Bailando (Paradisio song)

"Bailando" ("Dancing" in Spanish) is a Eurodance song by Belgian group Paradisio. It was released in 1996 as the lead single from their debut album, Paradisio. The song is produced by Patrick Samoy and Luc Rigaux (a.k.a. the Unity Mixers) and reached number-one in Italy, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden. It peaked at number 2 in Belgium. In Sweden, it was the best selling single by being triple platinum. The song was a hit in most countries across Europe during the summer of 1997.

"Bailando"
Bailando (Paradisio).jpg
Single by Paradisio
from the album Paradisio
B-side"Remix"
Released1996
GenreEurodance
Length3:50
LabelCNR Music/Nippon Crown
Songwriter(s)
  • Luc Rigaux
  • Patrick Samoy
  • M.I. Garcia Asensio
Producer(s)The Unity Mixers
Paradisio singles chronology
"Bailando"
(1996)
"Bandolero"
(1996)
Music video
"Bailando" on YouTube

In 1998, it was covered by Dutch singer Loona. The single reached number-one in Germany and Switzerland.

Critical receptionEdit

In 2012, Porcys listed the song at number 53 in their ranking of "100 Singles 1990-1999", adding, "It turned out that "Bailando", this synonym of the brazen dance of the nineties, is basically an almost perfect configuration of the features and attributes that I intuitively look for in popular music: sensual sexuality, playful foolishness, innocent escapism, thrilling groove and tempting hooku."[1]

Chart performanceEdit

"Bailando" was very successful on the charts in Europe, making it the biggest hit by the group. It reached number-one in Denmark, Finland, Italy, Norway and Sweden. Additionally, the single managed to climb into the Top 10 also in Belgium, France and Spain. In France, it sold more than 550,000 copies, reaching number 4. In the United Kingdom, it only reached number 149 on the UK Singles Chart, but on the Eurochart Hot 100, it went to number 11 in July 1997. "Bailando" was awarded with a 2× platinum record in Norway and a 3× platinum record in Sweden.

Music videoEdit

There were made two different music videos to accompany the song: a Belgian version and an international version. One was directed by Thierry Dory and filmed in Miami.[2]

Track listingsEdit

CD singleEdit

  1. "Bailando" (video version) (3:50)
  2. "Bailando" (instrumental extended mix) (6:48)

CD maxiEdit

Belgium 1
  1. "Bailando" (extended radio version) (6:50)
  2. "Bailando" (discoteca remix) (6:52)
  3. "Bailando" (ritmo el mas locomix) (6:50)
  4. "Bailando" (original discoteca drums mix) (6:50)
  5. "Bailando" (transologik remix) (7:08)
  6. "Bailando" (radio version) (3:50)
Belgium 2
  1. "Bandolero" (discoteca action remix) (7:05)
  2. "Bandolero" (discoteca action remix short mix) (4:13)
  3. "Bandolero" (after party remix) (6:00)
  4. "Bandolero" (video edit) (3:54)
  5. "Bandolero" (US power club remix) (7:43)
Finland, Sweden
  1. "Bailando" (radio version) (3:48)
  2. "Bailando" (2 fabiola remix) (5:05)
  3. "Bailando" (discoteca remix) (6:50)
  4. "Bailando" (extended radio mix) (6:48)
  5. "Bailando" (ritmo el mas locomix) (6:48)
  6. "Bailando" (original discoteca drums) (6:49)
Europe
  1. "Bailando" (radio version) (3:48)
  2. "Bailando" (extended radio version) (6:48)
  3. "Bailando" (original discoteca drums mix) (6:47)
  4. "Bailando" (ritmo el mas locomix) (6:48)
  5. "Bailando" (Ibiza remix) (5:05)
Other countries
  1. "Bailando" (radio version) (3:50)
  2. "Bailando" (ritmo el mas locomix) (6:50)
  3. "Bailando" (discoteca drums mix) (6:50)

12" maxiEdit

Belgium
  1. "Bailando" (original discoteca drums mix) (6:50)
  2. "Bailando" (discoteca remix) (6:52)
  3. "Bailando" (transologik remix) (7:08)
Germany
  1. "Bailando" (Ibiza remix)
  2. "Bailando" (original discoteca drums mix)
Italy, Spain
  1. "Bailando" (extended radio version) (6:50)
  2. "Bailando" (radio version) (3:50)
  3. "Bailando" (discoteca remix) (6:52)
  4. "Bailando" (transologik remix) (7:08)
US
  1. "Bailando" (extended radio version) (6:49)
  2. "Bailando" (original discoteca drums mix) (6:49)
  3. "Bailando" (transologik remix) (7:05)
  4. "Bailando" (instrumental extended mix) (6:49)

Charts and salesEdit

Certifications and salesEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Belgium (BEA)[21] Gold 25,000*
France 342,000[22]
Norway (IFPI Norway)[23] 2× Platinum  
Sweden (GLF)[24] 3× Platinum 90,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Loona versionEdit

"Bailando"
 
Single by Loona
from the album Lunita
B-side"Noche Linda"
Released1998
GenreEurodance[25]
Length3:33
LabelUrban Records
Songwriter(s)
  • Luc Rigaux
  • Patrick Samoy
  • M.I. Garcia Asensio
Producer(s)
Loona singles chronology
"Bailando"
(1998)
"Hijo de la Luna"
(1998)

The song was covered by the Dutch recording artist Loona. It was released in 1998 through Urban as the first single from her debut studio album Lunita. Loona's version uses a sample of Yazoo's hit "Don't Go".

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by Wilfried Happel.

Track listingsEdit

  1. "Bailando" (Energia-Mix short) – 3:33
  2. "Bailando" (Energia-Mix extended version) – 5:29
  3. "Bailando" (Besa Me-Mix extended version) – 4:54
  4. "Noche Linda" – 3:57

Chart performanceEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[26] 3
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[27] 7
Germany (Official German Charts)[28] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[29] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[30] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[31] 1

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1998) Rank
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[32] 14
Germany (Official German Charts)[33] 9
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[34] 100
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[35] 82
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[36] 8

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[37] Gold 25,000*
Germany (BVMI)[38] Platinum 500,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[39] Gold 25,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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