Onka's Big Moka

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Onka's Big Moka
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Studio album by
Released11 November 1999
GenrePost-Britpop
Length48:02
LabelS2
ProducerDave Eringa
Toploader chronology
Onka's Big Moka
(1999)
Magic Hotel
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars link
BBCFavourable link

Onka's Big Moka is an album released in 1999 by the post-Britpop band Toploader. The album reached number 4 on the UK charts, and a song from the album, "Dancing in the Moonlight", a cover of the Boffalongo[1]/King Harvest song, was featured in a television commercial for supermarket chain Sainsbury's and on the soundtrack of the 2002 American coming-of-age teen romantic drama A Walk to Remember, and the 2010 comedy film Four Lions.

The title is a reference to a 1974 anthropological documentary Ongka's Big Moka: The Kawelka of Papua New Guinea.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Joseph Washbourn except tracks 2 & 7.

  1. "Let the People Know" – 3:54
  2. "Dancing in the Moonlight" (Sherman Kelly) – 3:52
  3. "Achilles Heel" – 4:18
  4. "Breathe" – 3:56
  5. "Do You Know What Your Future Will Be?" – 4:24
  6. "Only for a While" – 3:51
  7. "Just Hold On" (Dave Smith, Tim Woodcock, Mike Terry) – 4:01
  8. "Higher State" – 3:11
  9. "High Flying Bird" – 4:10
  10. "Summer Cycle" – 4:38
  11. "Just About Living" – 4:01
  12. "Floating Away (In a Bath Tub)" – 3:22

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999–2001) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[2] 99
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[3] 36
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[4] 86
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[5] 43
Irish Albums (IRMA)[6] 6
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 85
UK Albums (OCC)[8] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6dFjDQx_BQ
  2. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  3. ^ "Danishcharts.dk – Toploader – Onka's Big Moka". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Toploader – Onka's Big Moka" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Toploader – Onka's Big Moka" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Toploader". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Toploader – Onka's Big Moka". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 July 2019.