All that she wants
All that she wants
"All that she wants" introduction
Ace of Base gained international recognition with their chart-topping single "All That She Wants". Produced by Denniz PoP, Jonas Berggren, and Ulf Ekberg, the song features a unique drum beat inspired by the Kayo song "Another Mother". Released in 1992 as the second single from their debut album, Happy Nation, the song quickly climbed to the top of the charts in many countries, including Denmark, Germany, the UK, and Australia. In this article, we'll explore the history and success of "All That She Wants" by Ace of Base.
"Another Mother" by Kayo and its drumbeat
Ace of Base produced a demo version of "All That She Wants" in 1991 titled "Mr. Ace", which featured different lyrics, lead vocals by Linn, and rap vocals performed by both Jonas and Ulf. Despite their attempts to get inspiration by listening to several other artists, the band could not create the exact sound they sought.
After the release of the Swedish top 20 hit "Another Mother" by Kayo, the band finally found the drumbeat they sought.
Jonas Berggren and Ulf Ekberg contacted the producer of "Another Mother", Denniz PoP, and sent him a demo tape featuring the song. Though Denniz was initially unimpressed with the song, the tape got stuck in the cassette tape player in his car. Because of this, he was forced to listen to it repeatedly, which helped him decide to help produce the track.
The success of "All That She Wants"
Following its release on August 31, 1992, this track quickly climbed to number one on the Danish chart while "Wheel of Fortune" was still sitting at number two. The song became a commercial success, reaching the top of the charts in at least thirteen countries worldwide.
It was certified platinum in the United States after peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was also listed at number 9 on the Billboard 1994 year-end charts and at number 70 on the 1990s decade-end charts. In Germany, the song was the best-selling single of 1993.
Matt Broadly video production
A music video directed by Swedish director Matt Broadley was produced in November 1992 to promote the single. The video was filmed in Danish actress and singer-songwriter Christiane Bjørg Nielsen's apartment in Copenhagen in one day, on a budget of $2000. Christiane appears in the video as the title character.
"All That She Wants" remixes
This track has been released in various versions, including a radio edit, a 12" version, a Banghra version, and a Madness version. In the United States, the single was released with an extended single/dub version in addition to the other versions.
Produced by Dennis PoP, Jonas Berggren and Ulf Ekberg
"All That She Wants" was a breakthrough hit for Ace of Base, paving the way for their future success in the music industry. Produced by Denniz PoP, Jonas Berggren, and Ulf Ekberg, the song features a unique drum beat inspired by the Kayo song "Another Mother".
The song quickly climbed to the top of the charts in many countries worldwide and was certified platinum in the United States. Ace of Base's success with "All That She Wants" demonstrates the power.
- When was "All That She Wants" released?
This song was released in Scandinavia in 1992 and in North America in 1993.
- Who produced "All That She Wants"?
The song was produced by Denniz PoP, Jonas Berggren, and Ulf Ekberg.
- How many countries did "All That She Wants" reach number one?
The track reached the number-one position in thirteen countries.
- How did the song perform on the US Billboard charts?
It peaked at number one on the Billboard Top 40 Mainstream chart and number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
- What inspired the drum beat in "All That She Wants"?
The drum beat was inspired by the Kayo song "Another Mother."