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(or alternatively Tacatà or Tacatá)"
Cover of single "Tacata'" in Italy
Single by Romano & Sapienza feat. Rodriguez
Released 5 January 2012 - Italy - as Tacata'
April 2012 - Switzerland - as Tacatà
Recorded 2011
Genre Eurodance, house, dance-pop
Length 3:30
Writer(s) Raul-Rodriguez Martinez
Mario Romano
Salvatore Sapienza
Producer(s) Gabry Ponte
Mario Romano
Salvatore Sapienza
Romano & Sapienza feat. Rodriguez singles chronology
Music video
"Tacata'" by Romano & Sapienza feat. Rodriguez on YouTube
(or alternatively Tacatà or Tacatá)"
Cover of single "Tacata'" in France
Single by Tacabro
Released 23 April 2012 in France as Tacata'
April 2012 - Switzerland - as Tacatà
Format Dance music, Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Pop
Length 3:30
Label 541 / N.E.W.S. (Italy, France, Sweden)
Sony Music (Denmark)
Catchy Tunes (Sweden) Ultra Records (USA)
Writer(s) Raul-Rodriguez Martinez
Mario Romano
Salvatore Sapienza
Producer(s) Gabry Ponte
Mario Romano
Salvatore Sapienza
Tacabro singles chronology
Music video
"Tacata'" by Tacabro on YouTube

Tacata' (alternative writings Tacatà and Tacatá) is an international hit by Italian group Tacabro with Cuban artist Martínez Rodríguez as main vocalist for the release on 541 / N.E.W.S. labels in Italy, France and Sweden and with Sony Music in Denmark. The music is composed by the Italian duo Mario Romano and Salvatore Sapienza known as Romano & Sapienza and lyrics by Raul-Rodriguez Martinez.

"Tacata'" was originally a hit in Italy and was credited to Romano & Sapienza featuring Rodríguez reaching number 4 on the Italian Singles Charts. The same name was used for the initial Swiss release. Releases on other European charts were credited to the formation Tacabro and charted as such in France, Denmark and Sweden. The song has gained recognition in North America, reaching number 83 in Canada where it was the most popular outside Europe. According to PROMUSICAE, the publisher of the Official Spanish Singles and Albums Charts, "Rayos de sol" was the seventh biggest selling single in Spain in 2012.[1]



Tacata' (by Tacabro)
  1. Tacata' (4:49)
Tacata' (by Tacabro feat. Rodriguez)
  1. Tacata' (Radio edit) (3:30)
  2. Tacata' (Extended mix) (4:44)


Tacata' Remixes
  1. Tacata' (Radio Edit) (3:30)
  2. Tacata' (Extended) (4:44)
  3. Tacata' (Stylus Josh, Eros Remix) (5:34)
  4. Tacata' (Marco Branky Radio Remix) (3:34)
  5. Tacata' (Marco Branky Remix) (5:02)
  6. Tacata' (Karmin Shiff Remix) (6:09)
  7. Tacata' (DJ Willy Remix) (5:31)
  8. Tacata' (Dany Lorence Remix) (4:50)
  9. Tacata' (El Berna Jam) (3:31)
  10. Tacata' Video (3:46)
  11. Tacata' (Whoami Remix By Victote and Usra) (3:19)


"Tacatà" Radio edit version credited to Tacabro featuring Rodriguez appears as title track in the compilation albums Tacatà Compilation and Latino - Greatest Hits 2012 Vol. 2.

Music video[edit]

Two separate music videos were released for "Tacata'" produced by Danceandlove, the first in January 2012 [1] and the second in February 2012. [2]. The videos are directed by Alex Bufalo and DOP by Francesco Fracchionio. The music videos show Martínez Rodríguez singing and dancing in front of a banner reading Tacabro or through visual effects in the background. With Rodríguez dancing the Tacata', there is vocal as well as music accompaniment and mixing by Mario Romano and Salvatore Sapienza. In other scenes of the music video, Martínez Rodríguez is joined in by other girls dancing the Tacata' with him.


Originally released in Italy on 5 January 2012, it became a hit in Italy, and in many dance venues all over Europe. The song reached #4 on the Italian Singles Chart[2] and #1 on the Danish Singles Chart[3] for three consecutive weeks in April and May 2012.

In France for the initial three weeks, two versions were in the French SNEP charts. On 21 April 2012, the two versions appeared at #98 and #134 simultaneously in first week of release. On chart dated 28 April they both appeared at #50 and #65 and for chart dated 5 May 2012 at #33 and #42 simultaneously. But SNEP coupled both listing into one for chart dated 12 May 2012, with the single rising to #6 in the French chart.

