All That She Wants Ace Of Base
Song Title: All That She Wants
Artist: Ace Of Base
Date of release: 1992
Description: ” All That She Wants ” is by Ace Of Base, the pop group from Sweden, originally made up of Ulf “Buddha” Ekberg and three siblings, Jonas “Joker” Berggren, Malin “Linn” Berggren and Jenny Berggren.
The song was written by group members Jonas Berggren and Ulf Ekberg. Production for the single was by Denniz Pop, Jonas Berggren and Ulf Ekberg.
Denniz Pop ( Dag Krister “Dagge” Volle ) was a Swedish DJ, music producer and songwriter. He took his name from a comic book and added ” pop ” to the end.A successful producer, he worked with many artists including Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, N’Sync, E-Type, Rick Astley and of course Ace Of Base.
The song was released by record labels Mega ( now Edel-Mega Records ), London ( Universal Music Group ) and Arista ( Sony Music Entertainment ) and taken as the first single from the group’s 1993 debut Album The Sign. The Album made the Top 100 Best-selling Albums of All Time list by RIAA ( Recording Industry Association of America ) with sales more than 23 Million.
The reggae-pop song is about a sexually promiscuous woman, the use of ” Baby ” means boyfriend in this instance. Ace Of Base vocalist and keyboardist, Ulf Ekberg explained in The Song Machine, a book by John Seabrook, about how the word being used was misunderstood. He said, ” I think it was to our advantage that English was not our mother language because we can treat English very respectless, and just look for the word that sounded good with the melody “.
The accompanying music video was directed by Matt Broadley. Matt worked with Ace Of Base on their other videos including ” Living In Danger “, Don’t Turn Around ” and ” Happy Nation “.
The budget for ” All That She Wants ” was low and was shot in two takes during one day. The idea behind the video was to serve as an explanation for the song’s meaning. In the video, the group can be seen performing in a cramped apartment, mixed in are shots of a woman preparing to go out.
The song was a commercial success for Ace Of Base. In the United States, the song reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and spent thirty-six weeks on the chart there.
In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 8th of May 1993 and reached Number One, it held the top spot for three weeks. The song spent ten weeks in the top ten and a total of sixteen weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 2
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 1, Canada Dance/Urban (RPM) 1, Canada Top Singles (RPM) 1, Denmark (IFPI) 1, Europe (Eurochart Hot 100) 2, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 4, France (SNEP) 2, Germany (Official German Charts) 1, Ireland (IRMA) 2, Italy (FIMI) 1, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 4, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 3, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 3, Norway (VG-lista) 2, Spain (AFYVE) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 3, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1
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