aNYway

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"aNYway"
Single by Duck Sauce
from the album Greatest Hits and Quack
Released October 25, 2009
Format Digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Disco house
Length 2:35
Label Data Records
Writer(s) Armand Van Helden, Alain Macklovitch, Stafford Floyd, Jonathan Floyd, Reginald Brown
Duck Sauce singles chronology
"aNYway"
(2009)
"Barbra Streisand"
(2010)

"aNYway" is a song by Duck Sauce. It was released in the United Kingdom on October 25, 2009 by Digital download. It peaked at Number 22 on the UK Singles Chart, Number 1 on the UK Dance Chart and Number 1 on the UK Indie Chart. On October 9, 2009 the 70s style music video on YouTube was uploaded on YouTube2.

"aNYway" was largely sampled from the 1979 song I Can Do It (Anyway You Want) by Final Edition.

Critical reception[edit]

David Balls of Digital Spy Blog gave the song a positive review stating:

From his 1999 chart-topper 'You Don't Know Me' to his recent collaboration with Dizzee Rascal on 'Bonkers', Armand Van Helden has always been a DJ with crossover appeal. So when he formed Duck Sauce with fellow New Yorker A-Trak - Kanye West's turntablist of choice - the ripples of excitement were quick to make their way across the, ahem, pond.

First offering 'aNYway' finds the pair on a mission to put some "oogie in your boogie" as they dish up a club banger inspired by their hometown. Blending funky '70s disco - courtesy of a sample from Final Edition's 'I Can Do It' - with throbbing house beats, 'aNYway' works a cool retro vibe while still making sense in the present. It's the closest most of us will come to Nights On Broadway this autumn, but it's none too shabby a substitute. 3/5 stars[1]

Track listings[edit]

Digital download[2]
No. Title Length
1. "aNYway" (Radio Edit) 2:35
2. "aNYway" (Club Mix) 5:25

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009/2010) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 26
France (SNEP)[4] 38
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 49
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[6] 1
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[7] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 22

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Celebration" by Madonna
UK Dance Chart number-one single
1 November 2009 – 21 November 2009
Succeeded by
"I Need You" by N-Dubz
Preceded by
"Sweet Disposition" by The Temper Trap
UK Indie Chart number-one single
1 November 2009 – 14 November 2009
Succeeded by
"Dirtee Cash" by Dizzee Rascal

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom October 25, 2009 Digital download[2] Data Records

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