Amerika

Rammstein

About Amerika

"Amerika" is a song by German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein. It was released on 6 September 2004 as the second single from their fourth studio album, Reise, Reise (2004). The song peaked at number 2 in Germany and entered the top 5 in Austria, Denmark, and Switzerland.


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Rammstein

Rammstein is a Neue Deutsche Härte (New German Hardness) band from Berlin, Germany. The band was formed in 1994 and consists of Till Lindemann (lead vocals), Richard Z. Kruspe (guitar and backing vocals), Paul H. Landers (guitar, backing vocals), Oliver "Ollie" Riedel (bass guitar), Christoph "Doom" Schneider (drums and electronic percussion) and Christian "Flake" Lorenz (keyboards). more »

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Song Release
"Amerika" is a song by Rammstein from their album "Reise, Reise." The song was released as the second single from the album on September 6, 2004.
Music Style
The song is categorized as Neue Deutsche Härte, which can be loosely translated to “New German Hardness”. This genre is characterized by its elements of hard rock, industrial metal, and gothic rock.
Lyrics
The song's lyrics are a satirical commentary on Americanization and the perceived American cultural and political domination of the world. The refrain, "We're all living in Amerika," emphasizes the influence of American culture.
Music Video
The video for "Amerika" was directed by Jörn Heitmann and features the band members dressed as astronauts on a moon soundstage, a reference to the moon landing conspiracy theories.
Chart Performance
"Amerika" proved to be a popular single, reaching number 2 in the German charts and achieving top 20 positions in numerous countries including Austria, Belgium, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Live Performances
During live performances of this song, the band often showers the audience with confetti in the colors of the American flag.
Censorship
When the song is played on MTV, the line "Coca-Cola, sometimes war" is removed from the song, despite the band's disagreement. This is a result of marketing rules and regulations.
Cultural Significance
The song reflects the wave of anti-American sentiment in Germany after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which makes it historically significant.
Awards
The music video of the song "Amerika" won the Echo award for the best video in 2005.
Cover Versions
The German punk band Wizo covered the song on their album "Anderster" in 2004.

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