” Around The World (La La La La La) ” is by ATC ( A Touch of Class ), the international pop group which was based in Germany. The song was written by Alexey Potehin, Sergei Zhukov, Alex Christensen and Peter Könemann.
Production for the song was by Alex Christensen, also known as Jasper Forks or Alex C. The German dance music composer, producer and DJ was a founding member of U96, who had a 1991 hit with ” Das Boot “.
The song was released on the 9th of May 2000 in Europe by record label Kingsize and taken as the group’s first single from their debut Album, Planet Pop.
” Around The World (La La La La La) ” is a cover version of the Russian hit ” Pesenka ” ( Meaning A Song ), sometimes known as ” Pesenka (La La La) “.
” Pesenka ” was initially recorded by Ruki Vverh ( Hands Up ), the Russian pop and techno duo was made up of Sergey Zhukov and Aleksey Potehin. They disbanded officially in 2006.
ATC’s Eurodance cover version is more well-known internationally, using the melody from the original Alex Christensen added English lyrics. ATC recorded the song on December the 1st 1999 and released it as a single on the 9th of May 2000 in Continental Europe and some two years later in 2002 in the United Kingdom.
Part of the video for the single was filmed in a pedestrian tunnel near one of the largest conference centres in the world called The Internationales Congress Centrum Berlin ( ICC Berlin ). The centre which is used for conventions, theatrical productions and concerts are situated in the Westend locality of the Berlin borough of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.
” Around The World (La La La La La) ” was a commercial success. In the United States, the song was a surprise hit on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart peaking at number twenty-eight, it spent a total of two weeks on the chart.
As a result of a top forty placement in the US, the song was featured on a Now That’s What I Call Music! 6 2001 compilation Album, exposing the group briefly to a new North American audience. However, due to the lack of promotion of the group’s Album and no touring in the US or Canada, ATC was quickly forgotten by the record-buying public there, and they faded into obscurity.
” Around The World (La La La La La) ” fared better in Europe. In Germany, the song reached Number One and spent twenty-three weeks on the chart there. ATC also took the song to the top in Austria and Switzerland.
Elsewhere the song reached the Top twenty in Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Finland, France, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Romania and Scotland.
In the United Kingdom, ” Around The World (La La La La La) ” peaked at number fifteen and spent four weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 28
UK Highest Chart Position: 15
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 11, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 10, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 10, Canada (Nielsen SoundScan) 10, Denmark (IFPI) 2, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 7, France (SNEP) 12, Germany (Official German Charts) 1, Ireland (IRMA) 24, Italy (FIMI) 16, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 4, Poland (Polish Singles Chart) 1, Romania (Romanian Top 100) 1, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 11, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 8, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1
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