After producing Parada de Tettas and To Brazil!, all-star music producers Danski & Delmundo decided to wash off the sunscreen and go full Euro House. Vengaboys were ready to conquer Europe. Were Europeans ready for Vengaboys? The result was Up & Down, released in 1998. With record-smashing lyrical simplicity and a clubby hook that couldn’t be denied, Vengaboys infiltrated the brains of a generation, two eardrums at a time.
All scenes for Up & Down were shot on 16mm film. In the early 2000’s the video was digitized and uploaded to Youtube.
Watch it again below or check out the official Vengaboys Youtube Channel for more Vengaboys music!
Up & Down entered the Dutch Top40 at number 33 in the eleventh week of 1998. It stayed in that chart for 14 weeks, after peaking at the 5th position. The track was listed for 16 weeks on the Belgian UltraTop Singles Charts, peaking at number 11. The Germans too were introduced to the Vengaboys sound, with the record entering the Offizielle Deutsche Charts at number 16 on 06-07-1998. The track topped at number 12, and left the charts after 19 weeks. Many, many more European countries followed.