The Tamperer featuring Maya

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The Tamperer featuring Maya
Origin Italy
Genres Italo dance
Years active 1998–2000
Labels Pepper Records
Jive/BMG Records
Members Mario Fargetta
Alex Farolfi
Maya Days

The Tamperer featuring Maya was an Italian dance music group consisting of Italian record producers Mario Fargetta and Alex Farolfi, and American singer Maya Days. Later, Giuliano Saglia and GianLuca Mensi would join the project. It achieved European success in 1998 with the chart-topping single "Feel It."

Overview[edit]

In 1998, the group became famous for its debut single, "Feel It," which peaked at No. 1 in both Ireland and the United Kingdom in May of that year and was taken from its album Fabulous. This song was written by the American team of Steve Gittelman and Jim Dyke, and relied heavily on a sample of the Jacksons hit "Can You Feel It".

The album spawned two more singles, "If You Buy this Record, Your Life Will be Better" (based on a sample from Madonna's "Material Girl"), and the Italy-only release "Step Out." The group returned in early 2000 to release its next (and final) single, "Hammer to the Heart" (based on ABBA's "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"). This became a success also, where it became the group's third top-ten hit in the UK.

The producers also used the Tamperer alias to produce and remix other artists, such as Crystal Waters.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
NZ
[1]
Fabulous
  • Released: March 1999
  • Label: BMG
46
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
ITA
[2]
AUS
[3]
BEL
[4]
FIN
[5]
FRA
[6]
GER
[7]
IRE
[8]
NED
[9]
NZ
[10]
SWE
[11]
UK
[12]
1998 "Feel It" 3 19 3 7 5 31 1 10 10 20 1 Fabulous
"If You Buy This Record
(Your Life Will Be Better)"
10 37 20 9 60 74 6 18 11 23 3
1999 "Hammer to the Heart" 33 45 23 88 23 6 Non-album singles
2009 "Feel It 2009" 97
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Zealand Albums". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  2. ^ "Italian Singles". hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  3. ^ "Australian Singles". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  4. ^ "Belgian Singles". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  5. ^ "Finnish Singles". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  6. ^ "French Singles". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  7. ^ "German Singles". offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  8. ^ "Irish Singles". irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  9. ^ "Netherlands Singles". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  10. ^ "New Zealand Singles". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  11. ^ "Swedish Singles". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  12. ^ "UK Singles". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  13. ^ "ARIA Charts Accreditations - 1998 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  14. ^ "Belgian Charts Accreditations - 1998 Singles". Belgian Entertainment Association. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  15. ^ "French Certifications". InfoDisc. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  16. ^ "New Zealand Chart Certification". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  17. ^ a b "BPI Certification". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 

External links[edit]

  • "Maya days biography". Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  • Tamperer featuring Maya, The (1998). "Fabulous". United Kingdom: Jive Records. 0530192. 
  • Tamperer featuring Maya, The (1999). "Hammer to the Heart". United Kingdom: Jive Records. 9250092.