
StudioTemple (Mistra, Malta)
Genre
Length3:55
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Rammstein singles chronology
"Engel"
(1997)
"Du hast"
(1997)
"Das Modell"
(1997)
Audio sample
The intro to "Du Hast".

"Du hast" (German: You Have) is a song by German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein. It was released as the second single from their second album Sehnsucht (1997). It has appeared on numerous soundtracks for films, most notably The Matrix: Music from the Motion Picture, How High, and the home video CKY2K. It is featured in the music video games Guitar Hero 5 and Rock Band 3. The song's title is a play on the homophones du hasst ("you hate") and du hast ("you have").

Overview[edit]

There are two versions of the song: the original version completely in German, and a second version partially in English (found on special editions of the Sehnsucht album). In the second version, the first chorus and the verses are in English and the last chorus is in German. The English lyrics are not a direct translation of the German; the original lyrics take advantage of a pair of German homophones: when conjugated in the second person singular form (i.e. "you"), the verbs haben (to have) and hassen (to hate) become respectively du hast and du hasst, which sound identical.

Live performances[edit]

The first known performance of the song dates from 15 May 1997 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.[3] Over the years, several stunts have been used during the live performances of "Du hast", ranging from the dildo used in "Bück dich", to the bow used in "Du riechst so gut". In their Reise, Reise and Liebe ist für alle da tour, flames shoot several feet into the air and Till Lindemann fired with a different bow into the air, "starting" a chain reaction that fired rockets over the audience. Being a fan favourite, it has been played in almost every concert to date since its initial performance. When performed live, the intro is always a bit longer than in the studio version.[4][5][6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Rammstein.

No.TitleLength
1."Du hast (Single Version)"3:54
2."Bück dich (Album Version)"3:21
3."Du hast (Remix by Jacob Hellner)"6:44
4."Du hast (Remix by Clawfinger)"5:23
The UK version of the single does not include "Bück dich".

Chart performance[edit]

"Du hast" peaked at number twenty on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart in the United States. It is the most successful German language song in the history of that chart.

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 97
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 10
Canada Alternative 30 (RPM)[8] 2
Germany (Media Control AG) 5
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 33
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 186
US Mainstream Rock Songs (Billboard) 20

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Germany (Official German Charts)[10] 73

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Best Nu-Metal Hits". Fuse.
  2. ^ Unterberger, Andrew (10 September 2004). "Top Ten Nu-Metal Bands". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Concert Info - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - April 9, 1997". Rammsteinniccage.com. Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2009.
  4. ^ "YouTube". Youtube.com. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Rammstein - Du Hast Live from Volkerball". Youtube.com. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  6. ^ "YouTube". Youtube.com. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Rammstein - Du hast - austriancharts.at (in German)". Retrieved 14 June 2009.
  8. ^ "Rock/Alternative - Volume 68, No. 6, November 02 1998". RPM. Archived from the original on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2010-10-19.
  9. ^ "Rammstein - Du hast - hitparade.ch (in German)". Retrieved 14 June 2009.
  10. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved April 17, 2018.

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