Du Hast


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"Du hast" (German: You Have) is a song by German Neue Deutsche Härte 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").


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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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Band Origin
"Du Hast" is a song by Rammstein, a German Neue Deutsche Härte band.
Album Information
The song is from their second album "Sehnsucht" which was released in 1997.
Chart Performance
The song peaked at number 20 in Germany, number 9 in Finland, and number 6 in Sweden. It also reached number 21 on the UK Singles Chart.
Language Play
The title "Du Hast" is a play on German marriage vows "Du Hast mich" which means "You Have Me”. However, it can also be interpreted as "Du Hasst mich" which means "You Hate Me".
International Recognition
"Du Hast" is one of the band's most popular songs and has been a part of almost every live show since its release.
Music Video
The music video, featuring the band members as bank robbers, has received over 200 million views on YouTube as of 2021.
American Exposure
The song was the band's first song to be played on American radio, leading to their breakthrough in America.
Grammy Nomination
The song was nominated for a Grammy for Best Metal Performance in 1999.
Musical Style
Unlike other songs by Rammstein, "Du Hast" features a clean guitar sound and a shift away from their industrial metal sound.
English Version
An English version of the song was recorded but wasn't as well received as the original German version. The English version is titled "You Hate."
Pop Culture Reference
The song was featured in the 1999 film "The Matrix," which helped to increase its popularity.
Concert Staple
"Du Hast" is one of Rammstein's most performed songs during concerts.
Lyrics Controversy
Due to the play on words in the title, the song has often been misinterpreted leading to controversy around its perceived aggressive content.
The band collaborated with Pharoahe Monch in 2002 to produce a remix version of "Du Hast."
Usage in Media
Apart from movies, the song has also been featured in video games such as “Rock Band 3” and “Guitar Hero 5.”

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