Schön sein

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"Schön sein"
Single by Die Toten Hosen
from the album Unsterblich
Released October 25, 1999
Genre Pop punk
Length 3:12
Label JKP
Writer(s) Andreas Frege
Funny van Dannen
Die Toten Hosen singles chronology
"Auld Lang Syne"
"Schön sein"
Poodle cover

"Schön sein" (To be beautiful) is a song by Die Toten Hosen. It's the lead single and the seventh track from the album Unsterblich.

The song is about a wish to be beautiful and rich, which in many people's minds is supposed to make their life better off and bring success.

The single was released with two possible covers: a mirror cover and a rarer poodle cover, both of which are symbols of self-admiring.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Stefan Telegdy. It features a car mechanic, played by Ben Becker, who cross-dresses in free time and is shown planning a sex change operation.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Schön sein" (Frege, van Dannen/Frege, van Dannen) − 3:12
  2. "You're Dead" (von Holst/Frege, Smith) – 4:41
  3. "Fußball" (Football) (von Holst/Frege) – 2:09
  4. "Im Westen nichts Neues" (All quiet on the Western front) (Breitkopf/Frege) – 1:59


Year Country Position
1999 Germany 9
1999 Switzerland 23