Gott ist ein Popstar

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"Gott ist ein Popstar"
Gott ist ein Popstar (single).jpg
Single by Oomph!
from the album GlaubeLiebeTod
Released 24 February 2006
Format CD
Recorded 2006
Genre Industrial metal
Length 3:55
Label Gun
Writer(s) Rene Backmann, Thomas Doeppner, Stephan Musiol
Oomph! singles chronology
"Sex hat keine Macht"
(2004)
"Gott ist ein Popstar"
(2006)
"Das letzte Streichholz"
(2006)

"Gott ist ein Popstar" (German for God is a popstar) is the first single from German industrial metal group Oomph! from GlaubeLiebeTod.

Music video[edit]

The music video starts with the band pulling up to what appears to be a depiction of Jesus Christ in a back alley. They take the Messiah and transform him into a young and sexy pop idol. The end of the video ends with a bloodied popstar version of Jesus being revived in the same alley where he was in the beginning of the video. Dero, the singer, is shown as a depiction of the Grim Reaper.

Controversy[edit]

After its release, the song caused a great deal of controversy and negative criticism from religious groups who condemned the song as heretical. The band's performance at the 2006 ECHO Awards was canceled due to the questionable nature of the song, and many radio stations throughout Germany boycotted the track.[1]

However, the band responded to these claims, by stating that the song is about hypocrisy in modern organized religion and was not intended to be heretical[citation needed].

Track listing[edit]

  1. Gott ist ein Popstar
  2. Ich will deine Seele ("I Want Your Soul")
  3. Weißt du wie viel Sterne stehen ("Do you know how many stars there are?")
  4. Fragment
  5. Gott ist ein Popstar! (Transporterraum Mix)

Download-only remixes[edit]

  • Gott ist ein Popstar (Sunwater Dirty Remix)
  • Gott ist ein Popstar (Principal Alternative Remix)
  • Gott ist ein Popstar (Silverstar Remix)
  • Gott ist ein Popstar (Beichtstuhl Remix)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oomph! Bio". imeem.com. All Music Guide, inc. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 


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