Ganjaman 2015

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"Ganjaboi 2015"
Ganjaman-2015-single.jpg
Single by Alfons
ReleasedFebruary 11, 2015[1]
Recorded2021
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Songwriter(s)Vahid Arse
Alfons singles chronology
"Ganjaboi 2015"
(2015)
"Ablaze 2015"
(2015)
Music video
"Ganjaman 2015" on YouTube
Music video
"Ganjaman AlphaNerd Remix" on YouTube

"Ganjaman 2015" is a song by Swedish DJ and producer Alfons. The song was first released on YouTube on October 10, 2014,[2] before being released as a single on February 11, 2015. The song became a big hit in Sweden, peaking at number 2 on the Sverigetopplistan, the official Swedish singles chart. It also charted on the top 10 on the Danish and Finnish singles charts, as well as peaking at number 1 on Poland's Airplay New chart.

The song's lyrics are about the "Ganjaman", a man dealing in ganja and cannabis paraphernelia, who is also described as "the biggest man" from Ace of Base and from Azkaban,[3] a fictitious prison location in Harry Potter. The song's lyrics also contains references to London and Jamaica.

Background[edit]

The song was originally made for the russ of a secondary school in Røyken, Norway.[4]

Music videos[edit]

Two music videos were released for the song. The first video, released on YouTube on October 10, 2014, showcases a still image of the titular Ganjaman character in a jungle setting, with a 3D animated monkey and a clip of Snoop Dogg from the "Drop It Like It's Hot" music video dancing next to him. The video has over 73 million views as of June 6, 2018.[5]

The second video, released on May 29, 2015, features a family watching a TV program which is interrupted suddenly by a man warning them about the song Ganjaman, stating that the song will "drive people crazy". The warning broadcast is also interrupted, this time by a video of a disturbing puppet singing the song. The father begins to go crazy and dance around with furniture such as lamps and plants, before walking into a bingo salon where the song also begins playing. Eventually, the father begins partying with the people in the salon. The video has over 9 million views as of June 6, 2018.[6]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 43
Denmark (Tracklisten)[8] 9
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 6
France (SNEP)[10] 147
Norway (VG-lista)[11] 21
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[12] 22
Poland (Dance Top 50)[13] 5
Poland (Polish Airplay New)[14] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 2

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Sweden (GLF)[16] Platinum 40,000^
Streaming
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[17] Gold 1,300,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Alfons-Ganjaman/release/11705796
  2. ^ https://youtube.com/watch?v=C6Le7luzv2Y
  3. ^ MusixMatch: "Ganjaman 2015" lyrics
  4. ^ https://www.nrk.no/mp3/2015/04/ganjaman-er-arets-mp3-russelat/
  5. ^ https://youtube.com/watch?v=C6Le7luzv2Y
  6. ^ https://youtube.com/watch?v=CpP1oYNsXwI
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Alfons – Ganjaman 2015" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  8. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Alfons – Ganjaman 2015". Tracklisten.
  9. ^ "Alfons: Ganjaman 2015" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Alfons – Ganjaman 2015" (in French). Les classement single.
  11. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Alfons – Ganjaman 2015". VG-lista.
  12. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  13. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Dance Top 50. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay New. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Alfons – Ganjaman 2015". Singles Top 100.
  16. ^ "Alfons — Ganjaman 2015" (in Swedish). Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Retrieved 2015-05-10.
  17. ^ "Certificeringer" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 2015-05-10.

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