Up and Down (song)

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"Up and Down"
Single by Vengaboys
from the album The Party Album
Released November 1, 1998[citation needed]
Format CD single
Recorded 1998
Genre Eurodance[1]
Length 4:02
Label Groovilicious/S.R.
Writer(s) Wessel van Diepen, Dennis van den Driesschen
Producer(s) Vengaboys
Vengaboys singles chronology
"To Brazil"
"Up and Down"
"We Like to Party"

"Up and Down" is a song by Eurodance group Vengaboys. It reached number four in the UK in November 1998. It also reached number one on the US dance chart in 1999.[2] The Tin Tin Out remix of the song was sampled in DMC's rare remix of Cher's "Believe". The "Wooo!" voice in the song is sampled from "Crash Goes Love" by Loleatta Holloway.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Up and Down" (Airplay) (3:47)
  2. "Up and Down" (Hard Radio) (3:42)
  3. "Up and Down" (BCM Radio) (3:32)
  4. "Up and Down" (More Airplay) (4:04)
  5. "Up and Down" (Hard & Long) (5:25)
  6. "Up and Down" (BCM Club Mix) (6:43)
  7. "Up and Down" (Airplay XXL) (5:55)


Chart (1998/1999) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 24
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 11
France (SNEP)[6] 72
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 12
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 3
Italy (FIMI)[9] 18
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10] 5
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 27
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[12] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 32
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 4
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1

See also[edit]

Preceded by
"Believe" by Cher
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
January 16, 1999
Succeeded by
"It's Not Right but It's Okay" by Whitney Houston


  1. ^ Reuther, Birgit (October 14, 2010). "Discokugelglanz und das Dunkel dahinter". Hamburger Abendblatt (in German). Retrieved May 12, 2014. Der Vengaboys-Fan Friebe hat den Eurodance-Klassiker der Niederländer gecovert. 
  2. ^ Billboard - 22 May 1999 "After much crossover action in Europe, the Vengaboys are repeating the process in the U.S. The festive foursome has already reached the top of the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart with "Up & Down," and its follow-up, "We Like To Party!," is a ..."
  3. ^ Crash Goes Love by Loleatta Holloway at whosampled.com also used in Witch Doktor by Armand Van Helden
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Vengaboys – Up and Down" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Vengaboys – Up and Down" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Vengaboys – Up and Down" (in French). Les classement single.
  7. ^ "Musicline.de – Vengaboys Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  8. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Hit Parade Italia – Indice per Interprete: V". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Vengaboys search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  11. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Vengaboys – Up and Down". Top 40 Singles.
  12. ^ "Archive Chart: 1998-11-21". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Vengaboys – Up and Down". Swiss Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "Archive Chart: 1998-11-28" UK Singles Chart.