"Deutschland"
Single cover featuring actress Ruby Commey
Single by Rammstein
from the album Untitled
B-side"Richard Z. Kruspe Remix"
Released28 March 2019
Recorded2018
StudioLa Fabrique (Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France)
Genre
Length5:23
LabelUniversal
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Olsen Involtini
  • Rammstein
Rammstein singles chronology
"Mein Herz brennt"
(2012)
"Deutschland"
(2019)
"Radio"
(2019)

"Deutschland" ("Germany") is a song by German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein. Released as the lead single from their untitled seventh studio album on 28 March 2019, it was their first new music since the song "Mein Land" in 2011.

The song became Rammstein's second No. 1 single in Germany after "Pussy" in 2009.[1] It was also a No. 1 hit in Hungary and Switzerland, reached the top 5 in Austria and Finland, was nominated for the 2019 Kerrang! Award for Best Single.[2]

Music video

The song's music video was directed by Specter Berlin and was released on 28 March 2019 at 18:00 CET,[3] following a 35-second teaser trailer on 26 March.[4] The lengthy music video sparked controversy; its dark, violent, and macabre style—typical of the band's aesthetic—features various events from German history,[5] including Roman times, the Middle Ages, witch hunting, the November Revolution, the Golden Twenties, Nazi book burnings, the Hindenburg disaster, the First and Second World Wars, the Holocaust, the Weimar Republic, the Red Army Faction, and the division of the country into West and East Germany; it also features science fiction scenes set in outer space, cannibalism in which people were eating the personification of Germany, and a bank robbery featuring lead singer Till Lindemann crossdressing as Ulrike Meinhof. German actress Ruby Commey appears as Germania throughout the video.

The ending credits feature a piano version of the band's 2001 single "Sonne"; the introduction features the song called "The Beast" from the Sicario soundtrack by Jóhann Jóhannsson.

Track listing

  1. "Deutschland" – 5:23
  2. "Deutschland" (Remix by Richard Z. Kruspe) – 5:46

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australia Digital Tracks (ARIA)[6] 39
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 4
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[8] 23
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[9] 23
CIS (Tophit)[10] 4
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[11] 11
Estonia (Eesti Tipp-40)[12] 20
Euro Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[13] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[14] 4
France (SNEP)[15] 100
Germany (Official German Charts)[1] 1
Hungary (Single Top 40)[16] 1
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[17] 11
Ireland (IRMA)[18] 96
Latvia (LAIPA)[19] 13
Lithuania (AGATA)[20] 36
Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard)[21] 34
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[22] 74
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[23] 27
Scotland (OCC)[24] 29
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[25] 20
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[26] 44
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[27] 1
UK Singles (OCC)[28] 98
UK Rock and Metal (OCC)[29] 4
US Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[30] 43
US Hot Rock & Alternative Songs (Billboard)[31] 14

Year-end charts

Chart (2019) Position
Germany (Official German Charts)[32] 20
Hungary (Single Top 40)[33] 23
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[34] 86

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Germany (BVMI)[35] Platinum 400,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history

Region Date Format Label Catalogue number Ref.
Various 28 March 2019 Universal N/A [36]
Europe 12 April 2019 7-inch 7761888 [37]
CD 7755354 [38]
North America 30 April 2019 7-inch TBA [39]

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