Vem Dançar Kuduro

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"Vem Dançar Kuduro"
Vem-dançar-kuduro-lucenzo-feat-big-ali.jpg
Single by Lucenzo featuring Big Ali
from the album Emigrante del Mundo
Released January 2010
Format
Recorded 2010
Genre
Length 3:19
Label
Writer(s)
  • Faouzi Barkati
  • Lucenzo
  • Ali Fitzgerald Moore
  • Fabrice Cyril Toigo
Producer(s) Lucenzo
Lucenzo singles chronology
"Emigrante del Mundo"
(2007)
"Vem Dançar Kuduro"
(2010)
"Danza Kuduro"
(2010)
Big Ali singles chronology
"Universal Party"
(2009)
"Vem Dançar Kuduro"
(2010)
Music video
"Vem dançar kuduro" on YouTube

"Vem Dançar Kuduro" (English: Let's Dance Kuduro) is a multilingual Portuguese/English dance hit single by Lucenzo, a France-based artist of Portuguese origin featuring also France-based American artist Big Ali. Lucenzo sings in Portuguese and Big Ali in English.

"Vem Dançar Kuduro" (meaning Let's Dance Kuduro in English), with kuduro being an Angolan type of music, had a big success in France, with the single "Vem Dançar Kuduro" reaching number 2 in the SNEP French Top 100 charts (based solely on actual sales of singles) and number 1 on the French Club 40 charts (based on actual plays in 80 discos in France). "Vem Dançar Kuduro" was also a hit in Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Many popular remix versions of the song have been made.

Following the success of the song, Don Omar released with Lucenzo a Spanish-language single "Danza Kuduro" that samples on a large part on "Vem Dançar Kuduro", but is a distinct song. At times, both versions have appeared separately on the same chart in certain European countries. These include Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland where both songs were hits.

Track list[edit]

  1. Vem Dançar Kuduro (radio edit) (3:21)
  2. Vem Dançar Kuduro (Lucenzo solo) (2:48)
  3. Vem Dançar Kuduro (club extended)

Music video[edit]

The music video was shot in Havana, Cuba portraying Lucenzo and Big Ali promoting their concert that is to be held in a poor neighborhood in the Cuban capital, while Lucenzo is distributing posters to the public and Big Ali is joining in declaring, through loud speakers, about music coming from New York City, Angola and Portugal alluding to kuduro music to be played at the party. Some fans are joining in the celebrations dancing in the streets with the artists.

In other scenes, Lucenzo and Big Ali are seen preparing for the concert having haircuts at a barber shop.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010–11) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[1] 5
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 84
Denmark (Tracklisten)[2] 14
Finland (Finland's Official List)[3] 12
France (SNEP)[4] 2
Norway (VG-lista)[5] 15
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 1
Switzerland (Media Control AG)[7] 31

Versions involving Lucenzo[edit]

Title Credits Album
"Vem Dançar Kuduro" Lucenzo featuring Big Ali Emigrante del Mundo
"Danza Kuduro" Don Omar featuring Lucenzo Don Omar Presents: Meet the Orphans
"Vem Dançar Kuduro" /
"Danza Kuduro"
Lucenzo featuring Big Ali /
Lucenzo featuring Don Omar
"Danza Kuduro (Throw Your Hands Up)" Lucenzo & Qwote featuring Pitbull & Don Omar
"Danza Kuduro (Throw Your Hands Up)" Lucenzo & Qwote featuring Pitbull
"Throw Your Hands Up (Dançar Kuduro)" Qwote featuring Pitbull & Lucenzo
"Danza Kuduro 2012" Akon featuring Lucenzo

"Danza Kuduro" (adaptation)[edit]

Danza Kuduro is a song produced by Lucenzo, from Don Omar's collaborative album Meet the Orphans released as the lead single from the album on August 15, 2010 through Machete, VI. It features singer Lucenzo and has become a big hit in most Latin American countries,[8] and eventually all over Europe.

The music of "Danza Kuduro" (meaning the kuduro dance in English) is largely based on "Vem Dançar Kuduro", however most of the lyrics of "Danza Kuduro" have been rewritten in the Spanish language.

Vem Dançar Kuduro / Danza Kuduro[edit]

"Vem Dançar Kuduro /
Danza Kuduro"
Single by Lucenzo featuring Big Ali / Don Omar
from the album Emigrante del Mundo
Released July 8, 2011 (2011-07-08)
Format digital download
Genre
Length 3:15
Writer(s)
  • Faouzi Barkati
  • Lucenzo
  • Ali Fitzgerald Moore
  • Fabrice Cyril Toigo

This was a special double A side release in the Netherlands that included Lucenzo as main singer and featuring Big Ali as in the original release regarding side A (Vem Dançar Kuduro) and Don Omar regarding side B (Danza Kuduro).

Another difference for the Dutch release was that "Danza Kuduro" was credited directly to Lucenzo featuring Don Omar, whereas in all other markets, the song had been credited as "Don Omar featuring Lucenzo".

