Don't Call Me Baby

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"Don't Call Me Baby"
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Single by Madison Avenue
from the album The Polyester Embassy
Released 1 October 1999
Format
Recorded 1999
Genre
Length 3:46
Label EMI International
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Andy Van Dorsselaer
Madison Avenue singles chronology
"Don't Call Me Baby"
(1999)
"Who the Hell Are You"
(2000)

"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.[1] In the latter country, the song was the 31st best selling of 2000. The song features a bassline sample from Ma Quale Idea by Italo disco artist Pino D'Angiò,[2] 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.[3] Three weeks later, the track reached its peak at number two, where it stayed for six non-consecutive weeks.[4] The recording was certified triple platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), denoting 210,000 shipments of the single.[5] In New Zealand, the song entered the RIANZ Singles Chart at number 39.[6] Two weeks later, the single achieved a big gain when it jumped from number 34 in the previous week, to number two.[7] By its seventh week in the top 40, "Don't Call Me Baby" peaked at number one, where it stayed for one week.[8] The song was given a Gold certification by Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) for shipments of 7,500 copies.[9]

In the UK, "Don't Call Me Baby" debuted at number 1 with first-week sales of 93,794, knocking off Britney Spears' "Oops!... I Did It Again". As of May 2016, the song has sold 365,605 copies in the UK.[10]

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]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1999–2000) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[11] 16
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[12] 23
Brazil (ABPD)[13] 68
Canada Dance (RPM)[14] 1
France (SNEP)[15] 41
Ireland (IRMA) 4
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[16] 17
New Zealand (RIANZ) 1
Norway (VG-lista)[17] 3
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[18] 1
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[19] 20
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[20] 47
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 38
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[22] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 88
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 4
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay 22
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay 17
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 20

End of year charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
Australia[23] 7
Chart (2000) Position
Australia[24] 83
United Kingdom 31
New Zealand 37

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Two in a Million"
by S Club 7
RIANZ (New Zealand)
number one single

2 April 2000
Succeeded by
"Bye Bye Bye"
by NSYNC
Preceded by
"Oops!... I Did It Again" by Britney Spears
UK Singles Chart number one single
May 14, 2000 - May 20, 2000
Succeeded by
"Day & Night" by Billie Piper
Preceded by
"Don't You Want My Love" by Rosabel featuring Debbie Jacobs-Rock
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
July 22, 2000
Succeeded by
"Bingo Bango" by Basement Jaxx

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 646. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "Savvy". Sevenmag.com. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  3. ^ "Australia Singles Top 50". australian-charts.com. 31 October 1999. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Australia Singles Top 50". australian-charts.com. 21 November 1999. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  5. ^ ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2000 Singles Archived April 20, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. ARIA Charts: Australia's Official Music Charts. Retrieved on 2 January 2012
  6. ^ "New Zealand Singles Top 40". charts.org.nz. 20 February 2000. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "New Zealand Singles Top 40". charts.org.nz. 5 March 2000. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "New Zealand Singles Top 40". charts.org.nz. 2 April 2000. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "New Zealand Top 40 Singles Chart". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). 5 March 2000. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Madison Avenue – Don't Call Me Baby" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Madison Avenue – Don't Call Me Baby" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  13. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  15. ^ "Lescharts.com – Madison Avenue – Don't Call Me Baby" (in French). Les classement single.
  16. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Madison Avenue search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  17. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Madison Avenue – Don't Call Me Baby". VG-lista.
  18. ^ "Archive Chart: 2000-05-14". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  19. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Madison Avenue – Don't Call Me Baby" Canciones Top 50.
  20. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Madison Avenue – Don't Call Me Baby". Singles Top 100.
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Madison Avenue – Don't Call Me Baby". Swiss Singles Chart.
  22. ^ "Archive Chart: 2000-05-14" UK Singles Chart.
  23. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 1999". Aria.com.au. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  24. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2000". Aria.com.au. Archived from the original on 2010-12-05. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 

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