Beat Dis

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"Beat Dis"
Bomb-The-Bass-Beat-Dis.jpg
Single by Bomb the Bass
from the album Into the Dragon
Released1987
February 1988
Format7", 12", CD single
Recorded1987
Genre
Length6:00 (original 12" version)
3:21 (music video version)
LabelMister-Ron
Songwriter(s)Pascal Gabriel, Tim Simenon
Producer(s)Tim Simenon
Bomb the Bass singles chronology
"Beat Dis"
(1987)
"Don't Make Me Wait"
(1988)

"Beat Dis" is a song by British act Bomb the Bass, a studio production formed by producer Tim Simenon, from the act's album Into the Dragon. Like other hits of the era such as "Pump Up the Volume" by MARRS and "Theme from S'Express" by S'Express, it largely consists of samples. The centre label on the record features a smiley lifted from Watchmen. This usage was the origin of the use of the smiley as a symbol for acid house.[1]

The single was very successful in the United Kingdom, peaking at number two on the UK Singles Chart. It was also a major hit in Europe, reaching the top ten in at least five countries, and in New Zealand, where it peaked at number five. It reached number one on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart for one week and is Bomb the Bass' only chart hit in the US.

Samples used[edit]

This is an incomplete list of samples used in "Beat Dis".[2][3] Samples used in different versions may vary.

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Savage, Jon (21 February 2009). "The history of the smiley face symbol". the Guardian. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
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  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Bomb the Bass – Beat Dis" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bomb the Bass – Beat Dis" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  6. ^ "RPM 20 Dance Singles – October 22, 1988" (PDF). RPM. Vol. 49 no. 1. 22 October 1988. p. 14. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Bomb the Bass – Beat Dis". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  8. ^ https://www.ukmix.org/showthread.php?32107
  9. ^ https://www.ukmix.org/showthread.php?45645-Israel-Singles-Charts-1987-1995/page4
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 15, 1988" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Bomb the Bass – Beat Dis" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Charts.nz – Bomb the Bass – Beat Dis". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  13. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bomb the Bass – Beat Dis". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Bomb the Bass Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Jahreshitparade Singles 1988" (in German). Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  18. ^ "Top 25 Dance Singles of '88" (PDF). RPM. Vol. 49 no. 10. 24 December 1988. p. 10. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  19. ^ "Top 100 Singles–Jahrescharts 1988" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  20. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 1988" (in German). Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  21. ^ Scaping, Peter, ed. (1991). "Top 100 Singles: 1988". BPI YearBook 1989/90. London, England: British Phonographic Industry. pp. 64–65. ISBN 978-0-9061-5410-6.
  22. ^ "British single certifications – Bomb the Bass – Beat Dis". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 29 August 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Beat Dis in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.