Peak positions[edit]

Romano & Sapienza feat. Rodriguez version
Year (2012) Peak
Italy (FIMI)[2] 4
Poland (Dance Top 50)[4] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[5] 67
Tacabro version
Year (2012–13) Peak
Argentina (Argentina Top 20)[6] 1
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 75)[6] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 5
Belgium (Ultratop 40 Wallonia)[8] 5
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[9] 83
Denmark (Tracklisten)[3] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[10] 2
France (SNEP)[11] 1
Germany (Media Control AG)[9] 4
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[12] 1
Israel (Media Forest)[13] 1
Luxembourg Digital Songs (Billboard)[14] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[15] 3
Norway (VG-lista)[16] 4
Poland (Dance Top 50)[4] 2
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[17] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 1
US (Billboard Hot Latin Songs)[19] 19
End Of Year (2012) Peak
Germany (Media Control AG)[20] 18
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[21] 7


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Belgium (BEA)[22] Gold 0*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[23] Gold 15,000^
Germany (BVMI)[24] Gold 150,000^
Italy (FIMI)[25] 2× Platinum 60,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[26] Gold 20,000^
Sweden (GLF)[27] Platinum 40,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[28] Platinum 30,000^

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

Other versions[edit]

DJ Adam released his own remixed version entitled "Tacata" on 23 April 2012 on Beat Factory label that appeared at #187 in the French Singles Top 200 and rising to #133 during May 2012.[29]

Mr. Takata released a cover version as "Tacatà". This version charted in the French Singles Top 200 for one week reaching number 114. It also charted in Austrian Singles Chart for two weeks reaching number 57.[30]

Japanese pop group MAX sampled the song under the same title for their comeback in 2013.


  2. ^ a b Romano & Sapienza feat. Rodriguez - Tacatà on FIMI - Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana - Classifica settimanale dal 10/01/2011 al 16/01/2011
  3. ^ a b "Tacabro - Tacatá on Danish Charts". DanishCharts.com. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Dance Top 50. Retrieved 16 June 2012. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "sc_Polishdance_" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  5. ^ "Romano & Sapienza feat. Rodriguez - Tacatà on Swiss Charts". SwissCharts.com. 
  6. ^ a b "Argentina Top 20". top40-charts.com. 2014. Retrieved July 28, 2014.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "aut" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  7. ^ "Tacabro - Tacatá on Belgium Flanders Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Tacabro - Tacatá on Belgium Wallonia Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Tacabro - Tacatá - Music Charts". acharts.us. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Suomen virallinen lista". Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Tacabro - Tacatá on French Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  13. ^ "Media Forest: Airplay chart". mediaforest.biz. 2012-05-26. 
  14. ^ "Luxembourg Digital Songs - August 11, 2012". Billboard. 
  15. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Tacabro search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  16. ^ "Tacabro - Tacatá on Norwegian Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "Tacabro - Tacatá on Spanish Charts" (PDF). SpanishCharts.com. Retrieved June 27, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Tacabro - Tacatá on Swedish Charts". DanishCharts.com. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  19. ^ a b "Tacabro - Tacatá on Swiss Charts". DanishCharts.com. Retrieved May 4, 2012.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "swi" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  20. ^ "Top 100 Singles Jahrescharts 2012" (in German). VIVA. Viacom International Media Networks. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  21. ^ "Top 50 Canciones Anual 2012" (PDF). Promuiscae.es. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  22. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2012". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. 
  23. ^ "Danish single certifications – Tacabro – Tacatà". IFPI Denmark.  Click on næste to go to page 32 if certification from official website
  24. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Tacabro; 'Tacatà')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  25. ^ "Italian single certifications – Tacabro – Tacatà" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana.  Select Online in the field Sezione. Enter Tacabro in the field Filtra. The certification will load automatically
  26. ^ "Spanish single certifications – Tacabro – Tacatà" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España.  Select the "Chart", enter ' in the field "Year". Select ' in the field "Semana". Click on "Search Charts"
  27. ^ "Veckolista Singlar - Vecka 34, 24 augusti 2012" (in Swedish). Hitlistan.se. Archived from the original on 4 September 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  28. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Tacabro; 'Tacatà')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  29. ^ Lescharts.com DJ Adam - "Tacata" song page
  30. ^ Lecharts.com Mr. Takata - "Tacatà" song page

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