Tarzan & Jane (song)

"Tarzan & Jane" is a song by Danish group Toy-Box from their debut album, Fantastic. It was released as the lead single in 1998 in Germany and then re-released in 1999 to coincide with the premiere of Disney's Tarzan. The song became a Top 10 hit in Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. On the Eurochart Hot 100, "Tarzan & Jane" reached number 15. Outside Europe, it peaked at number 27 in New Zealand and number 41 in Australia.

"Tarzan & Jane"
Toy-Box - TarzanJane single.jpg
Single by Toy-Box
from the album Fantastic
ReleasedNovember 12, 1998
Recorded1998
Length2:59
LabelEdel, Victor, Mega Records
Songwriter(s)Per Holm, Toy-Box
Producer(s)Per Holm
Toy-Box singles chronology
"Tarzan & Jane"
(1998)
"Best Friend"
(1998)
Music video
"Tarzan & Jane" on YouTube

Critical receptionEdit

In her review of the Fantastic album, AllMusic editor Heather Phares described "Tarzan & Jane" as a "youthful, catchy song".[1] Chuck Taylor from Billboard called it a "ultra-kitschy track". He noted further that the formula here is "identical [to Aqua's "Barbie Girl"]: a husky, accented male vocal accompanied by a sweet, girly-girl chorus. The story this time is obvious enough, describing the jungle passion between Tarzan and Jane, accented by chimpanzee chuckles and our hero's signature swinging-through-the-trees cry."[2] Music & Media commented that it is "one of the silliest songs to come along in quite some time, this nonetheless incredibly catchy slice of Europop was very successful in the Danish duo's home country, and is now sweeping across most of continental Europe. It could be argued that artists such as Steps, Dr. Bombay and Aqua—who enjoy such mass appeal—have created a general environment where fresh, energetic, lightweight pop can flourish."[3]

Track listingEdit

  • German CD single[4]
  1. "Tarzan & Jane" (Single Version) – 2:59
  2. "Tarzan & Jane" (Maxi Version) – 4:07
  • UK & Europe CD Maxi-Single[5]
  1. "Tarzan & Jane" (Single Version) – 2:59
  2. "Tarzan & Jane" (Maxi Version) – 4:07
  3. "Tarzan & Jane" (Club Version) – 4:10
  • US CD Maxi-Single[6]
  1. "Tarzan & Jane" (Single Version) – 2:59
  2. "Tarzan & Jane" (Maxi Version) – 4:07
  3. "Tarzan & Jane" (Club Version) – 4:10
  • German 12" Vinyl[7]
  1. "Tarzan & Jane" (Single Version) – 2:59
  2. "Tarzan & Jane" (Maxi Version) – 4:07
  3. "Tarzan & Jane" (Club Version) – 4:10

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Toy-Box - Fantastic". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard. 19 June 1999. p. 18. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Airborne" (PDF). Music & Media. p. 18. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Toy-Box - Tarzan & Jane (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 3 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Toy-Box - Tarzan & Jane (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 3 October 2010.
  6. ^ "Toy-Box - Tarzan & Jane (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 3 October 2010.
  7. ^ "Toy-Box - Tarzan & Jane (12") at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 3 October 2010.
  8. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Toy-Box – Tarzan & Jane". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Toy-Box – Tarzan & Jane" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Toy-Box – Tarzan & Jane" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Toy-Box – Tarzan & Jane" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  12. ^ "Hits of the World: Denmark (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 01/04/99". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 111 (3): 45. 16 January 1999. ISSN 0006-2510.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – TOY-BOX – Tarzan & Jane" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts.
  14. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Toy-Box" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Toy-Box – Tarzan & Jane" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  16. ^ "Charts.nz – Toy-Box – Tarzan & Jane". Top 40 Singles.
  17. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Toy-Box – Tarzan & Jane". VG-lista.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Toy-Box – Tarzan & Jane". Singles Top 100.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Toy-Box – Tarzan & Jane". Swiss Singles Chart.
  20. ^ "Top 100-Jaaroverzicht van 1999". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  21. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 1999" (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  22. ^ "Årslista Singlar – År 1999" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 12 March 2020.