The Platinum Album

The Platinum Album is the third studio album by Dutch Dance group Vengaboys. The album spawned five singles, four of which were chart hits.

The Platinum Album
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Studio album by
Released13 March 2000
Recorded1999
GenreDance, pop, Eurodance
Length39:03
LabelBreakin' Records, Violent Music BV, EMI Electrola, Jive, Groovilicious
ProducerDanski & DJ Delmundo
Vengaboys chronology
The Remix Album
(1999)
The Platinum Album
(2000)
Greatest Hits
(2009)
Singles from The Platinum Album
  1. "Kiss (When the Sun Don't Shine)"
    Released: 24 November 1999
  2. "Shalala Lala"
    Released: 23 February 2000
  3. "Uncle John from Jamaica"
    Released: 29 May 2000
  4. "Cheekah Bow Bow (That Computer Song)"
    Released: 18 September 2000
  5. "Forever as One"
    Released: 21 February 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

On 20 March 2020 to celebrate 20 years of the album, Vengaboys re-released the album on Digital platforms with the song 'Take Me to the City' added to it previously only released on the US edition of the album.

Track listingEdit

Standard versionEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Shalala Lala"Torben Lendager, Poul DehnhardtDanski & DJ Delmundo3:36
2."24/7 in My 911"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo3:12
3."Kiss (When the Sun Don't Shine)"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo3:31
4."Uncle John from Jamaica"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo3:08
5."Cheekah Bow Bow (That Computer Song) [Album Version]"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo3:03
6."48 Hours"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo4:21
7."Your Place or Mine?"Danski & DJ Delmundo, Dietmar KawohlDanski & DJ Delmundo4:08
8."Skinnydippin'"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo3:30
9."Forever as One (Album Version)"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo3:31
10."Opus 3 in D#"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo7:12

US edition and 2020 digital re-releaseEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Shalala Lala"Lendager & DehnhardtDanski & DJ Delmundo3:35
2."24/7 In My 911"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo3:12
3."Kiss (When the Sun Don't Shine)"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo3:31
4."Uncle John from Jamaica"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo3:08
5."Cheekah Bow Bow (That Computer Song) [Hit Radio Mix]"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo2:53
6."48 Hours"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo4:20
7."Your Place or Mine?"Danski, DJ Delmundo & D.KawohlDanski & DJ Delmundo4:07
8."Skinnydippin'"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo3:27
9."Take Me to the City"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo3:50
10."Forever as One (Hit Radio Mix)"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo3:29
11."Opus 3 in D#"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo7:11

Japan versionEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Shalala Lala"Lendager & DehnhardtDanski & DJ Delmundo3:36
2."24/7 In My 911"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo3:12
3."Kiss (When the Sun Don't Shine)"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo3:31
4."Uncle John from Jamaica"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo3:08
5."Cheekah Bow Bow (That Computer Song)"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo3:02
6."48 Hours"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo4:21
7."Your Place or Mine?"Danski, DJ Delmundo & D.KawohlDanski & DJ Delmundo4:08
8."Skinnydippin'"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo3:30
9."Forever as One"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo3:31
10."Opus 3 In D#"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo7:16
11."Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!! (Eurobeat Remix)"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo3:49
12."Shalala Lala (Eurobeat Mix)"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo4:17
13."Kiss (When the Sun Don't Shine) [Airscape RMX]"Danski & DJ DelmundoDanski & DJ Delmundo8:04

SinglesEdit

ChartsEdit

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[2] 20
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[3] 2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 5
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[5] 3
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[6] 2
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 15
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[8] 4
Irish Albums (IRMA)[9] 3
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[10] 1
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[11] 10
Portuguese Albums Chart[12] 1
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 17
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 2
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 9

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2000) Position
German Albums Chart[16] 40

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[17] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[18] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[19] Gold 50,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[20] Platinum 50,000^
Germany (BVMI)[21] Gold 150,000^
Hungary (MAHASZ)[22] Gold 25,000^
India[23] 5× Platinum 500,000
Norway (IFPI Norway)[24] Gold 25,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[25] 5× Platinum 75,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[26] Gold 50,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[27] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[28] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
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  23. ^ Bhusan, Nyay (21 April 2001). "Global Music Pulse - In A Country". Billboard. p. 59. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
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