|Single by Emilíana Torrini|
|from the album Me and Armini|
|B-side||"Me and Armini"|
|Released||March 9, 2009
(see Release history)
CD single (only in Germany)
|Emilíana Torrini singles chronology|
"Jungle Drum" is the third single released from Emilíana Torrini's third album Me and Armini. It was released as a digital download on March 9, 2009 and later on June 19, 2009 as a CD single (in Germany only).
- "Jungle Drum" — 2:13
German CD single
- "Jungle Drum" — 2:13
- "Me and Armini" — 4:17
Critics received the song very warmly; Popmatters' reviewer Spencer Tricker called "Jungle Drum" the "catchiest tune" on the album (alongside "Big Jumps"), "every bit as good as the singles from Fisherman's Woman". He also praised the song for boasting "an irresistible chorus that features some totally unexpected scatting". Matthew Allard from ARTISTdirect stated the song "should be an iPhone ad". Clickmusic reviewer Francis Jolley called the song "a sprightly, fun little gem, reminiscent of Nancy Sinatra in her heyday" and "infectious Scandinavian pop". Both Popmatters and Clickmusic reviews praised the song's rhythm section calling it impossible "to not foot tap along" to.
Appearances in media
The song was featured in the episode 11 of 90210 's first season and in the episode "Dream a Little Dream of Me" of the television series Grey's Anatomy, when Cristina gets stabbed by an icicle and falls in love with Major Hunt.
In the Finnish version of Pop Idol the song was performed by Anna Puu.
The chorus was used for the adverts for the second series of the CBBC show Deadly 60.
- In 2009, the song had been covered by German band The Baseballs and is featured on their cover album Strike! Back!.
- In 2009, Austrian hip hop artist Chakuza sampled the song on his free track "Jungle Drum Mix".
The song debuted on the German Singles Chart at number 12 and peaked at number one on its fourth week, where it stayed for eight consecutive weeks. It stayed on that chart for a total of 35 weeks. The song also reached number one in Austria, Belgium and Iceland. The song also charted at number 84 in the Australian ARIA Singles Charts.
|Austrian Singles Chart||1|
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||84|
|Belgium (Flanders) Singles Chart||1|
|Belgium (Wallonia) Singles Chart||45|
|Czech Republic Singles Chart||37|
|Dutch Mega Top 100||57|
|European Hot 100||5|
|Finnish Singles Chart||5|
|German Singles Chart||1|
|Icelandic Singles Chart||1|
|Israeli Airplay Chart||7|
|Spanish Singles Chart||15|
|Swiss Singles Chart||11|
|End of year chart (2009)||Position|
|German Singles Chart||2|
|Swiss Singles Chart||40|
|German Singles Chart||25|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
Chart procession and succession
"Poker Face" by Lady Gaga
|German Singles Chart number-one single
July 03, 2009 — August 27, 2009
"If a Song Could Get Me You" by Marit Larsen
"Primavera in anticipo (It Is My Song)" by Laura Pausini feat. James Blunt
|Austrian Singles Chart number-one single
July 03, 2009 — August 20, 2009
"I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas
|Worldwide||March 9, 2009||digital download|
|Germany||June 19, 2009||CD single|
- 7digital.com: Jungle Drum by Emiliana Torrini
- Emiliana Torrini: Release dates
- Amazon.de: Jungle Drum by Emiliana Torrini
- Dailymotion: Jungle Drum(s)
- Emiliana Torrini: Me and Armini < Reviews | Popmatters
- Me and Armini by Emiliana Torrini @ ARTISTdirect.com
- Emili(a)na Torrini - Jungle Drum single review @ Clickmusic
- "Der Song aus Germany's Next Topmodel" (in German)
- http://www.qype.pl/events/441606-Emiliana-Torrini-Muffathalle-Betriebs-GmbH-Au-Haidhausen-Muenchen (in German)
- SwissCharts.com: Jungle Drum by Emiliana Torrini
- Czech Republic Singles Chart
- "Media Forest: Airplay chart". mediaforest.biz.
- "2009 Year End Swiss Singles Chart". Swiss Music Charts. 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-16.
- "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Emilíana Torrini; 'Jungle Drum')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.