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Schnappi Schnappi SCHNAPP!
January 11, 2005 12:29 PM   Subscribe

Schnappi! Contrary to popular belief in the rest of the world, the German pop charts are not dominated by over-the-hill American TV stars. In fact, the current #1 single, outselling even the usual imported subjects is a silly little ditty about a baby crocodile. (Think of it as the German version of SpongeBob Squarepants, kindasorta.)

I'm passing on the earworm to all of you via the four versions listed here. You're quite welcome.
posted by chicobangs (30 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I can't believe this is really the #1 single in Germany. The beatbox one is frightening.
posted by driveler at 12:43 PM on January 11, 2005


Do you ever get the feeling that the Germans are just putting us on? I mean, really... Schnappi, David Hasselhoff, the Scorpions???
posted by MsVader at 12:52 PM on January 11, 2005


It wasn't so much that we thought Germans only listened to Hasselhoff as that we thought Germans had terrible taste. Which of course hasn't changed.
posted by kavasa at 1:00 PM on January 11, 2005


eww...it reminds me of that other song by a kid a few years ago. They performed it on that Prince Albert music awards show.
posted by amberglow at 1:09 PM on January 11, 2005


Well, the dominant opinion here for a while has been that a 4-year-old can do a better pop song than Ashlee Simpson.
posted by KirkJobSluder at 1:14 PM on January 11, 2005


Don't miss the Santa Schnappi X-Mas Mix

Gah.
posted by Mamapotomus at 1:16 PM on January 11, 2005


MsVader, don't you dare dis the GREATEST BAND EVER EVER EVER.

ROCK AND ROLL UBER ALLES!




Okay, I'm done.
posted by chicobangs at 1:23 PM on January 11, 2005


Production values aren't very important over there, are they? I think even Jordy would throw a diaper-load at this. At least now I have another song to my Torture Tape mix.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 1:24 PM on January 11, 2005


Jordy, that's it. As I was listening to "Schnapi," that Jordy song is all I could think of. Well...actually...I was thinking of "The Zoo".
posted by NoMich at 1:39 PM on January 11, 2005


That's it! Jordy! At least that had a good dance beat.
posted by amberglow at 1:42 PM on January 11, 2005


More info! Apparently, her name is Joy Gruttman, and she's all of four years old.

You all think you're such big manly men types, picking on a four year old like that.

I just hope you're all real happy with yourselves. Pshaw.
posted by chicobangs at 1:58 PM on January 11, 2005


The children's song MC Koppakuoriainen unfortunately only a small sample was the number 1 christmas song here in Finland, I think it's better than Schnappi. If you didn't guess, it's about a beetle who is also an MC.
posted by lazy-ville at 2:12 PM on January 11, 2005


I really liked her song. It was catchy, and she sung it really well for a four year-old.

Better than any song I've written or sung, that's fersure.
posted by five fresh fish at 2:22 PM on January 11, 2005


I just back from France, and on the German television we got they were selling Schnappi ringtones.

It was not nearly as good as "sweety the chicken" though; the jingle for that will be stuck in my head long after British Airways finally finds my bag.
posted by true at 2:31 PM on January 11, 2005


German pop music certainly is in a class of it's own - unless you dare to go the Cote d'Azur in august and have your synapses fried by the French counterpart.
I thought, by the way, the burden of predatorial angst was captured rather well in that little tune.
posted by threehundredandsixty at 2:38 PM on January 11, 2005


Schnappi is Klaus Meine. You heard it here first.

And lazy-ville's rapping Finnish beetle link rules.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:44 PM on January 11, 2005


Germany doesn't love Hasselfhoff?

Oh, S(ch)nap(pi)!
posted by cosmonik at 3:29 PM on January 11, 2005


MC Koppakuoriainen gets the fuck down.
posted by basicchannel at 3:36 PM on January 11, 2005


Love it. Here's the rest of the charts.
posted by muckster at 4:33 PM on January 11, 2005


must... fight it!! must... not... make ... a remix..!!!! [mp3 link] GAHHH!!

dammit!
where did that hour go?
posted by stokast at 5:20 PM on January 11, 2005


i like it much much better, stokast!

it's like she's causing the apocalypse or something : >
posted by amberglow at 5:56 PM on January 11, 2005


Oh, mercy, if you follow the links at the end of the MC Koppakuoriainen excerpt, you can get to a karaoke version with the music, the beetle, and the lyrics on screen. But it's all in flash, so no linkin'.
posted by Wolfdog at 6:23 PM on January 11, 2005


Shillin' for profit, chicobangs? C'mon, I know you got shares in the Schnappi Light Industrial Concern. What's the catch? Merchandise?
posted by cosmonik at 7:35 PM on January 11, 2005


Okay. Shit. I'll come clean.

I am Joy Gruttman. Schnappi? That's me.

I am four years old. This whole thread is a self-link. It was a high-minded attempt on my part to usurp that punk Hasselhoff and assume the mantle of MY OWN KNIGHT-RIDER-BAYWATCH-ROCKSTAR-EVERYWHERE-ELSE EMPIRE.

I'll accept my bannination quietly.
posted by chicobangs at 8:20 PM on January 11, 2005


Am I the only one who recognizes this as the new Einsturzende Neubauten collaboration with Rammstein?
posted by sien at 8:34 PM on January 11, 2005


Yes.
posted by chicobangs at 9:17 PM on January 11, 2005


You're all forgetting the single greatest musical entity ever to come out of the Fatherland...

HEINO!!!!
posted by AJaffe at 7:33 AM on January 12, 2005


Forgetting? How can one forget the great Heino?

But when's his next record coming out, eh?
posted by chicobangs at 8:48 AM on January 12, 2005


And don't forget den wahren Heino, either.
posted by muckster at 9:33 PM on January 12, 2005


Ich w√ľnsche mein MTV! Schnappi, der Kleine Krokodil: das musik video (windows media).
posted by steef at 9:10 AM on January 13, 2005


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