How Much Is the Fish?

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"How Much Is The Fish?"
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Single by Scooter
from the album No Time to Chill
B-side "Sputnik"
Released 8 June 1998 (Germany)
Format CD Single, 12-inch single
Recorded Loop D.C. Studio1, Hamburg, 1998
Length 3:45
Label Club Tools
Writer(s) H. P. Baxxter
Rick J. Jordan
Axel Coon
Jens Thele
Producer(s) Loop Dance Constructions
Scooter singles chronology
"No Fate"
"How Much Is The Fish?"
"We Are The Greatest/I Was Made For Lovin' You"

"How Much Is The Fish?" is a Hard-dance song by German group Scooter. It was released in June 1998 as the lead single from their fifth studio album No Time to Chill.[1] It is the first song to feature Axel Coon.

Track listing[edit]

CD Single[2]
  1. "How Much Is The Fish?" (3:45)
  2. "How Much Is The Fish? [Extendedfish]" (5:23)
  3. "How Much Is The Fish? [Clubfish]" (6:11)
  4. "Sputnik" (3:06)
12-inch single[1]
  1. "How Much Is The Fish [Clubfish]" (6:11)
  2. "How Much Is The Fish [Extendedfish]" (5:23)


"How Much Is The Fish?" samples the song "Zeven Dagen Lang" (Seven days long) by the Dutch band Bots. The melody originates from the traditional Breton song Son ar Chistr played on Alan Stivell's 1970 album Reflets. The title is derived from lyrics in the song "Buffalo" by Anglo-Irish indie group Stump, taken from the 1986 mini-album Quirk Out. The background music sample comes from the album version of the song Paradoxx from the German band 666. Drum Sample From 20th Century Fox Logo


In May 2016, in response to increased popularity from a mention on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Scooter answered the question about "How much is the fish?" on their Facebook page, revealing that "the fish" was actually the one they bought for their studio aquarium, and it cost 3.80 (probably DEM).

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 9
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 1
Denmark (Tracklisten)[5] 12
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[6] 21
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 21
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[8] 2
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 3
Norway (VG-lista)[10] 19
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 23
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 13


Country Certification Date
Germany[13] Gold 1999


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