Big Big World (song)

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"Big Big World"
Single by Emilia Rydberg
from the album Big Big World
B-side Remix
Released 1998
Format CD single, CD maxi, 12" maxi
Genre Pop
Length 3:22
Label Universal
Writer(s) Emilia Rydberg, Lasse Anderson
Producer(s) Hurb, TNT, Günter "Yogi" Lauke
Emilia Rydberg singles chronology
"Big Big World"
(1998)
"Good Sign"
(1999)

"Big Big World" is a 1998 ballad song recorded by Emilia Rydberg from Sweden. Rydberg wrote the song with Lasse Anderson. The song is about love, with references to the autumn. It was the first single from the album of the same name and was released in late 1998. The song was a hit in Europe where it reached the top five in many countries but fared poorly in the US, where it remained at the bottom of the Billboard Hot 100. The song was awarded given a Grammis award for "Song of the year 1998" and the song also won a Rockbjörnen award in the "Swedish song of the year 1998" category.[1]

Cover versions and samples[edit]

Vietnamese-American singer Trish Thuy Trang, made a cover version of "Big Big World" for her 1999 album I'll Dream of You. German techno group Scooter sampled "Big Big World" on their single "And No Matches", taken from the 2007 album Jumping All Over the World.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Big Big World" – 3:22
  2. "Big Big World" (Traffic Jam mix – 88 BPM) – 4:14
CD maxi
  1. "Big Big World" (album version) – 3:22
  2. "Big Big World" (Pierre J's big radio remix) – 3:30
  3. "Big Big World" (TNT's big phat radio edit) – 3:12
  4. "Big Big World" (karaoke version) – 3:22
12" maxi
  1. "Big Big World" (Pierre J's remix) – 7:17
  2. "Big Big World" (album version) – 3:22
  3. "Big Big World" (TNT club mix) – 6:31
  4. "Big Big World" (Traffic Jam mix) – 4:15

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Calcutta (Taxi, Taxi, Taxi)" by Dr. Bombay
Swedish number-one single
October 1, 1998 – November 12, 1998 (7 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Here I Go Again" by E-Type
Preceded by
"Unforgivable Sinner" by Lene Marlin
Norwegian VG-lista number-one single
47/1998 – 49/1998 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Believe" by Cher
Preceded by
"Flugzeuge im Bauch" by Oli P.
Ö3 Austria Top 40 number-one single
December 13, 1998 – January 24, 1999 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Narcotic" by Liquido
Preceded by
"Believe" by Cher
Belgian (Flanders) number-one single
December 19, 1998 – January 16, 1999 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Virtual Zone" by Virtual Zone
Preceded by
"Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" by Vengaboys
Dutch Top 40 number-one single
December 19, 1998 – January 9, 1999 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Believe" by Cher
Preceded by
"Believe" by Cher
Swiss number-one single
January 10, 1999 – March 7, 1999 (9 weeks)
Succeeded by
"...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears
Preceded by
"Hijo de la Luna" by Loona
German number-one single
January 15, 1999 – February 26, 1999 (7 weeks)
Succeeded by
"...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears
Preceded by
"Believe" by Cher
Eurochart Hot 100 number-one single
January 16, 1999 – February 27, 1999 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears

Award successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Burnin' by Cue
Grammis award for "Song of the year"
1998
Succeeded by
"Du får göra som du vill by Patrik Isaksson
Preceded by
"Save Tonight" by Eagle-Eye Cherry
Rockbjörnen award for "Swedish song of the year"
1998
Succeeded by
"Musik non stop by Kent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alla Rockbjörnsvinnare sedan 1979" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 2000. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Big Big World", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 6, 2009)
  3. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 1998" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Emilia singles, German Singles Chart" (in German). musicline. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  5. ^ Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved April 6, 2009)
  6. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  7. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved April 6, 2009)
  8. ^ a b c Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved April 6, 2009)
  9. ^ 1998 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 6, 2009)
  10. ^ 1999 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved April 6, 2009)
  11. ^ 1999 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 6, 2009)
  12. ^ 1999 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 6, 2009)
  13. ^ "Single top 100 over 1999" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  14. ^ 1999 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved April 6, 2009)
  15. ^ 1999 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved April 6, 2009)
  16. ^ Austrian certifications ifpi.at (Retrieved April 6, 2009)
  17. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved April 6, 2009)
  18. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Big Big World')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved April 6, 2009. 
  19. ^ Dutch certifications nvpi.nl (Retrieved April 6, 2009)
  20. ^ Norwegian certifications Ifpi.no (Retrieved April 6, 2009)
  21. ^ Swedish certifications Ifpi.se (Retrieved April 6, 2009)
  22. ^ Swiss certifications Swisscharts.com (Retrieved April 6, 2009)

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