Rahul Sharma

Around the World (La La La La La)

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B-side  "World in Motion"
Format  CD single, 12" vinyl
Length  3:36
Released  May 9, 2000
Genre  Trance, Eurodance
Label  Kingsize

"Around the World (La La La La La)" is the debut single by German Eurodance group ATC (also known as A Touch of Class). The song is a cover of the Russian hit "Pesenka" by Ruki Vverh! and uses the song's melody with additional English lyrics.

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The song is ATC's most successful single, reaching the top 20 in most countries where it was released.

Background

"Around the World (La La La La La)" was first released as ATC's debut single from their debut album Planet Pop on May 9, 2000 in Europe, and on May 17, 2002 in the United Kingdom. It was produced and recorded by German producer Alex Christensen with its melody almost entirely based on "Pesenka". The single reached number one on the German Singles chart in 2000. It also reached number one in Austria and Switzerland, the Top 20 in Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Finland, France, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom, Denmark, Poland, Romania and Scotland. It reached #24 in the Irish Singles Chart.

The song was also a surprise one-hit wonder in the United States, peaking as high as number #28 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and stayed on the chart for several months. As a result, it was featured among the 2001 compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 6, which further exposed ATC to a North American audience. However, because of scant promotion for the album and a lack of touring in the USA and Canada, follow-up singles failed to make any impact in North America.

In 2002, the song was released for the first time in the United Kingdom in a newly remixed version, peaking at number 15.

Track listings

CD single
  1. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Radio Edit) – 3:35
  2. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Club Mix) – 5:37
CD maxi-single
  1. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Radio Version) – 3:35
  2. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Alternative Radio Version) – 3:31
  3. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Acoustic Mix) – 3:20
  4. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Rüegsegger#Wittwer Club Mix) – 5:37
  5. "World in Motion" (3:31)
12" vinyl
  1. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Album Version) – 3:35
  2. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Rüegsegger#Wittwer Club Mix) – 5:37
  3. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (RNT Mix) – 3:08
  4. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Extended Club Mix) – 4:58
  5. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Triage Club Mix) – 5:10
  6. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Acoustic Mix) – 3:20
CD maxi-single (Remixes)
  1. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Rüegsegger#Wittwer Club Mix – Short Version) – 3:44
  2. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (RNT Mix) – 3:08
  3. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Extended Club Mix) – 4:58
  4. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Triage Club Mix) – 5:10
UK CD maxi-single (2002)
  1. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (2002 Single Mix) – 3:37
  2. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Acoustic Mix) – 3:20
  3. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Almighty Mix) – 7:13
  4. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (2002 Extended Mix) – 4:41
  5. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Music Video) – 3:37

Music video

The music video was filmed in 1999, and part of it was filmed in a pedestrian tunnel near Internationales Congress Centrum Berlin in Berlin, Germany.

A yellow Melkus RS 1000 with a blue license plate containing the text "ATC" features in the video. The car was perhaps chosen because of its Gull-wing door. It is seen drifting or dashing through the tunnel. In between shots of the car moving, you can see the group members dancing in a room with a small swimming pool. They dance on a small stage, and never enter the water.

In popular culture

In 2007, the song was released with new lyrics as "Magic Melody" by German pop group beFour. "Sing La La La", an interpolation of the song, was released by Colombian/Italian singer Carolina Márquez featuring Flo Rida and Dale Saunders in 2013. A cover version of the song was used in a television commercial for General Electric in the United States in February 2002 during the 2002 Winter Olympics.

References

Around the World (La La La La La) Wikipedia


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