Move Your Body (Eiffel 65 song)

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This article is about the 1999 song by Eiffel 65. For the 2004 song by Nina Sky, see Move Ya Body. For the 2011 remix of Beyoncé's "Get Me Bodied", see Get Me Bodied#"Move Your Body". For The 2007 song from Johnny Gaddaar, see Move Your Body (Johnny Gaddaar song). For the 1986 Chicago House Music Classic Anthem: Marshall Jefferson – Move Your Body, see Marshall Jefferson.
"Move Your Body"
Single by Eiffel 65
from the album Europop
B-side Remixes
Released 1999 (Italy)
30 November 1999 (Europe)
February 2000 (Canada, USA)
Format CD single, CD maxi, 12" maxi
Recorded 1999
Genre Italo dance, Italo house, Eurodance
Length 3:30
Label Logic
Writer(s) Domenico Capuano
Roberto Molinaro
Maurizio Lobina
Gianfranco Randone
Massimo Gabutti
Producer(s) Massimo Gabutti
Luciano Zucchet
Eiffel 65 singles chronology
"Blue (Da Ba Dee)"
(1999)
"Move Your Body"
(1999)
"Too Much of Heaven"
(1999)

"Move Your Body" is a 1999 song recorded by the Italian band Eiffel 65. It was released as the second single from their album Europop, on 30 November 1999.

Composition and critical reception[edit]

The song's chorus

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"Move Your Body" is a bubblegum techno and disco song[1] played in D minor at a 130 BPM.[2] It has dance-oriented sounds and uses the same pitch-shifter based distortion as the vocals from the previous single, "Blue (Da Ba Dee)".[3] Group member Jeffrey Jay claimed that the song "had tried to recall the original spirit of the dance, understood as a vehicle to bring together and communicate with people."[4]

Entertainment Weekly said in a review of Europop that "Move Your Body" was hard to be called a "timeless masterpiece," but was impossible to hate it.[1] The song was included on SputnikMusic's review of the album as an example of Eiffel 65's poor ability at writing lyrics.[5] Billboard called it a "kitschy electronic number" and commented on "the song's catchy melody, addictive lyrical redundancy, and the familiar computerized voice of the trio's Jeffrey Jey".[6]

Commercial performance[edit]

The single was licenced to several labels for international release; In the UK it was licenced to Warner Music Group's Eternal label, in the US to Universal Music Group's Republic, in Germany to BMG Berlin, in France to Scorpio, in Spain to Blanco y Negro, in Australia to Central Station, and to Valentine and Avex in Southeast Asia.[7]

The song achieved huge success in many countries, topping the charts of Austria, Denmark, France, Italy and Spain. However it could only chart at #36 on the Billboard Top 40 Mainstream, which was a disappointment compared to the #2 placing of its predecessor.

Elia Habib, an expert of the French charts, noted the great efficiency of the song on the SNEP chart, since it was strong enough to dislodge the massive hit "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)" and to resist to its competitors, which prevented Eiffel 65 to remain a one-hit wonder, and enabled the band to become the first one to get its second number one single in France.[3]

Music video[edit]

Some of the characters as seen dancing in the video.

The music video is sort of a sequel to the music video for "Blue (Da Ba Dee)", as it features the same blue aliens (their leader being named Zorotl). The band has a concert on the planet of the blue aliens, when a group of hostiles capture a female alien. The band (with the help of Zorotl) use a teleportation device to search for her. When they find her, the hostiles join the concert.

Track listings[edit]

Other remixes[edit]

  1. "Move Your Body" (Original Club) 05:56
  2. "Move Your Body" (Radio Edit) 04:30
  3. "Move Your Body" (Video Mix) 03:31
  4. "Move Your Body" (Speed Remix) 05:33
  5. "Move Your Body" (Speed Radio Edit) 03:33
  6. "Move Your Body" (Forge Remix) 07:05
  7. "Move Your Body" (Casino Machine Paris Dub) 07:01
  8. "Move Your Body" (Parish Remix) 7:03

Charts and sales[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Browne, David (February 18, 2000). Europop. Entertainment Weekly. Accessed from May 18, 2013.
  2. ^ Eiffel 65 - Move Your Body. Dave's Music Database. Accessed from April 28, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Habib, Elia (2002). Muz hit tubes (in French). Rouillon: Alinéa Bis. p. 485. ISBN 2-9518832-0-X. 
  4. ^ Martian, Alfredo (June 25, 2001). Eiffel 65 intervista (on. Rockol.it. Accessed from 18 July 2013.
  5. ^ Katz, Don (May 1, 2006). Eiffel 65 - Europop. SputnikMusic. Accessed from May 18, 2013.
  6. ^ "Reviews & Previews", Billboard, 27 May 2000, p. 32. Retrieved 16 July 2013
  7. ^ Dezzani, Mark (1999) "Warner Music Italy Steps Into Dance", Billboard, 27 November 1999, p. 58
  8. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  9. ^ "Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  12. ^ a b Billboard Eiffel 65 - Awards. Allmusic. Retrieved February 21, 2008.
  13. ^ Dance/Urban. Volume 70, No. 20, March 20 2000. RPM.
  14. ^ Billboard. Billboard February 5, 2000. Billboard. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  15. ^ "Eiffel 65: Move Your Body" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  16. ^ "Lescharts.com – Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  17. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  18. ^ Irish Single Chart Search. irishcharts.ie. In the box under Search by Artist, put in Eiffel 65. Retrieved February 21, 2008.
  19. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body". Top Digital Download. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  20. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Eiffel 65 search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved May 12, 2009.
  21. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved January 4, 2014.
  22. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  23. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body". VG-lista. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  24. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body". Singles Top 60. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  25. ^ "Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  26. ^ "February 2000/ Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  27. ^ 2000 Australian Singles Chart aria.com (Retrieved August 30, 2008)
  28. ^ 2000 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  29. ^ 2000 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  30. ^ 2000 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  31. ^ 2000 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  32. ^ Australian certifications aria.com (Retrieved August 30, 2008)
  33. ^ Austrian certifications ifpi.at (Retrieved August 30, 2008)
  34. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved August 30, 2008)
  35. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Move+Your+Body')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved August 30, 2008. 
  36. ^ Swiss certifications Swisscharts.com (Retrieved August 30, 2008)

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