” Santa Maria ” is by Dj Milano and Samantha Fox, the British former glamour model.
The song was written by Kirsti Johansen and Kjetil Røsnes, who is better known as the disco and dance duo Avalanche formed in 1984. Co-writers for the song were Mike Stock and Matt Aitken, who is part of the hit-making production trio Stock Aitken Waterman ( SAW ).
Production for the version By Dj Milano and Samantha Fox was by Lee Monteverde and Peter King.
Originally the song was recorded by Tatjana ( Tatjana Šimic ), the Croatian-Dutch model, actress and singer. The production for her version was by Michael Stock and Matt Aitken.
Her single, which was released by record label LOVE THIS, first charted in the United Kingdom on the 30th of September 1995 and reached a peak of number ninety on the UK Singles Chart.
The second release was on the 21st of September 1996. It reached number forty on the second attempt in the United Kingdom.
Once Samantha’s contract, which was for five years with record label Jive Records came to an end, she left the United Kingdom and went to Ibiza, one of the Balearic islands in the Mediterranean, where she met Dj Milano.
Samantha’s cover was released as a single-only song in 1997 by the record label, All Around the World ( AATW ), a record label from Blackburn in the United Kingdom.
” Santa Maria ” was later included in the track listings for Samantha’s album, Watching You, Watching Me, and as a shorter radio edit for the Greatest Hits album, released in 2009.
The ” Santa Maria ” single contained four mixes, Open Arms Remix 6.19m, Gio Remix 5.04m, Original Version 6.11m and a shorter version called Radio Edit which was 2.54 minutes long.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 28th of March 1998 and reached a peak of number thirty-one, it remained in the Top Forty for one week and spent a total of two weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 31
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Sweden 47
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