Yes Sir, I Can Boogie

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"Yes Sir, I Can Boogie"
Single by Baccara
from the album Baccara
B-side Cara Mia
Released 1977
Format 7" single, 12" maxi
Genre Euro disco
Length 4:37 (album version)
3:15 (single version)
Label RCA-Victor
Writer(s) Frank Dostal, Rolf Soja
Producer(s) Rolf Soja
Baccara singles chronology
- "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie"
(1977)
"Sorry, I'm a Lady"
(1977)

"Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" is a 1977 hit single by the Spanish vocal duo Baccara.

Written by Frank Dostal and Rolf Soja, and produced by Soja, this standard disco song was a major hit across Europe and became the duo's sole number one single in the UK, spending a single week at the top in October 1977. It did not chart in the United States, despite receiving airplay in several markets. It is one of the fewer than 10 all-time singles to have sold 15 million (or more) copies worldwide, currently being #7 on the list of best-selling singles of all time, with an estimated total of 18 million.[1] Baccara were Spanish flamenco dancers Mayte Mateos and Maria Mendiola, who were dancing flamenco and singing traditional songs for tourists on the island of Fuerteventura when RCA Records executive Leon Deane signed them up.

Track listings[edit]

7" single (Europe & US)
  1. "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" — 4:28
  2. "Cara Mia" — 2:53
12" maxi single (US only)
  1. "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" — 6:50
  2. "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" — 6:50

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1977-1978) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 2
Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders)[3] 1
Denmark (Tracklisten) 1
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100 Singles) 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[4] 1
Germany (Media Control Charts)[5] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 1
Italy (FIMI)[7] 30
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[8] 1
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 33
Norway (VG-lista)[10] 1
Spain (AFYVE)[11] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 1
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)[14] 1

Covers[edit]

Parodies[edit]

  • Prima Vera made a parody of the song with lyrics about a fisherman who is denied access to a night club because he smells like fish

References[edit]

  1. ^ [Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2, illustrated ed.). Barrie & Jenkins. ISBN 0-214-20480-4]
  2. ^ "Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  3. ^ "yes sir, i can boogie - baccara". VRT (in Dutch). Top30-2.radio2.be. Retrieved 25 July 2013.  Hoogste notering in de top 30 : 1
  4. ^ Pennanen, Timo (1977). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 9789511210535. 
  5. ^ "Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment.
  6. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart.
  7. ^ "I singoli più venduti del 1977". HitParadeItalia (in Italian). Creative Commons. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
    10. Yes Sir, I Can Boogie - Baccara [#30]
  8. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Baccara search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie". VG-lista.
  11. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 1977). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie". Singles Top 60.
  13. ^ "Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  14. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  15. ^ Christine Tski clip on YouTube
  16. ^ Video on YouTube

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Silver Lady" by David Soul
UK number one single
October 29, 1977
Succeeded by
"The Name Of The Game" by ABBA