année 2001 (French) . ‘disqueenfrance.com’.
(Guld & Platina) ÅR 2003 (PDF) (Swedish) . International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved on 24 January 2012.
As Chancellor, Gerhard Schröder was a strong advocate of the Nord Stream pipeline project, which aims to supply Russian gas directly to Germany, thereby bypassing transit countries. The agreement to build the pipeline was signed two weeks before the German parliamentary election. On 24 October 2005, just a few weeks before Schröder stepped down as Chancellor, the German government guaranteed to cover 1 billion euros of the Nord Stream project cost, should Gazprom default on a loan.
The title and part of the lyrics were in Spanish. The hit also had an accompanying dance.
The song did not perform as well as expected, ending 21st with only 18 points. BPI Certified Awards Search (insert “Las Ketchup” into the “Search” box, and then select “Go”). British Phonographic Industry.
Der Steuersong (Las Kanzlern) – Radio Version
Adolf Hitler. Schröder’s critics accused him of enhancing, and campaigning on, anti-American sentiments in Germany. Since his 2002 re-election, Schröder and Bush rarely met and their animosity was seen as a widening political gap between the U.S. and Europe. Bush stated in his memoirs that Schröder initially promised to support the Iraq war but changed his mind with the upcoming German elections and public opinion strongly against the invasion, to which Schröder responded saying that Bush was “not telling the truth”.
Their first single will be titled “Bloody Mary” like the name of the CD. This song was the Spanish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006.
Hung Medien. Retrieved on 24 January 2012. Discography Las Ketchup. ‘australian-charts.com’. Hung Medien.
Struck by the last German euro-ditty to win in 1982, ‘Ein Bisschen Frieden’ (A little Peace), Brandt’s entry is currently called ‘Noch Mehr Frieden’ (Still More Peace). Brandt, 30, whose daily political satire program ‘Die Gerd Show’ (The Gerd Show) on German radio has over 9.5 million listeners, will battle it out with other German hopefuls in a live broadcast in Kiel on January 7th where viewers will be able to vote for their preferred Eurovision entrant. The programme began in 1999, and was broadcast as a short daily comedy on various radio programmes. The most famous segments of these programmes were Elmar Brandt’s rewrites of well-known tunes with new, satirical lyrics, which he sang in an imitation of the voice of Gerhard Schröder, who at that time was Chancellor of Germany.
Along with French President Jacques Chirac and many other world leaders, Schröder spoke out strongly against the 2003 invasion of Iraq and refused any military assistance in that enterprise. Schröder’s stance caused political friction between the U.S. and Germany, in particular because he used this topic for his 2002 election campaign. Schröder’s stance set the stage for alleged anti-American statements by members of the SPD. The parliamentary leader of the SPD, Ludwig Stiegler, compared U.S. President George W. Bush to Julius Caesar while Schröder’s Minister of Justice, Herta Däubler-Gmelin, likened Bush’s foreign policy to that of
These parodies generated six hits in the Top 20 in Germany, and were also popular in Switzerland and Austria.
The album release was delayed until the beginning of 2006. They planned to release one million copies and their record producer Queco, who also produced and wrote their worldwide single, “Aserejé”, indicated that the album displayed their original sound.
However, this guarantee had never been used. Soon after stepping down as chancellor, Schröder accepted Gazprom’s nomination for the post of the head of the shareholders’ committee of Nord Stream AG, raising questions about a potential conflict of interest.
Schröder’s tax policies were also unpopular; when the satirical radio show The Gerd Show released “Der Steuersong”, featuring Schröder’s voice (by impressionist Elmar Brandt) lampooning Germany’s indirect taxation with the lyrics “Dog tax, tobacco tax, emissions and environmental tax, did you really think more weren’t coming?”, it became Germany’s 2002 Christmas #1 hit and sold over a million copies. The fact that Schröder served on the Volkswagen board (a position that came with his position as minister-president of Lower Saxony) and tended to prefer pro-car policies led to him being nicknamed the “Auto-Kanzler” (car chancellor). 2002 Singles. Australian Recording Industry Association.
The second single became “Kusha Las Payas” with moderate success. The group re-released the Ketchup Song later in the same year, with a new video, as a Christmas song. In the summer of 2002 they had a major flamenco Europop fusion hit with “Aserejé” (released as “The Ketchup Song” in the UK and other countries), which reached the top of the charts in many countries including Spain, Portugal, Colombia, UK, Italy, Greece, France, Finland, Turkey, Syria, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, Philippines, Switzerland, Germany, Romania, and Australia. However, it failed to hit the Top 40 on the U.S.