Old Pop in an Oak

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"Old Pop in an Oak"
Single by Rednex
from the album Sex & Violins
Released 17 November 1994
Format CD single
Maxi single
Digital download
Recorded 1994
Genre Eurodance, country
Length 3:30
Writer(s) Pat Reiniz
Producer(s) Pat Reiniz
Rednex singles chronology
"Cotton Eye Joe"
(1994)
"Old Pop in an Oak"
(1994)
"Wish You Were Here"
(1995)

"Old Pop in an Oak" is a song recorded by the Swedish band Rednex. It was released in November 1994 as the second single from their debut album Sex & Violins. The song reached number one in many countries, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden.

Content[edit]

It is essentially a nonsensical song that relies on a catchy beat and the band's trademark blend of eurodance and country to carry it, however the central theme seems to be that the father (Pop) climbed up an oak tree to get away from his wife whose pet skunk he cooked on a grill. The melody and structure of the song is very similar to their single "Cotton-Eye Joe".

Track listing[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "Old Pop in an Oak" (Original Radio Edit) – 3:30
  2. "Old Pop in an Oak" (Doug's Klub Mix) – 5:25
  3. "Old Pop in an Oak" (Original Extended Mix) – 5:38
  4. "Old Pop in an Oak" (Doug's Phantom Dub Mix) – 3:50
  5. "Old Pop in an Oak" (Original Instrumental) – 3:20

Charts and sales[edit]

Preceded by
"Feeling So Real" by Moby
Finnish number one single
46/1994 – 50/1994 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Super Gut" by Mo-Do
Preceded by
"This Is the Way" by E-Type
Swedish number one single
25 November 1994 – 30 December 1994 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Stay Another Day" by East 17
Preceded by
"Zombie" by The Cranberries
Belgian VRT Top 30 Flanders number-one single
28 January 1995 – 4 February 1995 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Zombie" by The Cranberries
Preceded by
"Cotton Eye Joe" by Rednex
Danish number-one single
14 January 1995 – 4 February 1995 (4 weeks)
Norwegian number-one single
3/1995 – 8/1995 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop)" by Scatman John
Preceded by
"An Angel" by The Kelly Family
Austrian number one single
29 January 1995 – 2 April 1995 (10 weeks)

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – Rednex – Old Pop In An Oak" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Rednex – Old Pop In An Oak" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Old Pop In An Oak – REDNEX" (in Dutch). Top 30. Retrieved 22 January 2014. Hoogste notering in de top 30 : 1 
  5. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 61, No. 16, May 22, 1995". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Dance/Urban – Volume 61, No. 12, April 24, 1995". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Hits of the World". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 107 (2): 39. 14 January 1995. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  8. ^ "Hits of the World". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media) 107 (14): 69. 8 April 1995. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  9. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Rednex – Old Pop In An Oak" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Rednex – Old Pop In An Oak". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  12. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Rednex - Old Pop In An Oak search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Rednex – Old Pop In An Oak" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  15. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Rednex – Old Pop In An Oak". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  16. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Rednex – Old Pop In An Oak". VG-lista. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Rednex – Old Pop In An Oak". Singles Top 60. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Rednex – Old Pop In An Oak". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  19. ^ "Archive Chart: 1995-03-25" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  20. ^ "Jahreshitparade 1995" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "Rapports annuels 1995" (in French). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 1995" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Rednex – Old Pop in an Oak" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Rednex in the field Interpret. Enter Old Pop in an Oak in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  24. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Rednex; 'Old Pop in an Oak')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  25. ^ IFPI Norsk platebransje at the Wayback Machine (archived 5 November 2012). IFPI Norway. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  26. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Rednex; 'Old Pop in an Oak')". Hung Medien.