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Around The World (La La La La La)

For the original Russian song by Ruki Vverkh!, see Pesenka
"Pesenka
(Песенка)"
Song by Ruki Vverh!
Released 1998
Recorded 1998
Genre Pop
Writer Sergey Zhukov and Aleksey Potehin

The Russian song "Pesenka" (in Russian: Песенка 'A song') (sometimes commonly known as "Pesenka (La La La)" by Ruki Vverh! (in Russian: Руки Вверх!) is an original Russian hit written by Ruki Vverh! band members Sergey Zhukov and Aleksey Potehin. "Pesenka" appeared in the band's 1998 album Sdelai pogromche! (in Russian: Сделай погромче!).

The most internationally famous version is known as "Around the World (La La La La La)", a song released in 2000 by German Eurodance group ATC which is a cover of the Russian hit. Other notable versions include "Magic Melody" released in 2007 by German pop group beFour and "Sing La La La" in 2013 by Colombian/Italian singer Carolina Márquez featuring Flo Rida and Dale Saunders. There are also many other covers and samplings on the song.

ATC version

"Around the World (La La La La La)"
B-side "World in Motion"
Released May 22, 2000
Format CD single, 12" vinyl
Recorded RNT Studios, Sweden,1999
Genre Trance, eurodance
Length 3:36
Label Kingsize
Writer(s) Alexey Potehin, Sergei Zhukov, Alex Christensen, Peter Könemann
Producer Alex Christensen
ATC singles chronology

"Around the World (La La La La La)"
(2000)
"My Heart Beats Like a Drum (Dam Dam Dam)"
(2001)

"Around the World (La La La La La)" was released as the debut single from the ATC debut album Planet Pop in 2000 in Europe, and in 2002 in the United Kingdom. and it was produced by German producer Alex Christensen. The song reached No. 1 on the Top 40 charts in 2000.[1] The song was in a television commercial for General Electric in the United States in early 2002.

The song has been covered by alternative metal band Linkin Park in 2000, and German pop group beFour in 2007 as "Magic Melody".

The b-side track "World in Motion" is the instrumental of "Around the World (La La La La La) (Alternative Radio Version)".

Track listings

CD single
  1. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Radio Edit) – 3:35
  2. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Club Mix) – 5:37
CD maxi-single
  1. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Radio Version) – 3:35
  2. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Alternative Radio Version) – 3:31
  3. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Acoustic Mix) – 3:20
  4. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Rüegsegger#Wittwer Club Mix) – 5:37
  5. "World in Motion" (3:31)
12" vinyl
  1. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Album Version) – 3:35
  2. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Rüegsegger#Wittwer Club Mix) – 5:37
  3. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (RNT Mix) – 3:08
  4. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Extended Club Mix) – 4:58
  5. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Triage Club Mix) – 5:10
  6. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Acoustic Mix) – 3:20
CD maxi-single (Remixes)
  1. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Rüegsegger#Wittwer Club Mix – Short Version) – 3:44
  2. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (RNT Mix) – 3:08
  3. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Extended Club Mix) – 4:58
  4. "Around the World (La La La La La)" (Triage Club Mix) – 5:10

Charts and certifications

Preceded by
"Großer Bruder" by Zlatko and Jürgen
German Singles Chart number-one single
July 21, 2000 – August 25, 2000
Succeeded by
"Lucky" by Britney Spears
Preceded by
"Freestyler" by Bomfunk MCs
Austrian Singles Chart number-one single
July 30, 2000 – August 27, 2000
Swiss Singles Chart number-one single
August 13, 2000 – August 20, 2000

beFour version

"Magic Melody"
B-side "Fly Around the World"
Released June 14, 2007
Format CD maxi
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop
Length 3:47
Label Pop 'N' Roll
Writer(s) Aleksey Potehin (original)
Sergei Zhukov (original)
Christian Geller (additional)
Producer Christian Geller
Adam Bernau
beFour singles chronology

/ "Magic Melody"
(2007)
"How Do You Do?" /"All 4 One"
(2007)

In 2007, the song was covered by beFour, a German pop group founded in Cologne, under the title "Magic Melody". This song was released as first single from their debut album All 4 One, on June 14, 2007. This version was less successful than the original version by ATC.

Track listings

CD maxi
  1. "Magic Melody" (3:39)
  2. "Fly Around the World" (3:47)
  3. "Wir sind" (2:18)

+ beFour Sticker

Charts

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[28] 11
Eurochart Hot 100 45
German Singles Chart[28] 16
Swiss Singles Chart[28] 14

Year-end charts

Chart (2007) Rank
German Singles Chart[29] 91

Carolina Márquez version

"Sing La La La"
Flo Rida and Dale Saunders
Released 2013
Recorded 2013
Genre Pop
Length 3:30
Label Kontor
Writer(s) Sergey Zhukov (original)
Aleksey Potehin (original)
Additional credits
Alex Christensen
Peter Könemann
Tramar Dillard
Stephen Singer
Rocio Carolina
Mateus Alfonso
Dale Saunders
Producer E-Partment

Flo Rida singles chronology
"Sing La La La"
(2013)

In 2013, the song was covered by Carolina Márquez, a Colombian/Italian electronic pop act based in Italy, under the title "Sing La La La". This song was released on compilation Kontor Top of the Clubs Vol. 58. This version produced by E-Partment features Flo Rida and Dale Saunders and includes additional amended lyrics and a rap part.[30]

Track listings

  1. "Sing La La La" (E-Partment Short Mix)" (3:30)
  2. "Sing La La La" (E-Partment Extended Mix) (4:40)

Charts

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[31] 44
SNEP French Singles Chart[31] 81
Hit Parade Swiss Singles Chart[31] 70

Certifications

Other samples

Girlicious' song "2 in the Morning", released on August 31, 2010,[32] contains a sample of "Around the World (La La La La La)" in itself a version of "Pesenka" as performed by Russian band Ruki Vverh!.

Connecticut rapper Chris Webby sampled "Around the World (La La La La La)" for his song "La La La" on his mixtape The White Noise LP.

The American singer Auburn released a single "La La La" featuring Iyaz that samples from the A Touch of Class song, which in itself is an adaptation of Russian band Ruki Vverh! song "Pesenka"

Chevy Woods also used their sample in one of his songs "She in Love" on his album Red Cup Music.

See also

Chevy Woods also used their sample in one of his songs "She in Love" on his album Red Cup Music

References

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