Sash! Ecuador | The dance song that hit the world at the end of the 90’s
If you were out at night in ’97 and ’98, I’m sure you heard more than once someone shouting, ECUADOR! Blame it on Sash! If you didn’t go out at that time, because you’re younger or older, you should know this track to understand the history of Dance music 👨💻
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Trembol | Story behind Ecuador by Sash!
Before we start, a clarification that few people know, Sash! is not a person, but a project of 3 German deejays created in 1995. The known face, and the one who is considered the leader of the project is Sascha Lappessen, who calls himself DJ Sash! when he performes on stage. He is the one you can see in the video. Alongside him were also Thomas “Alisson” Lüdke and Ralf Kappmeier. Another curiosity. If you noticed on the cover of ‘Ecuador’ it says ‘Sash! feat. Rodriguez‘. Many people think that this ‘Rodriguez’ is the one who sings the song, but it is not so. Adrian Rodriguez, also known as Rodriguez, is another German DJ who collaborated on the track. But then, who sings? The one shouting the famous “Ecuador”, is a friend of DJ Sash. You can see him in the video wearing a hat 👒 Ecuador is a superlative party song, and one of my favorites from my teenage years. I can’t remember how many times I must have gotten excited listening to it at full volume in the car. I just hear it and get in a good mood, don’t you feel the same way? I’m sure you do, because since its release in 1997 as part of the Sash! record, ‘It’s My Life – The Album‘, the song became an international hit, reaching No.1 in Flanders, Romania, Bulgaria and Scotland, as well as in the US and Canadian dance charts.
Sash! commented about Ecuador
Cuando le enseñamos a la discográfica ‘Ecuador’ nos dijeron que si lanzaban ese tema, iba a arruinar nuestra carrera. Nos insistieron que debíamos hacer algo igual a nuestro anterior éxito, ‘Encore une fois’. No les escuchamos. ‘Ecuador’ se convirtió en un hit mundial.
When we showed ‘Ecuador‘ to our label they told us that if they released that song it was going to ruin our career. They insisted us to copy our previous hit, ‘Encore une fois’. We didn’t listen. ‘Ecuador’ became a worldwide hit.
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This is what it says | Sash! Ecuador Lyrics in English
LYRICS ECUADOR | SASH! | SPANISH
Dame tu mano y venga conmigo Vámonos al viaje para buscarlos sonidos mágicos de Ecuador Ecuador Escúchame Ecuador Vámonos al viaje para buscar los sonidos mágicos de Ecuador Ahora sí Ecuador Vámonos al viaje para buscar los sonidos mágicos Escúchame Ecuador Vámonos al viaje para buscar los sonidos mágicos Escúchame Ahora sí Dame tu mano y venga conmigo Vámonos al viaje para buscar los sonidos mágicos de Ecuador Ecuador Escúchame Ecuador
LYRICS ECUADOR | SASH! | ENGLISH
Give me your hand and come with me Let’s go on a journey to look for the magical sounds of Ecuador Ecuador Listen to me Ecuador Let’s go on a journey to to search for the magical sounds of Ecuador Now it’s time Ecuador Let’s go on a journey to search for the magic sounds Listen to me Ecuador Let’s go on a journey to search for the magic sounds Listen to me Now it’s time Give me your hand and come with me Let’s go on a journey to search for the magical sounds of Ecuador Ecuador Listen to me Ecuador
Songwriters: Ralf Kappmeier / Sascha Lappessen / Thomas Alisson. | Background Image: Sash! Google Image
Did you know...?
The government of Ecuador personally thanked Sash! for using their name for the song, because that year the number of tourists going to the country doubled. It was said to be because of the beautiful images in the video, but it turns out they were filmed in the Canary Islands, not in Ecuador. Although no one knew that 😄
Sash! had five consecutive No. 2s in the UK charts, but never got a No. 1. However, he achieved the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive No. 2’s.
Sash! continues to perform more than 150 shows each year around the world 🌍
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Sash! ft. Olly James – Ecuador
In 2016, Sash! performed a new version of ‘Ecuador’ with Olly James. It didn’t have the same success as the original, but more than 10 million people have already watched the video on YouTube. Between 1997 and 1998, Sash! toured all European televisions presenting Ecuador, these are some of the most important shows:
Technical Note | Sash! Ecuador
One of the most special things about the song is the use of Spanish in its lyrics.
- Sash! used to write every song in a different language, except his own, German, because he said it sounded bad 😂
- The truth is that despite having a super catchy melody, it is very simple.
- The song is in G major and the main chords are: G – D – D – Bm – D – Bm – B – D – B.
- Here you can find the complete score for ‘Sash! Ecuador’.