Crying at the Discoteque

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"Crying at the Discoteque"
Alcazar - Crying at the Discoteque.jpg
Single by Alcazar
from the album Casino
Released 2001
Format CD single
Recorded 2000
Genre Nu-disco
Length 3:50
Label BMG
Songwriter(s)

Alexander Bard, Bernard Edwards, Michael Goulos,

Anders Hansson, Nile Rodgers, Anders Wollbeck
Producer(s) Alexander Bard
Anders Hansson
Johan S
Alcazar singles chronology
"Ritmo Del Amor"
(2000)
"Crying at the Discoteque"
(2001)
"Sexual Guarantee"
(2001)
Casino track listing
"Crying at the Discoteque"
(1)
"Shine On"
(2)

"Crying at the Discoteque" is a song performed by Swedish band Alcazar, from their debut studio album Casino (2000). It samples Sheila and B. Devotion's 1979 hit "Spacer". During the year 2001, the song became their first international hit-single. Alexander Bard produced this song and can be heard in the middle of this song (he is also featured in the videoclip). In Finland "Crying at the Discoteque" became a hit in 2000, peaking at number 8 in the main singles chart, and staying in the Official Finnish Dance chart for 34 weeks. By the end of the year 2002 "Crying at the Discoteque" sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide.

Music video[edit]

A music video was produced to promote the single.

The music video consists of Alcazar, as a 1970's band during the process of their music video being filmed, with a theme that the band being on a deserted planet or wasteland, wearing outfits making them look futuristic with animal masked dancers in the background, though during the filming things go wrong with the set designers getting in the way, the band disagreeing with the director, having script changes and general other mishaps.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of promotional single releases of "Crying at the Discoteque".[1]

CD single (BMG Sweden Release)[edit]

  1. "Radio Edit" - 3:50
  2. "Extended Version" - 4:58
  3. "DeTox Dub Mix" - 6:29
  4. "Pinocchio Tesco Mix" - 4:47

CD single (BMG UK & Ireland Release)[edit]

  1. "Radio Edit" - 3:50
  2. "Illicit Remix" - 7:13
  3. "Ivan's X Mix" - 7:18

Cassette single (BMG UK Release)[edit]

  1. "Radio Edit" - 3:50
  2. "Pinocchio Tesco Mix" - 4:47

Vinyl 12-inch single (BMG Germany Release)[edit]

  1. (Side A, track 1) "Illicit Mix" - 7:13
  2. (Side A, track 2) "Mind Trap Disco Dub" - 7:52
  3. (Side B, track 1) "Ivan's X Mix" - 7:18
  4. (Side B, track 2) "Original Extended Version" - 4:57

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 14
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 14
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 11
Brazilian Singles Chart (ABPD)[6] 1
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)[7] 9
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[8] 14
France (SNEP)[9] 64
Germany (Official German Charts)[10] 3
Ireland (IRMA) 6
Italy (FIMI)[11] 4
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[12] 14
Spain (AFYVE)[13] 16
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 29
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 7
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)[16] 13
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[17] 44

Other cover versions[edit]

  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor performed the song on "Trip The Light Fantastic" Promo Tour [18]
  • Sagi Rei - track dell'album "Emotional Songs - Part 2" [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of all versions and formats on Discogs
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Alcazar – Crying at the Discoteque". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Alcazar – Crying at the Discoteque" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Alcazar – Crying at the Discoteque" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Alcazar – Crying at the Discoteque" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.billboard.com/#/
  8. ^ "Alcazar: Crying at the Discoteque" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Alcazar – Crying at the Discoteque" (in French). Les classement single.
  10. ^ "Musicline.de – Alcazar Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Alcazar – Crying at the Discoteque". Top Digital Download.
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Alcazar search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  13. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Alcazar – Crying at the Discoteque". Singles Top 100.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Alcazar – Crying at the Discoteque". Swiss Singles Chart.
  16. ^ Roberts, David (2005), Guinness World Records: British Hit Singles and Albums, Guinness World Records Limited, ISBN 1-904994-00-8
  17. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/2002-10-26/dance-club-play-songs
  18. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTcVM2kafEw/#/
  19. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xam3mwgmmE

External links[edit]