Uh La La La

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"Uh La La La"
Single by Alexia
from the album Fan Club (original version)
The Party (Almighty edit)
Released June 16, 1997
Format CD, 12" Vinyl
Genre Europop
Length 3:45
Label DWA Records, Sony Music
Writer(s) Roberto Zanetti & Alessia Aquilani
Producer(s) Roberto Zanetti
Alexia singles chronology
"Number One"
(1996)
"Uh La La La"
(1997)
"Virtual Reality"
(1997)

"Uh La La La" is a song recorded by the Italian singer Alexia released in 1997[1] featuring additional vocals by an uncredited male rapper. It was Alexia's fourth successive Number One in the Italian charts[2] and was her international breakout hit. This was her last single to be released by different labels in different territories as after this all her releases would be by Sony Music. This was the second and last single to feature radio jingles on the CD. After its success in Europe, the song was remixed for a UK release the following year, which also saw release in Australia.

Release[edit]

The song was released in Italy on CD and 12" (coded DWA 97.02), with releases in other European countries following. As before (and for the final time) the German edition would be released by ZYX, the Spanish release by Blanco Y Negro, the French release by Panic (a subsidiary of Polygram and the Finnish release by K-Tel. A full set of releases were commissioned for Europe by Sony Music, once again on their Dancepool label; a Maxi CD, 2 track CD and 12" release (Sony code 664517). Two remix releases followed; one entitled 'remix' and a doublepack of remixes by Fathers Of Sound. The Fathers Of Sound remixes would contain vocals and lyrics that were not on the original version.

After officially signing to Sony for all future releases, plans were made to properly launch Alexia's career outside of Europe. In 1998, Almighty Records were commissioned to provide a remix and edit for the UK market (Sony Code 665567), in order to launch her career. The remix was also used for the Australian release later that year (Sony Code 665766). In 1999, the track was released in America under the Epidrome label.

Due to its popularity, the Almighty edit would be released on all versions of Alexia's second album The Party.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 17
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 34
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 2
France (SNEP)[7] 13
Germany (Media Control Charts)[8] 30
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 5
Italy (FIMI)[10] 5
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 15
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 30
Spain (AFYVE)[13] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 5
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 16
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)[16] 10

Blog 27 version[edit]

"Uh la la la"
Single by Blog 27
from the album LOL
B-side "I Want What I Want"
Released 2006
Recorded Göteborg, Sweden 2005
Genre Pop
Label Kontor Rec
Writer(s) Robyx Aquilani
Producer(s) Random
Blog 27 singles chronology
"Uh La La La"
(2006)
"Hey Boy (Get Your Ass Up)"
(2006)

"Uh la la la" was covered by the pop music group, Blog 27, for their 2006 album, LOL, and was released as their debut single.

Track listing[edit]

Maxi CD

  1. Uh La La La (Short Edit)
  2. Uh La La La (Extended Version)
  3. Uh La La La (Karaoke Version)
  4. I Want What I Want

2-track

  1. Uh La La La (Short Edit)
  2. I Want What I Want

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005-2006) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[17] 23
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100) 72
Germany (Media Control Charts)[18] 17
Italy (FIMI)[19] 36
Japan (Oricon) 18
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Alexia-Uh-La-La-La-Remixes/master/40600
  2. ^ it:Alexia#Classifica Singoli Alexia- Italian wikipedia
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Alexia – Uh La La La". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  4. ^ "Alexia – Uh La La La – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Alexia – Uh La La La" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "Alexia: Uh La La La" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Alexia – Uh La La La" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  10. ^ Italian Single Chart Hit parade Italia (Retrieved May 30, 2008)
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Alexia search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Alexia – Uh La La La". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Alexia – Uh La La La". Singles Top 60.
  15. ^ "Alexia – Uh La La La – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  16. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  17. ^ "Blog 27 – Uh La La La – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  18. ^ "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.
  19. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Blog 27 – Uh La La La". Top Digital Download.
  20. ^ "Blog 27 – Uh La La La – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.