Crying at the Discoteque

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"Crying at the Discoteque"
Alcazar - Crying at the Discoteque.jpg
Single by Alcazar
from the album Casino
ReleasedSeptember 24, 2001
Genre Nu-disco, dance-pop
Label BMG
  • Alexander Bard
  • Anders Hansson
  • Johan S
Alcazar singles chronology
"Ritmo Del Amor"
"Crying at the Discoteque"
"Sexual Guarantee"

"Crying at the Discoteque" is a song performed by Swedish band Alcazar, from their debut studio album Casino (2000). It samples Sheila and B. Devotion's 1979 hit "Spacer". Alexander Bard produced this song and can be heard in the middle of this song (he is also featured in the music video). In 2001 the song became Alcazar's first international hit single, reaching number one in Hungary and the top 10 in Flanders, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Switzerland. By the end of 2002, "Crying at the Discoteque" had sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide.


Music video

A music video was produced to promote the single. The music video consists of Alcazar, as a 1970s band during the process of their music video being filmed, with a theme that the band being on a deserted planet or wasteland, wearing outfits making them look futuristic with animal masked dancers in the background, though during the filming things go wrong with the set designers getting in the way, the band disagreeing with the director, having script changes and general other mishaps.

Formats and track listings

These are the formats and track listings of promotional single releases of "Crying at the Discoteque". [1]

CD single (BMG Sweden Release)

  1. "Radio Edit" - 3:50
  2. "Extended Version" - 4:48
  3. "DeTox Dub Mix" - 6:29
  4. "Pinocchio Tesco Mix" - 4:47

CD single (BMG UK & Ireland Release)

  1. "Radio Edit" - 3:50
  2. "Illicit Remix" - 7:13
  3. "Ivan's X Mix" - 7:18

Cassette single (BMG UK Release)

  1. "Radio Edit" - 3:50
  2. "Pinocchio Tesco Mix" - 4:47

Vinyl 12-inch single (BMG Germany Release)

  1. (Side A, track 1) "Illicit Mix" - 7:13
  2. (Side A, track 2) "Mind Trap Disco Dub" - 7:52
  3. (Side B, track 1) "Ivan's X Mix" - 7:18
  4. (Side B, track 2) "Original Extended Version" - 4:57



RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Belgium (BEA) [34] Gold25,000*
Germany (BVMI) [35] Gold250,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland) [36] Gold20,000^

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

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