Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA

"Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA" (Swedish for "We're sitting in Ventrilo, playing DotA" and shortened to "DotA") is a song by Swedish dance DJ Basshunter which samples a remixed version of the French song "Daddy DJ" by Daddy DJ. The lyrics, in Swedish, are about using the voice chat program Ventrilo while playing Defense of the Ancients, a gamemode within Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. The song incorporates samples from the game. It was released as the second single from Basshunter's first album LOL.

"Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA"
Basshunter – Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA.jpg
Single by Basshunter
from the album LOL
Released3 October 2006
Recorded2006
Genre
Length3:21 (Single Version)
7:45 (Extended Version)
2:57 (New Single Version)
LabelWarner
Ultra
Songwriter(s)
  • David Le Roy
  • Jean-Christophe Belval
Lyricist(s)Basshunter[a]
Producer(s)Basshunter
Basshunter singles chronology
"Boten Anna"
(2006)
"Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA"
(2006)
"Hallå där"
(2006)
Basshunter singles chronology
"Jingle Bells"
(2006)
"DotA"
(2007)
"Now You're Gone"
(2007)
Alternative cover
2007 "DotA" cover
2007 "DotA" cover

Music videoEdit

The video starts out with Basshunter's mother opening a door where it reveals that he and his friends are playing DotA. She tells him that he's playing too much DotA when he starts singing. The video continues showing him playing DotA and later singing at a gamehall live. The clip was not shot during DreamHack, as many believe, but during a similar event called The Gathering, one of the world's largest LAN party events. One of the listeners holds a sign saying "Vadå båt?" (Whaddaya mean boat?) - referring to some listeners' initial confusion of the Swedish lyrics in "Boten Anna", mistaking the word "boten" (the bot) for "båten" (the boat). This could explain the wrong translation in the German version of "Boten Anna" where "Boot" (boat) is sung instead of "Bot" (bot). Another approach is that the person holding the sign is German and wanted to point out the mistake, so Basshunter simply recorded this as a kind of self-parody.[citation needed]

The new video starts with him sitting in a chair, then flipping up a screen on his chair, then selects a video from a little menu floating in the air. Then the videos from there shows more people playing DotA, and several shots of a young woman dancing. He can also be seen playing as the hero Tiny, where he purchases an item, Butterfly. The new video uses the New Single Version mix.[citation needed]

Music video was directed in Malmö[2] by Carl-Johan Westregård and Kim Parrot.[3]

Track listingEdit

  • CD single
  1. "Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA" (Single Version) – 3:21
  2. "Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA" (Club Mix) – 5:43

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[17] Gold 4,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

DevelopmentEdit

An English version of the song called "All I Ever Wanted" was released as the second UK single on 7 July 2008. The second single was originally planned to be "Please Don't Go" but due to some technical issues the single was scrapped in the UK and only released in Sweden.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Basshunter wrote Swedish lyrics.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA (Back cover). Basshunter. Warner Music Sweden. 2006. 5051011-6845-5-5. Retrieved 15 October 2018 – via Discogs.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  2. ^ Carina Bergfeldt (26 August 2006). "Basshunters nya - en orgie i champagne". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  3. ^ Carl-Johan Westregård (7 May 2010). "Basshunter – Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA". Vimeo. Official Carl-Johan Westregård Vimeo channel linked from official Handbag Studios website. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Basshunter – Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  5. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Basshunter – Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA". Tracklisten.
  6. ^ "Basshunter: Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  7. ^ "BASSHUNTER – VI SITTER I VENTRILO OCH SPELAR DOTA – 84 TITEL VON BASSHUNTER" (in German). officialcharts.de. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  8. ^ "BASSHUNTER – DOTA" (in German). officialcharts.de. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Basshunter". Irish Singles Chart.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Basshunter – Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  11. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Basshunter – Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA". VG-lista.
  12. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200725 into search.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Basshunter – Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA". Singles Top 100.
  14. ^ "Basshunter". Billboard. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  15. ^ "JAAROVERZICHTEN - Single 2006" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Archived from the original on 15 April 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  16. ^ "Årslista Singlar - År 2006" (in Swedish). sverigetopplistan.se. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  17. ^ "Guld og platin november / december / januar" [Gold and platinum November / December / January]. IFPI Danmark (in Danish). 19 February 2007. Archived from the original on 30 January 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2014.

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