2 Times

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"2 Times"
Ann Lee - 2 Times single cover.jpg
Single by Ann Lee
from the album Dreams
B-side "Remix"
Released 24 April 1999
Format
Recorded 1998
Genre Eurodance
Length 3:46
Label ZYX
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Marco Soncini
Alfredo Larry Pignagnoli
Ann Lee singles chronology
"2 Times"
(1999)
"Voices"
(1999)

"2 Times"
(1999)
"Voices"
(1999)
Music video
"2 Times" on YouTube

"2 Times" is a song co-written and recorded by British singer Ann Lee. It was released in April 1999 as the lead single from her debut album, Dreams, the single reached number 1 on the charts in Belgium, Denmark and Scotland.

Background and composition[edit]

Ann Lee's previous work on a large number of eurodance projects would help her receive a contract with Alfredo Larry Pignagnoli, with whom she had already worked with on the Whigfield project as a songwriter, amongst others, he worked on a track with Marco Soncini called "Two Times".[1] The song is played in a F Major key in common time at a BPM of 132, and throughout follows chord progression F-C7.[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

The song achieved success in many European countries where it was a top ten hit, particularly in Belgium (Flanders region) and Denmark, where it reached number one. It peaked at number 2 in Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, it was also a top ten hit in Australia after initially receiving frequent airplay on Melbourne radio station KIX FM. It has sold over 500,000 copies in the UK as of 2014.[3]

Music video[edit]

The song's colourful music video was released in 1999 by Energy Productions.[4] Ann Lee has noted that the structure and cinematography of the video was very similar to that of Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer; "The two videos were similar! I remember perfectly the 'sledge video' (love Peter Gabriel!) and my movements are in fact very similar - but I think the similarity ends there".[5]

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "2 Times" (Original Edit Mix/Radio Edit) - 3:46
  2. "2 Times" (Gamba Club) - 5:14
  3. "2 Times" (Original Extended Mix) - 6:32
  4. "2 Times" (Gamba Dub) - 4:15
  5. "2 Times" (G. Side) - 5:32
CD single
  1. "2 Times" (Original Edit Mix) - 3:46
  2. "2 Times" (Original Ext. Mix) - 6:32

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ann Lee. Eurodance Encyclopedia. Accessed from April 24, 2013.
  2. ^ Ann Lee - 2 Times Sheet Music (Print Instantly). Musicnotes.com. Accessed from April 27, 2013.
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  4. ^ Ann Lee - Two Times Music Video on YouTube. Accessed from April 24, 2013.
  5. ^ Meran, Tavi (September 2009). Ann Lee Interview. Eurodance Encyclopedia. Accessed from April 24, 2013.
  6. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Ann Lee – 2 Times". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Ann Lee – 2 Times" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ann Lee – 2 Times" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Ann Lee – 2 Times" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  10. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ Chary History. Billboard. Accessed from April 14, 2013.
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  13. ^ "Hits of the World: Denmark (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 17/07/99". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 111 (29): 67. 17 July 1999. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  14. ^ "Hits of the World: Eurochart Hot 100 (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 30/10/99". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 111 (44): 43. 30 October 1999. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  15. ^ "Lescharts.com – Ann Lee – 2 Times" (in French). Les classement single.
  16. ^ "Musicline.de – Ann Lee Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  17. ^ "Top 10 Hungary" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved May 7, 2018. 
  18. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (NR. 338 Vikuna 26.8. - 2.9. 1999)" (PDF) (in Icelandic). Dagblaðið Vísir. Retrieved July 13, 2018. 
  19. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: L". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Ann Lee" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  22. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Ann Lee – 2 Times" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  23. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Ann Lee – 2 Times". Top 40 Singles.
  24. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Ann Lee – 2 Times". VG-lista.
  25. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  26. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Ann Lee – 2 Times" Canciones Top 50.
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  28. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Ann Lee – 2 Times". Swiss Singles Chart.
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  30. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". officialcharts.com. 
  31. ^ JAHRESHITPARADE SINGLES 1999 (in German). austriancharts.at. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  32. ^ ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 1999 Archived 2012-03-01 at WebCite. aria.com.au. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  33. ^ JAAROVERZICHTEN 1999 (in Dutch). ultratop.be. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  34. ^ RAPPORTS ANNUELS 1999 (in French). ultratop.be. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  35. ^ Classement Singles - année 1999 Archived 2012-09-15 at the Wayback Machine. (in French). snepmusique.com. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  36. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved April 21, 2018. 
  37. ^ I singoli più venduti del 1999 (in Italian). hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  38. ^ JAAROVERZICHTEN - SINGLE 1999 (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  39. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Ann Lee – 2 Times" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Ann Lee in the field Interpret. Enter 2 Times in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  40. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Ann Lee; '2 Times')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  41. ^ "British single certifications – Ann Lee – 2 Times". British Phonographic Industry.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter 2 Times in the search field and then press Enter.