Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit

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"Ooh Aah...Just a Little Bit"
Single by Gina G
from the album Fresh!
Released 25 March 1996 (UK)
12 November 1996 (U.S.)
Recorded 1995
Genre Eurodance
Writer(s) Simon Tauber, Steve Rodway
Producer(s) Steve Rodway
Gina G singles chronology
"Love the Life" "Ooh Aah...Just a Little Bit"
(1996)
"I Belong to You"
(1996)
United Kingdom "Ooh Aah...Just a Little Bit"
Eurovision Song Contest 1996 entry
Country United Kingdom
Artist(s) Gina G
Language English
Composer(s) Steve Rodway
Lyricist(s) Simon Tauber
Conductor Ernie Dunstall
Finals performance
Final result 8th
Final points 77
Appearance chronology
◄ "Love City Groove" (1995)   
"Love Shine a Light" (1997) ►

"Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit" is a Grammy Award-nominated song written by British songwriters Simon Tauber and Steve Rodway, and performed by Australian singer Gina G. Released as a single on 25 March 1996, it reached number one on the UK Singles Chart almost two months later.[1]

Background[edit]

The song was the United Kingdom's entry in the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest. Although the song only finished in eighth place in the contest it was successful in Europe. The song was also successful in the United States, a rarity for Eurovision entries, peaking at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, #13 on the Rhythmic Top 40, #5 on the Mainstream Top 40, #25 on the Adult Top 40 and #11 on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart. It is the fourth most successful Eurovision entry in the US charts behind "Love Is Blue" (1968), "Waterloo" (1974) and "Eres tú" (1974).

As of 2014, the song was still the last Eurovision entry of the United Kingdom to peak at the top of the country's chart.

Such was the song's success in the United States that in 1997, the song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for the following year's ceremony.

Music video[edit]

The song's music video featured Gina G and several background female dancers performing against a "lighted" backdrop, teasing a pair of guys with the aforementioned title's words in a sexually-suggestive but playful manner. While it had airtime on several music video channels globally, the video would also be the first song to be "banned" after being voted on by MTV's 12 Angry Viewers in 1998, despite never receiving much airtime on the US channel (although sister channels VH1 and BET did give the video more moderate airplay time).

Track listings[edit]

UK: CD Maxi

  1. Ooh Aah...Just A Little Bit (Motiv8 Radio Edit) (3:24)
  2. Ooh Aah...Just A Little Bit (Motiv8 Extended Vocal Mix) (6:43)
  3. Ooh Aah...Just A Little Bit (The Next Room's Rip 'Em Up Mix) (6:08)
  4. Ooh Aah...Just A Little Bit (Motiv8 Vintage Honey Mix) (6:46)
  5. Ooh Aah...Just A Little Bit (The Next Room's Pukka Dub Mix) (6:08)

UK: CD Maxi: Dance Mixes

  1. Ooh Aah...Just A Little Bit (Eurovision Song Contest Version) (3:00)
  2. Ooh Aah...Just A Little Bit (Motiv8 Vintage Honey Mix) (6:46)
  3. Ooh Aah...Just A Little Bit (Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin'... Chase The Space Mix) (7:40)
  4. Ooh Aah...Just A Little Bit (The Next Room's Pukka Dub Mix) (5:00)
  5. Ooh Aah...Just A Little Bit (Motiv8 Extended Vocal Mix) (6:43)
  6. Ooh Aah...Just A Little Bit (Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin'... Face The Bass Mix) (7:40)

US: CD Maxi

  1. Ooh Ahh...Just A Little Bit (Motiv8 Radio Edit) (3:24)
  2. Ooh Ahh...Just A Little Bit (Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin...Chase The Space Mix) (7:52)
  3. Ooh Ahh...Just A Little Bit (The Next Room's Rip 'Em Up Mix) (6:08)
  4. Ooh Ahh...Just A Little Bit (Motiv8 Vintage Honey Mix) (6:46)
  5. Ooh Ahh...Just A Little Bit (Jon Of The Pleased Wimmin...Face The Base Mix) (7:52)
  6. Ooh Ahh...Just A Little Bit (The Next Room's Pukka Dub Mix) (6:08)
  7. Ooh Ahh...Just A Little Bit (Motiv8 Extended Vocal Mix) (6:42)

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1996/1997) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 6
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[4] 6
Germany (Media Control Charts)[5] 88
Ireland (IRMA) 6
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[6] 28
Norway (VG-lista)[7] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 6
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[9] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 12
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 4

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1997) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[10] 41
End of year chart (1996) Position
UK Singles Chart[11] 6

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Fastlove" by George Michael
UK Singles Chart Number 1 single
19 May 1996
Succeeded by
"Three Lions" by Baddiel & Skinner The Lightning Seeds
Preceded by
Love City Groove
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
1996
Succeeded by
Love Shine a Light