Workaholic (song)

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2 Unlimited - workaholic.jpg
Single by 2 Unlimited
from the album Get Ready!
Released April 1992
Format Cd single, CD maxi, 7", 12"
Recorded 1991
Label Byte, Zyx, PWL
Songwriter(s) Phil Wilde, Jean-Paul De Coster, Lieve De Cock, Ray Slijngaard
Producer(s) Phil Wilde, Jean-Paul De Coster
2 Unlimited singles chronology
"Twilight Zone"
"The Magic Friend"
Music video
"Workaholic" on YouTube
UK cover
UK cover

"Workaholic" is a song recorded by Dutch Eurodance band 2 Unlimited.[1]

Release and reception[edit]

Workaholic was released in April 1992 as the third single from 2 Unlimited's debut album Get Ready!. The album version was an instrumental track but the released version featured a chorus from Anita Doth and, outside the UK, verses from Ray Slijngaard.

The release scored chart success in many European countries, with its highest peaks coming in the Republic of Ireland and the UK. It was also a Top 30 U.S. Dance hit on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart.


The opening segment of the song features bells ringing in descending followed by ascending order (replicating the Westminster chime effect). It is the same segment that is played at Yankee Stadium in New York City whenever baseball's New York Yankees score a run and at multiple NHL arenas, such as the Staples Center's Los Angeles Kings, when a penalty is called against the visiting team. It is also used when the Los Angeles Lakers score a 3 Point Basket.

Controversially, on the Hardcore Remix of the song, there was a quote: "Who the fuck are you?" at the beginning of the track. However, in the Hits Unlimited album and the music video, the entire quote is omitted.

The opening phrase in the song, "Ok, let's go to work" comes from the 1987 film Wall Street.

Track listings[edit]

Dutch CD single
  1. "Workaholic" (Extended Mix) (5:51)
  2. "Workaholic" (Rio & Le Jean Remix) (5:07)
  3. "Workaholic" (Hardcore Remix) (4:15)
  4. "Workaholic" (Vocal Edit) (3:34)
  5. "Get Ready for This" (Rio & Le Jean Remix '92) (4:11)
German CD single
  1. "Workaholic" (7" Vocal Edit) (3:34)
  2. "Workaholic" (Extended Mix) (5:51)
  3. "Workaholic" (Rio & Le Jean Remix) (5:07)
  4. "Workaholic" (Hardcore Remix) (4:15)
UK CD single
  1. "Workaholic" (7" Mix) (3:07)
  2. "Workaholic" (Extended Mix) (5:22)
  3. "Get Ready for This" (Rio & Le Jean Remix '92) (4:10)
7" single
  1. "Workaholic" (Vocal Edit) (3:34)
  2. "Workaholic" (Instrumental Edit) (3:34)
12" maxi
  1. "Workaholic" (Extended Mix)
  2. "Workaholic" (Rio & Le Jean Mix)
  3. "Get Ready for This" (Rio & Le Jean '92 Remix)



  1. ^ "Allmusic: 2 Unlimited (Biography)". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Workaholic", various Singles Chart (Retrieved February 15, 2008)
  3. ^ " – 2 Unlimited – Workaholic" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ Canada dance peak
  5. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  6. ^ Irish Single Chart (Retrieved February 15, 2008)
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  9. ^ UK Singles Chart (Retrieved February 15, 2008)
  10. ^ Billboard (Retrieved February 15, 2008)
  11. ^ "Single top 100 over 1992" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 

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