Bootie Call

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"Bootie Call"
A portrait in the background colour of turquoise featuring four young women sitting side by side knees up. All women are wearing jeans and sleeveless tops. Centred above them in broken capital letter font is the name 'All Saints' in white with the title 'Bootie Call' in turquoise directly below it.
Single by All Saints
from the album All Saints
B-side "Get Down"
"Never Ever" (Booker T's Vocal Mix)
"I Know Where It's At"
Released 31 August 1998
Format Cassette, CD, 12"
Recorded February 1997; Matrix Studios and Metropolis Studios (London, England)[1]
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 3:36
Label London
Writer(s) Shaznay Lewis, Karl Gordon[2]
Producer(s) Karl Gordon
All Saints singles chronology
"Under the Bridge" / "Lady Marmalade"
(1998)
"Bootie Call"
(1998)
"War of Nerves"
(1998)

"Bootie Call" is a song performed by British-Canadian girl group All Saints from their debut album, All Saints (1998). The song was co-written by group member Shaznay Lewis in collaboration with its producer, Karl Gordon. "Bootie Call" was first released on 31 August 1998 by London Records as All Saints' fourth official single. It was released on cassette, CD and 12" format accompanied by a B-side entitled "Get Down" as well as previous hit "I Know Where It's At" and a remix of "Never Ever". "Bootie Call" achieved chart success; topping the UK Singles Chart on 6 September 1998, and at the same time becoming the group's third consecutive number-one hit. The single also performed well internationally; peaking within the top ten in The Netherlands and Ireland, and the top forty in Belgium and Sweden.

Music video[edit]

A music video was produced to promote the single. It featured All Saints sitting and lying down in an open top car while singing the song. There was also clips of a group of people walking down the street wearing matching outfits, various people being silly with the phone, break dancing in the street and a woman playing golf on top of the phone box.

Formats and track listing[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Bootie Call".

CD 1
1. "Bootie Call" (single version) 3:36
2. "Bootie Call 98" (The Director's Kutt) 4:59
3. "Get Down" 4:17
CD 2
1. "Bootie Call" (single version) 3:36
2. "Never Ever" (Booker T's Vocal Mix) 6:20
3. "I Know Where It's At" 3:59
4. "Bootie Call" (promo video) 3:35
Cassette/Two-track
1. "Bootie Call" (single version) 3:36
2. "Bootie Call" (Club Asylum Skank Vocal Mix) 4:37

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next" by Manic Street Preachers
UK Singles Chart number-one single
6 September 1998 – 12 September 1998
Succeeded by
"Millennium" by Robbie Williams

References[edit]

  1. ^ All Saints (CD liner). All Saints. London Records. 1998. 
  2. ^ All Hits (CD liner). All Saints. London Records. 2001. 
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – All Saints – Bootie Call" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – All Saints – Bootie Call" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Irish Charts Search". IrishCharts.ie. Archived from the original on 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 41, 1998" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40
  7. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – All Saints – Bootie Call". Singles Top 100.
  8. ^ "Archive Chart: 1998-09-12" UK Singles Chart.
  9. ^ "ariaNET The Chart! Top 100 Singles – Week Commencing 5th April 1999". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 2016-09-13. 
  10. ^ "British single certifications – All Saints – Bootie Call". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 10 September 2015.  Enter Bootie Call in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  11. ^ Myers, Justin (10 September 2015). "Number 1 today in 1998: All Saints – Bootie Call". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 

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