Pussy (song)

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"Pussy"
Single by Rammstein
from the album Liebe Ist Für Alle Da
ReleasedEU September 18, 2009
FormatCD, vinyl, digital download
Recorded2009
GenreNeue Deutsche Härte
Industrial metal
Length3:48
LabelUniversal
Producer(s)Jonas Åkerlund, Rammstein
Rammstein singles chronology
"Mann gegen Mann"
(2006)
"Pussy"
(2009)
"Ich tu dir weh"
(2010)
 
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"Pussy"
Single by Rammstein
from the album Liebe Ist Für Alle Da
ReleasedEU September 18, 2009
FormatCD, vinyl, digital download
Recorded2009
GenreNeue Deutsche Härte
Industrial metal
Length3:48
LabelUniversal
Producer(s)Jonas Åkerlund, Rammstein
Rammstein singles chronology
"Mann gegen Mann"
(2006)
"Pussy"
(2009)
"Ich tu dir weh"
(2010)

"Pussy" is the first single from the album Liebe ist für alle da by Rammstein. The song was released with a controversial and sexually explicit video in which the band members, some portrayed by body-doubles, are seen having sex with women.[1]

The first promotional video for the single was released online on 16 September 2009 at The Gauntlet. The video also confirmed the new album title.

"Pussy" was Rammstein's first number one single in Germany. The song was also remixed by Scooter, a fellow German artist and the remix later appeared on "Ich tu dir weh" single.

Also, it was the first Rammstein song to be released after their 3-year hiatus.

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Jonas Åkerlund and was released online on 16 September 2009. The video features the band playing the song wearing leather outfits, interspersed with 6 hardcore pornographic videos featuring each of the band members as a different stereotypical pornographic character: Till as the Playboy, Christoph as the CEO, Paul as the Cowboy, Oliver as Mr. Pain (a BDSM fetishist), Richard as the Partyboy, and Flake as Heeshie. Each scene features a band member engaging in foreplay with a different woman, and the scenes become more explicit as the video progresses until they engage into unsimulated sexual intercourse with graphic nudity. However, body doubles were used for some of the band members.[1] At the end of the video, the band members ejaculate.

The song's lyrics are partially in English, and contain phrases such as "I can't get laid in Germany", a mention of the Autobahn, and the seemingly nonsensical line "Reise, Reise, Fahrvergnügen", a reference to appearances of German culture in American commercialism (the latter from a Volkswagen advertising campaign, the former from one of Rammstein's own previous albums). Together, these aspects of the song create a contrast between the sexual mores of German society and that of America.

Live story[edit]

Live performance of "Pussy" in Italy.

"Pussy" debuted live, as most of Rammstein's songs, during fan exclusive concerts held in Berlin in October 2009. "Pussy" was the last song of the main set of the Liebe ist für alle da tour, and continues to be in the Made in Germany tour. When played, frontman Till Lindemann mounts a giant cannon which resembles a penis (although a bigger, more realistic looking one was used during the first few concerts of the Made in Germany tour, but was replaced by the original for unknown reasons) that shoots foam over the audience, while confetti falls from the ceiling, much like "Amerika". Till has been known to sing a few lines in the native language of the country which they are performing in.

Track listings[edit]

CD
No.TitleLength
1."Pussy" (radio edit)3:48
2."Rammlied"  5:19
Vinyl
No.TitleLength
1."Pussy"  4:02
2."Rammlied"  5:19

Versions[edit]

Single version[2]TracksNotes
Limited edition digipak single2 tracksCD+poster combo
Limited edition hand-numbered single2 tracks12" vinyl
Limited edition etch-numbered singlePussy7" vinyl, special Viagra blue color

Release history[edit]

CountryDate
Europe18 September 2009
United States22 September 2009

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009)Peak
position
Belgium Singles Chart[3]7
Norwegian Singles Chart[4]16
Dutch Singles Chart[5]18
Austrian Singles Chart[6]4
Danish Singles Chart[7]37
Eurochart Hot 100[8]6
Finnish Singles Chart[9]1
French Singles Chart[10]13
German Singles Chart[11]1
Swedish Singles Chart[12]22
Swiss Singles Chart[13]12
UK Singles Chart[14]95
UK Rock Chart[15]2

Year-End Charts (2009)[edit]

CountryPosition
Germany[16]42
Preceded by
"If A Song Could Get Me You" by Marit Larsen
German Singles Chart number-one single
October 2, 2009
Succeeded by
"Sexy Bitch" by David Guetta featuring Akon
Preceded by
"Celebration" by Madonna
Finnish Singles Chart number-one single
October 3, 2009
Succeeded by
"Polte päästä paratiisiin" by Jarkko Martikainen

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