|Single by Ruslana|
|from the album Wild Dances|
May 17, 2004and 2013(Greece)
|Format||CD Single, digital download|
|Writer(s)||Aleksandr Ksenofontov, Jamie Maher, Ruslana Lyzchicko, Michael Fayne, Sherena Dugani|
|Producer||Aleksandr Ksenofontov, Ruslana|
|Ruslana singles chronology|
After qualifying from the semi-final the song turned the tables in the final, and the 280 points it received were sufficient to claim a first famous Eurovision victory for Ukraine. With a mixture of English and Ukrainian lyrics, "Dyki tantsi" had the distinction of becoming the first Eurovision winner to be sung at least partly in a language other than English since the rule-change of 1999, when countries were allowed to sing in a language of their choosing, rather than one of their official languages. With this win, Ukraine became the third ex-USSR member to win the Contest (Estonia and Latvia having previously done so).
The song was remembered for an energetic performance, which Ruslana gave in a leather outfit, inspired by ethnic tradition of Ukraine.The work on the song lasted for about 3 months. Editing and sound engineering was done by Ruslana together with specialists from Kiev, London and New York. The recording was done together with a guitarist from Cool Before, and an ex-trumpet player from Zdob Si Zdub. The wild drumming part (in terms of drive and rhythm) was done by Ruslana herself. Ukrainian and English lyrics of the song, as well as the chorus and melody, suffered significant changes since the initial stage.
Track listing 
- "Wild Dances" [Ukrainian version radio edit] - 2:55
- "Wild Dances" [Album version] - 3:00
- "Wild Dances" [Ukrainian version Harem's pop mix] - 2:48
- "Wild Dances" [Harem's pop mix] - 2:48
- "Wild Dances" [Part II] - 3:58
- "Wild Dances" [Ukrainian version Harem's club mix] - 3:16
- "Wild Dances" [Harem's club mix] - 3:16
- "Wild Dances" [Ukrainian version Harem's percussion mix] - 2:52
- "Wild Dances" [Harem's percussion mix] - 2:52
- "Wild Dances" [Break mix] - 3:25
- "Wild Dances" [Groove mix] - 3:16
- "Wild Dances" [Instrumental version] - 3:00
- "Wild Dances" [Part II instrumental version] - 3:57
Music video 
A music video was filmed for Wild Dances. It was first aired on May 6, 2004 (before Eurovision), on MTV Russia in 12 Angry Viewers show, but was booed by the audience. The shooting took place in the abandoned building of the Ice Palace, which was at once renamed 'the Iceberg Palace" by the members of Ruslana's crew because no heating equipment brought with Ruslana could heat the cold air of the huge building to a comfortable level. The building was 'decorated' with sheer concrete and windows without glass. Despite the script of the video-clip, which provided for constant burning fire in large barrels, torches on the stage, wireworks and even a real military flame thrower, only the Wild Dances could help people to ultimately warm up.
Charts and certifications 
Chart precession and succession 
F**k it (I Don't Want You Back) by Eamon
|Ultratop 50 number-one hits
June 5, 2004–August 7, 2004
Push Up by Freestylers
Shake It by Sakis Rouvas
|Greek Top 20 number-one hits
June 20, 2004–June 27, 2004
Come Along Now by Despina Vandi
Chocolate by Kylie Minogue
|Ukraine Top 40 number-one hits
May 1, 2004–July 7, 2004
Dragostea din tei by O-Zone
Release history 
|Ukraine||17 May 2004||CD single|
|Germany||24 May 2004|
|United States||29 April 2008||Digital download|
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- 07.05.2004 Новости за May 2004, связанные с проведением Конкурса Песни Евровидение 2004.
Вчера, 6 мая на российском канале MTV в программе “ 12 злобных зрителей ” был показан клип Русланы Wild Dances (Дикие Танцы). Критиковали его по-страшному и практически единогласно (один воздержался) признали худшим клипом.
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