We’re Going to Ibiza Vengaboys
Song Title: We’re Going to Ibiza
Date of release: 30th of August 1999
Description: ” We’re Going to Ibiza ” is by the Vengaboys, a Dutch Eurodance group based in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. The group is made up of lead vocalist Kim Sasabone, vocalist Denise Post-Van Rijswijk and male vocalists Robin Pors and Donny Latupeirissa.
The Vengaboys were put together by Dutch producers Wessel van Diepen and Dennis van den Driesschen, who produced this track. The group enjoyed success in the late 1990s and have sold an estimated 25 million records worldwide.
” We’re Going to Ibiza ” was written by Jeff Calvert and Max West of Typically Tropical, the 1970s British band. The band’s biggest hit was their UK Number One ” Barbados “. Further releases by the band failed to chart, leaving them to join the One Hit Wonders Club.
The Vengaboys gave writing credits to Jeff Calvert and Max West due to their version being identical in composition but with different lyrics.
The song was released on the 30th of August 1999 by record labels Breakin’ Records and Violent Music ( based in Rotterdam ) and taken from the group’s second Album The Party Album.
The Album was released initially Worldwide in 1999 with the name The Party Album!, it was later re-released with a new name of Greatest Hits Part 1 and featured alternate versions of some of the songs with other songs from the original release being replaced completely.
The Album was certified 2x Platinum in the United Kingdom with sales of 600,000 and Gold in the United States with sales of 500,000. It was also 2x Platinum in Australia with 140,000 copies sold and Canada 3x Platinum with sales of 300,000.
” We’re Going to Ibiza ” gained a certain amount of ridicule for the mis-pronunciation of ” Ibiza “, however the pronunciation is very common in the Dutch language.
The accompanying music video features members of the group as animated characters. They travel to Ibiza and pass places like Rome and Moscow on their way. The opening scene of the video depicts the city hall in Toronto.
” We’re Going to Ibiza ” was a commercial success for the Vengaboys. The single reached Number One on the Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) Chart and the Poland (ZPAV) Chart.
In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK Chart on the 18th of September 1999 and reached Number One, spending 1 week at the top. It spent 4 weeks in the top ten and a total of 14 weeks on the UK Chart.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 26, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 12, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 2, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 33, Denmark (Tracklisten) 6, Europe (Eurochart Hot 100) 5, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 9, France (SNEP) 25, Germany (Official German Charts) 9, Ireland (IRMA) 9, MTV Europe 12, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 1, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 6, Norway (VG-lista) 3, Poland (ZPAV) 1, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Spain (AFYVE) 9, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 2, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 7
Official Website: Vengaboys.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/Vengaboys
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/Vengaboys