Around the World (La La La La La)

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"Around the World (La La La La La)"
ATC Around the World Cover.jpg
Single by ATC
from the album Planet Pop
B-side "World in Motion"
Released May 9, 2000 (2000-05-09)
Format CD single, 12" vinyl
Genre Eurodance
Length 3:36
Label Kingsize
Songwriter(s) Alexey Potehin, Sergey Zhukov, Alex Christensen, Peter Könemann
Producer(s) Alex Christensen
ATC singles chronology
"Around the World (La La La La La)"
(2000)
"My Heart Beats Like a Drum (Dum Dum Dum)"
(2000)
"Around the World (La La La La La)"
(2000)
"My Heart Beats Like a Drum (Dum Dum Dum)"
(2000)
For the original Russian song by Ruki Vverkh!, and other adaptations and samplings, see Pesenka

"Around the World (La La La La La)" is the debut single by German Eurodance group ATC (also known as A Touch of Class). The song is a cover of the Russian hit "Pesenka" by Ruki Vverh! and uses the song's melody with additional English lyrics.

The song is ATC's most successful single, reaching the top 20 in most countries where it was released.

Background[edit]

"Around the World (La La La La La)" was released as ATC's debut single from their debut album Planet Pop on May 9, 2000 in Europe, and on May 17, 2002 in the United Kingdom. It was produced and recorded by German producer Alex Christensen with its melody almost entirely based on "Pesenka". The single reached number one on the German Singles chart in 2000.[1] It also reached number one in Austria and Switzerland, and the Top 20 in Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Finland, France, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom, Denmark, Poland, Romania and Scotland. It peaked at 24 in the Irish Singles Chart.

The song was also a surprise one-hit wonder in the United States, peaking as high as number #28 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and having a chart run of several months. As a result, it was featured on the 2001 compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 6, which further exposed ATC to a North American audience. However, because of scant promotion for the album and a lack of touring in the USA and Canada, follow-up singles failed to make any impact in North America.

In 2002, the song was released for the first time in the United Kingdom in a newly remixed version, peaking at number 15.[2]

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Radio Edit) – 3:35
  2. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Club Mix) – 5:37
CD maxi-single
  1. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Radio Version) – 3:35
  2. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Alternative Radio Version) – 3:31
  3. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Acoustic Mix) – 3:20
  4. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Rüegsegger#Wittwer Club Mix) – 5:37
  5. "World in Motion" (3:31)
12" vinyl
  1. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Album Version) – 3:35
  2. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Rüegsegger#Wittwer Club Mix) – 5:37
  3. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (RNT Mix) – 3:08
  4. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Extended Club Mix) – 4:58
  5. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Triage Club Mix) – 5:10
  6. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Acoustic Mix) – 3:20
CD maxi-single (Remixes)
  1. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Rüegsegger#Wittwer Club Mix – Short Version) – 3:44
  2. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (RNT Mix) – 3:08
  3. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Extended Club Mix) – 4:58
  4. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Triage Club Mix) – 5:10
UK CD maxi-single (2002)
  1. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (2002 Single Mix) – 3:37
  2. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Acoustic Mix) – 3:20
  3. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Almighty Mix) – 7:13
  4. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (2002 Extended Mix) – 4:41
  5. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Music Video) – 3:37

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in 1999, and part of it was filmed in a pedestrian tunnel near Internationales Congress Centrum Berlin in Berlin, Germany.

A yellow Melkus RS 1000 with a blue license plate containing the text "ATC" features in the video. The car was perhaps chosen because of its Gull-wing door. It is seen drifting or dashing through the tunnel. In between shots of the car moving, you can see the group members dancing in a room with a small swimming pool. They dance on a small stage, and never enter the water.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

In 2007, the song was released with new lyrics as "Magic Melody" by German pop group beFour. "Sing La La La", an interpolation of the song, was released by Colombian/Italian singer Carolina Márquez featuring Flo Rida and Dale Saunders in 2013. A cover version of the song was used in a television commercial for General Electric in the United States in February 2002 during the 2002 Winter Olympics.[4]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"Großer Bruder" by Zlatko and Jürgen
German Singles Chart number-one single
July 21, 2000 – August 25, 2000
Succeeded by
"Lucky" by Britney Spears
Preceded by
"Freestyler" by Bomfunk MCs
Austrian Singles Chart number-one single
July 30, 2000 – August 27, 2000
Swiss Singles Chart number-one single
August 13, 2000 – August 20, 2000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oracleband.net
  2. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Around-World-Atc/dp/B00006I06T/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpi_2
  3. ^ "ATC - All Around The World (la la la la la la la la)". Retrieved December 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ 2002 General Electric GE Commercial during Salt Lake 2002 NBC coverage, Youtube.
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – ATC – Around The World (La La La La La)". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – ATC – Around The World (La La La La La)" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – ATC – Around The World (La La La La La)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – ATC – Around The World (La La La La La)" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f Billboard AllMusic. (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  11. ^ Billboard September 2, 2000. Billboard. 
  12. ^ "ATC: Around The World (La La La La La)" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – ATC – Around The World (La La La La La)" (in French). Les classement single.
  14. ^ "Musicline.de – ATC Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  15. ^ "Chart Track: Week 33, 2003". Irish Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Italiancharts.com – ATC – Around The World (La La La La La)". Top Digital Download.
  17. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 4, 2001" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40
  18. ^ "Nielsen Music Control". Archived from the original on 2007-05-12. 
  19. ^ Romanian peak
  20. ^ "Archive Chart: 2002-08-17". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  21. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – ATC – Around The World (La La La La La)". Singles Top 100.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – ATC – Around The World (La La La La La)". Swiss Singles Chart.
  23. ^ "Archive Chart: 2002-08-17" UK Singles Chart.
  24. ^ 2000 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  25. ^ 2000 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be Archived September 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  26. ^ 2000 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be Archived April 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  27. ^ 2000 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com Archived March 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  28. ^ "Die ultimative Chart Show | Hits des neuen Jahrtausends | Download". RTL.de. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  29. ^ 2000 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch Archived October 15, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  30. ^ "Single top 100 over 2001" (PDF) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved May 1, 2010. 
  31. ^ "Die ultimative Chart Show | Hits des neuen Jahrtausends | Download". RTL.de. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  32. ^ Austrian certifications ifpi.at Archived February 1, 2010, at WebCite (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  33. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com Archived April 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved July 26, 2008)
  34. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Around The World (La La La La La)')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved July 26, 2008. 
  35. ^ Swiss certifications Swisscharts.com (Retrieved July 26, 2008)

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