"Halfway Around the World"
Single by A-Teens
from the album Teen Spirit
B-side"Can't Stop the Pop"
Released12 March 2001
Recorded2000
GenrePop, Europop
Length3:40 (Album Version)
3:36 (Radio Edit)
LabelUniversal Music Group
Songwriter(s)Tysper, Jonson, Sepehrmanesh
Producer(s)Tysper
A-Teens singles chronology
"Upside Down"
(2000)
"Halfway Around the World"
(2001)
"Sugar Rush"
(2001)

Halfway Around the World is the second single from the album Teen Spirit by A-Teens. The single peaked at number one in Sweden and Japan after a few weeks inside the Top Ten earning a gold certification.[1] The song charted well in Asia and Latin America.

Music video

The video premiered in February 2001 and it was directed by Mikadelica. It shows the A-Teens in different parts of the world (Peru, Paris, somewhere in the North, and China) and the action takes place in different seasons, but all of this ends up taking place on a set for a film shooting. There is also a love story between two staff members. The song tells the story of two people who are "halfway around the world," but that them being distanced from each other won't stop their love for each other.

Releases

European 2-Track CD Single

  1. Halfway Around the World [Radio Version] - 3:36
  2. Can't Stop the Pop - 3:00

European/Mexican CD Maxi

  1. Halfway Around the World [Radio Version] - 3:36
  2. Halfway Around the World [Earthbound's Halfway Around The Earth Mix Long] - 6:20
  3. Halfway Around the World [M12 Massive Club Mix] - 6:35

Video: Upside Down

UK CD

  1. Halfway Around the World [Radio Version] - 3:41
  2. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) - 3:56
  3. Halfway Around the World [Almighty Definitive Remix] - 7:45
  4. Video: Halfway Around the World

UK Cassette

  1. Halfway Around the World [Radio Version] - 3:41
  2. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) - 3:56
  3. Halfway Around the World [Almighty Definitive Remix] - 7:45

Promo CD

  1. Halfway Around the World [Radio Version] - 3:36

Charts and certifications

Release history

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Europe 12 March 2001 CD Stockholm [10]

References

  1. ^ IFPI Certifications in 2001 Archived 2006-09-28 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Argentina Top 20". Monitor Latino top 40. Retrieved September 8, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – A*Teens – Halfway Around the World" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 2019-02-27.
  4. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  5. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – A*Teens – Halfway Around the World". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 2012-10-19.
  6. ^ "Swisscharts.com – A*Teens – Halfway Around the World". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2012-10-19.
  7. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2010-10-19.
  8. ^ "Årslista Singlar – År 2001" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 2020-03-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2001" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Halfway Around The World, out in stores around Europe now!". A-Teens.com. Archived from the original on 7 May 2006. Retrieved 23 July 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)