Electrica Salsa

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"Electrica Salsa"
French 7" single
Single by OFF
from the album Organization for Fun
B-side Remix
Released 1982
Format 7" single, 12" maxi single
CD maxi
Genre Italo disco
Length
  • 3:35 (7")
  • 5:48 (12")
  • 4:51 (Music Video)
Label ZYX, Flea Records, Clever
Writer(s) Sven Väth
Producer(s) Sven Väth
OFF singles chronology
"Bad News"
(1985)
"Electrica Salsa"
(1986)
"Step by step"
(1987)

"Electrica Salsa", also titled "Electrica Salsa (Baba Baba)" is a 1982 song recorded by German DJ and singer Sven Väth under the pseudonym of OFF. It was the first single from his album Organisation for Fun on which it appears as fourth track in its single version and as 14th track in the PWL remix. The song achieved success in many countries, including France, Austria and Germany, where it was a top three hit. The song was a hit particularly on the dance floors where it was much aired.[1] A new remixed version was available on OFF's next single, "Step by Step".

Track listings[edit]

7" single - France, Sweden
  1. "Electrica Salsa (Baba Baba)" — 3:35
  2. "Electrica Salsa (Baba Baba)" (dub version) — 3:36
12" maxi
1 - Germany, Spain
  1. "Electrica Salsa (Baba Baba)" (maxi version) — 5:48
  2. "Electrica Salsa" (dub version) — 5:50
2 - Germany
  1. "Electrica Salsa" (salsa inferno) — 6:22
  2. "Electrica Salsa" (instrumental inferno) — 4:57
3 - Germany
  1. "Electrica Salsa" (the mad house mix) — 7:06
  2. "Electrica Salsa (Baba Baba)" — 5:48
Italy, France
  1. "Electrica Salsa (Baba Baba)" (remix) — 6:22
  2. "Electrica Salsa (Baba Baba)" (vocal version) — 5:48
UK
  1. "Electrica Salsa" (PWL mix) — 7:06
  2. "Electrica Salsa (Baba Baba)" (dub version) — 5:50
3" CD maxi - Germany
  1. "Electrica Salsa (Baba Baba)" — 5:48
  2. "Electrica Salsa (Baba Baba)" (dub version) — 5:50
  3. "Step by Step" (vocal mix) — 5:55
CD maxi - 1989, Germany
  1. "Electrica Salsa (Baba Baba)" — 5:48
  2. "Step By Step" (vocal mix) — 5:55
  3. "Time Operator" (real time mix) — 5:39
12" maxi - 1993, Italy
  1. "Electrica Salsa (Baba Baba)" (Martini club remix) — 5:25
  2. "Electrica Salsa (Baba Baba)" (Martini cut remix) — 5:05
  3. "Electrica Salsa (Baba Baba)" (instrumental remix) — 5:25
  4. "Electrica Salsa (Baba Baba)" (original version) — 5:50

Credits[edit]

  • Written and mixed by Sven Väth, L.Anzilotti and M.Muenzing
  • "The mad house mix" mixed by Mixmaster Pete Hammond
  • Executive producers : L.Anzilotti, M.Münzing and S.Väth
  • Produced by O.Büttner

Certifications and sales[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
France[2] Silver 1986 250,000 342,000

Charts[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[3] 2
Dutch Mega Top 100[3] 31
Eurochart Hot 100 4
French SNEP Singles Chart[3] 3
German Singles Chart[3] 3
Swiss Singles Chart[3] 23
UK Singles Chart[4] 86

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elia Habib, Muz hit. tubes, p. 101 (ISBN 2-9518832-0-X)
  2. ^ French certifications + sales See: "Les Ventes" => "Toutes les certifications depuis 1973" => "OFF" Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved 27 June 2009)
  3. ^ a b c d e "Electrica Salsa (Baba Baba)", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved 27 June 2009)
  4. ^ "Electrica Salsa", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 27 June 2009)