We Like to Party

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"We Like to Party"
Single by Vengaboys
from the album The Party Album
Released 9 November 1998
Format CD
Recorded 1998
Genre Eurodance, dance-pop
Length 3:41
Label Groovilicious/S.R.
Vengaboys singles chronology
"To Brazil"
"We Like to Party"
"Up and Down"

"We Like to Party" is a song by Dutch music group Vengaboys. It is played in A-flat major. The song became their biggest hit in the United States, peaking at number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 and selling 405,000 copies.

The single proved a higher seller than "Up & Down" in the UK, where it peaked at number 3 in March 1999, eventually selling 474,000 copies, making it the 29th biggest hit of the year[citation needed].

Most recently, Matthew Wilkening of AOL Radio ranked the song at number 45 on the list of the 100 Worst Songs Ever while telling the listener, "If you live within a few hundred miles of a Six Flags adventure [sic] park, you've heard this 4,000 times."[1]

Music video[edit]

The video features all four Vengaboys members travelling to various destinations in Spain in a 1960s style mini-bus ("Vengabus"), where they end up in a nightclub. The Vengabus was driven by lead singer Jon Curtis.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "We Like to Party (Airplay)" (3:44)
  2. "We Like to Party (Klubbheads Mix)" (6:07)
  3. "We Like to Party (BCM RMX)" (4:04)
  4. "We Like to Party (More Airplay)" (5:50)
  5. "We Like to Party (Full Schwingg)" (4:38)
  6. "We Like to Party (DJ Disco Mix)" (4:33)
  7. "We Like to Party (Baunz Mix)" (4:45)
  8. "We Like to Party (BCM XXL)" (6:21)

The song was also remixed by Jason Nevins and Tin-Tin Out. Their mixes were included on the single for "We're Going to Ibiza".


Chart (1999) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 2
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 10
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)[6] 7
Canada Dance (RPM) 1
France (SNEP)[7] 18
Germany (Media Control AG)[8] 4
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 3
Italy (FIMI)[10] 12
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 2
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 9
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 56
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 4
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 3
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 26
U.S. Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles[6] 5

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
Girlfriend/Boyfriend by Blackstreet
Canadian RPM Dance/Urban number-one single
May 24, 1999 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Skin" by Charlotte


  • The song was revived in 2004 as the main theme for Six Flags' "Mr. Six" advertising campaign.


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