Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)

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"Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)"
Scatmansingle.JPG
Single by Scatman John
from the album Scatman's World
Released November 30, 1994
Format
Genre Eurodance
Length
  • 5:03
  • 3:30 (Radio Edit)
Label RCA
Songwriter(s)
  • John Larkin
  • Antonio Nunzio Catania
  • Tony Catania
  • Catania Music Studios
Producer(s)
  • Antonio Nunzio Catania
  • Tony Catania
  • Catania Music Studios
Scatman John singles chronology
"Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)"
(1994)
"Scatman's World"
(1995)
Music video
"Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)" on YouTube

"Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)" is a song by American Eurodance artist Scatman John.

Release[edit]

Scatman John in the "Scatman" music video.

The song was released in November 1994, as the lead single from his second album Scatman's World. Sales were slow at first, but the song was picked up by many radio stations, and eventually became very successful internationally, reaching number one in many parts of Europe and charting in Australia, New Zealand and in Japan.

The song has received overwhelmingly positive reviews for its inspiration and happy go lucky nature and has since gained a cult following. It was also used in the popular Good Humor ice cream advertising campaign of 1995–96, sung as "I'm a Good Humor Man".

Scatman John won the March 1996 Echo Award for the best Rock/Pop single with his song "Scatman".[1]

Content and themes[edit]

The lyrics outline how Scatman John overcame his difficulties with stuttering.

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "Scatman" (Basic-Radio) – 3:30
  2. "Scatman" (Jazz-Level) – 3:41
  3. "Scatman" (Second-Level) – 5:40
  4. "Scatman" (Third-Level) – 5:46
  5. "Scatman" (Game-Over-Jazz) – 5:03
CD maxi 2
  1. "Scatman" (new radio edit) – 3:21
  2. "Scatman" (Pech Remix) – 4:55
    • Remixed by Pech
  3. "Scatman" (Arena di Verona Mix) – 6:04
  4. "Scatman" (extended radio version) – 5:11

Charts and sales[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Echo 1996 - The Winners" (PDF). Music & Media (1996-03-09, page 15). Retrieved March 7, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop)", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 6, 2008)
  3. ^ RPM: issue date November 6, 1995
  4. ^ RPM: issue date September 4, 1995
  5. ^ Billboard 25 March 1995. Billboard. 1995-03-25. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  6. ^ Finnish peak
  7. ^ "Scatman John singles, German Singles Chart" (in German). musicline. Retrieved 19 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 04.02.1995-10.02.1995" (PDF). Dagblaðið Vísir - Tónlist. Retrieved 2018-02-01. 
  9. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved April 7, 2008)
  10. ^ "Japan #1 IMPORT DISKS by Oricon Hot Singles". Hbr3.sakura.ne.jp. Archived from the original on September 11, 2010. Retrieved January 24, 2018. 
  11. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 1995" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 19 April 2010. 
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Scatman John – Scatman" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100 (21 May 1995-27 May 1995)". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2018-02-08. 
  14. ^ Billboard: Hits of the World, May 13, 1995
  15. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved April 7, 2008)
  16. ^ "Official UK Dance Singles Chart (07 May 1995-20 May 1995)". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2018-02-09. 
  17. ^ a b c d e Billboard AllMusic (Retrieved July 24, 2008)
  18. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Pop Singles" (PDF). Cash Box (1995-10-14). Retrieved 20 February 2018. 
  19. ^ a b "1995 ARIA Singles Chart". ARIA. Retrieved July 20, 2017. 
  20. ^ 1995 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at Archived 2010-09-24 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved July 24, 2008)
  21. ^ 1995 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved July 24, 2008)
  22. ^ 1995 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved July 24, 2008)
  23. ^ Canada Top 50 Dance Tracks of 1995
  24. ^ 1995 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com Archived 2009-02-14 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved January 30, 2009)
  25. ^ 1995 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch Archived 2012-03-23 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved July 24, 2008)
  26. ^ 1995 Swedish Singles Chart
  27. ^ Austrian certifications ifpi.at Archived 2010-02-01 at WebCite (Retrieved July 24, 2008)
  28. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com Archived 2012-01-11 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved July 24, 2008)
  29. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Scatman')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved July 19, 2008. 
  30. ^ Norwegian certifications Ifpi.no Archived 2007-06-13 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved July 10, 2008)
  31. ^ Swiss certifications Swisscharts.com (Retrieved July 24, 2008)