Banana (Conkarah song)

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"Banana" is a song by the Jamaican reggae artist Conkarah featuring the Jamaican international artist Shaggy. The song released in 2019 by S-Curve Records samples largely and is an adaptation of a famous song by Harry Belafonte called "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" released in 1956. The Belafonte original is a work song, from the point of view of dock workers working the night shift loading bananas onto ships. The lyrics describe how daylight has come, their shift is over, and they want their work to be counted up so that they can go home.

"Banana"
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Single by Conkarah featuring Shaggy
Released16 August 2019
Recorded2019
GenreReggae
LabelS-Curve Records / BMG Rights
Songwriter(s)Original: William Attaway, Lord Burgess (aka Irving Burgie, Harry Belafonte (arr.)
2019 adaptation: Orville Burrell (aka Shaggy), Dwayne Shippy, Nicholas Murray, Shane Hoosong, Simon Pipe
Producer(s)Shaggy, Dwayne Shippy, Shane Hoosong, Simon Pipe
Conkarah singles chronology
"My Love"
(2019)
"Banana"
(2019)
Shaggy singles chronology
"You"
(2019)
"Banana"
(2019)
"Bromance (2k18 Remix)"
(2019)
Music video
"Banana" on YouTube
"Banana [DJ FLe - Minisiren Remix]"
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Single by Conkarah featuring Shaggy
Released17 July 2020
Recorded2020
GenreReggae
LabelS-Curve Records / BMG Rights
Conkarah singles chronology
"Better"
(2020)
"Banana [DJ FLe - Minisiren Remix]"
(2020)
Shaggy singles chronology
"Please Pickup the Phone"
(2020)
"Banana [DJ FLe - Minisiren Remix]"
(2020)
Music video
"Banana" [DJ FLe - Minisiren Remix] on YouTube
Banana Remix EP
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EP by
Released17 July 2020 (2020-07-17)
Recorded2020
Length22:12
LabelS-Curve Records
Singles from 'Banana Remix EP'
  1. "Banana (DJ FLe – Minisiren Remix)"
    Released: 17 July 2020

DLe – Minisiren RemixEdit

Conkarah's song trended after the popularity of the "banana drop challenge" in the Spring of 2020, where TikTok users utilized a particular DJ FLe - Minisiren Remix version of "Banana" and danced to it. The challenge is as follows: As one is dancing, his or her glasses or more prominently sunglasses are propped on top of the dancer's head. After a few frenetic dance and hand moves, the glasses drop over the dancer's eyes at the exact right time in the song.[1][2]

PerformanceEdit

"Banana" became an international hit and topped the Dutch Top 40 chart[3] for 5 consecutive weeks starting the week ending 27 June 2020 until 25 July 2020. It also charted in a great number of European and international charts.

Track listingEdit

Banana Remix EP (released 17 July 2020)

  1. "Banana" (featuring Shaggy) [DJ FLe – Minisiren Remix] – 3:30
  2. "Banana" (featuring Shaggy) [Dave Audé Remix] – 3:21
  3. "Banana" (featuring Shaggy) [Lady Bee Remix] – 2:25
  4. "Banana" (featuring Shaggy) [Faustix Remix] – 2:40
  5. "Banana" (featuring Shaggy) [Dinaire + Bissen Remix] – 5:49
  6. "Banana" (featuring Shaggy) [James Anthony's Big Room Remix] – 4:37

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2019–2020) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 67
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 7
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[6] 37
France (SNEP)[7] 46
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 72
Italy (FIMI)[9] 97
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10] 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 3
Norway (VG-lista)[12] 22
Portugal (AFP)[13] 145
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 61

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2020) Position
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 62
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[16] 19
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[17] 32

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Distractify: The Banana Drop Challenge Is Taking Over TikTok — Here’s How to Do It
  2. ^ The Hindu: Shaggy - Feels good to have lasted through so many trends
  3. ^ Dutch Top 40 - Week 26
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Conkarah feat. Shaggy – Banana" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Conkarah feat. Shaggy – Banana" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Conkarah feat. Shaggy – Banana" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Conkarah feat. Shaggy – Banana" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Conkarah feat. Shaggy – Banana" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts.
  9. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Conkarah feat. Shaggy – Banana". Top Digital Download.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Conkarah feat. Shaggy" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Conkarah feat. Shaggy – Banana" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Conkarah feat. Shaggy – Banana". VG-lista.
  13. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Conkarah feat. Shaggy – Banana". AFP Top 100 Singles.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Conkarah feat. Shaggy – Banana". Swiss Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 2020". Ultratop. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  16. ^ "Top 100-Jaaroverzicht van 2020" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  17. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 2020" (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved 6 January 2021.

External linksEdit