Jazz ist anders

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Jazz ist anders
Studio album by
Released2 November 2007
GenrePunk rock, pop punk, alternative rock
Length50:47 (album)
13:24 (bonus-EP)
LabelHot Action Records
ProducerDie Ärzte
Die Ärzte chronology
Bäst of
Jazz ist anders
Singles from Jazz ist anders
  1. "Junge"
    Released: 5 October 2007
  2. "Lied vom Scheitern"
    Released: 18 January 2008
  3. "Lasse redn"
    Released: 11 April 2008
  4. "PerfektBreitHimmelblau"
    Released: 4 December 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]
Laut.de2/5 stars [2]
Plattentests.de(7/10) [3]

Jazz ist anders (Jazz is Different) is Die Ärzte's eleventh full-length studio album since Debil. It was released on 2 November 2007. The album has a bonus-EP with three songs about Die Ärzte and a hidden track. This is the first album after Debil that Die Ärzte produced alone. The cover is a reference to the most consumed food during their studio sessions: pizza.[4] The whole packaging looks like a pizza box; the CD itself has a picture of a pizza on it and the bonus EP on their website is accessible using a code printed on paper in the shape of a green pepper. The EP looks like a tomato slice. The album has been criticized for not being as funny as one would expect from Die Ärzte,[2] although it was very warmly received by fans.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLiteral translationLength
1."Himmelblau"UrlaubUrlaub"Sky Blue"3:16
2."Lied vom Scheitern"FelsenheimerFelsenheimer"Song About Failing"3:29
3."Breit"González, UrlaubGonzález"Wide", colloquially "Drunken"3:14
4."Lasse redn"UrlaubUrlaub"Let Them Talk"2:49
5."Die ewige Maitresse"FelsenheimerGonzález"The Eternal Mistress"2:24
7."Nur einen Kuss"UrlaubUrlaub"Just a Kiss" or "Just one Kiss"4:25
9."Heulerei"UrlaubUrlaub"Crying" or "Whining"2:13
10."Licht am Ende des Sarges"FelsenheimerFelsenheimer"Light at the End of the Coffin"2:47
11."Niedliches Liebeslied"FelsenheimerGonzález"Cute Love Song"3:40
12."Deine Freundin (wäre mir zu anstrengend)"UrlaubUrlaub"Your Girlfriend (Would Be too Strenuous for Me)"2:12
14."Tu das nicht"FelsenheimerFelsenheimer"Don't Do That"3:52
15."Living Hell"UrlaubUrlaub 3:41
16."Vorbei ist vorbei"UrlaubUrlaub"Over Is Over"3:00
Total length:50:47
Bonus EP
No.TitleLyricsMusicLiteral translationLength
0."Nimm es wie ein Mann (a.k.a. Kurt Cobain)" (hidden in the pregap)FelsenheimerGonzález"Take It Like a Man"2:06
1."Wir sind die Besten"UrlaubUrlaub"We Are the Best"2:28
2."Wir waren die Besten"FelsenheimerFelsenheimer"We Were the Best"4:14
3."Wir sind die Lustigsten"GonzálezGonzález"We Are the Funniest"4:34
Total length:13:24
  • "Nimm es wie ein Mann (a.k.a. Kurt Cobain)" is after "Wir sind die Lustigsten" on vinyl and download versions.


2007: "Junge"
2008: "Lied vom Scheitern"
2008: "Lasse redn"
2009: "Perfekt" "Breit" "Himmelblau"


Land Chart position
Germany 1
Austria 2
Switzerland 2


End of year chart (2007) Position
German Albums Chart [5] 21
End of year chart (2008) Position
German Albums Chart [6] 4


Country Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Germany 5x Gold [7]


Jazz ist anders (Economy)
Studio album by
Released14 November 2007
GenrePunk rock
LabelHot Action Records
ProducerDie Ärzte

The "Economy" version CDs were sold on the concerts of the "Es wird eng" and "Jazzfäst" tours. The vinyl version is available from dealers.

On this version there are humorous changed versions of the 16 songs from Jazz ist anders. Also, after the last song, a mangled "Was hat der Junge doch für Nerven" (from Im Schatten der Ärzte) was included as a hidden track.

The CD looks like the backside of a pizza. The CD-Text features different jokes for titles; some are altered titles, some "hidden messages" and some totally disconnected longer jokes. Instead of lyrics, other jokes are present.

Economy versions of the bonus EP songs and some of the B-sides were released as B-sides to Jazz ist anders singles.



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b Mathias Möller. "'Jazz Ist Anders' von Die Ärzte – laut.de – Album". laut.de. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  3. ^ Oliver Ding. "Die Ärzte – Jazz ist anders". Plattentests.de.
  4. ^ "Pizza hält uns seit 25 Jahren zusammen" - NZZ-Interview from 2007-10-25
  5. ^ [1] Archived January 25, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ [2][dead link]
  7. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Jazz ist anders')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.

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