Song Title: Ecuador
Date of release: 22 April 1997
Description: ” Ecuador ” was by Sash, the German DJ and music Production team. The song was written by Ralf Kappmeier, Sascha Lappessen and Thomas Alisson ( Thomas Lüdke ) with Production by Tokapi and Sash.
The Electro or Euro House track features the vocals of Adrian Rodriguez, the trance producer and DJ from Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany.
” Ecuador ” was released in 1997 and was taken as the third single from their first Album ” It’s My Life “, the song was to become a massive hit single in some 20 countries.
The team had a huge hit with the single “Encore Une Fois”, which set the bar quite high after the track reached number one on the Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play Chart.
The follow-up release ” Ecuador ” proved to be just as successful for Sash, in the United kingdom the song reached number 2 spending 4 weeks in the top ten and a total of 12 weeks on the chart.
The British Phonographic Industry ( BPI ) awarded Sash with Gold certification for sales in the region of 400,000 copies.
Along with a successful chart run in the United Kingdom, ” Ecuador ” was also a smash hit in other European countries.
In Germany the song reached number 7 and spent 16 weeks on the chart there, in Austria the song reached a peak of 16 where it stayed on the chart for 11 weeks.
France also gave Sash a hit single, there the song reached number 12 and spent 16 weeks on the country’s chart.
In the United states ” Ecuador ” reached number one on the Hot Dance Club Play Chart, this was to be the second number one on that chart for Sash.
The Bruce Wayne Mix of ” Ecuador ” is played repeatedly on the loading platform of the The Riddler’s Revenge roller coaster situated in the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park, a 262-acre (1.06 km2) area of the Valencia neighborhood of Santa Clarita, California.
The music video wasn’t actually filmed in Ecuador, the northwestern South American country but in the The Canary Islands including Lanzarote and Tenerife.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 2
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Austria (Austria Top 40) 16, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 2, Canada Dance (RPM) 1, Denmark (IFPI) 3, Europe (Eurochart Hot 100) 3, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 3, France (SNEP) 12, Germany (Official German Charts) 7, Ireland (IRMA) 4, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 8, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 40, Norway (VG-lista) 4, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 4, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 8, U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
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