Kauf MICH! (song)

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"Kauf MICH!"
Single by Die Toten Hosen
from the album Kauf MICH!
Released 18 April 1994
Genre Punk rock
Length 3:30
Label Virgin Records
Writer(s) Andreas Frege
Michael Breitkopf
Hanns Christian Müller
Die Toten Hosen singles chronology
"Alles aus Liebe"
"Kauf MICH!"
"The Return of Alex"

"Kauf MICH!" (Buy ME!) is a song by Die Toten Hosen. It's the fourth single and the seventh track from the album Kauf MICH!. The single cover is designed as a typical washing powder box.

The uniqueness of the song is, that lyrically narrator puts himself "on the market", coinciding with the theme of commercialism.

One of the b-sides, "Der heiße Draht", is based on an idea of people calling and singing DTH songs over the phone. For the single, this was divided in three parts. On the re-release of Kauf MICH!, a best-of from these calls was made.

There is also an English version of the song, titled "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (Buy Me!)", which appeared on Love, Peace & Money.

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Hans Neleman. It features mostly touring footage.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Kauf MICH!" (Breitkopf/Frege, Müller) – 3:30
  2. "Der heiße Draht (Teil I)" (The hot wire (Part I)) − 6:19
  3. "Hilfe" (Help) (von Holst/Frege) − 3:24
  4. "Der heiße Draht (Teil II)" − 6:15
  5. "I Fought the Law" (Sonny Curtis) − 2:35 (The Crickets cover)
  6. "Der heiße Draht (Teil III)" − 7:25


Year Country Position
1994 Germany 34