Männer sind Schweine

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"Männer sind Schweine"
Song by Die Ärzte from the album 13
Released 1998
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:17
Label Hot Action Records
Writer(s) Farin Urlaub
Producer(s) Uwe Hoffmann and Die Ärzte
13 track listing
"Männer sind Schweine"
"Liebe und Schmerz"
"Ein Schwein namens Männer"
Single by Die Ärzte
from the album 13
Released 3 April 1998
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:28
3:33 (radio edit)
Label Hot Action Records
Writer(s) Farin Urlaub
Producer(s) Uwe Hoffmann & Die Ärzte
Die Ärzte singles chronology
Rockgiganten vs. Strassenköter
"Ein Schwein namens Männer"
"Goldenes Handwerk"

"Männer sind Schweine" ("Men are pigs") is a pop/rock song by Die Ärzte. It's the thirteenth track from their 1998 album 13. The tongue-in-cheek lyrics are based on the cliché of men always wanting sex, warning girls not to fall for their false promises of true love.

Ein Schwein namens Männer[edit]

The song has also been released on the single Ein Schwein namens Männer ("A pig called men"). It's the first single release from the album 13. This was the band's first single to reach number one in the German charts.

The video[edit]

The video clip features a digital Lara Croft model, Eidos Interactive officially approved Lara's appearance. It starts with the band performing the song in an old warehouse. When Lara appears, the clip transforms into a John Woo style action movie including excessive shooting, fist fights and lots of sound effects actually eclipsing the song.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Männer sind Schweine" (Urlaub) - 4:28
  2. "Du bist nicht mein Freund" (Felsenheimer) - 1:38
  3. "Saufen" (Urlaub) - 3:48
  4. "Ein Lächeln (für jeden Tag deines Lebens)" (Felsenheimer, Gonzalez, Urlaub) - 4:21
  5. "Männer sind Schweine (Jetzt noch kürzer!)" (Urlaub) - 3:33


  • "Du bist nicht mein Freund" ("You are not my friend") is about somebody getting pleasure from gloating the singer.
  • "Saufen" ("Boozing") is a drinking song, ironically written by Farin Urlaub, who's a teetotaller.
  • "Ein Lächeln (für jeden Tag deines Lebens)" ("A smile (for every day of your life)") features piano and (later) drums as the only instruments and the band members whisper each other's names several times throughout the song, ending in a crescendo.
  • "Männer sind Schweine (Jetzt noch kürzer!)" ("Now even shorter!") is a shortened radio edit lacking the intro and only at the 5-Track-Maxi-CD.


Year Country Position
1998 Germany 1
1998 Austria 1
1998 Switzerland 1