Bing Bang (Time to Dance)

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"Bing Bang (Time to Dance)"
Bing Bang (Time To Dance) single cover.jpg
Single by Stephanie from LazyTown
from the album LazyTown – The Album
B-side
  • "LazyTown Megamix"
  • "I Love Christmas"
Released 27 November 2006
Format
Genre
Length 3:16
Label Gut
Songwriter(s) Máni Svavarsson
Producer(s) Máni Svavarsson

"Bing Bang (Time to Dance)" is the single version of the LazyTown song "Bing Bang".

The original version is sung at the end of every episode of the children's television series by Stephanie and is danced to by Stephanie, Sportacus and the puppets of LazyTown. In the episodes "Rockin' Robbie", "The LazyTown Circus" & "LazyTown's Surprise Santa", a rock-style, circus-style and Christmas version of the song is performed. An extended version of the song is performed in the episodes, "Defeeted" & "LazyTown's New Superhero".

The single was released in the United Kingdom on 27 November 2006 as a digital download, and in CD format a week later. On 10 December it reached number 4 on the UK Singles Chart.[1][2] Bookmarker William Hill placed the song among five songs that were likely to become the number one song on UK's chart at Christmas.[3] The song became a gold record by selling 100,000 copies in one week.[4]

The song was written by Máni Svavarsson, the composer and one of the scriptwriters for LazyTown. It was originally created for Glanni Glæpur í Latabæ, a 1999–2000 theatrical production in Iceland that later evolved into the popular children's television show. According to Svavarsson, "We wanted Stephanie to sing something catchy—that kids [of] all ages could repeat after hearing it once. The conclusion was 'Bing Bang'. We also wanted the lyrics to represent her character: smiley, dancey, fun-loving."

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 35
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 18
Denmark (Tracklisten)[7] 1
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[8] 2
Italy (FIMI)[9] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 18
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 78
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 4
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[13] 2

Track listing[edit]

Maxi CD
  1. "Bing Bang" (Time to Dance Single Mix)—3:16
  2. "Bing Bang" (Christmas Version)—2:55
  3. "LazyTown Megamix"—3:43
  4. "I Love Christmas"—1:38
  5. "Bing Bang" (Time to Dance): The Video—3:20

"I Love Christmas" has an extended instrumental introduction on this CD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100 10 December 2006 - 16 December 2006". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Latibær beint í 4. sæti á Top40 í Bretlandi". Vísir (in Icelandic). 10 December 2006.
  3. ^ "Latabæ spáð meiri vinsældum en Justin". visir.is (in Icelandic). 4 November 2006.
  4. ^ "Tölum ekki niður til barnanna". visir.is (in Icelandic). 12 December 2006.
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – LazyTown feat. Julianna Rose Mauriello – Bing Bang (Time to Dance Single Mix)". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – LazyTown feat. Stephanie – Bing Bang (Single Mix)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ "Danishcharts.com – LazyTown – Bing Bang - The Single". Tracklisten.
  8. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  9. ^ "Italiancharts.com – LazyTown – Bing Bang (Time to Dance)". Top Digital Download.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – LazyTown – Bing Bang" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – LazyTown – Bing Bang (Time to Dance Single Mix)". Swiss Singles Chart.
  12. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ "LazyTown Entertainment Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.