Sha-La-La-La-La

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"Sha-La-La-La-La"
Sha-La-La-La-La (1973) Danish single cover.jpg
Danish cover
Single by Walkers
from the album Greatest Hits
B-side"High School Queen"
ReleasedMarch 30, 1973 (Denmark) May 1973 (Germany)
FormatLP
Recorded1973
GenrePop
Length3:00
LabelPhilips
Songwriter(s)Torben Lendager, Poul Dehnhardt
Walkers singles chronology
"(We're Just A) Rock'n'Roll Band"
(1973)
"Sha-La-La-La-La"
(1973)
"Fire"
(1973)
Music video
"Sha-La-La-La-La" on YouTube

"Sha-La-La-La-La" is a song recorded by Danish glam rock band Walkers. The song was co-written by band members Torben Lendager and Poul Dehnhardt. It achieved worldwide exposure after being covered by Dutch dance/pop group Vengaboys.

Release history[edit]

It was initially released in Denmark on March 30, 1973 and later in Germany in May.[1] It was later included on their Greatest Hits (1976) album.

Chart performance[edit]

The single entered the Danish charts at number eight in the last week of March 1973. The following week it climbed to number three. It reached number two after three weeks, after which it disappeared from the charts.

Chart (1973) Peak
position
Denmark (Tracklisten)[2] 2

Vengaboys version[edit]

"Shalala Lala"
Shalalalala.jpg
Single by Vengaboys
from the album The Platinum Album and Music from and Inspired by The Little Vampire
B-side"48 Hours"
ReleasedFebruary 23, 2000
FormatCD, vinyl
Recordedin 2000 at the Violent Studios (Studio 4045), Hilversum, the Netherlands[3]
GenreEurodance, dance-pop
Length3:33
LabelBreakin' Records
Songwriter(s)Torben Lendager, Poul Dehnhardt
Producer(s)Danski & DJ Delmundo
Vengaboys singles chronology
"Kiss (When the Sun Don't Shine)"
(1999)
"Shalala Lala"
(2000)
"Uncle John from Jamaica"
(2000)
Music video
"Shalala Lala" on YouTube

The song was covered by Dutch Eurodance group Vengaboys in 2000. It remixes the song with typical Vengaboys synth and drum beats, although it keeps substantially the same tempo. It was released on February 23, 2000.

Music video[edit]

The music video is modeled after the single cover. It takes place in a fictional Alpine bar named "Wurst & Women". The video primarily focuses on lead vocalist Kim Sasabone performing the song. It features female dancers dressed in a skimped-up version of a dirndl and wearing blonde wigs in a double bun braid. Some men are dressed in lederhosen. After the second verse, the song pauses with a record scratch wherein the two male group members engage in a parody dance battle.[4] The music video was banned by BBC.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Torben Lendager and Poul Dehnhardt, except "48 Hours" written by Danski & DJ Delmundo

CD single[3]

  1. "Shalala Lala" (Hitradio Mix) – 3:33
  2. "48 Hours" – 4:31

CD single 2[6]

  1. "Shalala Lala" (Hitradio Mix) – 3:33
  2. "Shalala Lala" (Karaoke Version) – 3:30

Enhanced maxi-single[5]

  1. "Shalala Lala" (Hitradio Mix) – 3:33
  2. "Shalala Lala" (XXL Mix) – 5:40
  3. "Shalala Lala" (Karaoke Version) – 3:30
  4. "Shalala Lala" (Alice Deejay Remix) – 5:50
  5. "48 Hours" – 4:31
  6. "Shalala Lala" (Music Video)

Enhanced maxi-single 2[7]

  1. "Shalala Lala" (Hitradio Mix) – 3:34
  2. "Shalala Lala" (Alice Deejay Remix) – 5:53
  3. "48 Hours" – 4:34
  4. "Shalala Lala" (Music Video)

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[42] Gold 35,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[43] Platinum 50,000*
Belgium (BEA)[44] Gold 25,000*
Germany (BVMI)[45] Platinum 500,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[46] 3× Platinum 30,000*
Sweden (GLF)[47] Gold 15,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[48] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[49] Silver 200,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Other versions[edit]

Other versions of the song were recorded by British pop group Dreamhouse,[50] which became a hit in Southeast Asia in 1998, by Hong Kong English pop/Cantopop band The Wynners in 1974,[51] and by Estonian pop group Meie Mees in Estonian.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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