Suzanne (VOF de Kunst song)

"Suzanne" (titled as "Susanna" for the English version) is a single by Dutch band VOF de Kunst also known as The Art Company, released in 1984.

"Suzanne"
The Art Company - Susanna.jpg
Single by The Art Company
Released1984 (1984)
Recorded1983
GenreReggae pop
Length4:41
LabelCBS
Songwriter(s)Caroline Bogman, Ferdi Lancee

The song reached number one on the Single Top 100 in the Netherlands.

Formats and track listingsEdit

7" single

  1. "Suzanne" – 4:41
  2. "Het voordeel van de twijfel" – 3:32

ChartsEdit

Chart (1983) Peak
position
Dutch Single Top 100[1] 1
UK Singles Chart[2] 12

Albanian versionEdit

In 1984, Kosovo-albanian singer Naser Gjinovci from the band "Minatori" recorded an albanian-language version of "Suzanne", called "Mihane".

Adriano Celentano versionEdit

In 1984, Adriano Celentano released the album I miei americani ("My Americans"), which consisted of Italian-language covers of mostly American hits, along with "Suzanne" by VOF de Kunst and "Michelle" by The Beatles.

Luis Javier Piedrahita Gaviria (Fausto) was the fourth singer in the list to record the song "Susana" in 1985 with Hispavox, This version of this Colombian singer was very popular in the eighties in Latin America.

Ricky Martin versionEdit

"Susana"
 
Single by Ricky Martin
from the album Ricky Martin
ReleasedAugust 15, 1992 (1992-08-15)
Recorded1991
GenreLatin pop
Length4:54
LabelSony Discos
Songwriter(s)Caroline Bogman, Ferdi Lancee, Mark Foggo
Producer(s)Mariano Pérez
Ricky Martin singles chronology
"Dime Que Me Quieres"
(1992)
"Susana"
(1992)
"Todo Es Vida"
(1993)
Audio
"Susana" (audio) on YouTube

Ricky Martin recorded a Spanish-language version of "Suzanne", called "Susana". He included it on his debut solo album Ricky Martin, and released it as a single in 1992. A music video was also released.

Formats and track listingsEdit

Latin America promotional 12" single

  1. "Susana" – 4:54

ChartsEdit

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Mexico (Canciones que México canta)[3]
10

Indian versionEdit

The Tamil-language song "Oh Sona" from the Indian film Vaali (1999) is unofficially based on "Suzanne".[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dutch Single Top 100. Retrieved February 17, 2011.
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 30. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ "Los discos más populares (1 de Nov. 1992)". Notitas Musicales (in Spanish). Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  4. ^ Srinivasan, Sudhir (30 September 2016). "Inspired stuff". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 January 2017.