The Sign (album)
The Sign is a 1993 album by Swedish pop group Ace of Base, released as the band's debut album in North America, Japan, and some Latin American countries by Arista Records. The Sign contains songs from Ace of Base's debut album, Happy Nation (1992) and the new songs "Don't Turn Around", "The Sign", and "Living in Danger" as well as revised versions of "Voulez-Vous Danser" and "Waiting for Magic". To coincide with the release of The Sign, Happy Nation was re-released in Europe, Mexico, and Australia as Happy Nation (U.S. Version) on September 25, 1993. These releases featured the new tracks and revised versions included on The Sign, as well the new track "Hear Me Calling" and a remix of "Happy Nation".
The Sign is listed among the Top 100 Best-selling Albums of All Time by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with sales in excess of 23 million copies. The album itself earned Arista Records 42 million USD, and was nominated for Best Pop Album at the 1995 Grammy Awards.
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- ^[a] signifies rap lyrics
- ^[b] signifies pre-production
End of decade charts
Some songs from the album were also released as an Ace of Base video collection released in the summer of 1994 on VHS video in North America. Laserdisc editions appeared in Japan as well.
- All That She Wants
- The Sign
- Don't Turn Around Studio Documentary
- Don't Turn Around
- Living In Danger Studio Documentary
- Happy Nation
- Wheel of Fortune
- ↑ Larkin, Colin (2010). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Volume 1. Guinness Publishing. p. 51. ISBN 978-1-5615-9176-3.
When Ace of Base scored a massive worldwide number 1 in 1993 with 'All That She Wants', the comparisons to fellow Swedish group, Abba, seemed obvious: Two female vocalists, one blonde, one brunette, and two male musicians, playing catchy dance pop.
- ↑ Daw, Robbie (20 November 2014). "The 50 Best Pop Singles of 1994". Idolator. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
Released stateside by Arista in 1993, 'All That She Wants' was a reggae-pop oddity (compared to everything else on the radio at the time) about a woman on the prowl [...] for 'another baby'.
- ↑ Christgau, Robert. "The Sign". Robert Christgau.
- ↑ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 4. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
- ↑ RIAA - Gold & Platinum - November 03, 2010
- 1 2 Seabrook, John (2015). The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-3932-4192-0.
- ↑ https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/the-sign/id947405452
- ↑ "Ace Of Base – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Ace Of Base.
- ↑ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
- ↑ "Brazilian album certifications – Ace of Base – The Sign" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos.
- ↑ "Canadian album certifications – Ace of Base – The Sign". Music Canada.
- ↑ "Certificaciones – Ace of Base" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas.
- ↑ "American album certifications – Ace of Base – The Sign". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH