Ecuador (song)

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"Ecuador"
Single by Sash! featuring Rodriguez
from the album It's My Life - The Album
Released 22 April 1997
Format CD maxi single, 12" maxi single, cassette
Genre Progressive house, Eurodance
Length 3:34
Label Polygram Records
Producer(s) Tokapi and Sash!
Certification Gold
Sash! featuring Rodriguez singles chronology
"Encore Une Fois"
(1997)
"Ecuador"
(1997)
"Stay"
(1997)

"Ecuador" is a song produced by German DJ/Production team Sash! that features Adrian Rodriguez. It was released in April 1997 as the third single from their debut album, It's My Life - The Album. The song became an international hit and reached the top 20 in more than ten countries worldwide.

Song information[edit]

Being the follow-up single to the massively successful "Encore Une Fois", a lot was riding on this next Sash! release. The single was just as successful, and reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart, earning another Gold certification for sales in excess of 400,000. The song became a European smash, reaching the top 10 in Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium (where it peaked at number 1), Sweden, Finland, Norway and Ireland. It also reached the top 20 in Austria and France. In the United States, it was a huge success and the second number 1 on Hot Dance Club Play chart for Sash!.[1]

Adaptations[edit]

In 2013, the music from the song was used for the dance hit "This Is Nightlife" by the German dance project ItaloBrothers.

In popular culture[edit]

"Ecuador" (Bruce Wayne Mix) is played repeatedly on the loading platform of The Riddler's Revenge ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain in an instrumental, seamlessly-looping version. Bruce Wayne is also the secret identity of Riddler's nemesis, Batman.

Track listings[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 16
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 2
Canada Dance (RPM)[5] 1
Denmark (IFPI)[6] 3
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[7] 3
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[8] 3
France (SNEP)[9] 12
Germany (Media Control Charts)[10] 7
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 4
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[12] 8
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 40
Norway (VG-lista)[14] 4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 4
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 8
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Drama" by Club 69 featuring Kim Cooper
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
December 13, 1997 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Chelsea Press 2" by Dat Oven
Preceded by
"Beachball" by Nalin & Kane
Canadian RPM Dance number-one single
April 13, 1998 - April 20, 1998 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Lift Me Up" by Red 5

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