A Perfect Match (song)

"A Perfect Match" was A-Teens' second single from their third album New Arrival. The track was written by Mack, Habolin and Jasson and became one of the band's biggest hits in Sweden and Latin-America.

"A Perfect Match"
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Single by A-Teens
from the album New Arrival
B-side"Slam"
"Singled Out"
Released17 March 2003
FormatCD single
Recorded2002
GenrePop, Europop, dance
Length3:01 (Album Version)
3:00 (Single Mix)
LabelUniversal Music Group
Songwriter(s)Mack, Habolin, Jansson
Producer(s)Habolin, Jansson, Stefan Åberg (Single Mix)
Håkan Fredriksson (Single Mix)
A-Teens singles chronology
"Floorfiller"
(2002)
"A Perfect Match"
(2003)
"Let Your Heart Do All the Talking"
(2003)

The song reached number-two in Sweden and Mexico, it also reached number-five in Argentina despite the album New Arrival was never released there and also hit number-eleven in Chile and number-seventy on the Official Euro chart.

Because of the delays in Germany both the single and album flopped in the country, reaching a disappointing number seventy-seven on the Singles Chart. The music was used with new lyrics in J-Pop singer Nami Tamaki's 2004 single "Daitan ni Ikimashou / Heart & Soul".

An alternate version was created for Radio Disney, replacing "Snatch" with "Flash", as the former is the name of an R-rated movie; and also substituting "South Park" with "Star Wars", as the former contains a lot of foul language that may be inappropriate for children (the key audience of the band)

Music videoEdit

The video was filmed in Cuba, and was co-directed by the A-Teens themselves. It tells a story of a rich girl and a poor boy who fall in love with each other, but their families are against their relationship; however, despite this, and their differences, they are still "a perfect match". It was a hit in both Sweden and Mexico and despite the album was never released in Argentina, the video reached number-one on MTV's "Los 10 + Pedidos". The video was out of the request charts 2003 as the 34th most played video of MTV Mexico, and the 45th on MTV South America[citation needed]. It has 690,000 views on YouTube as of 28, November 2009.

ReleasesEdit

Swedish CD single

  1. A Perfect Match [Single Mix] - 3:00
  2. A Perfect Match [Extended Mix] - 4:15
  3. Slam - 3:04

European 2-track single

  1. A Perfect Match [Single Mix] - 3:00
  2. A Perfect Match [Extended Mix] - 4:15

International CD Maxi

  1. A Perfect Match [Single Mix] - 3:00
  2. A Perfect Match [Extended Mix] - 4:15
  3. A Perfect Match [Tranceglobal Club Mix] - 5:33
  4. Singled Out - 4:13

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Germany (Official German Charts)[1] 77
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[2] 2

ReferencesEdit