We Like to Party

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"We Like to Party"
Single by Vengaboys
from the album The Party Album
Released9 November 1998
FormatCD
Recorded1998
GenreEurodance, dance-pop
Length3:41
LabelGroovilicious/S.R.
Vengaboys singles chronology
"Up and Down"
(1998)
"We Like to Party"
(1998)
"Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!"
(1998)
 
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For the 1997 single by Party Animals, see We Like to Party (Party Animals song).
"We Like to Party"
Single by Vengaboys
from the album The Party Album
Released9 November 1998
FormatCD
Recorded1998
GenreEurodance, dance-pop
Length3:41
LabelGroovilicious/S.R.
Vengaboys singles chronology
"Up and Down"
(1998)
"We Like to Party"
(1998)
"Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!"
(1998)

"We Like to Party" is a song by Dutch music group Vengaboys. It is played in A-flat major. The song became their biggest hit in the United States, peaking at number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 and selling 405,000 copies.

The single proved a higher seller than "Up & Down" in the UK, where it peaked at number 3 in March 1999, eventually selling 474,000 copies, making it the 29th biggest hit of the year[citation needed].

Most recently, Matthew Wilkening of AOL Radio ranked the song at number 45 on the list of the 100 Worst Songs Ever while telling the listener, "If you live within a few hundred miles of a Six Flags adventure park, you've heard this 4,000 times."[1]

Composition[edit]

"We Like To Party" is a eurodance song that lasts for three minutes and forty-one seconds. It is written in the key of A-flat major and maintains a tempo of 136 beats per minute in common time.

Music video[edit]

The video features all four Vengaboys members travelling to various destinations in Spain in a 1960s style mini-bus ("Vengabus"), where they end up in a nightclub. The Vengabus was driven by lead singer Jon Curtis.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "We Like to Party (Airplay)" (3:44)
  2. "We Like to Party (Klubbheads Mix)" (6:07)
  3. "We Like to Party (BCM RMX)" (4:04)
  4. "We Like to Party (More Airplay)" (5:50)
  5. "We Like to Party (Full Schwingg)" (4:38)
  6. "We Like to Party (DJ Disco Mix)" (4:33)
  7. "We Like to Party (Baunz Mix)" (4:45)
  8. "We Like to Party (BCM XXL)" (6:21)

The song was also remixed by Jason Nevins and Tin-Tin Out. Their mixes were included on the single for "We're Going to Ibiza".

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2]2
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3]6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4]1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5]10
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)[6]7
Canada Dance (RPM)1
France (SNEP)[7]18
Germany (Media Control AG)[8]4
Ireland (IRMA)[9]3
Italy (FIMI)[10]12
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11]2
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12]9
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[13]56
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14]4
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)3
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6]26
U.S. Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles[6]5

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
Girlfriend/Boyfriend by Blackstreet
Canadian RPM Dance/Urban number-one single
May 24, 1999 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Skin" by Charlotte

Influence[edit]

References[edit]

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