Ola Kala

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the phrase, see Ola Kala (loan phrase).
Ola Kala
Όλα Καλά
Studio album by Sakis Rouvas
Released June 16, 2002
(see release history)
Recorded 2001-2002, 2003
Genre Pop rock, funk rock, reggae, Latin pop, dance-pop
Language Greek, English
Label Universal Music France/ULM
(see release history)
Producer Desmond Child, Jules Gondar, Nathan Malki
Sakis Rouvas chronology
21os Akatallilos
(2000)
'''Ola Kala'''
(2002)
To Hrono Stamatao
(2003)
Singles from Ola Kala
  1. "Disco Girl"
    Released: 17 December 2001
  2. "Ola Kala"
    Released:
  3. "Mia Zoi Mazi"
    Released:
  4. "Disco Girl (English Version)"
    Released: 17 June 2002
  5. "Ola Kala(English Version)"
    Released:
  6. "The Light"
    Released:
  7. "Feelings"
    Released:
  8. "Dis lui"
    Released:

Ola Kala (Greek: Όλα Καλά; English: Everything's Fine) is the eighth studio album and first international album featuring a number of English language songs by popular Greek singer-songwriter Sakis Rouvas, originally released on June 16, 2002 in Greece and Cyprus by Minos EMI. International songwriter and producer Desmond Child is the main producer of the album. The album was certified gold eleven days after its release in Greece, while it eventually was certified Platinum shortly after.


Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Ola Kala" (Everything's fine) Phoebus Phoebus, Desmond Child  
2. "Oso Zo" (As long as I live) Vangelis Konstantinidis Desmond Child  
3. "Mia Zoi Mazi" (A life together) Vangelis Konstantinidis Desmond Child  
4. "Kati Omorfo" (Something beautiful) Vangelis Konstantinidis Desmond Child  
5. "Iparheis" (You exist) Phoebus Phoebus  
6. "Aspro Mavro" (White-black) Phoebus Phoebus  
7. "Pou Tha Pas (World of Make Believe)" (Where will you go) Natalia Germanou Desmond Child  
8. "Disco Girl"   Phoebus Phoebus, Desmond Child  
9. "Tha Erthi I Stigmi (Taste the Tears)" (The moment will come) Natalia Germanou Diane Warren  
10. "An M' Akous" (If you can hear me) Vangelis Konstantinidis Desmond Child  

† "Tha Erthi I Stigmi", written by Natalia Germanou, is a Greek version of the song "Taste the Tears", originally released by Jason Raize and composed by Diane Warren
†† "Pou Tha Pas", written by Natalia Germanou, is a Greek version of the song "World of Make Believe", released by 3rd Faze and composed by Desmond Child

Re-release and international release[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Ola Kala" (Everything's fine) Phoebus Phoebus, Desmond Child  
2. "Oso Zo" (As long as I live) Vangelis Konstantinidis Desmond Child  
3. "Mia Zoi Mazi" (A life together) Vangelis Konstantinidis Desmond Child  
4. "Kati Omorfo" (Something beautiful) Vangelis Konstantinidis Desmond Child  
5. "Iparheis" (You exist) Phoebus Phoebus  
6. "Aspro Mavro" (White-black) Phoebus Phoebus  
7. "Pou Tha Pas (World of Make Believe)" (Where will you go) Natalia Germanou Desmond Child  
8. "Disco Girl"   Phoebus Phoebus, Desmond Child  
9. "Tha Erthi I Stigmi (Taste the Tears)" (The moment will come) Natalia Germanou Diane Warren  
10. "An M' Akous" (If you can hear me) Vangelis Konstantinidis Desmond Child  
11. "Ola Kala (English Version)" (Everything's Fine) Phoebus, Desmond Child Phoebus, Desmond Child  
12. "Disco Girl (English Version)"   Andreas Carlsson Phoebus, Desmond Child  
13. "The Light" (English version of "Mia Zoi Mazi") Desmond Child, Eric Bazilian Desmond Child, Eric Bazilian  

† In some markets:

"Tha Erthi I Stigmi", the Greek version of the song "Taste the Tears" originally released by Jason Raize and composed by Diane Warren, is replaced by his English cover of "Taste the Tears"
"Pou tha Pas", the Greek version of the song "World of Make Believe" released by 3rd Faze and composed by Desmond Child, is replaced with his English cover of "World of Make Believe"

