Don't Call Me Baby

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"Don't Call Me Baby"
Madisonave.jpg
Single by Madison Avenue
from the album The Polyester Embassy
Released1 October 1999
Format
Recorded1999
Genre
Length3:46
LabelEMI International
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Andy Van Dorsselaer
Madison Avenue singles chronology
"Don't Call Me Baby"
(1999)
"Who the Hell Are You"
(2000)
Music video
"Don't Call Me Baby" on YouTube

"Don't Call Me Baby" is a song by Australian house duo Madison Avenue. The song is the band's biggest hit, reaching number one in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. In the duo's home country, the song peaked at number two for six non-consecutive weeks. The song features a bassline sample from "Ma Quale Idea" by Italo disco artist Pino D'Angiò,[1] which in turn is based on "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" by McFadden & Whitehead.

Commercial performance[edit]

"Don't Call Me Baby" debuted at number three on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart on 31 October 1999.[2] Three weeks later, the track reached its peak at number two, where it stayed for six non-consecutive weeks.[2] The recording was certified triple platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), denoting 210,000 shipments of the single.[3] In New Zealand, the song entered the RIANZ Singles Chart at number 39.[4] Two weeks later, the single jumped from number 34 to number two.[4] By its seventh week in the top 40, "Don't Call Me Baby" peaked at number one on 2 April 2000, where it stayed for one week.[4] The song was given a gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) for shipments of 7,500 copies.[5]

In the United Kingdom, "Don't Call Me Baby" debuted at number one with first-week sales of 93,794,[citation needed] knocking Britney Spears' "Oops!... I Did It Again" off the top position. As of May 2016, the song has sold 365,605 copies in the United Kingdom,[6] and it eventually sold more than 400,000 copies to earn a gold certification from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) in 2018.[7] In the rest of Europe, the song became a top-ten hit in Greece, Ireland and Norway.[8][9][2]

Impact and legacy[edit]

In 2011 MTV Dance ranked "Don't Call Me Baby" at number 41 in their list of The 100 Biggest 90's Dance Anthems of All Time.[10]. And in 2017 BuzzFeed listed the song number 34 in their The 101 Greatest Dance Songs Of the '90s list.[11]

Track listing[edit]

Australian/New Zealand single

  1. "Don't Call Me Baby" (Original 7" mix)
  2. "Don't Call Me Baby" (12" mix)
  3. "Don't Call Me Baby" (dub)
  4. "Don't Call Me Baby" (Alexander Purkart Meets the Plastic Park remix)
  5. "Don't Call Me Baby" (Dronez Old School vocal mix)

UK single

  1. "Don't Call Me Baby" (Original Mix Edit)
  2. "Don't Call Me Baby" (Armin Van Buuren's stalker mix)
  3. "Don't Call Me Baby" (Madison Babe from outta space remix)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
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  5. ^ a b "New Zealand single certifications – Madison Avenue – Don't Call Me Baby". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  6. ^ Copsey, Rob (19 May 2016). "Flashback: Don't Call Me Baby was Number 1 16 years ago this week". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  7. ^ a b "British single certifications – Madison Avenue – Don't Call Me Baby". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Don't Call Me Baby in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  8. ^ a b "Top 10 Greece" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  9. ^ a b "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Don't Call Me Baby". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 24 December 2018}.
  10. ^ MTV Dance Tuesday 27.12.2011
  11. ^ Stopera, Matt; Galindo, Brian (11 March 2017). "The 101 Greatest Dance Songs of the '90s". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
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  16. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
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  18. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (Vikuna 10.2. - 16.2. 2000)" (PDF) (in Icelandic). Dagblaðið Vísir. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  19. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 8, 2000" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40
  20. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Madison Avenue – Don't Call Me Baby" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  21. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Madison Avenue – Don't Call Me Baby". VG-lista.
  22. ^ "Music & Media: Portugal" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  23. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  24. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Madison Avenue – Don't Call Me Baby" Canciones Top 50.
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  26. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Madison Avenue – Don't Call Me Baby". Swiss Singles Chart.
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  28. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  29. ^ "Madison Avenue Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  30. ^ "Madison Avenue Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  31. ^ "Madison Avenue Chart History (Latin Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  32. ^ "Madison Avenue Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  33. ^ "Madison Avenue Chart History (Tropical Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  34. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 1999". Aria.com.au. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  35. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2000". ARIA. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  36. ^ "End of Year Charts 2000". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  37. ^ "Best Sellers of 2000: Singles Top 100". Music Week. London, England: United Business Media. 20 January 2001. p. 25.

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