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Belly Dancer (Bananza)

"Belly Dancer (Bananza)"
Single by Akon
from the album Trouble
ReleasedJune 21, 2005
FormatCD single
RecordedOctober 2003
GenreR&B, hip hop
Songwriter(s)Aliaune Akon Thiam, Lynval Golding, Terence Hall, Neville Staples
Akon singles chronology
"Baby, I'm Back"
"Belly Dancer (Bananza)"

"Belly Dancer (Bananza)" is the fourth single from R&B hip hop singer songwriter Akon's debut studio album, Trouble. The track reached #30 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song received more success in the United Kingdom, reaching #5 on the UK Singles Chart. The track samples "The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)" by Fun Boy Three and "Body Rock" by Treacherous Three, and borrows from the chorus of "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield. It was used in the 2009 teen comedy film Fired Up!. A remix of the track, featuring Kardinal Offshall, was later included as a B-side to "Pot of Gold".


Music video

In the televised video, Akon goes into a motorbike store and begins daydreaming. He then encounters a pretty girl and follows her into a belly dancing club. There, as the song said, he finds ex-gangsters, and they all flirt. Towards the end of the video, Akon kisses his chosen girl. The online version of the video begins with Akon trying to fall asleep, and awakening upon the video's end. A further version of the video, featuring the remix featuring Kardinal Offshall, was broadcast on Akon's YouTube channel.

Track listing

UK CD1[1]
  1. "Belly Dancer (Bananza)" (Clean) - 4:00
  2. "Trouble Nobody" (Explicit) - 3:21
UK CD2[2]
  1. "Belly Dancer (Bananza)" (Explicit) - 4:00
  2. "Trouble Nobody" (Clean) - 3:21
  3. "Belly Dancer (Bananza)" (Instrumental) - 4:00
  4. "Belly Dancer (Bananza)" (Video) - 4:00


Chart (2005) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 23
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 29
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 27
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[6] 19
European Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[7] 21
France (SNEP)[8] 45
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 32
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[10] 19
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 11
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[12] 46
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 12
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 40
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[15] 5
US Billboard Hot 100[16] 30
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[17] 17


  1. ^ "Belly Dancer (Bananza)/2-Tra: Akon: Music" . 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
  2. ^ "Belly Dancer (Bananza): Akon: Music" . Retrieved 2012-01-16.
  3. ^ " – Akon – Belly Dancer (Bananza)" . ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  4. ^ " – Akon – Belly Dancer (Bananza)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ " – Akon – Belly Dancer (Bananza)" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 200602 into search.
  7. ^ "Akon – Chart Search" Billboard European Hot 100 Singles for Akon. (subscription required)
  8. ^ " – Akon – Belly Dancer (Bananza)" (in French). Les classement single.
  9. ^ " – Akon – Belly Dancer (Bananza)" . GfK Entertainment Charts.
  10. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  11. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Belly Dancer (Bananza)" . Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  12. ^ " – Akon – Belly Dancer (Bananza)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  13. ^ " – Akon – Belly Dancer (Bananza)" . Top 40 Singles.
  14. ^ " – Akon – Belly Dancer (Bananza)" . Swiss Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Akon: Artist Chart History" . Official Charts Company.
  16. ^ "Akon Chart History (Hot 100)" . Billboard.
  17. ^ "Akon Chart History (Pop Songs)" . Billboard.

Categories: 2005 singles | Akon songs | Song recordings produced by Akon | Songs written by Akon | 2004 songs | Universal Records singles | Songs written by Terry Hall (singer) | SRC Records singles

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