Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil

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"Das Kleine Krokodil"
Single by Schnappi feat. Joy Gruttmann
from the album Schnappi und Seine Freunde
B-side Remix
Released December 16, 2004 (2004-12-16)
Format CD single, CD maxi,
digital download
Recorded 2004
Genre Pop
Length 2:09
Label Universal
Writer(s) Rosita Blissenbach
Iris Gruttmann
Jochen Wagner
Producer(s) Iris Gruttmann
Schnappi feat. Joy Gruttmann singles chronology
"Das Kleine Krokodil"
(2004)
"Ein Lama in Yokohama"
(2005)

"Das Kleine Krokodil", also known under the title "Schnappi", is the debut single by animated cartoon crocodile, Schnappi, from his first album Schnappi und Seine Freunde. It was released on December 16, 2004. The song is performed by Joy Gruttmann. The song was a huge success in several continental European countries, topping the singles charts in Belgium, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland for several weeks. It was also a top ten hit in Australia and New Zealand.

Cover versions[edit]

The song was re-recorded in Dutch by Snappie under the title "Snappie de kleine krokodil", which peaked at #2 in the Netherlands and #5 in Belgium (Flanders).[1]

In Belgium (Wallonia), the song was covered in French by Charlotte, under the title "Schnappi, le petit crocodile", and peaked at #23 in this country.[2]

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil" (original mix) — 2:09
  2. "Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil" (krokoitalo mix) — 3:30
CD single
  1. "Das kleine Krokodil" (original mix) — 2:09
  2. "Das kleine Krokodil" (kairo pop mix) — 3:30
  3. "Das kleine Krokodil" (kleiner schnapper mix) — 2:30
  4. "Schnappi" (video) — 2:10
3" single
  1. "Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil (original mix)" — 2:09
  2. "Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil (nil party mix)" — 3:30
CD maxi
  1. "Das kleine Krokodil" (original Schnappi mix) — 2:09
  2. "Das kleine Krokodil" (kroko Italo mix) — 3:30
  3. "Das kleine Krokodil" (nil party mix) — 3:30
  4. "Das kleine Krokodil" (kairo pop mix) — 3:30
  5. "Das kleine Krokodil" (kleiner schnapper mix) — 2:30
  6. "Das kleine Krokodil" (original Schnappi beat mix) — 2:09
  7. "Das kleine Krokodil" (santa Schnappi X-mas mix) — 2:31
  8. "Das kleine Krokodil" (original Schnappi karaoke mix) — 2:09
  9. "Das kleine Krokodil" (video - original mix)
  10. "Das kleine Krokodil" (video - kairo pop mix)

Personnel[edit]

  • Arranged by Iris Gruttmann, Jochen Wagner
  • Composed by Iris Gruttmann
  • Lyrics by Iris Gruttmann, Rosita Blissenbach
  • Producer by Daniel Scholz, Robert Wässer, Kay Wittgenstein
  • Vocals by Joy Gruttmann

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[29] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[30] 2× Platinum 60,000x
France (SNEP)[31] Silver 100,000*
Germany (BVMI)[32] 2× Platinum 600,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[33] Platinum 15,000*
Sweden (GLF)[34] Gold 10,000x
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[35] Platinum 40,000x

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Chart successions[edit]

Order of precedence
Preceded by
"Sweetest Poison" by Nu Pagadi
German number-one singles
December 31, 2004 - March 4, 2005
Succeeded by
"Liebe Ist" by Nena
Preceded by
"Sweetest Poison" by Nu Pagadi
Austrian number-one singles
January 23, 2005 - April 3, 2005
Succeeded by
"Emanuela" by Fettes Brot
Preceded by
"Friends Forever" by MusicStars
Swiss number-one singles (first run)
February 6, 2005 - March 6, 2005
Succeeded by
"Here I Am" by MusicStars
Preceded by
"Als je iets kan doen" by Artiesten voor Azië
Dutch Top 40 number-one singles
February 12, 2005 - February 26, 2005
Succeeded by
"One, Two, Three" by Ch!pz
Preceded by
"Geef een teken" by Artiesten Voor Tsunami 12-12
Belgian (Flanders) number-one singles
February 26, 2005 - April 16, 2005
Succeeded by
"Candy Shop" by 50 Cent featuring Olivia
Preceded by
"Here I Am" by MusicStars
Swiss number-one singles (second run)
March 20, 2005 - March 27, 2005
Succeeded by
"Candy Shop" by 50 Cent featuring Olivia
Preceded by
"In My Dreams" by Wig Wam
Norwegian VG-lista number-one single
April 13, 2005 - June 1, 2005
Succeeded by
"This Is the Night" by Jorun Stiansen
Preceded by
"Håll om mig" by Nanne
Swedish number-one singles (first run)
May 5, 2005
Succeeded by
"Palace & Main" by Kent
Preceded by
"Palace & Main" by Kent
Swedish number-one singles (second run)
May 19, 2005 - May 26, 2005
Succeeded by
"My Number One" by Helena Paparizou

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Schnappi, le petit crocodile", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved September 10, 2008)
  3. ^ "Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil", Australian Singles Chart Australian-charts.com (Retrieved September 10, 2008)
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  12. ^ Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved March 11, 2008
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  14. ^ "Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil", Norwegian Singles Chart Norwegiancharts.com (Retrieved September 10, 2008)
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  19. ^ ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2005 Aria.com.au (Retrieved February 13, 2008)
  20. ^ ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Dance Singles 2005 Aria.com.au (Retrieved February 13, 2008)
  21. ^ 2005 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved May 15, 2008)
  22. ^ 2005 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved February 13, 2008)
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  25. ^ "Single Jahrescharts 2005" (in German). MTV. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  26. ^ 2005 New Zealand Singles Chart Rianz.org.nz (Retrieved February 13, 2008)
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  28. ^ Die erfolgreichsten Hits des neuen Jahrtausends, rtl.de (Retrieved August 11, 2011)
  29. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2005 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  30. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Schnappi – Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil (Single)" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Schnappi in the field Interpret. Enter Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil (Single) in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
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  32. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Schnappi; 'Schnappi')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
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  34. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2005" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
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