The Album (Haddaway album)

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The Album
Haddaway - the album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1993
Genre
Length54:57
LabelCoconut / Arista
Producer
Haddaway chronology
The Album
(1993)
The Drive
(1995)
Singles from The Album
  1. "What Is Love"
    Released: May 8, 1993
  2. "Life"
    Released: November 5, 1993
  3. "I Miss You"
    Released: December 29, 1993
  4. "Rock My Heart"
    Released: January 9, 1994
Alternative cover
US cover
US cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

The Album (also known as Haddaway in North America and L'Album in France) is the debut album by Trinidadian-German Eurodance recording artist Haddaway, released in May 1993 by Coconut Records.[2] It includes the hit singles "What Is Love" and "Life". The lead single, "What Is Love", was certified gold by the RIAA for sales of over 500,000 copies.[3] In 2011, the album was released onto the iTunes Store by Razor & Tie.

Track listing[edit]

The Albumstandard version
No.TitleLyricsMusicProducer(s)Length
1."What Is Love"Junior TorelloDee Dee Halligan
  • Halligan
  • Torello
4:27
2."Shout"TorelloHalligan
  • Halligan
  • Torello
4:33
3."Yeah"
  • Haddaway
  • Alex Trime
  • Haddaway
  • Trime
  • Halligan
  • Torello
3:41
4."Rock My Heart"TorelloHalligan
  • Halligan
  • Torello
4:16
5."When the Feeling's Gone"Haddaway
  • Halligan
  • Haddaway
  • Halligan
  • Torello
4:15
6."What Is Love" (Rapino Brothers mix)TorelloHalligan
  • Halligan
  • Torello
  • The Rapino Brothers[a]
3:48
7."Life"TorelloHalligan
  • Halligan
  • Torello
4:18
8."Mama's House"
  • Haddaway
  • Trime
  • Haddaway
  • Trime
  • Halligan
  • Torello
4:03
9."Come Back (Love Has Got a Hold On Me)"TorelloHalligan
  • Halligan
  • Torello
3:57
10."Sing About Love"Haddaway
  • Haddaway
  • Trime
  • Walter Bee
  • Trime
  • Haddaway
  • Bee
4:40
11."I Miss You"
  • Torello
  • Clyde Lieberman
Halligan
  • Halligan
  • Torello
4:12
12."Life" (album re-mix)TorelloHalligan
  • Halligan
  • Torello
  • Gary Jones[a]
  • Trime[a]
4:30
HaddawayNorth American version
No.TitleLyricsMusicProducer(s)Length
1."What Is Love"Junior TorelloDee Dee Halligan
  • Halligan
  • Torello
4:31
2."Life (Everybody Needs Somebody to Love)"TorelloHalligan
  • Halligan
  • Torello
4:19
3."Yeah"
  • Haddaway
  • Alex Trime
  • Haddaway
  • Trime
  • Halligan
  • Torello
3:43
4."Come Back (Love Has Got a Hold On Me)"TorelloHalligan
  • Halligan
  • Torello
4:01
5."I Miss You" (radio edit)
  • Torello
  • Clyde Lieberman
Halligan
  • Halligan
  • Torello
3:41
6."What Is Love" (Rapino Brothers mix)TorelloHalligan
  • Halligan
  • Torello
  • The Rapino Brothers[a]
3:50
7."Stir It Up"Bob MarleyMarley
  • Halligan
  • Torello
4:25
8."Sing About Love"Haddaway
  • Haddaway
  • Trime
  • Walter Bee
  • Trime
  • Haddaway
  • Bee
4:43
9."Mama's House"
  • Haddaway
  • Trime
  • Haddaway
  • Trime
  • Halligan
  • Torello
4:05
10."Rock My Heart"TorelloHalligan
  • Halligan
  • Torello
4:20
11."Tell Me Where It Hurts"Diane WarrenWarren
  • Halligan
  • Torello
4:12
12."Shout"TorelloHalligan
  • Halligan
  • Torello
4:36
13."Life (Everybody Needs Somebody to Love)" (Mission Control mix)Haddaway
  • Halligan
  • Haddaway
  • Halligan
  • Torello
  • Gary Jones[a]
  • Trime[a]
7:02
Notes
  • ^[a] signifies a remixer

Personnel[edit]

  • All songs arranged by Dee Dee Halligan and Alex Trime, except "Yeah" and "Mama's House" (arranged by Trime/Haddaway/Gary Jones) and "Sing About Love" (arranged by Trime/Haddaway)
  • Produced by Dee Dee Halligan and Junior Torello, except "Sing About Love" (produced by Haddaway, Alex Trime and Walter Bee)
  • Recorded and mixed by Gary Jones, except track 7 (mixed by Gary Jones and Henning McCoy)
  • Track 6 remixed by The Rapino Brothers; track 12 remixed by Jones/Trime
  • All songs on original recording published by A La Carte Music.
  • Haddaway – lead vocals
  • Lisa Noya, Elkie Schlimbach, Rena T. Otta – backing vocals
  • Alex Trime – keyboards

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993–94) Peak
position[4]
Australian Albums Chart[5] 73
Austrian Albums Chart 12
Dutch Albums Chart 16
Finnish Albums Chart 1
French Albums Chart 17
German Albums Chart 5
Japanese Albums Chart 12
Norwegian Albums Chart 5
Swedish Albums Chart 3
Swiss Albums Chart 2
UK Albums Chart 9
US Billboard 200 Albums Chart 111

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[6] Gold 25,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[7] Gold 100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[8] Gold 50,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[9] Gold 42,899[9]
France (SNEP)[11] Gold 236,000[10]
Germany (BVMI)[12] Platinum 500,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[13] Gold 25,000*
Sweden (GLF)[14] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[15] Platinum 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[16] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Ellie Weinert (March 26, 1994). Casebook: Haddaway. Billboard. Retrieved August 13, 2011.
  3. ^ RIAA Searchable Database; Key Word: Haddaway Archived 2013-02-25 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Haddaway or The Album, in various albums charts, Lescharts.com (in French) (Retrieved February 10, 2008)
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  6. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Haddaway – The Album" (in German). IFPI Austria.
  7. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Haddaway – The Album" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos.
  8. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Haddaway – The Album". Music Canada.
  9. ^ a b "Haddaway" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  10. ^ http://www.infodisc.fr/Ventes_Albums_Tout_Temps.php?debut=1672
  11. ^ "French album certifications – Haddaway – The Album" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  12. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Haddaway; 'The Album')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  13. ^ "IFPI Norsk platebransje Trofeer 1993–2011" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway.
  14. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden.
  15. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Haddaway; 'The Album')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "British album certifications – Haddaway – The Album". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type The Album in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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