Opa Opa

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"
(1991)
"Opa Opa"
(1992)
"Ise Ena Pistoli"
(1992)

"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.

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Antique cover

"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"
(1999)
"Dinata Dinata"
(1999)
Audio sample
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Alternative cover
Danish Cover

"Opa Opa" is the debut single released by the Greek-Swede duo Antique in 1999, that reached gold status in Sweden.

"Opa Opa" was Bonnier Amigo's first international hit release in 2000.[1]

Track listing

  1. "Opa Opa" (radio edit) - 3:36
  2. "Opa Opa" (extended mix) - 5:07
  3. "Rhythmos" - 5:03

Release history

Country Date
Germany 1999
Greece
Sweden

Charts

"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.[2]

Chart Peak
position
Weeks on charts Certification
Swedish Singles Chart 5 16 Platinum[3]
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
Maxi CD
12" Vinyl
EP
Recorded 2004
Genre Pop, modern laika, dance
Label Heaven Music
Central Station
Blanco Y Negro
Writer(s) Giorgos Alkaios, Phoebus
Producer Phoebus
Despina Vandi singles chronology
"Come Along Now"
(2004)
"Opa Opa"
(2004)
"Jambi"
(2006)
Audio sample
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Vandi dancing amongst a crowd of people at a club in the "Opa Opa" music video.

"Opa Opa" is a single by popular Greek artist Despina Vandi released in 2004.[4] 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.

Track listing

  1. "Opa Opa" (Bass Bumpers video edit)
  2. "Opa Opa" (Bigworld radio mix)
  3. "Opa Opa" (Chippe mix)
  4. "Opa Opa" (Milk & Sugar radio mix)
  5. "Opa Opa" (Milk & Sugar vocal club mix)
  6. "Opa Opa" (Bass Bumpers club mix)
  7. "Opa Opa" (Armand Van Helden dub)
  8. "Opa Opa" (Video)

Release history

Country Date Format
Greece September 2004[5] EP
Spain July 2004 Single
Germany 2 August 2004
Australia 10 August 2004

Charts

Chart Peak
position
Greece IFPI Top 50 Singles 1
US Billboard Hot Dance Radio Airplay 3 [6]
Canadian National Club chart 4 [7]
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

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