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 or almost reached the top of the charts in many countries including Spain, UK, Italy, Greece, France, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Romania, Argentina, Poland, Venezuela, Mexico, Peru, India, Australia and the U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico. However, it failed to chart on the U.S.
Youl’ll find it in the Chart-History XXL-section. I have just added the German Charts-History XXL with all the weekly positions in the Single-Charts (1971-2018). Schröder sent forces to Kosovo and to Afghanistan as part of NATO operations. Until Schröder’s chancellorship, German troops had not taken part in combat actions since World War II. With Germany having a long experience with terrorism itself, Schröder declared solidarity with the United States after the September 11 terrorist attacks. When Schröder left office, Germany had 2,000 troops in Afghanistan, the largest contingent from any nation other than the United States, UK, France, Canada and after two years Afghanistan.
On 1 August 2004, the 60th anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, he apologised to Poland for “the immeasurable suffering” of its people during the conflict. He was the first German chancellor to be invited to an anniversary of the uprising. In addition to a friendly relationship with Jacques Chirac, Schröder cultivated close ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an attempt to strengthen the “strategic partnership” between Berlin and Moscow, including the opening of a gas pipeline from Russian Dan Marino-Pipelines over the Baltic Sea exclusively between Russia and Germany (see “Gazprom controversy” below).
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.
German opposition parties expressed concern over the issue, as did the governments of countries over whose territory gas is currently pumped. In an editorial entitled Gerhard Schroeder’s Sellout, the American newspaper The Washington Post also expressed sharp criticism, reflecting widening international ramifications of Schröder’s new post. Democrat Tom Lantos, chairman of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, likened Schröder to a “political prostitute” for his recent behaviour. In January 2009, the Wall Street Journal reported that Schröder would join the board of the oil company TNK-BP, a joint venture between oil major BP and Russian partners.
Retrieved on 24 January 2012. Discography Las Ketchup. ‘swedishcharts.com’. Hung Medien.
In an interview on his official website, he said a rubber Doris Schröder would also be on hand perform with her husband and that Gerhard would play a xylophone solo on her teeth. But last year’s entry, “I can’t live without music” by blind singer Corinna May, managed just 21st place. It was a shock for Germany and to the bookies which had predicted the song would bring home the first place trophy. Brandt is the latest in a line of German comedy entertainers to attempt to bring home the Eurovision crown. But Brandt has admitted having a working title for his Eurovision entry.
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They released their second album titled Un Blodymary. The album release was delayed until the beginning of 2006. They planned to release 1 million copies and their producer “Queco”, who also produced and wrote their worldwide single “Aserejé”, indicated that this album retains their original sound. The group took an extended absence from the public eye to write songs for a new album and, during the same period, Pilar had a baby. In 2006, they were joined by Rocío, a fourth sister, and came back as a four girl group to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006.
The song, the second single for Las Ketchup, was a big hit and went to number 1 in the Brazilian charts. The dance also became popular with preteens and teens in Brazil and the song was one of the main reason Las hijas del Tomate sold 1 million copies (Diamond Disc in Brazil). Las Ketchup was a Spanish family pop girl group, founded by flamenco record producer Manuel “Queco” Ruiz. The group is best known for the 2002 hit single, “The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)”, a single that sold over 7 million copies worldwide. The group’s debut studio album, Hijas del Tomate, has sold over 12 million copies worldwide, but the second did not achieve the same success.
The girls said themselves that Rocío had always been a member of “Las Ketchup”, but that had not appeared in the promo material or performances because she was pregnant. They released their second studio album, titled Un Blodymary.
When Schröder left office Germany had 2,000 troops in Afghanistan, the largest contingent from any nation other than the United States, Britain, France, Canada and after 2 years Afghanistan. Schröder joined the Social Democratic Party in 1963. In 1978 he became the federal chairman of the Young Socialists, the youth organisation of the SPD.
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.
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”.
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