Hey Eugene!

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Hey Eugene!
Hey eugene - album cover.jpg
Studio album by Pink Martini
Released May 15, 2007
Recorded December 2005 - December 2006
Genre Alternative pop, World, Latin, Jazz
Length 45:13
Label Heinz Records
Producer Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes
with Phil Baker on "Cante e Dance"
Pink Martini chronology
Hang on Little Tomato
(2004)Hang on Little Tomato2004
Hey Eugene!
Splendor in the Grass
(2009)Splendor in the Grass2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
BBC Music (positive)[2]
LiveDaily (positive)[3]

Hey Eugene! is the third full-length album from the band Pink Martini. It was released on May 15, 2007 by Pink Martini's own record label, Heinz Records.

The album is named after the track "Hey Eugene", a fan favorite at the band's live concerts. As with most Pink Martini albums, Hey Eugene! features lyrics in several languages: French, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, and English. The song Bukra wba’do, meaning ‘tomorrow and the day after’ in Arabic, describes a lover's anticipation of a first date.

Hey Eugene! debuted at number 30 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 19,000 copies in its first week.[4] As of 2009 it has sold 140,000 copies in United States according to Nielsen SoundScan.[5] It was certified platinum in France by the UPFI in 2013.[6] In 2014 it was awarded a diamond certification from the Independent Music Companies Association,[7] which indicated sales of at least 200,000 copies throughout Europe. [8] Worldwide it has sold over 350,000 copies. [9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Everywhere" China Forbes, Thomas Lauderdale 3:10
2. "Tempo Perdido" (Lost Time) Ataulfo Alves 3:42
3. "Mar Desconocido" (Uncharted Sea) Martin Zarzar, includes an excerpt of "Waltz in C#-minor" by Frédéric Chopin 3:12
4. "Taya Tan" (cover of Saori Yuki, 1971) Music: Taku Izumi
Lyrics: Michio Yamagami
5. "City of Night" China Forbes, Lauderdale 4:19
6. "Ojalá" (Hopefully) Lauderdale, Luisa Quiñoy, Timothy Nishimoto, Daniel Lemay, China Forbes 3:02
7. "Bukra Wba'do" (Tomorrow and The Day After)
(cover of Abdel Halim Hafez, 1998)
Music: Mounir Mourad
Lyrics: Fatehi Qorah
8. "Cante e Dance" (Sing and Dance) Phil Baker 4:28
9. "Hey Eugene" China Forbes 3:10
10. "Syracuse" Music: Henri Salvador
Lyrics: Bernard Dimey
11. "Dosvedanya Mio Bombino" (Farewell My Bumblebee) China Forbes and Maya Forbes
Includes an excerpt of "The Happy Wanderer" by Friedrich-Wilhelm Möller
12. "Tea for Two" Music: Vincent Youmans
Lyrics: Irving Caesar


With the David York Ensemble ("Syracuse"), The Jefferson High School Gospel Choir ("Tempo Perdido"), the MarchFourth Marching Band ("Dosvedanya Mio Bombino"), and the Harvey Rosencrantz Orchestra ("Everywhere", "Syracuse")


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (UPFI)[10] Platinum 100,000[11]

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


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