Chihuahua (song)

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"Chihuahua"
Single by DJ Bobo
from the album Visions
B-side "Celebration", Remix
Released March 2003
Format CD single, CD maxi
Genre Dance
Length 3:01
Label BMG
Writer(s) René Baumann, Axel Breitung
Ray Gilbert, Louis Oliveira
Producer(s) René Baumann, Axel Breitung
DJ Bobo singles chronology
"Colors of Life"
(2001)
"Chihuahua"
(2003)
"Celebration"
(2003)

"Chihuahua" is the title of a song recorded by Swiss artist DJ BoBo. It was the first single from his tenth album, Visions, and was released in late 2002 and early 2003 in many countries. It was his most successful single, topping the charts in France and Switzerland and becoming one the summer hit of the year. It can also be considered as DJ BoBo's signature song.

Song information[edit]

"Chihuahua" is based on Louis Oliveira and his Bandodalua Boys' Latin hit single of the same name.

The song, which was accompanied with a choreographed dance, was used for a French TV advert for Coca-Cola. There were two music videos, the first one having been produced as an animated feature.

"Chihuahua" also features on DJ BoBo's compilations Chihuahua (2002) and Greatest Hits (2006), and on the live albums Live in Concert (2003) and Vampires Are Alive - The Show (2008).

It is the 77th best-selling single of all time in France.[1]

Cover versions[edit]

In 2003, the song was covered by The Booming People, and achieved a moderate success (#60 in France, #3 in Belgium (Flanders) and #2 in Belgium (Wallonia).[2]

In 2003, the Brazilian singer Eliana sings the Brazilian version of the song.

In December 2004, the song was covered by Cantopop singer Joey Yung.

In 2008, the Belgian child trio Dalton Sisters covered the song in Dutch for the Dutch version of Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

Track listings[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Composed by Ray Gilbert, Louis Oliveira, René Baumann and Axel Breitung
  • Lyrics by René Baumann
  • Co-produced by Axel Breitung
Radio edit version + instrumental)
  • Arranged, produced and mixed by René Baumann & Axel Breitung at Bishop Studios, Hamburg
  • Vocal editing by Kay M. Nickold
  • Lyrics controlling by Nancy Baumann
XTN remix
  • Produced by René Baumann and Axel Breitung
  • Remixed by Xasqui Ten
"No More Pain"
  • Music and lyrics by René Baumann and Axel Breitung
  • Arranged, produced, recorded and mixed by René Baumann and Axel Breitung at Bishop Studios, Hamburg
  • Vocals, choir and adlibs by Christiane Eiben, Lesley Bogaert, Anthony Moriah
  • Vocal editing by Kay M. Nickold
  • Lyrics controlling by Nancy Baumann
"Angel"
  • Music and lyrics by René Baumann, Axel Breitung
  • Arranged, produced, recorded and mixed by René Baumann and Axel Breitung at Bishop Studios, Hamburg
  • Guitars by Axel Breitung
  • Vocals by Patricia Manterola and DJ Bobo
  • Vocal editing by Kay M. Nickold
  • Lyrics controlling by Nancy Baumann

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Sur un air latino" by Lorie
French SNEP number-one single
June 15, 2003 - August 17, 2003 (10 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Laisse parler les gens" by Jocelyne Labylle and Cheela featuring Jacob Desvarieux & Passi
Preceded by
"Für dich" by Yvonne Catterfeld
Swiss number-one single (first run)
June 22, 2003 - August 3, 2003 (7 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Aïcha" by Outlandish
Preceded by
"Aïcha" by Outlandish
Swiss number-one single (second run)
August 17, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)" by Lumidee
Preceded by
"Aserejé (The Ketchup Song)" by Las Ketchup
French SNEP single of the year
2003
Succeeded by
"Dragostea din tei" by O-Zone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Best-selling singles of all time in France Infodisc.fr (Retrieved September 25, 2008)
  2. ^ "Chihuahua" by The Booming People, in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved September 25, 2008)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Chihuahua", in various singles charts Ultratop.be (Retrieved September 25, 2008)
  4. ^ a b c "Chihuahua", in various singles charts Acharts.us (Retrieved September 25, 2008)
  5. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ – Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 10 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  6. ^ Romanian peak at the Wayback Machine (archived February 18, 2005)
  7. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  8. ^ 2003 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved September 25, 2008)
  9. ^ 2003 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance (Retrieved September 25, 2008)
  10. ^ 2003 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved September 25, 2008)
  11. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved September 1, 2008)
  12. ^ DJ BoBo's certifications and sales in France See: "Les Ventes" => "Toutes les certifications depuis 1973" => "DJBOBO" Infodisc.fr (Retrieved September 25, 2008)
  13. ^ Swiss certifications Swisscharts.com (Retrieved September 1, 2008)

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