Vesyolye Ulybki

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Весёлые Улыбки
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Studio album by t.A.T.u.
Released 21 October 2008 (2008-10-21)
Genre Eurodance, electronica, electronic rock, pop rock
Length 38:54
Language Russian
English (3 tracks)
Label Studia Soyuz
Producer T.A. Music, Billy Steinberg, Josh Alexander, Sergio Galoyan, Boris Renski (executive)
t.A.T.u. chronology
The Best
Весёлые Улыбки
Waste Management
Alternative covers
iTunes cover
iTunes cover
Singles from Весёлые Улыбки
  1. "Белый плащик"
    Released: 29 November 2007
  2. "220"
    Released: 15 April 2008
  3. "You and I"
    Released: 12 September 2008
  4. "Snegopady"
    Released: 17 April 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 7/10 stars [1]
Sputnikmusic 2/5 stars [2]

Vesyolye Ulybki (Cyrillic: Весёлые Улыбки; translation: Happy Smiles) is t.A.T.u.'s third and final Russian studio album, released on 21 October 2008. The album's working title was Upravleniye Otbrosami (Cyrillic: Управление Отбросами; translation: Waste Management). The album reached sales of more than 200,000 copies in Russia.[3][4] The English counterpart, Waste Management, was released in December 2009.

Demo versions of nearly every song on the album have leaked online.


  • The first single from the album, "Белый плащик", was released in November 2007. The music video was released on 29 November 2007.[5] The single was released as a maxi-single with the song, remixes and the second single, "220". It also had mobile wallpapers, a poster and a coupon for a discount of 50 roubles for the supposed album Upravleniye Otbrosami, which expired in June 2008, but they were still valid for the discount of the album of Весёлые Улыбки [3][6]
  • The second single, "220", was released in April 2008. The song was included in the "Beliy Plaschik" maxi-single and featured 3 mobile wallpapers. A music video was released in June 2008 that featured the group in 'burlesque'-styled costumes dancing and singing to the song.[7]
  • The third single, "You and I", was released exclusively to Love Radio in Russia for three days on 12 September 2008[8] and then on Europa Plus Radio in Ukraine on 16 September.[9]
  • The fourth single, "Снегопады", was released in April 2009. A trailer for the music video and a premiere date of 17 April were posted on 9 April.[10] After the video premiered, two different versions were posted on t.A.T.u.'s official YouTube: the TV version and the special "Heart Attack Edition", which is the video without the song playing.[11][12]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Translation Length
1. "Intro"   Vanya Kilar   3:09
2. "Белый плащик" (Beliy Plaschik)
  • M. Maksakova
  • T.A. Music
Kilar White Robe 3:14
3. "You and I"
  • Buller
  • Kubiszewski
4. "Снегопады" (Snegopady)
  • Katya Salem
  • T.A. Music
Slowman Snowfalls 3:15
5. "220" V. Polienko Polienko Sparks 3:07
6. "Марсианские глаза" (Marsianskie Glaza) T.A. Music S. Galoyan Martian Eyes 3:10
7. "Человечки" (Chelovechki) T.A. Music Slowman Little People 3:27
8. "Весёлые улыбки" (Vesyolye Ulybki)   E. Matveidzev Happy Smiles 2:04
9. "Running Blind"
  • Julian Schramm
  • Larz Reinatz
  • Christian Behrens
10. "Fly on the Wall"
  • Josh Alexander
  • Billy Steinberg
  • Alexander
  • Steinberg
11. "Время луны" (Vremya Luny) T.A. Music Kilar Time of the Moon 3:23
12. "Не жалей" (Ne Zhaley) T.A. Music Kilar Don't Regret 3:06

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
Russia 17 October 2008 [4] Soyuz Pre-order download
21 October 2008[3] CD
Worldwide Digital download


  • "Intro" is an instrumental version of "Не жалей".
  • "Весёлые улыбки" is the same instrumental track as "Waste Management" on the Waste Management album.
  • Lena has recorded a Spanish version of "Running Blind" and released it on her Spanish EP


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