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Yalla (Inna song)

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Released  3 November 2015
Genre  Moombahton
Producer(s)  Play & Win
Format  Digital download
Label  Empire, Roton
Writer(s)  Marcel Botezan, Sebastian Barac, Nadir Tamuz Augustin, Elena Alexandra Apostoleanu

Yalla is a song recorded by Romanian recording artist INNA for her fourth studio album INNA (2015), and its Japanese release, Body And The Sun (2015). It was released on 3 November 2015 together with its digital remix EP. "Yalla" was written by Marcel Botezan, Sebastian Barac and Nadir Tamuz Augustin, while production was handled by the first two, under the name of Play & Win. A music video for the song, which was filmed in Marrakesh, Morocco and directed by Barna Nemethi, premiered on Inna's YouTube channel on 12 November 2015, where it has since amassed over 130 million views. The recording was met with good reviews. Hitfire praised the song's beats and Inna's vocals, while also comparing the track to Major Lazer's "Lean On". The song peaked at number 11 on Romania's Year-End Chart.


Background and release

A music video for "Yalla" was released on 12 November 2015 onto Inna's YouTube channel, where it amassed over 28 million views as of February 2016. The video runs for a duration of three minutes and 16 seconds. It was filmed in Marrakesh, Morocco by Barna Nemethi. The video features belly dancers, camels, an Arabic bazaar and the Moroccan desert. The story of the clip presents Inna being chased by a Moroccan model (Yassir Lamrani Selmane ) through an Arabic-like setting. Hitfire praised the clip, stating that "it matches the oriental style of the song".

Track listing

Yalla (Official versions and remixes)
  1. "Yalla (Play & Win Radio Edit Version)" - 2:50
  2. "Yalla (Play & Win Extended Version)" - 4:03
  3. "Yalla (Armageddon Turk Remix)" - 3:31
  4. "Yalla (Deepierro & Offir Malol Remix)" - 3:15
  5. "Yalla (DJ Asher & ScreeN Remix)" - 3:55
  6. "Yalla (Leeyou & Danceey Remix)" - 3:12
  7. "Yalla ( DJ Amine Radi Moroccan Remix ) - 3:48
  8. "Yalla (Thrace Remix)" - 3:05

Live performances

Inna performed a stripped-down version of "Yalla" on Radio ZU, on 17 November 2015.

Credits and personnel

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Inna.

Vocal credits
  • Inna – lead vocals
  • Visual credits
  • Barna Nemethi – regisor
  • Technical and songwriting credits
  • Inna – songwriter
  • Nadir Tamuz Augustin – songwriter
  • Marcel Botezan – songwriter, producer
  • Sebastian Barac – songwriter, producer
  • Charts

    "Yalla" debuted at number 94 on the native Airplay 100 on 12 November 2015 due to its strong airplay performance after the release of the album Inna, and climbed to number 80 the next week. On May 1, 2016, it reached its peak position at number 13. "Yalla" opened at number 39 on the Bulgarian Singles Chart in late 2015 and reached its peak position at number nine on 27 December 2015. Subsequently, it fell down to number ten after five weeks at that position. "Yalla" returned to its peak position at number nine on February 14, 2016.


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