- Opa Opa
"Opa Opa" Single by Notis Sfakianakis from the album Ise Ena Pistoli Released 1992 Format Radio single Recorded 1991 Genre Modern Laika, Dance Label EMI Writer(s) Giorgos Alkaios Producer Giorgos Alkaios Notis Sfakianakis singles chronology "Ipopto"
"Ise Ena Pistoli"
"Opa Opa" is a song originally performed by Notis Sfakianakis from his second album Ise Ena Pistoli in 1992. It was written and produced by singer Giorgos Alkaios years earlier, and is one of Sfakianakis' most notable of his early works. The song has been covered by a number of artists.
"Opa Opa" Single by Antique from the album Mera Me Ti Mera and Me Logia Ellinika B-side Rhythmos Released 1999 Format CD Single Recorded 1999 Genre Modern Laika, dance Label Virgin, Bonnier Amigo Writer(s) Giorgos Alkaios Producer Per Adebratt, C & N Project, Jonas Scheldt Certification Platinum Antique singles chronology "Opa Opa"
Audio sample Alternative coverDanish Cover
- "Opa Opa" (radio edit) - 3:36
- "Opa Opa" (extended mix) - 5:07
- "Rhythmos" - 5:03
Country Date Germany 1999 Greece Sweden
"Opa Opa" fared well in the charts. It entered the Swedish charts on July 15, 1999 and remained for 16 weeks, peaking at number 5. The song entered the Norwegian charts where it peaked at nine staying charting for eight weeks. "Opa Opa" also charted in Switzerland where it peaked at number 51, charting for five weeks.
Weeks on charts Certification Swedish Singles Chart 5 16 Platinum Norwegian Singles Chart 9 8 - Swiss Singles Chart 51 5 -
Despina Vandi cover
"Opa Opa" Single by Despina Vandi from the album Gia Released September 2004 Format CD single
Recorded 2004 Genre Pop, modern laika, dance Label Heaven Music
Blanco Y Negro
Writer(s) Giorgos Alkaios, Phoebus Producer Phoebus Despina Vandi singles chronology "Come Along Now"
"Opa Opa" is a single by popular Greek artist Despina Vandi released in 2004. It is the fourth version of the song originally written and composed in the 1980s by Giorgos Alkaios. Antique and Notis Sfakianakis have also covered the song.
The music video was directed by Kostas Kapetanidis. The video is shot over six scenes, with Vandi changing outfits a total of seven times. The video begins with a flash of Vandi's logo, while she can be faintly seen in a red bikini through transluscent glass of a sauna; the same shot was used to create the cover of the single. The video returns to this scene numerous times throughout, sometimes with other females appearing in the shot and sometimes with Vandi and a male. It also features Vandi and friends sitting around and later dancing at a club, and on a boat, while there are a further two scenes of Vandi singing alone in front of a background, one of which she appears on top of a motorcycle. During the climax of the song, Vandi punches through glass with her bare fist.
- "Opa Opa" (Bass Bumpers video edit)
- "Opa Opa" (Bigworld radio mix)
- "Opa Opa" (Chippe mix)
- "Opa Opa" (Milk & Sugar radio mix)
- "Opa Opa" (Milk & Sugar vocal club mix)
- "Opa Opa" (Bass Bumpers club mix)
- "Opa Opa" (Armand Van Helden dub)
- "Opa Opa" (Video)
Country Date Format Greece September 2004 EP Spain July 2004 Single Germany 2 August 2004 Australia 10 August 2004
Greece IFPI Top 50 Singles 1 US Billboard Hot Dance Radio Airplay 3  Canadian National Club chart 4  Russian Top 20 Singles 15 Spain Top 20 Singles 15 Ukraine Top 40 Singles 2 Denmark Top 20 Singles 15 Europe Top 100 Singles 31 Sweden Top 40 Singles 5 Switzerland Top 100 Singles 51 Norway Top 40 Singles 9
- ^ "About Bonnier Amigo Music Group". Bonnier Amigo Music Group. Archived from the original on 2008-05-28. http://web.archive.org/web/20080528161547/http://www.bonnieramigo.com/index_site.php?page=eng. Retrieved 2008-10-10.
- ^ "Opa Opa Charts". SwedishCharts. 2000-09-24. http://www.swedishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Antique&titel=Opa+Opa&cat=s. Retrieved 2008-10-10.
- ^ "ÅR 1999" (in Swedish). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry of Sweden. http://www.ifpi.se/wp/wp-content/uploads/ar-19991.pdf. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
- ^ Despoina Vandi - Opa opa (English version)
- ^ www.heavenmusic.gr / καλλιτέχνες / δισκογραφία / Βανδή Δέσποινα
- ^ http://www.despinavandi.gr/newsphotos/10Billboard_OCTOBER_30_2004.pdf
- ^ http://www.despinavandi.gr/newsphotos/11CanadianNationalClubChart.pdf
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