Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)

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"Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)"
Single by Safri Duo
from the album Episode II
Released 22 January 2001
Format CD, vinyl
Recorded The Safri Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark
Genre Trance
Length 3:18
Label Universal
Writer(s) Morten Friis, Uffe Savery, Michael Parsberg
Producer(s) Safri Duo, Michael Parsberg
Safri Duo singles chronology
"Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)"
(2001)
"Samb-Adagio""
(2001)
Music video
"Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" on YouTube

"Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" is a song performed by Danish percussion duo Safri Duo. It was released in January 2001 as the lead single from their first mainstream studio album Episode II. The Michael Parsberg-produced song, which fused tribal drums and trance music, sold 1.5 million copies worldwide[1] and became the fourth fastest selling single ever in Europe.[2] The single peaked at number one in Denmark and Switzerland, and at number two in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia). It reached #6 in the United Kingdom and #7 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs in the United States.

"Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" song was awarded "Danish Club Hit of the Year" at the 2001 Danish Music Awards.[3]

Track listing[edit]

European CD single[4]
No. Title Length
1. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Radio Cut) 3:18
2. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Original Club Version) 8:36
3. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (DJ Tandu Mix) 7:41
4. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Spanish Fly Remix) 9:33
5. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Nick Sentience Mix) 7:40
6. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Serious Mix) 7:57
US CD single[5]
No. Title Length
1. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Radio Edit) 3:18
2. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Original Club Version) 8:36
3. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Airscape Mix) 6:53
US promo vinyl[6]
No. Title Length
1. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Darude vs. JS16 Remix) 7:28
2. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Airscape Mix) 6:53
3. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Original Club Version) 8:34

The song is used by the English League 1 Team Doncaster Rovers as walkout music.

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Fuglsang, Jens. "The Danes Hit the Charts" (in Danish). Danish Arts Agency/Music Centre. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Danish Music Awards 2001" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
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  7. ^ Kent, David (2006). Australian Chart Book 1993-2005. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-45889-2. 
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  12. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Safri Duo – Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)". Tracklisten.
  13. ^ "Safri Duo: Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
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  15. ^ "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.
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  17. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: S". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 13, 2001" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40
  19. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Safri Duo – Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)". VG-lista.
  20. ^ Romanian Top 100 Singles Airplay Chart - Top of the Year 2001
  21. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Safri Duo – Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" Canciones Top 50.
  22. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Safri Duo – Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)". Singles Top 60.
  23. ^ "Safri Duo – Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song) – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  24. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  25. ^ "Safri Duo Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Safri Duo.
  26. ^ "De 100 populairste platen von 2001". Dutch Top 40 (in Dutch). Radio 538. Retrieved 29 November 2010. 
  27. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2001". UK Singles Chart. ChartsPlus. Retrieved 29 November 2010. 
  28. ^ http://www.rtl.de/cms/unterhaltung/tv-programm/show/die-ultimative-chartshow/hits-neue-jahrtausend-download.html
  29. ^ a b c "SAFRI DUO: ORIGINS" (in Danish). safriduo.dk. October 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  30. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Safri+Duo; 'Played-A-Live')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  31. ^ "Danish single certifications – Safri Duo – Played-A-Live". IFPI Denmark. 
  32. ^ "Guld & Platina - År 2001" (in Swedish). IFPI Svenska Gruppen. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  33. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community". Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 

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