STORY OF SONG

Story of Song

A dance club smash hit that topped the charts all over the world, ‘We No Speak Americano’ samples the Italian song “Tu vuo fa l’americano,” which was released by Italian singer Renato Carosone in 1956. This song was a collaboration between the Australian duo Yolanda Be Cool and producer DCUP.

Release date

Released February 27, 2010

Songwriter/s

Johnson Peterson – Sylvester Martinez – Duncan Maclennan – Renato Carosone – Nicola Salemo.

Label

Sweat it Out

Chart Rankings

This song topped the UK singles charts, and became the first song by an Australian act to top the UK singles chart in six years. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified it Platinum for sales over 600.000 copies. In the US, the song peaked at 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, 37 on the US Mainstream Top 40, and at 21 on the US Dance Club songs. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it Platinum for sales over 1 million copies. ‘We No Speak Americano’ topped the charts in several countries around the world, including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, South Korea, Sweden, and Switzerland. The song also reached the top 10 in several countries, including Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, and Spain. It was certified 6 times Platinum in Sweden, 5 times Platinum in Norway, Triple Platinum in Spain, Double Platinum in both Australia and Germany, and Platinum in Belgium, Denmark, Italy, and New Zealand.

 

Artist’s age on release date

The duo Yolanda Be Cool had been active for 1 year when this song was released. Duncan MacLennan, aka DCUP, was 25 years old.

Cover Versions

The Chipettes – DJ Ran-D (remix) – Other amateur artists have covered this song on Youtube.

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