Around the World (La La La La La)

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"Around the World (La La La La La)"
Single by ATC
from the album Planet Pop
B-side "World in Motion"
Released May 22, 2000
Format CD single, 12" vinyl
Recorded RNT Studios, Sweden,1999
Genre Trance, eurodance
Length 3:36
Label Kingsize
Writer(s) Alexey Potehin, Sergei Zhukov, Alex Christensen, Peter Könemann
Producer(s) Alex Christensen
ATC singles chronology
"Around the World (La La La La La)"
(2000)
"My Heart Beats Like a Drum (Dam Dam Dam)"
(2001)
For the original Russian song by Ruki Vverkh!, and other adaptations and samplings, see Pesenka
"Pesenka
(Песенка)"
Song by Ruki Vverh! from the album Sdelai pogromtsche!
Released 1998
Recorded 1998
Genre Pop
Writer Sergey Zhukov and Aleksey Potehin

"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" (in Russian: Песенка 'A song') (sometimes commonly known as "Pesenka (La La La)" by Ruki Vverh! (in Russian: Руки Вверх!) and uses the melody of Pesenka with added English lyrics. The original Russian hit was written by Ruki Vverh! band members Sergey Zhukov and Aleksey Potehin and appeared in the Russian band's 1998 album Sdelai pogromche! (in Russian: Сделай погромче!).

"Around the World (La La La La La)" was released as ATC's debut single from their debut album Planet Pop in 2000 in Europe, and in 2002 in the United Kingdom. It was produced by German producer Alex Christensen with its melody almost entirely based on "Pesenka". The single reached number on the German Singles chart in 2000.[1] It also reached number one in Austria and Switzerland, the Top 20 in Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Finland, France, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It also reached number 28 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Track listings[edit]

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

In popular culture[edit]

Main article: Pesenka § Samplings

The song has had a great number of other versions notably as "Magic Melody" (by German pop group beFour in 2007) and "Sing La La La" (by Colombian/Italian singer Carolina Márquez featuring Flo Rida and Dale Saunders in 2013). There are also many other covers and samplings on the song.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"Großer Bruder" by Zlatko and Jürgen
German Singles Chart number-one single
July 21, 2000 – August 25, 2000
Succeeded by
"Lucky" by Britney Spears
Preceded by
"Freestyler" by Bomfunk MCs
Austrian Singles Chart number-one single
July 30, 2000 – August 27, 2000
Swiss Singles Chart number-one single
August 13, 2000 – August 20, 2000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oracleband.net
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – ATC – Around The World (La La La La La)". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – ATC – Around The World (La La La La La)" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – ATC – Around The World (La La La La La)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – ATC – Around The World (La La La La La)" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Billboard AllMusic. (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  7. ^ Billboard September 2, 2000. Billboard. 
  8. ^ "ATC: Around The World (La La La La La)" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – ATC – Around The World (La La La La La)" (in French). Les classement single.
  10. ^ "Chartverfulgong > ATC > Around The World – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  11. ^ "Chart Track: Week 33, 2003". Irish Singles Chart.
  12. ^ "Italiancharts.com – ATC – Around The World (La La La La La)". Top Digital Download.
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 4, 2001" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40
  14. ^ Romanian peak
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – ATC – Around The World (La La La La La)". Singles Top 60.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – ATC – Around The World (La La La La La)". Swiss Singles Chart.
  17. ^ "ATC: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart.
  18. ^ 2000 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  19. ^ 2000 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  20. ^ 2000 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  21. ^ 2000 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  22. ^ 2000 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  23. ^ "Single top 100 over 2001" (PDF) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved May 1, 2010. 
  24. ^ "Die ultimative Chart Show | Hits des neuen Jahrtausends | Download". RTL.de. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  25. ^ Austrian certifications ifpi.at (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  26. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  27. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Around The World (La La La La La)')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved July 26, 2008. 
  28. ^ Swiss certifications Swisscharts.com (Retrieved July 26, 2008)