Move Your Body (Eiffel 65 song)

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"Move Your Body"
Move your body.jpg
Single by Eiffel 65
from the album Europop
B-side"Remixes"
Released30 November 1999
Format
Recorded1999
Genre
Length
  • 4:28 (album version)
  • 3:30 (radio/video edit)
LabelLogic
Songwriter(s)
  • Domenico Capuano
  • Roberto Molinaro
  • Maurizio Lobina
  • Gianfranco Randone
  • Massimo Gabutti
Producer(s)
  • Massimo Gabutti
  • Luciano Zucchet
Eiffel 65 singles chronology
"Too Much of Heaven"
(1999)
"Move Your Body"
(1999)
"My Console"
(1999/2000)

"Move Your Body" is a song by Italian group Eiffel 65. It was released as the third single from their album Europop, on 30 November 1999.

Composition and critical reception[edit]

"Move Your Body" is a bubblegum techno and disco song[1] played in D minor at a 130 BPM.[2] It has dance-oriented sounds and uses the same pitch-shifter based distortion as the vocals from the previous single, "Blue (Da Ba Dee)".[3] Group member Jeffrey Jey claimed that the song "had tried to recall the original spirit of the dance, understood as a vehicle to bring together and communicate with people."[4]

Entertainment Weekly said in a review of Europop that "Move Your Body" was hard to be called a "timeless masterpiece," but was impossible to hate it.[1] The song was included on SputnikMusic's review of the album as an example of Eiffel 65's poor ability at writing lyrics.[5] Billboard called it a "kitschy electronic number" and commented on "the song's catchy melody, addictive lyrical redundancy, and the familiar computerized voice of the trio's Jeffrey Jey".[6]

Commercial performance[edit]

The single was licensed to several labels for international release; In the UK it was licensed to Warner Music Group's Eternal label, in the US to Universal Music Group's Republic, in Germany to BMG Berlin, in France to Scorpio, in Spain to Blanco y Negro, in Australia to Central Station, and to Valentine and Avex in Southeast Asia.[7]

The song achieved huge success in many countries, topping the charts of Austria, Denmark, France, Italy and Spain. However it could only chart at #36 on the Billboard Top 40 Mainstream, which was a disappointment compared to the #2 placing of its predecessor.

Elia Habib, an expert of the French charts, noted the great efficiency of the song on the SNEP chart, since it was strong enough to dislodge the massive hit "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)" and to resist to its competitors, which prevented Eiffel 65 to remain a one-hit wonder, and enabled the band to become the first one to get its second number one single in France.[3]

Music video[edit]

Some of the characters as seen dancing in the video.

The music video is sort of a sequel to the music video for "Blue (Da Ba Dee)", as it features the same blue aliens (their leader being named Zorotl). The band has a concert on the planet of the blue aliens, when a group of hostiles capture a female alien. The band (with the help of Zorotl) use a teleportation device to search for her. When they find her, the hostiles join the concert.

Track listings[edit]

Other remixes[edit]

  1. "Move Your Body" (Original Club) 05:56
  2. "Move Your Body" (Radio Edit) 04:30
  3. "Move Your Body" (Video Mix) 03:31
  4. "Move Your Body" (Speed Remix) 05:33
  5. "Move Your Body" (Speed Radio Edit) 03:33
  6. "Move Your Body" (Forge Remix) 07:05
  7. "Move Your Body" (Casino Machine Paris Dub) 07:01
  8. "Move Your Body" (Parish Remix) 7:03

Charts and sales[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Browne, David (February 18, 2000). Europop. Entertainment Weekly. Accessed from May 18, 2013.
  2. ^ Eiffel 65 - Move Your Body. Dave's Music Database. Accessed from April 28, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Habib, Elia (2002). Muz hit tubes (in French). Rouillon: Alinéa Bis. p. 485. ISBN 2-9518832-0-X.
  4. ^ Martian, Alfredo (June 25, 2001). Eiffel 65 intervista (on. Rockol.it. Accessed from 18 July 2013.
  5. ^ Katz, Don (May 1, 2006). Eiffel 65 - Europop. SputnikMusic. Accessed from May 18, 2013.
  6. ^ "Reviews & Previews", Billboard, 27 May 2000, p. 32. Retrieved 16 July 2013
  7. ^ Dezzani, Mark (1999) "Warner Music Italy Steps Into Dance", Billboard, 27 November 1999, p. 58
  8. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  12. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  13. ^ a b Billboard Eiffel 65 - Awards. Allmusic. Retrieved February 21, 2008.
  14. ^ Dance/Urban. Volume 70, No. 20, March 20, 2000. RPM.
  15. ^ Top Singles. Volume 70, No. 23, April 10, 2000. RPM.
  16. ^ Billboard. Billboard February 5, 2000. Billboard. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  17. ^ "Eiffel 65: Move Your Body" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  18. ^ "Lescharts.com – Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  19. ^ "Musicline.de – Eiffel 65 Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  20. ^ "Music & Media: Greece" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  21. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (Vikuna 21.1. - 27.1. 2000)" (PDF) (in Icelandic). Dagblaðið Vísir. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  22. ^ Irish Single Chart Search. irishcharts.ie. In the box under Search by Artist, put in Eiffel 65. Retrieved February 21, 2008.
  23. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body". Top Digital Download. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  24. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Eiffel 65" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved May 12, 2009.
  25. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved January 4, 2014.
  26. ^ "Charts.nz – Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  27. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body". VG-lista. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  28. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  29. ^ "Eiffel 65 - Move Your Body". AFYVE. April 30, 2017.
  30. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body". Singles Top 100. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  31. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Eiffel 65 – Move Your Body". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  32. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  33. ^ 2000 Australian Singles Chart aria.com (Retrieved August 30, 2008)
  34. ^ 2000 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  35. ^ 2000 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  36. ^ 2000 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com Archived 2012-03-08 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  37. ^ 2000 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch Archived 2013-10-15 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  38. ^ Australian certifications aria.com (Retrieved August 30, 2008)
  39. ^ Austrian certifications ifpi.at Archived 2010-02-01 at WebCite (Retrieved August 30, 2008)
  40. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com Archived 2009-05-10 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved August 30, 2008)
  41. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Move+Your+Body')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved August 30, 2008.
  42. ^ Swiss certifications Swisscharts.com (Retrieved August 30, 2008)

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