Bop Bop Baby

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"Bop Bop Baby"
Westlife Bop Bop Baby.jpg
Single by Westlife
from the album World of Our Own
Released 20 May 2002 (2002-05-20)
Format CD single
Recorded Rokstone Studios, London 2001
Genre Pop
Length 4:22 (LP version)
4:30 (single remix)
Label BMG
Songwriter(s) Shane Filan, Brian McFadden, Chris O'Brien, Graham Murphy
Producer(s) Steve Mac
Westlife singles chronology
"World of Our Own"
"Bop Bop Baby"
"World of Our Own"
"Bop Bop Baby"
Music video
"Bop Bop Baby" on YouTube

"Bop Bop Baby" (meaning 'dance, dance, dance to the distortion!') is a song by Irish boy band Westlife and it was released on 20 May 2002 as the third single from their third studio album World of Our Own (2001). The single peaked at No. 5 on the UK Singles Chart. However, during an interview, the band claimed this was due to the obscure choice of single, as they would have much preferred to release "Why Do I Love You" - and had even recorded a video for it.[citation needed] The song was written by band members Shane Filan and Brian McFadden, alongside producers and writers Chris O'Brien and Graham Murphy. It sold over 120,000 copies in the UK.[1][2]

Music video[edit]

The video for "Bop Bop Baby" was initially to be directed by Vaughn Arnell and was to feature the band in front of the Irish skyline. But instead, the video was directed by Max & Diana. The video takes place during the Medieval times. At the start of the video it is said that a beautiful maiden wished to marry for love, but her father wanted her to Duke Vincent (Vinnie Jones), the vilest man in the kingdom for money. The band members serve as Musketeers who are imprisoned in a dungeon by the Duke. Brian McFadden attempts to approach a nearby prisoner but was scared off. The five members then break free, riding on horses and they arrive at the wedding and battle the Duke's men. At one point, Kian Egan and Mark Feehily nearly slash each other, screaming in the process before they got attacked by the Duke. The band members then attacked the Duke before fleeing the church with the maiden with the Duke in pursuit.

Tours performed at[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  • United Kingdom
  1. "Bop Bop Baby" (Single Remix) - 4:28
  2. "You Don't Know" - 4:11
  3. "Imaginary Diva" (Orphane Remix) - 5:16
  4. "Bop Bop Baby" (Video) - 4:28
  1. "Bop Bop Baby" (Single Remix) - 4:28
  2. "Bop Bop Baby" (Almighty Radio Edit) - 3:45
  3. "Band Interviews" - 10:00
  • Australia
  1. "Bop Bop Baby" (Single Remix) - 4:28
  2. "Bop Bop Baby" (Almighty Radio Edit) - 3:45
  3. "Bad Girls" - 3:33
  4. "Band Interviews" - 10:00
  5. "Bop Bop Baby" (Video) - 4:28

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United Kingdom 20 May 2002 (2002-05-20)
Australia July 2002 (2002-07)
European Union June 2002 (2002-06)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 56
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 28
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 50
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6] 3
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[7] 12
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 15
Ireland (IRMA) 4
Italy (FIMI)[9] 45
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 21
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 21
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[12] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 16
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 36
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[15] 5
UK Radio Airplay Chart 9


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