Friday, July 30, 2010

All That She Wants; Ace of Base

Man! This song was part of my childhood! I didn’t remember it has whistling on it. I think I didn’t even know “All That She Wants” started with a whistling. Well, thanks to Carlitos who gave me the tip.

I adore to easily find a whistling song with all its history in the first page of Google. Everything below is Wikipedia:

“All That She Wants” is a hit single of Swedish pop group Ace of Base. The song was produced by Denniz Pop. In early 1993, the song reached the top of the charts in many countries, including Denmark, the United Kingdom and Australia. The single was certified Platinum in the United States, where it peaked at #2. It is one of the highest-selling #2 songs of all time in the States: it stayed in the top three songs on Billboard Hot 100 list for three months, but never actually reached the #1 position. The song is currently the 71st best-selling single of all time in Germany.

Co-written by Jonas Berggren and Ulf Ekberg, the song was originally titled 'Mister Ace’ and included lyrics by both co-writers as well as Jonas’ sister and bandmate Linn Berggren. Fourth group member Jenny Berggren was not present during the recording of the song.

When the band sent in their demo tape, or so the story goes, it became lodged in Denniz Pop’s cassette player while he was on holiday and consequently was the only song he could listen to, and when he returned from his trip he announced his intention of producing the song.

Pop excised the lyrics by Ulf and Jonas, replacing them with whispered vocals (“all that she wants”) and adding distinctive horns and a slightly different bassline. The finalised version was released to radio in November 1992 across Scandinavia and later the rest of the world, quickly becoming a hit in dozens of countries.

She leads a lonely life
she leads a lonely life

when she woke up late in the morning
light and the day had just begun
she opened up her eyes and thought
o’ what a morning
it’s not a day for work
it’s a day for catching tan
just laying on the beach and having fun
she’s going to get you

all that she wants is another baby
she’s gone tomorrow boy
all that she wants is another baby
all that she wants is another baby
she’s gone tomorrow boy
all that she wants is another baby

all that she wants - all that she wants

so if you are in sight and the day is right
she’s a hunter you’re the fox
the gentle voice that talks to you
won’t talk forever
it’s a night for passion
but the morning means goodbye
beware of what is flashing in her eyes
she’s going to get you

all that she wants...

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