Scatman's World (song)

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"Scatman's World"
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Single by Scatman John
from the album Scatman's World
B-side "Time (Take Your Time)"
Released June 19, 1995
Format
Genre Eurodance
Length Single Mix: 3:40
Club Mix: 5:54
Label RCA Records
Producer(s) Scatman John
Scatman John singles chronology
"String Module Error: Match not found"
(1994)
"Scatman's World"
(1995)
"Song of Scatland"
(1995)
Music video
"Scatman's World" on YouTube

"Scatman's World" is a song by American artist Scatman John. It was released in June 1995 the second single from the album of the same name and the follow-up to the international hit "Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop)". The song entered at number fourteen of its first week in the UK Singles chart, and then peaked at number ten. Around the world the single held its own and sold well removing any fans' doubts of Larkin being a one-hit-wonder.

"Scatman's World" uses a similar, repeating chord progression to Pachelbel's Canon, the latter follows as: I V vi iii IV I IV V and the former as: I V vi iii IV I ii V.

Music video[edit]

The footage in the music video accompanies Scatman who stands in front of many backgrounds in different locations (through chroma key) as he sings about the problems of the world, and invites the viewer to join him in his fantasy world called Scatland. There are locations in London including Liverpool Street station, London Bridge and Oxford Circus. The song expresses hope and satirises the meaningless divide in the modern world between cultures and race.

I'm calling out from Scatland; I'm calling out from Scatman's world. If you wanna break free, you better listen to me; You gotta learn how to see in your fantasy.

Track listings[edit]

CD1 Europe[edit]

  1. "Scatman's World" [single mix] — 3:40
  2. "Scatman's World" [club mix] — 5:54
  3. "Scatman's World" [house mix] — 5:30
  4. "Time (Take Your Time)" — 3:41

CD2 Europe [Remixes][edit]

  1. "Scatman's World (Dance Remix)" — 5:57
    • Remixed By: Ltd. Express
  2. "Scatman's World (DJ Hooligan's Underworld Remix) — 6:34
    • Remixed By: DJ Hooligan
  3. "Scatman's World (Rave Remix)" — 7:10
  4. "Scatman's World (House-Dub Remix)" — 5:28
  5. "Scatman's World (Divas 70's Mix)" — 5:49
    • Remixed By: Lutz Markwirth and Q-Swap
  6. "Scatman's World (80's Mix)" — 6:06
    • Remixed By: Q-Swap

CD3 Japan[edit]

  1. "Scatman's World (Single Mix)" — 3:40
  2. "Scatman's World (Club Mix) — 5:54
  3. "Scatman's World (House Mix)" — 5:30
  4. "Scatman's World (80's Mix)" — 6:08
    • Remixed By: Q-Swap
  5. "Scatman's Special Message for Japan Only" — 0:47

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Wish You Were Here" by Rednex
German number-one single
August 11, 1995 – August 25, 1995 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Boom Boom Boom" by The Outhere Brothers
Preceded by
"Conquest of Paradise" by Vangelis
Belgian (Flanders) number-one single
August 19, 1995 – September 23, 1995 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"I Wanna Be a Hippy" by Technohead
Preceded by
"Pour que tu m'aimes encore" by Céline Dion
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one single
August 26, 1995 – October 21, 1995 (9 weeks)
Succeeded by
"You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson
Preceded by
"Shy Guy" by Diana King
Eurochart Hot 100 number-one single
August 26, 1995 – September 9, 1995 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"You Are Not Alone" by Michael Jackson
Preceded by
"Yeha-Noha" by Indians Sacred Spirit
French SNEP number-one single
September 16, 1995 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"XXL" by Mylène Farmer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Scatman's World", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 6, 2008)
  2. ^ Canada dance peak
  3. ^ Danish peak
  4. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  5. ^ "Scatman John singles, German Singles Chart" (in German). musicline. Retrieved 19 April 2010. 
  6. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved April 7, 2008)
  7. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: S". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 1995" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 19 April 2010. 
  9. ^ Spanish peak
  10. ^ "Scatman's World", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved April 7, 2008)
  11. ^ 1995 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at Archived 2010-09-24 on Wayback Machine. (Retrieved September 10, 2008)
  12. ^ 1995 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved September 10, 2008)
  13. ^ 1995 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved September 10, 2008)
  14. ^ 1995 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com Archived 2009-02-14 on Wayback Machine. (Retrieved January 30, 2009)
  15. ^ 1995 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch Archived 2012-03-23 on Wayback Machine. (Retrieved September 10, 2008)
  16. ^ Austrian certifications ifpi.at Archived 2010-02-01 on WebCite (Retrieved September 10, 2008)
  17. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved September 10, 2008)
  18. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Scatman%27s+World')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved September 10, 2008. 
  19. ^ Swiss certifications Swisscharts.com (Retrieved September 10, 2008)