This double A side release topped the Dutch Top 40 charts.[9]

CD Maxi:

  • Danza Kuduro – Lucenzo feat. Don Omar (3:20)
  • Vem dançar kuduro (Radio Edit) – Lucenzo feat. Big Ali (3:16)

Charts

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Dutch Top 40 1
Dutch Single Top 100[9] 1

Throw Your Hands Up (Dançar Kuduro)[edit]

"Throw Your Hands Up (Dançar Kuduro)"
Single by Qwote featuring Pitbull and Lucenzo
Released November 8, 2011 (2011-11-08)
Format digital download
Genre
Length 3:38
Label Dance Nation
Writer(s)
  • Faouzi Barkati
  • Lucenzo
  • Ali Fitzgerald Moore
  • Fabrice Cyril Toigo
Qwote singles chronology
"Don't Wanna Fight"
(2009)
"Throw Your Hands Up (Dancar Kuduro)"
(2011)
"Letting Go (Cry Just A Little)"
(2012)
Lucenzo singles chronology
"Baila Morena"
(2010)
"Throw Your Hands Up (Dancar Kuduro)"
(2011)
Wine It Up
(2012)
Music video
"Throw Your Hands Up (Dancar Kuduro)" on YouTube

"Throw Your Hands Up (Dançar Kuduro)", a rearranged multilingual recording of the song by Qwote featuring Pitbull & Lucenzo in English, Spanish and Portuguese and destined for the English-language charts, entered at #13 on the UK Singles Chart on chart dated 6 November 2011. It also charted in the Scottish Singles Chart peaking at #11. It also charted in Ireland and Australia.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011–2012) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[10] 3
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 31
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 29
Poland (Dance Top 50)[13] 16
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[14] 11
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[15] 4
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[16] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 13

Yearly charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
UK Singles Chart[18] 200

BPI certified silver

Track list[edit]

iTunes EP
No. Title Length
1. "Danza Kuduro" (radio edit, featuring Don Omar) 2:24
2. "Danza Kuduro" (featuring Big Ali) 3:16
3. "Throw Your Hands Up (Dançar Kuduro)" (UK edit, featuring Pitbull) 2:31
4. "Throw Your Hands Up (Dançar Kuduro)" (Wideboys remix, featuring Pitbull) 5:56
5. "Throw Your Hands Up (Dançar Kuduro)" (UK extended mix, featuring Pitbull) 4:14
6. "Throw Your Hands Up (Dançar Kuduro)" (featuring Don Omar, Daddy Yankee and Arcángel) 3:33

Other versions[edit]

Qwote has released a number of other versions over and above the ones on the maxi-single as follows:

  • "Throw Your Hands Up (Dançar Kuduro)" – Lucenzo & Qwote (featuring Pitbull & Don Omar)
  • "Throw Your Hands Up (Dançar Kuduro)" – Lucenzo vs Qwote (featuring Pitbull )
  • "Throw Your Hands Up" – Qwote (featuring Pitbull)
  • "Throw Your Hands Up" – Qwote (featuring Pitbull & T-Vice)
  • "Throw Your Hands Up (Dançar Kuduro)" Remixed – Qwote (featuring Pitbull & Lucenzo)
  • "Throw Your Hands Up (Dançar Kuduro)" – Qwote (featuring Pitbull)

Danza Kuduro (Throw Your Hands Up)[edit]

"Danza Kuduro (Throw Your Hands Up)"
Danza-kuduro-lucenzo-qwote-pitbull-don-omar.jpg
Single by Lucenzo & Qwote featuring Pitbull and Don Omar
Released October 30, 2011 (2011-10-30)
Format digital download
Genre
Length 5:15
Writer(s)
  • Faouzi Barkati
  • Lucenzo
  • Ali Fitzgerald Moore
  • Fabrice Cyril Toigo

"Danza Kuduro (Throw Your Hands Up)", a rearranged multilingual recording of the song by Lucenzo and Qwote featuring Pitbull & Don Omar in English, Spanish with refrain by Lucenzo in Portuguese.

Other versions and samplings[edit]

Brazilian singer Latino made in 2011 a full-Portuguese version of the song.

This song was also covered by Brazilian artists Robson Moura and Lino Krizz as "Vem Dançar com Tudo", as the opening for the telenovela Avenida Brasil.[19]

Dr. Bellido sampled part of the music in his hit "Señorita" that features also the vocals of Papa Joe.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ultratop.be – Lucenzo feat. Big Ali – Vem dançar kuduro" (in French). Ultratip.
  2. ^ "Lucenzo Feat. Big Ali: Danza Kuduro on danishcharts.com". Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Lucenzo Feat. Big Ali: Danza Kuduro" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved July 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Lucenzo Feat. Big Ali: Danza Kuduro on lescharts.com". Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Lucenzo Feat. Big Ali: Danza Kuduro on norwegiancharts.com". Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Lucenzo Feat. Big Ali: Danza Kuduro on swedishcharts.com". Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Lucenzo Feat. Big Ali: Danza Kuduro on swisscharts.com". Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
  8. ^ Danza Kuduro - Single by Don Omar & Lucenzo iTunes.com Retrieved 2010-08-18
  9. ^ a b DutchCharts.nl Vem Dançar Kuduro/Danza Kuduro" page
  10. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Qwote & Lucenzo – Throw Your Hands Up". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  11. ^ "Chart Track: Week 45, 2011". Irish Singles Chart.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Qwote & Lucenzo – Throw Your Hands Up". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Dance Top 50. Retrieved 2011-12-15.
  14. ^ "Archive Chart: 2011-11-12". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  15. ^ "Archive Chart: 2011-11-12" UK Dance Chart.
  16. ^ "Archive Chart: 2011-11-12" UK Indie Chart.
  17. ^ "Archive Chart: 2011-11-12" UK Singles Chart.
  18. ^ http://ukchartsplus.co.uk/UKChartsPlusYE2011.pdf
  19. ^ Tema de abertura de Avenida Brasil com Robson Moura e Lino Krizz! (Portuguese)
  20. ^ Music video for "Señorita" by Dr. Bellido featuring Papa Joe on YouTube

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