Bing Bang (Time to Dance)
|"Bing Bang (Time to Dance)"|
|Single by Stephanie from LazyTown|
|from the album LazyTown – The Album|
|B-side||"LazyTown Megamix", "I Love Christmas"|
|Released||27 November 2006|
|Format||CD single, digital download|
|Genre||Eurodance, dance-pop, Bubblegum dance|
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. Bookmarker William Hill placed the song among five songs that were likely to become the number one song on UK's chart at Christmas. The song became a gold record by selling 100,000 copies in one week.
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 ("Robbie Rotten in LazyTown"), 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."
- Maxi CD
- "Bing Bang" (Time to Dance Single Mix)—3:16
- "Bing Bang" (Christmas Version)—2:55
- "LazyTown Megamix"—3:43
- "I Love Christmas"—1:38
- "Bing Bang" (Time to Dance): The Video—3:20
"I Love Christmas" has an extended instrumental introduction on this CD.
- "Official Singles Chart Top 100 10 December 2006 - 16 December 2006". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
- "Latibær beint í 4. sæti á Top40 í Bretlandi". Vísir (in Icelandic). 10 December 2006.
- "Latabæ spáð meiri vinsældum en Justin". visir.is (in Icelandic). 4 November 2006.
- "Tölum ekki niður til barnanna". visir.is (in Icelandic). 12 December 2006.
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