Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)

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"Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)"
Safri Duo - Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song).jpg
Single by Safri Duo
from the album Episode II
Released 1 December 2000
Format CD, vinyl
Recorded The Safri Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark
Length 3:18
Label Universal
Songwriter(s) Morten Friis, Uffe Savery, Michael Parsberg
Producer(s) Safri Duo, Michael Parsberg
Safri Duo singles chronology
"Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)"
(2000)
"Samb-Adagio"
(2001)
"Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)"
(2000)
"Samb-Adagio"
(2001)
Music video
"Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" on YouTube

"Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" is a song performed by Danish percussion duo Safri Duo. It was released in December 2000 as the lead single from their first mainstream studio album Episode II. The Michael Parsberg-produced song, which has a mix of tribal drums with electronic music twists, sold 1.5 million copies worldwide[1] and became the fourth fastest selling single ever in Europe.[2] The single topped the Danish Singles Chart. Outside Denmark, the single also topped the charts in Switzerland, and peaked at number two in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia). It reached #6 in the United Kingdom and #7 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs in the United States. The song has also been used as one of the themes for the Kingda Ka coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure.

"Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" song was awarded "Danish Club Hit of the Year" at the 2001 Danish Music Awards.[3][dead link]

Track listing[edit]

European CD single[4]
No. Title Length
1. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Radio Edit) 3:18
2. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Original Club Version) 8:36
3. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (DJ Tandu Mix) 7:41
4. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Spanish Fly Remix) 9:33
5. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Nick Sentience Mix) 7:40
6. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Serious Mix) 7:57
US CD single[5]
No. Title Length
1. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Radio Edit) 3:18
2. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Original Club Version) 8:36
3. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Airscape Mix) 6:53
US promo vinyl[6]
No. Title Length
1. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Darude vs. JS16 Remix) 7:28
2. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Airscape Mix) 6:53
3. "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (Original Club Version) 8:34

The song is used by the English League 1 Team Doncaster Rovers as walkout music.

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lausten, Morten Schwarz (2003). "Safri Duo: 3.0 (Anmeldelse)" (in Danish). GAFFA. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Fuglsang, Jens. "The Danes Hit the Charts" (in Danish). Danish Arts Agency/Music Centre. Retrieved 24 January 2010. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Danish Music Awards 2001" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Safri Duo - Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)". Discogs. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Safri Duo - Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)". Discogs. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Safri Duo - Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)". Discogs. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  7. ^ Kent, David (2006). Australian Chart Book 1993-2005. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-45889-2. 
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Safri Duo – Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Safri Duo – Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Safri Duo – Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  11. ^ "Safri Duo | AllMusic". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  12. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Safri Duo – Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)". Tracklisten.
  13. ^ "Safri Duo: Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Safri Duo – Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" (in French). Les classement single.
  15. ^ "Musicline.de – SAFRI DUO Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  16. ^ "Chart Track: Week 6, 2001". Irish Singles Chart.
  17. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Safri Duo – Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)". Top Digital Download.
  18. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 13, 2001" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40
  19. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Safri Duo – Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)". VG-lista.
  20. ^ Romanian Top 100 Singles Airplay Chart - Top of the Year 2001
  21. ^ "Archive Chart: 2001-01-28". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  22. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Safri Duo – Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" Canciones Top 50.
  23. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Safri Duo – Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)". Singles Top 100.
  24. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Safri Duo – Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)". Swiss Singles Chart.
  25. ^ "Archive Chart: 2001-02-03" UK Singles Chart.
  26. ^ "Archive Chart: 2001-02-03" UK Dance Chart.
  27. ^ "Safri Duo – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Safri Duo.
  28. ^ "De 100 populairste platen von 2001" (PDF). Dutch Top 40 (in Dutch). Radio 538. Retrieved 29 November 2010. 
  29. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2001" (PDF). UK Singles Chart. ChartsPlus. Retrieved 29 November 2010. 
  30. ^ http://www.rtl.de/cms/unterhaltung/tv-programm/show/die-ultimative-chartshow/hits-neue-jahrtausend-download.html
  31. ^ a b c "SAFRI DUO: ORIGINS" (in Danish). safriduo.dk. October 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  32. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Safri+Duo; 'Played-A-Live')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  33. ^ "Danish single certifications – Safri Duo – Played-A-Live". IFPI Denmark.  Click on næste to go to page if certification from official website
  34. ^ "Guld & Platina - År 2001" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Svenska Gruppen. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  35. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 4 July 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 

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