We Like to Party (Vengaboys song)

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"We Like to Party! (The Vengabus)"
Weliketoparty.jpg
Single by Vengaboys
from the album The Party Album
Released9 November 1998
FormatCD single
Recorded1998
Genre
Length3:41
LabelGroovilicious/S.R.
Songwriter(s)
Vengaboys singles chronology
"Up and Down"
(1998)
"We Like to Party! (The Vengabus)"
(1998)
"Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!"
(1999)
Music video
"We Like to Party! (The Vengabus)" on YouTube

"We Like to Party! (The Vengabus)" is a song by Dutch dance-pop group Vengaboys.

Release[edit]

The song became the group's biggest hit in the United States, peaking at number 26 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and selling 405,000 copies.[1]

The single proved a higher seller than "Up and Down" in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number 3 in March 1999, eventually selling 474,000 copies, making it the 29th biggest hit of the year.[citation needed]

Composition[edit]

"We Like to Party! (The Vengabus)" is a Eurodance song that runs for 3 minutes and 41 seconds. It is written in the key of A-flat major and maintains a tempo of 136 beats per minute in common time.

Critical reception[edit]

The song received positive reviews. Billboard wrote about the song: "This wildly energetic foursome (two gals, two guys) from the Netherlands is pretty much a household name throughout Europe, where this infectious pop gem has been a constant on radio and in clubs. Already, "We Like To Party!" has gone platinum and double -platinum in Belgium and the act's homeland, respectively. Here, the song could meet a similar fate, especially since it features a sugar-soaked sing-along chorus that hangs out in your head until you beg for relief. That said, people who embraced Aqua's "Barbie Girl," Cleopatra's "Romeo And Juliet," and Los Del Rio's "Macarena" will be lining up for this latest slice of energetic pop. Are you listening, radio? (It's already hit No. 1 on the playlist of dance leader WKTU New York.) Conversely, this will be a no-brainer for club jocks, who continue to make major noise with the group's sweat-soaked debut, "Up And Down"."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "We Like to Party" was directed by Wendelien van Diepen.[3] It first aired in March 1999. The video features all four Vengaboys members travelling to various destinations in Province of Barcelona, Piera and Gavà, in a 1930s style mini-bus, the "Vengabus" (a 1933s Chevrolet Bus), where they end up in a nightclub in La Barceloneta, Barcelona.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "We Like to Party" (Airplay) – 3:44
  2. "We Like to Party" (Klubbheads Mix) – 6:07
  3. "We Like to Party" (BCM RMX) – 4:04
  4. "We Like to Party" (More Airplay) – 5:50
  5. "We Like to Party" (Full Schwingg) – 4:38
  6. "We Like to Party" (DJ Disco Mix) – 4:33
  7. "We Like to Party" (Baunz Mix) – 4:45
  8. "We Like to Party" (BCM XXL) – 6:21

The song was also remixed by Jason Nevins and Tin Tin Out. Their mixes were included on the single for "We're Going to Ibiza".

Influence[edit]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard - 25 Dec 1999 - 1 Jan 2000 - Page 34 "Vengaboys' "We Like To Party! (The Vengabus)" sold 405,000 units"
  2. ^ "Billboard: Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard magazine (9 January 1999, page 15). Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Vengaboys: We like to party". Mvdbase.com. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  4. ^ Howard, Theresa (July 11, 2004). "Dancing Mr. Six scores with viewers of Six Flags ads". USA Today. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "WOO PIG SWEEP!". Twitter. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
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  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Vengaboys – We Like To Party! (The Vengabus)". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Vengaboys – We Like To Party! (The Vengabus)" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Vengaboys – We Like To Party! (The Vengabus)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Vengaboys – We Like To Party! (The Vengabus)" (in French). Ultratop 50.
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  12. ^ Canadian peak AllMusic
  13. ^ "Music & Media: Eurochart Hot 100" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Vengaboys – We Like To Party! (The Vengabus)" (in French). Les classement single.
  15. ^ "Musicline.de – Vengaboys Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  16. ^ "Top 10 Hungary" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  18. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: V". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  19. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Vengaboys" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  20. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Vengaboys – We Like To Party! (The Vengabus)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  21. ^ "Charts.nz – Vengaboys – We Like To Party! (The Vengabus)". Top 40 Singles.
  22. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  23. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Vengaboys – We Like To Party! (The Vengabus)". Singles Top 100.
  24. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Vengaboys – We Like To Party! (The Vengabus)". Swiss Singles Chart.
  25. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  26. ^ "Vengaboys Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  27. ^ "Vengaboys Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.
  28. ^ "Vengaboys Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  29. ^ "Vengaboys Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  30. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  31. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 70, No. 8, December 13, 1999". RPM. 13 December 1999. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  32. ^ "Romanian Top 100: Top of the Year 1999" (in Romanian). Romanian Top 100. Archived from the original on January 22, 2005.

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