French release[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Dis Lui" (Tell her) Mike Brant Morris Albert, Louis Gasté  
2. "Oso Zo" (As long as I live) Vangelis Konstantinidis Desmond Child  
3. "Mia Zoi Mazi" (A life together) Vangelis Konstantinidis Desmond Child  
4. "Aspro Mavro" (White-black) Phoebus Phoebus  
5. "Iparheis" (You exist) Phoebus Phoebus  
6. "Ola Kala" (Everything's fine) Phoebus Phoebus, Desmond Child  
7. "Tha Erthi I Stigmi (Taste the Tears)" (The moment will come) Natalia Germanou Diane Warren  
8. "An M' Akous" (If you can hear me) Vangelis Konstantinidis Desmond Child  
9. "Feelings"   Morris Albert Morris Albert, Louis Gasté  
10. "The Light" (English version of "Mia Zoi Mazi") Desmond Child, Eric Bazilian Desmond Child, Eric Bazilian  

† "Feelings" is a cover of the 1975 Morris Albert song
†† "Dis Lui" is a cover of the 1975 Mike Brant song, which is a French adaptation of "Feelings"
††† A 2003 Ola Kala international reissue was made available in some markets to include "Dis lui" and "Feelings" as bonus tracks

European re-release[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Ola Kala (English Version)" (Everything's fine) Phoebus, Desmond Child Phoebus, Desmond Child  
2. "Oso Zo" (As long as I live) Vangelis Konstantinidis Desmond Child  
3. "The Light" (English version of "Mia Zoi Mazi") Desmond Child, Eric Bazilian Desmond Child, Eric Bazilian  
4. "Kati Omorfo" (Something beautiful) Vangelis Konstantinidis Desmond Child  
5. "Iparheis" (You exist) Phoebus Phoebus  
6. "Feelings"   Morris Albert Morris Albert, Louis Gasté  
7. "Aspro Mavro" (White-black) Phoebus Phoebus  
8. "Disco Girl (English Version)"   Andreas Carlsson Phoebus, Desmond Child  
9. "Pou Tha Pas (World of Make Believe)" (Where will you go) Natalia Germanou Desmond Child  
10. "Tha Erthi I Stigmi (Taste the Tears)" (The moment will come) Natalia Germanou Diane Warren  
11. "An M' Akous" (If you can hear me) Vangelis Konstantinidis Desmond Child  
12. "Ola Kala" (Everything's fine) Phoebus Phoebus, Desmond Child  
13. "Shake it"   Nektarios Tirakis Nikos Terzis  
14. "Niose" (Feel) Nektarios Tirakis Nikos Terzis  
15. "Tha Me Thimithis" (You'll remember me) Giannis Mihos Stratos Diamantis  
16. "To Hrono Stamatao" (I stop time) Giorgos Nikolaou Stratos Diamantis  
17. "Disco Girl (Mykonos Remix)"   Desmond Child, Eric Bazilian Desmond Child, Eric Bazilian  

† Tracks 14-16 are taken off the next Greek album To Hrono Stamatao
†† Shake it is taken off the CD Single of same name

Singles and music videos[edit]

The album produced three music videos all by French directors.

"Disco Girl"

"Disco Girl", released on 17 December 2001, was the first single from the album. It was released as a CD single with one remix and a promotional CD was also available with three additional remixes. The music video of the song was directed by Antonin Bonnet & Tanguy Dairaine and first appeared in Greece under the original release. The video was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa.

"Ola Kala"

The music video for "Ola Kala" was shot in Montreal, directed by Xavier Gens and produced by the Bullring Production company.[1]

"Dis lui"

"Dis lui" was shot in Southern France, directed by Xavier Gens and produced by the Bullring Production company.[2] It was released in France and the "Dis lui" video was used for the English language cover of the original song, "Feelings", which was released internationally. It was also used for the Greek version entitled "Pes Tis", penned by Aris Davarakis, which appeared later that year as a single from the album To Hrono Stamatao.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Version
Greece June 16, 2002 Minos EMI CD Original
September 2002 International
Cyprus June 16, 2002 Original
September 2002 International
France July 15, 2002 Universal Music, ULM International
Germany June 16, 2004 EMI, Capitol Records European
France August 19, 2003 Universal Music, ULM French
Hong Kong March 8, 2004 Asian
Egypt 2002 Mirage Records International

Charts[edit]

The album certified gold in Greece eleven days after its release, and later was certified Platinum.[3] The album has not received any certifications abroad.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sakis Rouvas - "Ola Kala"". Music Video Database. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  2. ^ "Sakis Rouvas - "Dis lui"". Music Video Database. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  3. ^ "Biography" (in Greek). Sakisrouvas.com. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 

External links[edit]