Das Model

Do you ever hear a song you like and find yourself surprised when you find out that it’s a cover?

That happened to me. I don’t really know music by German artists, except for Rammstein. So, the first time I heard “Das Model,” I didn’t know it was a cover.

(No joke, as I started writing this post, Rammstein’s cover of “Das Model” just came on my randomized playlist! 😮 )

I thought that “Das Model” was very catchy and noticed that it had a different style than their other songs.

Every time I heard the song after I learned it was a cover, I had intended to look up who the original artist was and what the original song sounded like. I was curious to see how similar Rammstein’s version was to the original.

I was in for a surprise. 😉

Here’s a video I found of Kraftwerk (the original artists) performing “Das Model” live:

Lyrics:

Sie ist ein Model und sie sieht gut aus
Ich nähm sie heut gerne mit zu mir nach Haus
Sie wirkt so kühl, an sie kommt niemand ran
Doch vor der Kamera da zeigt sie was sie kann

Sie trinkt in Nachtclubs immer Sekt (Korrekt!)
Und hat hier alle Männer abgecheckt
Im Scheinwerferlicht ihr junges Lächeln strahlt
Sie sieht gut aus und Schönheit wird bezahlt

Sie stellt sich zur Schau für das Konsumprodukt
Und wird von Millionen Augen angeguckt
Ihr neues Titelbild ist einfach fabelhaft
Ich muß sie wieder seh’n, ich weiß sie hat’s geschafft

When I watched the video for the first time, I was very surprised that the band was made up of only synthesizer players! How unique!

I was also very intrigued by the fact that all band members were dressed the same and were on stage basically without emotion (especially the guy at the far end!).

I was very entertained by the unique dance moves performed by the vocalist and band member next to him. I have to say that I have never seen a group made of only synthesizers before nor a group that was pretty motionless during their performance. However, I LOVE when people express their uniqueness, so I think that their uniqueness is great!

Every since I watched this video, their song keeps getting stuck in my head! It’s got a very catchy a riff!

Since this song is about a model, I wanted to share a picture with you that I had forgotten about until I was looking for a picture to include in this week’s post. 😋

When I was a student at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Victoria, one of my dearest friends, was a fashion student. For some of her assignments, she needed to display her creations in fashion shows, and she asked me to model some of her clothes! ❤

Here’s a photo from a fashion show at the Memorial Union.

The times I got to walk down the catwalk wearing Victoria’s beautiful creations are some of my favorite memories from my time as an undergrad. I felt so honored! ❤

I intended to write this post about a fun song that I can’t get out of my head, and now, I realize that I’ve also taken you with me on a trip down memory lane. 😉

Isn’t it funny how that happens! 🙂

Wishing you well! ❤

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