Sha-La-La-La-La

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"Sha-La-La-La-La"
Danish cover
Single by Walkers
from the album Greatest Hits
B-side "High School Queen"
Released

March 30, 1973 (Denmark)

May 1973 (Germany)
Format LP
Recorded 1973
Genre Pop
Length 3:00
Label Philips
Writer(s) Torben Lendager, Poul Dehnhardt
Walkers singles chronology
"(We're Just A) Rock'n'Roll Band"
(1973)
"Sha-La-La-La-La"
(1973)
"Fire"
(1973)
German cover
Music video
"Sha-La-La-La-La" on YouTube

"Sha-La-La-La-La" is a song recorded by Danish glam rock band Walkers. The song was co-written by band members Torben Lendager and Poul Dehnhardt.

Release history[edit]

It was initially released in Denmark on March 30, 1973 and later in Germany in May.[1] It was later included on their Greatest Hits (1976) album.

Chart performance[edit]

The single entered the Danish charts at number eight in the last week of March 1973. The following week it climbed to number three. It reached number two after three weeks, after which it disappeared from the charts.

Chart (1973) Peak
position
Denmark (Tracklisten)[2] 2


Vengaboys[edit]

"Shalala Lala"
Single by Vengaboys
from the album The Platinum Album
B-side "48 Hours"
Released February 23, 2000
Format CD, vinyl
Recorded in 2000 at the Violent Studios (Studio 4045), Hilversum, the Netherlands[3]
Genre Eurodance, dance-pop
Length 3:33
Label Breakin' Records
Writer(s) Torben Lendager, Poul Dehnhardt
Producer(s) Danski & DJ Delmundo
Vengaboys singles chronology
"Kiss (When the Sun Don't Shine)"
(1999)
"Shalala Lala"
(2000)
"Uncle John from Jamaica"
(2000)
Music video
"Shalala Lala" on YouTube

The song was covered by Dutch Eurodance group Vengaboys. It remixes the song with typical Vengaboys synth and drum beats, although it keeps substantially the same tempo. It was released on February 23, 2000.

Music video[edit]

The music video is modeled after the single cover. It takes place in a fictional Alpine bar named "Wurst & Women". The video primarily focuses on lead vocalist Kim Sasabone performing the song. It features female dancers dressed in a skimped-up version of a dirndl and wearing blonde wigs in a double bun braid. Some men are dressed in lederhosen. After the second verse, the song pauses with a record scratch wherein the two male group members engage in a parody dance battle.[4] The music video was banned by BBC.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Torben Lendager and Poul Dehnhardt, except "48 Hours" written by Danski & DJ Delmundo

CD Single[3]

  1. "Shalala Lala" (Hitradio Mix) – 3:33
  2. "48 Hours" – 4:31

CD Single 2[6]

  1. "Shalala Lala" (Hitradio Mix) – 3:33
  2. "Shalala Lala" (Karaoke Version) – 3:30

Enhanced Maxi-Single[5]

  1. "Shalala Lala" (Hitradio Mix) – 3:33
  2. "Shalala Lala" (XXL Mix) – 5:40
  3. "Shalala Lala" (Karaoke Version) – 3:30
  4. "Shalala Lala" (Alice Deejay Remix) – 5:50
  5. "48 Hours" – 4:31
  6. "Shalala Lala" (Music Video)

Enhanced Maxi-Single 2[7]

  1. "Shalala Lala" (Hitradio Mix) – 3:34
  2. "Shalala Lala" (Alice Deejay Remix) – 5:53
  3. "48 Hours" – 4:34
  4. "Shalala Lala" (Music Video)

Chart performance[edit]

The song reached number one in New Zealand for three weeks, number four in Australia, and number five in the United Kingdom.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[14] 4
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[15] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[16] 2
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)[17] 10
France (SNEP)[18] 61
Germany (Media Control Charts)[19] 3
Ireland (IRMA)[20] 4
Italy (FIMI)[21] 40
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[22] 2
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[23] 1
Norway (VG-lista)[24] 5
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[25] 8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[26] 5
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[27] 3
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 5
Preceded by
"Bye Bye Bye" by 'N Sync
New Zealand Singles Chart
number one single

April 16, 2000 – April 30, 2000
Succeeded by
"Poison" by Bardot

Other versions[edit]

Other versions of the song were recorded by British pop group Dreamhouse, which became a hit in Southeast Asia in 1998, by a Hong Kong English pop / Cantopop band The Wynners in 1974, and by Estonian pop group Meie Mees in Estonian.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Walkers" Udgivelser (Releases)" (in Danish). Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sha-la-la-la-la by Walkers" (in Danish). Dansk Rockkultur, DanskeHitlister.dk. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Vengaboys - Shalala Lala". Discogs. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Vengaboys - Shalala lala". Vengaboys Channel, YouTube. November 16, 2009. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Vengaboys - Shalala Lala". Discogs. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Vengaboys - Shalala Lala". Discogs. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Vengaboys - Shalala Lala". Discogs. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Shalala Lala - EP (Single) - Vengaboys" (in Dutch). iTunes NL Apple. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Vengaboys - Shalala Lala". Discogs. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Vengaboys - Shalala Lala". Discogs. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Vengaboys - Shalala Lala". Discogs. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Vengaboys - Shalala Lala". Discogs. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Vengaboys - Shalala Lala (Remix)". Discogs. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Vengaboys – Shalala Lala". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  15. ^ "Vengaboys – Shalala Lala – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Vengaboys – Shalala Lala" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  17. ^ Canadian peak Allmusic.com
  18. ^ "Lescharts.com – Vengaboys – Shalala Lala" (in French). Les classement single.
  19. ^ "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.
  20. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  21. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: V". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Vengaboys search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  23. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Vengaboys – Shalala Lala". Top 40 Singles.
  24. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Vengaboys – Shalala Lala". VG-lista.
  25. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Vengaboys – Shalala Lala" Canciones Top 50.
  26. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Vengaboys – Shalala Lala". Singles Top 60.
  27. ^ "Vengaboys – Shalala Lala – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.

External links[edit]

Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics