Der letzte Tag (Tokio Hotel song)

"Der letzte Tag" (English: "The Last Day") is the fourth single released from German alternative rock band Tokio Hotel's debut studio album, Schrei (2005). The single version involved a re-recording because singer Bill Kaulitz's voice broke after the release of the album. The re-recording, along with a new song called "Wir schliessen uns ein" and a B-side, "Frei im freien fall", appear on part one of this single and on some copies of the re-released and expanded Schrei album Schrei - so laut du kannst. The song was later translated into English for their Scream album, re-titled "Final Day". It was not released as an English single.

"Der letzte Tag"
Derletztetagsingle.jpg
Single by Tokio Hotel
from the album Schrei
LanguageGerman
English titleThe Last Day
B-side
  • "Frei im freien Fall"
  • "Wir schliessen uns ein"
Released25 August 2006 (2006-08-25)[1]
Length3:14
LabelIsland, Universal Music
Songwriter(s)Bill Kaulitz, Dave Roth, Pat Benzner, David Jost
Producer(s)Peter Hoffmann, David Jost, Dave Roth, Patrick Benzner
Tokio Hotel singles chronology
"Rette Mich"
(2005)
"Der letzte Tag"
(2006)
"Übers Ende der Welt"
(2007)

Music videoEdit

The music video for the song "Der letzte Tag" consists of a video of the band performing live on a roof top in Berlin. When the video starts, fans run down the street toward the building as the band begins to assemble. Bill begins singing while sitting on the building's edge, his legs dangling. During the video, Georg, Tom and Bill constantly run back and forth on the roof while playing, with the result that their positions change constantly. By the time the band plays the final chorus of the song, Georg, Tom and Bill are bouncing up and down while playing and singing. The fans do likewise. (The music video for "Wir schliessen uns ein" begins on the same roof as the band descends from the building.)

Track listingsEdit

German CD1[2]

  1. "Der letzte Tag" (single version) – 3:14
  2. "Der letzte Tag" (Grizzly remix) – 3:14
  3. "Frei im freien Fall" – 3:03
  4. "Wir schliessen uns ein" – 3:14
  5. "Wir schliessen uns ein" (video) – 3:12

German CD2[3]

  1. "Der letzte Tag" (single version) – 3:14
  2. "Der letzte Tag" (acoustic version) – 3:18
  3. "Der letzte Tag" (video) – 4:50
  4. Tokio Hotel gallery
  5. "Der letzte Tag" (Fanspecial backstage live clip) – 3:20

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[9] Gold 15,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Tokio Hotel – Der letzte Tag" (in German). GfK Entertainment charts. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  2. ^ Der letzte Tag (German CD1 liner notes). Tokio Hotel. Island Records. 2006. 170 509-4.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  3. ^ Der letzte Tag (German CD2 liner notes). Tokio Hotel. Island Records. 2006. 170 630-9.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  4. ^ "Tokio Hotel – Der letzte Tag" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Hits of the World: Eurocharts". Billboard. Vol. 118, no. 37. 16 September 2006. p. 71.
  6. ^ "Tokio Hotel – Der letzte Tag". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Jahreshitparade Singles 2006". austriancharts.at (in German). Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Top 100 Singles–Jahrescharts 2006" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  9. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Tokio Hotel – Der letzte Tag" (in German). IFPI Austria.