Wild Dances (album)

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Wild Dances
WildDance.jpg
Studio album by Ruslana
Released6 July 2004
Recorded2003/2004
GenreFolk, Pop, Ethnic
Length52:07 (basic album)
55:12 (Welcome to My Wild World)
48:43 (Christmas edition)
52:02 (New Year edition)
LabelEMI
ProducerGoatboy, Ruslana, Oleksandr Ksenofontov
Ruslana chronology
Дикі Танці
(2003)
Wild Dances
(2004)
Club'in
(2005)
Alternative cover
Romanian release artwork
Romanian release artwork
Singles from Wild Dances
  1. "Wild Dances"
    Released: 2004
  2. "Dance with the Wolves"
    Released: January 2005
  3. "The Same Star"
    Released: May 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic(?)[1]
Amazon.com(?)[2]

Wild Dances is a 2004 studio album by the Ukrainian singer and winner of the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest Ruslana. The album has been certified 7x platinum in Ukraine, selling 700,000+ copies. It has been also certified platinum in Slovakia while in the Czech Republic and Romania it has been certified gold.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Basic album
# Title Writers Time
1. "Wild Dances" Ruslana, Oleksandr Ksenofontov 3:00
2. "Dance with the Wolves" Ruslana, Roman Bokarev, Mikhail Mishensky 3:57
3. "Accordion Intro" Ruslana 1:00
4. "The Same Star" Ruslana, Oleksandr Ksenofontov, Roman Bokarev, Mikhail Mishensky, Steve Balsamo 4:19
5. "Play, Musician" Ruslana, Oleksandr Ksenofonotv 3:53
6. "Like a Hurricane" Ruslana, Jamie Maher, Sherena Dugani, Fayney 2:36
7. "The Tango We Used To Dance" Ruslana, Roman Bokarev, Mikhail Misensky 3:45
8. "Wild Dances [Harem's club mix]" Ruslana, Oleksandr Ksenofontov 3:16
9. "Wild Dances [part II]" Ruslana, Oleksandr Ksenofontov, Roman Bokarev, Mikhail Mishensky 3:59
10. "Wild Passion" Roman Bokarev, Mikhail Misensky 4:00
11. "Arkan" Ruslana, Oleksandr Ksenofontov 3:40
12. "Kolomyjka" Ruslana, Oleksandr Ksenofontov 4:02
13. "Hutsul Girl" Ruslana, Oleksandr Ksenofontov 3:55
14. "Play, Musician [deep mix]" Ruslana, Oleksandr Ksenofontov 4:00
15. "Wild Dances [Harem's percussion mix]" Ruslana, Oleksandr Ksenofontov 2:52
Wild Dances (New Year/Christmas Edition) (21 February 2005)

The album is the 2005 English version of Wild Dances. The Christmas Edition has festive design, bonus tracks and includes a poster with a calendar for the year 2006.

  1. Wild Dances (Victory Dance) – 3:00
  2. Dance with the Wolves (Extreme Dance) – 3:57
  3. Accordion Intro (Ethno Dance) – 1:00
  4. The Same Star (Night Dance) – 4:19
  5. Play, Musician (Joy Dance) – 3:53
  6. Like a Hurricane (Drive Dance) – 2:36
  7. Tango We Used to Dance (Love Dance) – 3:45
  8. Wild Dances [Part 2] (Sympho Dance) – 3:59
  9. Wild Passion (Molfar Dance) – 4:00
  10. Wild Dances [Harem's Percussion Mix] (Thanks to Turkey) – 2:52
  11. Ring Dance with the Wolves [Bonus track] – 3:51
  12. Wild Dances [C.Y.T. vs DJ Nick 2005 (Club Edit)] [Bonus track] – 4:10
  13. The Same Star [DJ Small & LV Club Mix] [Bonus track] – 6:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Vadim Chislov — Assistant Engineer
  • Goatboy — Producer
  • Harem — Percussion
  • Marco Migliari — Mixing
  • Andrei Petrov — Photography
  • Ruslana — Arranger, Vocals (background), Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Ryan Smith — Mastering

Charts[edit]

Country Peak
Ukraine (UMKA)[4] 1
Czech Republic (IFPI) [5] 9
Belgium Flanders (Ultratop) [6] 59

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Czech Republic (IFPI Czech Republic)[7] Gold 5,000*
Romania (UFPR)[8] Gold 5,000*
Slovakia (IFPI Slovakia)[9] Platinum 5,000*
Ukraine (IFPI Ukraine) 7x Platinum 700,000x

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Amazon.com review
  3. ^ Ruslana
  4. ^ "Ua Umka Charts". Ua Umka Charts.
  5. ^ "IFPI Charts". IFPI.
  6. ^ "swisscharts". swisscharts.
  7. ^ "Ruslana receives Gold certification in Czech Republic for "Wild Dances"". Ruslana.com.ua.
  8. ^ "Ruslana receives Gold certification in Romania for "Wild Dances"" (in Romanian). clujeanul.ro.
  9. ^ "Ruslana receives platinum certification in Slovakia for "Wild Dances"". Ruslana.com.ua.