Ein Lama in Yokohama

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"Ein Lama in Yokohama"
Schnappi - Ein Lama In Yokohama - CD single cover.jpg
Single by Schnappi
from the album Schnappi and Friends
Released April 25, 2005
Format CD single, CD maxi
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop
Length 2:40
Label Universal
Songwriter(s) Rosita Blissenbach
Iris Gruttmann
Producer(s) Iris Gruttmann
Hans Steingen
Schnappi singles chronology
"Schnappi, Das Kleine Krokodil"
"Ein Lama in Yokohama"
"Jing! Jingeling! Der Weihnachtsschnappi!"
"Schnappi, Das Kleine Krokodil"
"Ein Lama in Yokohama"
"Jing! Jingeling! Der Weihnachtsschnappi!"

"Ein Lama in Yokohama" is a 2005 song released by animated German crocodile, Schnappi. It was the second single from the debut album Schnappi und Seine Freunde and was released on April 25, 2005.

Song subject[edit]

The song concerns itself with a llama (and his friend Schnappi). The llama flies to Yokohama, and is frustrated by his inability to eat with chopsticks. "Where is the fork?" asks the llama. The llama and Schnappi do various silly things with their chopsticks. Eventually, the llama learns to use chopsticks by observing several geisha eating, and becomes a chopstick "superstar."

Song information[edit]

Lyrics were written and the music composed by Rosita Blissenbach and Iris Gruttmann. As for the previous single, it was performed by Joy Gruttmann. The song features Das Lama, another animated animal, which is mentioned in the credits. The music video was produced as an animated feature.

The song achieved success in many European countries, but this success was minor in comparison with "Schnappi, Das Kleine Krokodil". It hit its highest position in Germany where it reached number 6.[1] In Austria, it also peaked at #6 for two weeks, after a debut at #7 on April 24, 2005 ; it totalled five weeks in the top ten, 15 weeks in the top 50 and 17 weeks on the chart.[2] The song was a hit in Norway, stayed for nine weeks in the top ten, five of them at #7, during 2005 summer.[3]

In New Zealand, the single was charted for 12 weeks in the top 40 with a peak at #11 on August 8, 2005.[4] In Switzerland, it debuted at #15 on May 8, 2005, but didn't stop to drop on the chart and fell off it after 12 weeks.[5] It was a moderate hit in Sweden (#24, 13 weeks)[6] and Australia (#26, 7 weeks).[7]

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "Ein Lama in Yokohama"
  2. "Ein Lama in Yokohama" (remix)
  3. "Schnappi, Das Kleine Krokodil" (album version)
CD maxi - Germany
  1. "Ein Lama in Yokohama" (mit intro) — 1:59
  2. "Ein Lama in Yokohama" (Yokohama pop mix) — 3:00
  3. "Ein Lama in Yokohama" (Stäbchenstar mix) — 0:35
  4. "Ein Lama in Yokohama" (DJ Schnappi mix) — 5:28
  5. "Schnappi (Das Kleine Krokodil)" (album version) — 2:09
CD maxi - Australia
  1. "Ein Lama in Yokohama" (single video mix) — 2:01
  2. "Ein Lama in Yokohama" (Yokohama pop mix) — 3:00
  3. "Ein Lama in Yokohama" (Stäbchenstar mix) — 3:56
  4. "Ein Lama in Yokohama" (DJ Schnappi mix) — 5:29
  5. "Schnappi, Das Kleine Krokodil" (album version) — 2:11
  6. "Ein Lama in Yokohama" (video)
CD single
  1. "Ein Lama in Yokohama" — 1:59
  2. "Ein Lama in Yokohama" (Yokohama pop mix) — 3:00


  • Lyrics by Rosita Blissenbach
  • Music by Iris Gruttmann
  • Producer by Hans Steingen, Iris Gruttmann
  • Remix by Glasperlenspielern
  • Vocals by Joy Gruttmann


External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b German Singles Chart Musicline.de (Retrieved July 22, 2009)
  2. ^ a b "Ein Lama in Yokohama", Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved August 1, 2008)
  3. ^ a b "Ein Lama in Yokohama", Norwegian Singles Chart Norwegiancharts.com (Retrieved August 1, 2008)
  4. ^ a b "Ein Lama in Yokohama", New Zealand Singles Chart Charts.org.nz (Retrieved August 1, 2008)
  5. ^ a b "Ein Lama in Yokohama", Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved August 1, 2008)
  6. ^ a b "Ein Lama in Yokohama", Swedish Singles Chart Swedishcharts.com (Retrieved August 1, 2008)
  7. ^ a b "Ein Lama in Yokohama", Australian Singles Chart Australian-charts.com (Retrieved August 1, 2008)
  8. ^ "Schnappi — Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  9. ^ 2005 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at Archived September 12, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved August 1, 2008)