No Limit 2Unlimited
Song Title: No Limit
Date of release: January 1993
Description: “No Limit” by 2Unlimited the Dutch Eurodance band, which included Dutch rapper Ray Slijngaard and Anita Doth. Formed in 1991 by Belgian producers Jean-Paul DeCoster and Phil Wilde, the fronting of the project was left to both Ray Slijngaard and Anita Doth.
Despite being mocked and parodied, 2Unlimited have actually sold 18 Million records Worldwide.
“No Limit” was the duo’s fourth single released in 1993 and the first single to be released from their second Album ” No Limits “. In the United Kingdom all the rapping from Raymond Slijngaard was removed to leave just singer Anita Dels’ vocal content, however one word was left in the song from Raymond Slijngaard which was the word ” Techno ” which the producers looped during the middle of the track giving listeners ” Techno! Techno! Techno! Techno!” which is the most memorable part of the song.
Even today, some 20 years later “No Limit” is still one of the most well known Eurodance pop songs. Sales of 2.8 Million copies worldwide has turned the song into a big hit and ensured those that remember the clubs of the 90’s continue to dance whenever this comes on.
This song was a big hit in clubs all across Europe and topped many European charts including the UK, Finland, Denmark and Spain. “No Limit” was considered a hit in the USA reaching number 25 on the US Dance charts. Along with chart success and popularity in the clubs, this song was Europe’s biggest selling song of 1993.
This song was covered in 2009 by the German group beFour on their 4th Album entitled ” Friends 4 Ever ” and released as a single in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The song reached a peak position of 21 on the Official German Charts.
Unfortunately “No Limit” has also attracted less creditable covers, for example The Smurfs covered it for their 1996 Album ” Smurfs Go Pop ” and due to the lack of lyrical content, the British satirical tv show Spitting Image called it ” No Lyrics “. The repetitive lyrics in the song used in the UK radio edit which amounted to 72 times has left some to mock the song, while others loved it.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 7, Austria (Austria Top 40) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 1, Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders) 1, Canada Dance/Urban (RPM) 2,
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100) 1, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 1, France (SNEP) 1, Germany (Official German Charts) 2, Ireland (IRMA) 1, Italy (Musica e dischi) 8, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 1, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 1, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 40, Norway (VG-lista) 1, Spain (AFYVE) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 1, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1, US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 21, US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 25
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/2Unlimited