Bailando (Paradisio song)

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"Bailando"
Single by Paradisio
from the album Paradisio
B-side Remix
Released 1 January 1996
Format CD single, CD maxi, 12" maxi
Recorded 1995
Genre Eurodance
Length 3:50
Writer(s) Luc Rigaux, Patrick Samoy, M.I. Garcia Asensio
Producer(s) The Unity Mixers
Paradisio singles chronology
"Bailando"
(1996)
"Bandolero"
(1996)

"Bailando" ("Dancing" in Spanish) is a song by Belgian Eurodance group Paradisio. It was released on 1 January 1996 as the lead single from their debut album, Paradisio. The song reached number-one in Italy, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden. It peaked at number two in Belgium. It sold more than 550,000 copies in France and reached number four. In Sweden, it was the best selling single by being triple platinum. The song was a hit in most countries across Europe during the summer of 1997. It was covered by Dutch singer Loona in 1998 and reached number-one in many other countries.

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in Miami Beach, Florida.

Track listings[edit]

CD single[edit]

  1. "Bailando" (video version) (3:50)
  2. "Bailando" (instrumental extended mix) (6:48)

CD maxi[edit]

Belgium 1
  1. "Bailando" (extended radio version) (6:50)
  2. "Bailando" (discoteca remix) (6:52)
  3. "Bailando" (ritmo el mas locomix) (6:50)
  4. "Bailando" (original discoteca drums mix) (6:50)
  5. "Bailando" (transologik remix) (7:08)
  6. "Bailando" (radio version) (3:50)
Belgium 2
  1. "Bandolero" (discoteca action remix) (7:05)
  2. "Bandolero" (discoteca action remix short mix) (4:13)
  3. "Bandolero" (after party remix) (6:00)
  4. "Bandolero" (video edit) (3:54)
  5. "Bandolero" (US power club remix) (7:43)
Finland, Sweden
  1. "Bailando" (radio version) (3:48)
  2. "Bailando" (2 fabiola remix) (5:05)
  3. "Bailando" (discoteca remix) (6:50)
  4. "Bailando" (extended radio mix) (6:48)
  5. "Bailando" (ritmo el mas locomix) (6:48)
  6. "Bailando" (original discoteca drums) (6:49)
Europe
  1. "Bailando" (radio version) (3:48)
  2. "Bailando" (extended radio version) (6:48)
  3. "Bailando" (original discoteca drums mix) (6:47)
  4. "Bailando" (ritmo el mas locomix) (6:48)
  5. "Bailando" (Ibiza remix) (5:05)
Other countries
  1. "Bailando" (radio version) (3:50)
  2. "Bailando" (ritmo el mas locomix) (6:50)
  3. "Bailando" (discoteca drums mix) (6:50)

12" maxi[edit]

Belgium
  1. "Bailando" (original discoteca drums mix) (6:50)
  2. "Bailando" (discoteca remix) (6:52)
  3. "Bailando" (transologik remix) (7:08)
Germany
  1. "Bailando" (Ibiza remix)
  2. "Bailando" (original discoteca drums mix)
Italy, Spain
  1. "Bailando" (extended radio version) (6:50)
  2. "Bailando" (radio version) (3:50)
  3. "Bailando" (discoteca remix) (6:52)
  4. "Bailando" (transologik remix) (7:08)
US
  1. "Bailando" (extended radio version) (6:49)
  2. "Bailando" (original discoteca drums mix) (6:49)
  3. "Bailando" (transologik remix) (7:05)
  4. "Bailando" (instrumental extended mix) (6:49)

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
France 342,000[18]
Norway (IFPI Norway)[19] 2× Platinum 20,000*
Sweden (GLF)[20] 3× Platinum 90,000x

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Coming Back" by DJ Dado
Italian number-one single
16 August 1997 – 6 September 1997 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Free" by Ultra Naté
Preceded by
"Do You Wanna Be My Baby?" by Per Gessle
Swedish number-one single (first run)
25 April 1997 – 30 May 1997 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"MMMBop" by Hanson
Preceded by
"MMMBop" by Hanson
Swedish number-one single (second run)
13 June 1997 – 4 July 1997 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112
Danish number-one single
19 July 1997 – 26 July 1997 (2 weeks)
Preceded by
"Barbie Girl" by Aqua
Norwegian number-one single
24/1997 – 28/1997 (5 weeks)
Preceded by
"Mato" by Apulanta
Finnish number-one single
26/1997 – 27/1997 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Mato" by Apulanta

Loona version[edit]

"Bailando"
Single by Loona
from the album Lunita
B-side Noche Linda
Released 15 June 1998
Format CD single, CD maxi
Genre Eurodance[21]
Length 3:33
Label Urban Records
Writer(s) Luc Rigaux
Patrick Samoy
M.I. Garcia Asensio
Producer(s) Samuel Bouriah, Henning Reith, The Unity Mixers
Loona singles chronology
"Bailando"
(1998)
"Hijo de la Luna"
(1998)

The song was covered by the Dutch recording artist Loona. It has been released in 1998 through Urban as the first single of the debut studio album Lunita. Loona's version uses a sample of Yazoo's hit "Don't Go".

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Wilfried Happel.

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Bailando" (Energia-Mix short) – 3:33
  2. "Bailando" (Energia-Mix extended version) – 5:29
  3. "Bailando" (Besa Me-Mix extended version) – 4:54
  4. "Noche Linda" – 3:57

Chart performance[edit]