Achterbahn (song)

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"Achterbahn"
Achterbahn (song).jpg
Single by Helene Fischer
from the album Helene Fischer
Released20 October 2017
GenreDance-pop[1]
Length3:39
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Madizin
  • Silverjam
Helene Fischer singles chronology
"Nur mit dir"
(2017)
"Achterbahn"
(2017)
"Flieger"
(2018)

"Achterbahn" (English: ″Rollercoaster″) is a song by German recording artist Helene Fischer. It was written by Konstantin Scherer, Nico Santos, Vincent Stein, Wim Treuner, and Robin Haefs for her self-titled eighth studio album (2017), while production was helmed by trio Madizin, consisting of Patrick Benzner, Dave Roth, and Serhat Sakin, and Silverjam. Taking Fischer's music work further away from the schlager genre, the uplifting dance pop song is built around a synthesizer instrumentation and features slight Auto-Tune vocal effects.[1] Lyrically, it details its narrator's feelings towards her lover which she compares with a roller coaster ride.[1]

The song was released as the third single from Helene Fischer on 20 October 2017 and became Fischer's third top ten hit on the German Singles Chart, peaking at number ten.[2] It also became her fourth and third top forty entry on the singles charts in Austria and Switzerland, respectively.[3][4] Dutch DJ Afrojack was consulted to produce additional remixes of the song, which appeared on a digital extended play.[5] The only single from Helene Fischer to be accompanied by a music video, Fischer collaborated with director Kim Willecke on the colorful visuals which were filmed at the Babelsberg Studio in September 2017.[6]

Track listings[edit]

  • Digital EP – The Mixes[5]
  1. "Achterbahn" (Extended Mix) – 4:21
  2. "Achterbahn" (Afrojack Mash Up) – 7:04
  3. "Achterbahn" (Madizin Remix) – 3:30
  4. "Achterbahn" (B-Case Mix) – 3:52
  5. "Achterbahn" (Achtabahn Extended Remix) 3:43
  6. "Achterbahn" (King & White Extended Club Remix) 4:56
  7. "Achterbahn" (Picco Extended Remix) 4:02
  8. "Achterbahn" (Team 33 Remix) – 5:38
  9. "Achterbahn" (Fosco Dance Extended Remix) 5:35
  10. "Achterbahn" (Vicious Dub Remix) 5:12
  11. "Achterbahn" (Afrojack Mash Up - Live-Tour-Version) – 7:15

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 37
Germany (Official German Charts)[2] 10
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[4] 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Helene Fischers "Achterbahn"-Mixes erscheinen später". SchlagerPlanet.com (in German). Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Offiziellecharts.de – Helene Fischer – Achterbahn". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Austriancharts.at – Helene Fischer – Achterbahn" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Swisscharts.com – Helene Fischer – Achterbahn". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Achterbahn – The Mixes (inkl. Live Tour Version) – Single". Amazon (DE). Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Helene Fischer zieht in Potsdam blank". MAZ-Online.de(DE) (in German). 24 October 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2018.

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