Du hast

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"Du hast"
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Single by Rammstein
from the album Sehnsucht
B-side "Bück dich" / Remixes
Released19 July 1997
Format CD
RecordedTemple Studios, Malta, 1997
Label Motor
Songwriter(s) Rammstein
Rammstein singles chronology
"Du hast"
"Das Modell"
Audio sample
The intro to "Du Hast".

"Du hast" (German : You Have) is a song by German industrial metal band Rammstein. It was released as the second single from their second album Sehnsucht (1997). It has appeared on numerous soundtracks for films, most notably The Matrix: Music from the Motion Picture , How High , and the home video CKY2K . It is featured in the music video games Guitar Hero 5 and Rock Band 3 . The song's title is a play on the homophones du hasst ("you hate") and du hast ("you have").

German language West Germanic language

German is a West Germanic language that is mainly spoken in Central Europe. It is the most widely spoken and official or co-official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol (Italy), the German-speaking Community of Belgium, and Liechtenstein. It is also one of the three official languages of Luxembourg and a co-official language in the Opole Voivodeship in Poland. The languages which are most similar to German are the other members of the West Germanic language branch: Afrikaans, Dutch, English, the Frisian languages, Low German/Low Saxon, Luxembourgish, and Yiddish. There are also strong similarities in vocabulary with Danish, Norwegian and Swedish, although those belong to the North Germanic group. German is the second most widely spoken Germanic language, after English.

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Rammstein are a German Neue Deutsche Härte hard rock band from Berlin, formed in 1994. All of its members hail from the former East Germany. Throughout their existence, Rammstein's six-man lineup has remained unchanged — lead vocalist Till Lindemann, lead guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, bassist Oliver "Ollie" Riedel, rhythm guitarist Paul H. Landers, keyboardist Christian "Flake" Lorenz and drummer Christoph "Doom" Schneider.



There are two versions of the song: the original version completely in German, and a second version partially in English (found on special editions of the Sehnsucht album). In the second version, the first chorus and the verses are in English and the last chorus is in German. The English lyrics are not a direct translation of the German; the original lyrics take advantage of a pair of German homophones: when conjugated in the second person singular form (i.e. "you"), the verbs haben (to have) and hassen (to hate) become respectively du hast and du hasst, which sound identical.

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Live performances

The first known performance of the song dates from 15 May 1997 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [3] Over the years, several stunts have been used during the live performances of "Du hast", ranging from the dildo used in "Bück dich", to the bow used in "Du riechst so gut". In their Reise, Reise and Liebe ist für alle da tour, flames shoot several feet into the air and Till Lindemann fired with a different bow into the air, "starting" a chain reaction that fired rockets over the audience. Being a fan favourite, it has been played in almost every concert to date since its initial performance. When performed live, the intro is always a bit longer than in the studio version. [4] [5] [6]

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Dildo sexual device

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Track listing

All tracks written by Rammstein.

1."Du hast (Single Version)"3:54
2."Bück dich (Album Version)"3:21
3."Du hast (Remix by Jacob Hellner)"6:44
4."Du hast (Remix by Clawfinger)"5:23
The UK version of the single does not include "Bück dich".
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Chart performance

"Du hast" peaked at number twenty on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart in the United States. It is the most successful German language song in the history of that chart.

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Chart (1997)Peak
Australia (ARIA)97
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) [10] 10
Canada Alternative 30 ( RPM ) [11] 2
Germany (Media Control AG)5
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) [12] 33
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)186
US Mainstream Rock Songs ( Billboard )20

Year-end charts

Chart (1997)Position
Germany (Official German Charts) [13] 73

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