Secret Land

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"Secret Land"
Secret land.jpg
Single by Sandra
from the album Into a Secret Land
B-side "Into Nobody's Land"
Released September 1988
Format 7" single
12" maxi
CD maxi
Recorded 1988
Genre Synthpop, disco
Length

4:46 (Album version)

4:05 (Single version)
Label Virgin
Songwriter(s) Michael Cretu
Hubert Kemmler
Markus Löhr
Klaus Hirschburger
Gronau
Müller-Pi
Hoenig
Mats Björklund
Producer(s) Michael Cretu
Sandra singles chronology
"Heaven Can Wait"
(1988)
"Secret Land"
(1988)
"We'll Be Together"
(1988)
"Heaven Can Wait"
(1988)
"Secret Land"
(1988)
"We'll Be Together"
(1988)
Secret Land '99
Secret Land '99
Sandra singles chronology
"Won't Run Away"
(1995) Won't Run Away1995
"Secret Land '99"
(1999) Secret Land '991999
"In the Heat of the Night '99"
(1999) In the Heat of the Night '991999

"Secret Land" is a pop song by German singer Sandra. It was released in September 1988 as the second single from her third album, Into a Secret Land. The song is an adaptation of a Hubert Kemmler-produced song called "Trenchcoat Man", released as a single by German band Fabrique in 1987.

"Secret Land" was a particularly successful song in Israel, where it topped the chart, and was a top ten hit in Germany, South Africa and Switzerland, where it peaked at number seven, eight and nine, respectively. It also reached the top twenty in Sweden and Austria, reaching numbers sixteen and seventeen, respectively. Curiously, the single did not achieve great success in France, where it peaked only at number twenty-six, whereas the previous Sandra singles were generally well received there.

In 1999 Sandra re-recorded the song and shot a brand-new music video for it. This version appeared on her compilation album My Favourites (1999), and was released as the first single from the compilation. However, the single was not successful.

Formats and track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Secret Land" (Single version) — 4:05
  2. "Into Nobody's Land" (instrumental) — 4:12
12" maxi
  1. "Secret Land" (reverse mix) — 6:44
  2. "Secret Land" (single version) — 4:05
  3. "Secret Land" (dub mix) — 3:33
CD maxi
  1. "Secret Land" (reverse mix) — 6:44
  2. "Secret Land" (single version) — 4:05
  3. "Secret Land" (dub mix) — 3:33
CD maxi - 1999
  1. "Secret Land '99" (radio edit) — 3:20
  2. "Secret Land '99" (ultra violet club mix) — 5:34
  3. "Secret Land '99" (la danca club mix) — 6:12
  4. "Secret Land '99" (ultra violet radio edit) — 3:41

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[1] 17
Eurochart Hot 100 24
French SNEP Singles Chart[1] 26
German Singles Chart[1] 7
Italian FIMI Singles Chart 32
South African Singles Chart[2] 8
Swedish Singles Chart[1] 16
Swiss Singles Chart[1] 9
Chart (1999) Peak
position
Czech Republic Singles Chart 61
German Singles Chart[1] 69

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Secret Land", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved March 3, 2008)
  2. ^ http://rock.co.za/files/springbok_top_20_(S).html

External links[edit]