Ya Soshla S Uma

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"Ya Soshla S Uma"
Russian cover
Single by t.A.T.u.
from the album 200 Po Vstrechnoy; can also be found on 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane and The Best
Released Russia: 19 December 2000
Format CD single, cassette
Recorded 1999
Genre Electropop, electronica
Length 03:35
Label Neformat
Writer(s) Sergio Galoyan, Elena Kiper, Valeriy Polienko
Producer(s) Ivan Shapovalov
t.A.T.u. singles chronology
"Ya Soshla S Uma"
(2000)
"Nas Ne Dogonyat"
(2001)
200 Po Vstrechnoy track listing
"Zachem Ya"
(1)
"Ya Soshla S Uma"
(2)
"Nas Ne Dogonyat"
(3)
Alternative cover
Early cover

"Ya Soshla S Uma" (Cyrillic: "Я сошла с ума" [ja sɐʂˈla suˈma] "I Lost My Mind") is a song by t.A.T.u., released as their first CD single. The song is from the 200 Po Vstrechnoy (200 [Km/h] against the traffic) album, with music by Sergio Galoyan and lyrics by Elena Kiper, Sergio Galoyan and Valeriy Polienko.

Background[edit]

After splitting with Neposedi, t.A.T.u producer Ivan Shapovalov had signed them to Universal Music Russia, and the sub-label Interscope Records. As a result, t.A.T.u. recorded "Ya Soshla S Uma" in 1999, before an English version was created in 2001. The song was released as the first single from t.A.T.u.'s album 200 Po Vstrechnoy (2001).

The song differs a lot from the original mix. For the English mix, it is a pop rock song, with interludes of small electronica styles while for the Russian mix, it is a strong electropop song. The song's Russian lyrics in English translation was originally supposed to be the English single-version instead of the English spoken "All The Things She Said". A particular demo of the girls recording the Russian lyrics in English translation was leaked while recording it in Germany.[1]

Release[edit]

The song was recorded in 1999, but was released on 19 December 2000 in Russia. The Russian and English adaption was released on iTunes in different countries worldwide as well in 2003. The song was also included on the English album 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane, where its title was incorrectly transliterated to "Ya Shosla S Uma" on the back cover and the CD label and to Ya Shola S Uma on the liner notes while on the greatest hits CD The Best, it was misspelled as "Ya Soshia S Uma". This version of the song used original vocals, but the music to "All the Things She Said", its English counterpart. They won an MTV Video Music Awards - International Viewer's Choice in 2001. The single was later released in Germany in 2002, but didn't receive as much success, nor did it chart.[2] The song has been performed many times in Russia, including a live concert at the Kremlin.

Music video[edit]

Synopsis[edit]

A shot of Lena (left) and Yulia (right) in the video.

Ivan Shapovalov directed this video, where Yulia and Lena are seen wearing Catholic school uniforms, singing along together in the rain and snow. The two eventually kiss while behind a chain fence, where on the other side there is a crowd of on-lookers. It is meant to seem like the crowd is watching these two girls in some sort of cage. The video ends in an ironic twist when the girls go around the corner of the building, and off into the distance as the rain clears, revealing that the on-lookers are the real captives.

Reception[edit]

The video was very controversial for European countries to air, not just because of the lesbian theme of the video but it was alarming for many viewers to see two young girls kissing. However, the video was still aired on TV, first in 2000 on MTV Russia. On the show Black and White on STS, the girls spoke of the first time they saw the video (which was on TV). Yulia stated she was surprised that the video was actually them, and Lena was expecting the video to be longer than it was.[3] There was a video for "Ya Soshla S Uma (HarDrum Mix)" which continuously featured the footage of them kissing from the original video and also including previously unseen material. The music video remix is included on the group's first compilation album, "The Best". MTV Russia announced that the music video of the single was the best of the year.

Track listing[edit]

Russian Maxi-CD Single
  1. "Ya Soshla S Uma" (Original edit)
  2. "Ya Soshla S Uma" (DJ Ram Remix)
  3. "Ya Soshla S Uma" (Galoyan Slow Remix)
  4. "Ya Soshla S Uma" (Galoyan Breakbeat Remix)
  5. "Ya Soshla S Uma" (HarDrum Remix)
  6. "Ya Soshla S Uma" (Music Video)
  7. "Ya Soshla S Uma" (HarDrum Remix Video)
Promo Polish CD Single
  1. "Ya Soshla S Uma"

Source:[4]

Other use in media[edit]

This theme was also featured as the opening song of the Chinese drama Legend of the Heavenly Stones, as a Chinese language dub.[5]

Charts[edit]

Country Peak Position
Polish Airplay Chart[6] 1
Czech Republic Top 50[citation needed] 18

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://allmylove.org/audio/demos/I've%20Lost%20My%20Mind%20(Germany%20Session%20Demo).mp3
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Video Ya Soshla S Uma van t.A.T.u. - Myspace Video". Vids.myspace.com. 9 February 2007. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ The song is called Tian Shi Chuan Shuo, and the specific lyrics are different, but the tune is the same. Youtube Link
  6. ^ Nielsem Music Control Poland

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