Was zählt

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"Was zählt"
Single by Die Toten Hosen
from the album Auswärtsspiel
Released November 26, 2001
Genre Alternative rock, post hardcore
Length 4:37
Label JKP
Writer(s) Andreas Frege
Michael Breitkopf
Andreas von Holst
Die Toten Hosen singles chronology
"Warum werde ich nicht satt?"
"Was zählt"
"Kein Alkohol (ist auch keine Lösung)!"

"Was zählt" (What counts) is a song by Die Toten Hosen. It's the first single and the third track from the album Auswärtsspiel.

The song is an ode to love ("Wenn nur die Liebe zählt" - When only love matters), as it describes, how one can go through anything and suffer a lot for love, also give up any memories for it.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Ralf Schmerberg. It shows the band performing the song in a room in a city building. Also the streets outside are shown, which are overflowing with police, as the video was shot a while after the September 11 attacks.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Was zählt" (What counts) (Breitkopf, von Holst/Frege) − 4:37
  2. "Hängt ihn höher" (Hang him higher) (Meurer/Frege) - 2:37
  3. "Drüber reden" (Talking about it) (von Holst/Frege) – 1:42
  4. "Schöner warten" (Nicer waiting) (Frege/Frege) – 3:58


Year Country Position
2001 Germany 16
2001 Switzerland 46
2001 Austria 54