"Pussy" is a song by German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein. It was released as the lead single from the band's sixth studio album, Liebe ist für alle da (2009), on 18 September 2009. The song was released with a controversial and sexually explicit music video in which the band members, portrayed by body-doubles during some of the close ups of specific body parts, are seen having sex with women.
The first promotional video for the single was released on-line on 16 September 2009 at the Gauntlet. The video also confirmed the new album title.
"Pussy" was Rammstein's first number one single in Germany. The song was also remixed by Scooter, a fellow German artist and the remix later appeared on "Ich tu dir weh" single. It was the first Rammstein song to be released after their 3-year hiatus.
The video was directed by Jonas Åkerlund and was released online on 16 September 2009. The video features the band playing the song wearing leather outfits, interspersed with six hardcore pornographic videos featuring each of the band members as a different stereotypical pornographic character: Till as the Playboy, Christoph as the CEO, Paul as the Cowboy, Oliver as Mr. Pain (a BDSM fetishist), Richard as the Partyboy, and Flake as Heeshie. Each scene features a band member engaging in foreplay with a different woman, and the scenes become more explicit as the video progresses until they engage into unsimulated sexual intercourse with graphic nudity. However, body doubles were used for some of the band members. At the end of the video, the band members ejaculate.
The lyrics deal with sex tourism with lines like "Alleine in das Ausland fahren" (Eng. To drive alone into a foreign country) and "I can't get laid in Germany". The song's lyrics are partially in English, and contain phrases such as "I can't get laid in Germany", a mention of the Autobahn, and the seemingly nonsensical line "Reise, Reise, Fahrvergnügen", a reference to appearances of German culture in American commercialism (the latter from a Volkswagen advertising campaign, the former from one of Rammstein's own previous albums). Together, these aspects of the song create a contrast between the sexual mores of German society and that of America.
"Pussy" debuted live, as most of Rammstein's songs, during fan exclusive concerts held in Berlin in October 2009. "Pussy" was the last song of the main set of the Liebe ist für alle da tour, and continues to be in the Made in Germany tour. When played, frontman Till Lindemann mounts a giant cannon which resembles a penis (although a bigger, more realistic looking one was used during the first few concerts of the Made in Germany tour, but was replaced by the original for unknown reasons) that shoots foam over the audience, while confetti falls from the ceiling, much like "Amerika". Till has been known to sing a few lines in the native language of the country which they are performing in.