Only You (Scatman John song)

Scatman's World
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 10, 1995
Recorded1994–95
StudioCatania Music Studios, Bottrop
Genre
Length49:20
LabelRCA
Producer
  • Antonio Nunzio Catania
  • Ingo Kays
Scatman John chronology
John Larkin
(1986)
Scatman's World
(1995)
Everybody Jam!
(1996)

Scatman's World is the debut major label studio album (and second overall) by American musician Scatman John, recorded after the worldwide success of his debut single "Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)". It is something of a concept album dealing with an imaginary Utopian society named "Scatland". He speaks about this at length in the liner notes, as well in several tracks on the album, most notably the track "Song of Scatland".

Scatman's World was very popular internationally, particularly in Japan, where it reached No. 2 and stayed on the charts for 40 weeks, selling more than 1,560,000 copies overall, ranking among the top twenty best-selling albums of all time in that country recorded by non-Japanese artists. In the late 2010s and early 2020s, the title track “Scatman’s World” saw a resurgence in popularity due to becoming an Internet meme.[1]

Track listing[]

All tracks are written by John Larkin & Antonio Nunzio Catania.

No.TitleLength
1."Welcome to Scatland"0:49
2."Scatman's World"3:40
3."Only You"3:42
4."Quiet Desperation"3:51
5."Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)"3:30
6."Sing Now!"3:38
7."Popstar"4:13
8."Time (Take Your Time)"3:41
9."Mambo Jambo"3:30
10."Everything Changes"4:38
11."Song of Scatland"5:05
12."Hi, Louis"2:34
13."Scatman (Game Over Jazz)"5:03

Charts[]

Certifications[]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP)[18] Gold 185,000[17]
Japan (RIAJ)[19] Million 1,560,000[20]
Poland (ZPAV)[21] Gold 50,000*
Sweden (GLF)[22] Gold 50,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

See also[]

References[]

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  16. ^ "1996年 アルバム年間TOP100" [Oricon Year-end Albums Chart of 1996] (in Japanese). Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  17. ^ "Les Albums Or". infodisc.fr (in French). SNEP. Archived from the original on June 18, 2012. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  18. ^ "French album certifications – Scatman John – Scatman's World" (in French). InfoDisc. Select SCATMAN JOHN and click OK. 
  19. ^ 年度別ミリオンセラー一覧 1995年 [Million-certified Singles and Albums: 1995]. Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  20. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.
  21. ^ "Wyróżnienia – Złote płyty CD - Archiwum - Przyznane w 1995 roku" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  22. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-17. Retrieved March 2, 2013.