Song Title: Evacuate the Dancefloor
Date of release: 29th of June 2009
Description: ” Evacuate the Dancefloor ” is by Cascada, the German Eurodance trio. The trio consists of singer Natalie Horler, DJ’s Manian and Yanou. Cascada has notched up over 30 Million Album sales Worldwide with digital downloads estimated to be in the region of 15 Million.
The song was written by Manuel Reuter, Yann Peifer and Allan Eshuijs. Manuel Reuter ( Manian ) is a German music producer and DJ, he also owns the Zooland Records label.
The German trance musician and producer Yann Peifer ( Yanou ) is credited for his collaboration on 2001 hit single “Heaven” by DJ Sammy. The single was a dance cover of the Bryan Adams song recorded in 1983 and featured Dutch vocalist Do ( Dominique Rijpma van Hulst ).
Allan Eshuijs is a is a Dutch songwriter, producer and singer, in 2009 he founded SongKitchen, an independent publishing and production company. In 2015 he joined forces with fellow songwriters and friends to form vocal.kitchen, the collective provides custom-made vocals for producers and DJ’s. They are used by many artists including, David Guetta, AVICII, Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Lost Frequencies, Hardwell, Fedde Le Grand and Steve Angello.
” Evacuate the Dancefloor ” was released on the 29th of June 2009 by record labels All Around the World and Universal TV ( both part of Universal Music Group ) and taken as the lead single from Cascada’s third Album of the same name.
Uncredited on Cascada’s song is Zimbabwean born rapper Carlprit, he grew up in Harare in Zimbabwe and later moved to Germany. The rapper, actor and songwriter has worked with artists like Alexandra Stan, Laurent Wolf and Cascada either as a performer of writer. He is probably better known for his hit ” Fiesta “.
The song was written by Yann Peifer and Allan Eshuijs during a studio session with the production for the single being handled by Manuel Reuter. After they had decided on the hook for the song should be ” something-something-dancefloor “, they set about filling the gaps by using Google and searching for ” nice words and weird combinations of words “. The story for the song was then built up around it.
The accompanying music video was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Max Nichols, who also directed the video for Cascada’s ” What Do You Want From Me “. He has also directed videos for Country music star Willie Nelson, Jacquie Lee, Raheem DeVaughn and Bowling For Soup.
In the video lead singer Natalie Horler wearing a Siouxsie Sioux print dress singing in a club surrounded by clubbers, Carlprit makes brief appearances in the video. Cascada were nominated for Best Dance Video at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.
” Evacuate the Dancefloor ” was a commercial success for Cascada. In the United States the song peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and spent 26 weeks on the chart there.
In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK chart on the 11th of July 2009 at Number One. It spent 6 weeks in the top ten and a total of 18 weeks on the UK chart.
The song was the group’s first UK Number One in the United Kingdom and beat ” Man in the Mirror ” by Michael Jackson to the top of the UK chart. After being released 4 days after Michael’s death, the song was expected to enter the top ten but instead went straight in at Number One.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 25
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 3, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 6, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 6, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 4, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 4, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 25, Denmark (Tracklisten) 7, Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) 4, Finland Download (Suomen virallinen latauslista) 29, France (SNEP) 5, Germany (Official German Charts) 5, Hungary (Single Top 40) 8, Ireland (IRMA) 2, Israel (Media Forest) 1, Luxembourg Digital Songs (Billboard) 10, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 1, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 2, Norway (VG-lista) 3, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 3, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 13, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 7
Official Website: Cascada-music.de
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/cascadamusic
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/Cascada