Chihuahua (song)

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"Chihuahua"
Chihuahua (DJ BoBo).jpg
Single by DJ Bobo
from the album Visions
B-side "Celebration", Remix
Released 2002
Format CD single, CD maxi
Recorded 2002
Genre Eurodance, electro swing
Length 3:01
Label BMG
Songwriter(s) René Baumann, Axel Breitung
Ray Gilbert, Louis Oliveira
Producer(s) René Baumann, Axel Breitung
DJ Bobo singles chronology
"Colors of Life"
(2001)
"Chihuahua"
(2002)
"Celebration"
(2003)
"Colors of Life"
(2001)
"Chihuahua"
(2003)
"Celebration"
(2003)

"Chihuahua" is a song recorded by Swiss artist DJ BoBo. It was the first single from his tenth album, Visions, and was released in late 2002 and early 2003 in many countries. It was his most successful single, topping the charts in France and Switzerland and becoming the summer hit of the year. It can also be considered as DJ BoBo's signature song.

Song information

"Chihuahua" is based on Louis Oliveira and His Bandodalua Boys' Latin hit single of the same name.

The song, which was accompanied with a choreographed dance, was used for a French TV advert for Coca-Cola. There were two music videos, the first one having been produced as an animated feature.

"Chihuahua" also features on DJ BoBo's compilations Chihuahua (2002) and Greatest Hits (2006), and on the live albums Live in Concert (2003) and Vampires Are Alive - The Show (2008).

The song became the sixth best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 1,020,000 units sold.[1]

Cover versions

In the same year, the song was covered by The Booming People, and achieved a moderate success (#60 in France, #3 in Belgium (Flanders) and #2 in Belgium (Wallonia).[2] Also in 2003, Brazilian singer Eliana covered this song as "Meu Cachorrinho (Chihuahua)" and released as a single, with new lyrics written in Portuguese.

In December 2004, "Chihuahua" was covered by Cantopop singer Joey Yung. In 2005, Greek band Candy Girls recorded a Greek version of the song. In 2008, the Belgian child trio Dalton Sisters covered the song in Dutch for the Dutch version of Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

Track listings

Personnel

  • Composed by Ray Gilbert, Louis Oliveira, René Baumann and Axel Breitung
  • Lyrics by René Baumann
  • Co-produced by Axel Breitung
Radio edit version + instrumental)
  • Arranged, produced and mixed by René Baumann & Axel Breitung at Bishop Studios, Hamburg
  • Vocal editing by Kay M. Nickold
  • Lyrics controlling by Nancy Baumann
XTN remix
  • Produced by René Baumann and Axel Breitung
  • Remixed by Xasqui Ten
"No More Pain"
  • Music and lyrics by René Baumann and Axel Breitung
  • Arranged, produced, recorded and mixed by René Baumann and Axel Breitung at Bishop Studios, Hamburg
  • Vocals, choir and adlibs by Christiane Eiben, Lesley Bogaert, Anthony Moriah
  • Vocal editing by Kay M. Nickold
  • Lyrics controlling by Nancy Baumann
"Angel"
  • Music and lyrics by René Baumann, Axel Breitung
  • Arranged, produced, recorded and mixed by René Baumann and Axel Breitung at Bishop Studios, Hamburg
  • Guitars by Axel Breitung
  • Vocals by Patricia Manterola and DJ Bobo
  • Vocal editing by Kay M. Nickold
  • Lyrics controlling by Nancy Baumann

Charts and sales

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Belgium (BEA)[12] Gold 25,000*
France (SNEP)[13] Diamond 1,050,000[14]
Italy (FIMI)[12] Gold 25,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[15] Platinum 40,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone

References

  1. ^ "Top 100 des singles les plus vendus du millénaire en France, le top 10 final!". Chartsinfrance, PureCharts. 13 September 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
  2. ^ "Chihuahua" by The Booming People, in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved September 25, 2008)
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Chihuahua", in various singles charts Ultratop.be (Retrieved September 25, 2008)
  5. ^ a b c "Chihuahua", in various singles charts Acharts.us (Retrieved September 25, 2008)
  6. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  7. ^ "Romanian peak". Archived from the original on February 18, 2005. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  8. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  9. ^ 2003 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved September 25, 2008)
  10. ^ 2003 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance Archived April 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved September 25, 2008)
  11. ^ 2003 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch Archived February 4, 2004, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved September 25, 2008)
  12. ^ a b "International Sales Awards". Bishop Audio Productions GmbH (in German). [Jens Wiese Internet Solutions]. Retrieved October 12, 2015. Note: Select "awards" on the left side of the website to see international certifications. Look for "Chihuahua" official sales presentations.
  13. ^ "French single certifications – DJ BOBO – CHIHUAHUA" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  14. ^ "InfoDisc : Les Certifications (Albums) du SNEP (Bilan par Artiste)". Institut français d'opinion publique (in French). Infodisc.fr. Archived from the original on November 30, 2007. Retrieved October 12, 2015. Note: Search for "DJBOBO" and click "OK" to see single certifications for the release.
  15. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (DJ Bobo; 'Chihuahua')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 12, 2015.

External links

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
  • Luis Oliveira And His Bandodalua Boys - Chihuahua, youtube.com, Track 04 from Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 2: Mambo Fever. Uploaded 2009-08-31.
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