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Du hast

"Du hast"
Single by Rammstein
from the album Sehnsucht and The Matrix: Music from the Motion Picture
B-side "Bück dich" / Remixes
Released July 19, 1997
Format CD
Recorded Temple Studios, Malta, 1997
Length 3:55
Label Motor
Writer(s) Rammstein
Rammstein singles chronology
"Du hast"
"Das Modell"
Music sample
The intro to "Du hast".

"Du hast" (German: You Have) is a song by German industrial metal 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", and 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").


  • Overview 1
  • Live performances 2
  • Track listing 3
  • In popular culture 4
  • Chart performance 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


There are two versions of the song: the original version completely in German, and a second version partially in English (found on special editions of the Sehnsucht album). In the second version, the first chorus and the verses are in English and the last chorus is in German. The English lyrics are not a direct translation of the German; the original lyrics use the German homophones haben (to have) and hassen (to hate). When conjugated in the second person singular form (i.e. "you"), the verbs haben and hassen become respectively hast and hasst; there is no phonetic difference between these two words.

Live performances

The first known performance of the song dates from 15 May 1997 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.[1] Over the years, several stunts have been used during the live performances of "Du Hast", ranging from the dildo used in "Bück Dich", to the bow used in "Du Riechst So Gut". In their Reise, Reise and Liebe ist für Alle Da tour, flames shoot several feet into the air and Till Lindemann fired with a different bow into the air, "starting" a chain reaction that fired rockets over the audience. Being a fan favourite, it has been played in almost every concert to date since its initial performance. When performed live, the intro is always a bit longer than in the studio version.[2][3][4]

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Rammstein

No. Title Length
1. "Du hast (Single Version)"   3:54
2. "Bück dich (Album Version)"   3:21
3. "Du hast (Remix by Jacob Hellner)"   6:44
4. "Du hast (Remix by Clawfinger)"   5:23
The UK version of the single does not include "Bück dich".

In popular culture

Chart performance

"Du hast" peaked at number twenty on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart in the United States. It is the most successful German language song in the history of that chart.

Chart (1997) Peak
Australia (ARIA) 97
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 10
Canada Alternative 30 (RPM)[7] 2
Germany (Media Control AG) 5
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 33
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 186
US Mainstream Rock Songs (Billboard) 20


  1. ^ " Concert Info - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - April 9, 1997". Retrieved 14 June 2009. 
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  5. ^ Grant, Stacey (September 16, 2015). "Is The Song In This New 'AHS: Hotel' Teaser A Clue About Lady Gaga's Character?".  
  6. ^ "Rammstein - Du hast - (in German)". Retrieved 14 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "Rock/Alternative - Volume 68, No. 6, November 02 1998".  
  8. ^ "Rammstein - Du hast - (in German)". Retrieved 14 June 2009. 

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