Ecuador (song)

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"Ecuador"
Sash feat rodriguez-ecuador s.jpg
Single by Sash! featuring Rodriguez
from the album It's My Life – The Album
Released 22 April 1997
Format
Genre
Length 3:34
Label PolyGram
Songwriter(s)
  • Ralf Kappmeier
  • Sascha Lappessen
  • Thomas Lüdke
Producer(s)
Sash! featuring Rodriguez singles chronology
"Stay"
(1997)
"Ecuador"
(1997)
"Encore une fois"
(1997)
"Stay"
(1997)
"Ecuador"
(1997)
"Encore une fois"
(1997)
Music video
"Ecuador" on YouTube

"Ecuador" is a song produced by German DJ and record production team Sash!, featuring Adrian Rodriguez. It was released in April 1997 as the third single from their debut album, It's My Life – The Album. The song became an international hit and reached the top 20 in more than ten countries worldwide.

Chart performance[edit]

In the UK, the single was almost as successful as "Encore une fois", reaching number 2 on the UK Singles Chart and earning Sash! another Gold certification for sales in excess of 400,000 copies. The song became a European smash, reaching number one in Flemish Belgium and the top 10 in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. It also reached the top 20 in Austria and France. In the United States, the song was the second number-one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart for Sash!. It was a more successful dance hit in Canada, becoming Sash!'s first number-one on the RPM Dance/Urban Chart, staying at number one for four weeks and ending the year as Canada's second best-selling dance/urban single behind Stars on 54's version of "If You Could Read My Mind".

Track listings[edit]

Charts[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

Samples, covers, and remixes[edit]

  • In 2005, the song was adapted by the Starstylers into their first single titled "Keep on Moving".
  • In 2011, the song was remixed with vocals by Jean Pearl in the song "Mirror Mirror".
  • In 2013, the music from the song was used for the dance hit "This Is Nightlife" by the German dance project ItaloBrothers.
  • In 2015, the song was reworked by DJ Olly James and released on Spinnin' Records.
  • In 2017, it was rumored that DJ Samuel Agius was working on a remix version for this hit song.
  • In 2018, it was sampled by the french singer Tal for her song "Mondial".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Sash! feat. Rodriguez – Ecuador" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sash! feat. Rodriguez – Ecuador" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sash! feat. Rodriguez – Ecuador" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Ultratop Dance 10/05/1997". ultratop.be. Retrieved 17 May 2018. 
  6. ^ "Top RPM Dance/Urban: Issue 3514." RPM. Library and Archives Canada.
  7. ^ Billboard, 28 May 1997: Hits of the World Section
  8. ^ Eurochart peak
  9. ^ "Sash! feat. Rodriguez: Ecuador" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Sash! feat. Rodriguez – Ecuador" (in French). Les classement single.
  11. ^ "Musicline.de – Sash! feat. Rodriguez Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  12. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (24.07.1997 - 30.07.1997)" (PDF) (in Icelandic). Dagblaðið Vísir - Tónlist. Retrieved 5 February 2018. 
  13. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Ecuador". Irish Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Sash! feat. Rodriguez" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Sash! feat. Rodriguez – Ecuador" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  16. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Sash! feat. Rodriguez – Ecuador". Top 40 Singles.
  17. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Sash! feat. Rodriguez – Ecuador". VG-lista.
  18. ^ "Romanian Top 100 – Topul anului 1997" (in Romanian). Romanian Top 100. Archived from the original on 22 January 2005. Retrieved 9 July 2017. 
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  20. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Sash! feat. Rodriguez – Ecuador". Singles Top 100.
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Sash! feat. Rodriguez – Ecuador". Swiss Singles Chart.
  22. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  23. ^ "Sash Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.
  24. ^ "RPM's Top 50 Dance Tracks of '98". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 12 May 2018. 
  25. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 17 April 2018. 
  26. ^ "Top 100 Singles 1997". Music Week. 17 January 1998. p. 27. 
  27. ^ "British single certifications – Sash – Ecuador". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 12 May 2018.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Ecuador in the search field and then press Enter.

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