About Sonne

"Sonne" (German for "Sun") is a song by the German Neue Deutsche Härte group Rammstein. It was the first single released from the album Mutter. According to Till Lindemann, the song was originally written as an entrance song for the boxer Vitali Klitschko, whose surname was also the working title of the song. The music video for the band's 2019 single "Deutschland" features a piano-based version of "Sonne" on the ending credits.


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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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Genre Classification
"Sonne" is a song by the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein, a genre that blends together elements of heavy metal music, punk rock, gothic rock, and electronic music.
Release Date and Album Information
"Sonne" was released as the lead single from their third studio album "Mutter" in 2001.
Song Inspiration
The song was initially written for the heavyweight boxer Vitali Klitschko. Initially, the band contemplated using the sound of a boxing match as the song's rhythm.
Song Meaning
While the title "Sonne" translates to "Sun" in English, the lyrics depict a dark theme which includes counting numbers in a way that suggests manual labor, the struggle of existence, and dependence on an overpowering entity.
Music Video Unique Concept
The music video directed by Jörn Heitmann presents an ironic Snow White parody, with the band members working as miners, depicting Snow White as a tyrant. This was a creative departure from the common interpretation of the fairy tale.
Chart Success
"Sonne" did well commercially, reaching number 2 on the German music charts and number 13 on the Finland charts.
Popular Usage
"Sonne" is frequently used as the entrance song by professional boxer Vitali Klitschko in his matches.
Song Composition
The song's composition is characterized by a notable pounding rhythm, powerful vocals, and striking guitar riffs that are indicative of Rammstein's stylistic approach.
Critical Acclaim
Despite its rather dark theme, the song has been praised by critics for its forceful beats, infectious melody, and contrast of grim verses with a triumphant chorus.
Cultural Impact
"Sonne" has achieved iconic song status within the metal community and is widely recognized as one of Rammstein's greatest hits.
Live Performances
Rammstein is known for their epic live shows and "Sonne" is always a popular crowd pleaser, featuring spectacular pyrotechnics and theatrical performances.

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