2 Times

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"2 Times"
Single by Ann Lee
from the album Dreams
B-side Remix
Released 24 April 1999
Format CD single, CD maxi, 12" maxi
Recorded 1998
Genre Eurodance
Length 3:46
Label ZYX
Writer(s) Alfredo Larry Pignagnoli, Daniella Galli, Paul Sears, Annerley Gordon
Producer(s) Marco Soncini, Alfredo Larry Pignagnoli
Ann Lee singles chronology
"2 Times"
(1999)
"Voices"
(1999)

"2 Times" is a song co-written and recorded by British singer Ann Lee. It was released in April 1999 as the lead single from her debut album, Dreams.

Background and composition[edit]

Ann Lee's previous work on a large number of eurodance projects would help her receive a contract with Alfredo Larry Pignagnoli, with whom she had already worked with on the Whigfield project, amongst others. He worked on a track with Marco Soncini called "Two Times".[1] The song is played in a F Major key in common time at a BPM of 132, and throughout follows chord progression F-C7.[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

The song achieved success in many European countries where it was a top ten hit, particularly in Belgium (Flanders region) and Denmark, where it reached number one. It peaked at number 2 in Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It has sold over 500,000 copies in the UK as of 2014.[3]

Music video[edit]

The song's colourful music video was released in 1999 by Energy Productions.[4] Ann Lee has noted that the structure and cinematography of the video was very similar to that of Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer; "The two videos were similar! I remember perfectly the 'sledge video' (love Peter Gabriel!) and my movements are in fact very similar - but I think the similarity ends there".[5]

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "2 Times" (Original Edit Mix/Radio Edit) - 3:46
  2. "2 Times" (Gamba Club) - 5:14
  3. "2 Times" (Original Extended Mix) - 6:32
  4. "2 Times" (Gamba Dub) - 4:15
  5. "2 Times" (G. Side) - 5:32
CD single
  1. "2 Times" (Original Edit Mix) - 3:46
  2. "2 Times" (Original Ext. Mix) - 6:32

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ann Lee. Eurodance Encyclopedia. Accessed from April 24, 2013.
  2. ^ Ann Lee - 2 Times Sheet Music (Print Instantly). Musicnotes.com. Accessed from April 27, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Myers, Justin (12 October 2014). "Christina Aguilera's Official Top 20 Biggest Selling Singles Revealed". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Ann Lee - Two Times Music Video on YouTube. Accessed from April 24, 2013.
  5. ^ Meran, Tavi (September 2009). Ann Lee Interview. Eurodance Encyclopedia. Accessed from April 24, 2013.
  6. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Ann Lee – 2 Times". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Ann Lee – 2 Times" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ann Lee – 2 Times" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ann Lee – 2 Times" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  10. ^ Chary History. Billboard. Accessed from April 14, 2013.
  11. ^ Ann Lee Overview. Billboard. Accessed from April 14, 2013.
  12. ^ "Hits of the World: Denmark (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 17/07/99". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 111 (29): 67. 17 July 1999. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  13. ^ "Hits of the World: Eurochart Hot 100 (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 30/10/99". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 111 (44): 43. 30 October 1999. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Ann Lee – 2 Times" (in French). Les classement single.
  15. ^ "Musicline.de – Ann Lee Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  16. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: L". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Ann Lee search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  19. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Ann Lee – 2 Times" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  20. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Ann Lee – 2 Times". Top 40 Singles.
  21. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Ann Lee – 2 Times". VG-lista.
  22. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Ann Lee – 2 Times" Canciones Top 50.
  23. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Ann Lee – 2 Times". Singles Top 100.
  24. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Ann Lee – 2 Times". Swiss Singles Chart.
  25. ^ "Ann Lee: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
  26. ^ JAHRESHITPARADE SINGLES 1999 (in German). austriancharts.at. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  27. ^ ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 1999. aria.com.au. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  28. ^ JAAROVERZICHTEN 1999 (in Dutch). ultratop.be. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  29. ^ RAPPORTS ANNUELS 1999 (in French). ultratop.be. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  30. ^ Classement Singles - année 1999 (in French). snepmusique.com. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  31. ^ German Top 20 - The Chart Of 1999 ki.informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  32. ^ I singoli più venduti del 1999 (in Italian). hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  33. ^ JAAROVERZICHTEN - SINGLE 1999 (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  34. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Ann Lee – 2 Times" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Ann Lee in the field Interpret. Enter 2 Times in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  35. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Ann Lee; '2 Times')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  36. ^ "British single certifications – Ann Lee – 2 Times". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter 2 Times in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search