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Language
English
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Album
1982

Chart placings
#1 in United States
#3 in United Kingdom
Tags
hit song
Rating
(best version)
Licensing
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written by , English

Title Performer Release date Info
1982 First release
Sampled by Ja Rule
Hit song
1982
1983
1990
June 1993 A cappella
(Severo Lombardoni) 1993
1993 A cappella
1993 A cappella
October 1994
1994 A cappella
1994 A cappella
1994 A cappella
March 1995 A cappella
March 1995 A cappella
1996 A cappella
1996 A cappella
1996 A cappella
1996 A cappella
1997 A cappella
1997 Live
A cappella
November 2, 1998
1998 A cappella
February 1999 A cappella
1999
1999 A cappella
1999 A cappella
2000
2001
2001 A cappella
November 2002
2003 Acoustic
2003 A cappella
November 20, 2004 A cappella
Mash-up
2004
October 27, 2006
2006 A cappella
2006 A cappella
2006 Live
September 2007
October 2007
2007
2007
June 23, 2008
July 2008
November 18, 2008
November 21, 2008
September 28, 2009
December 14, 2009 A cappella
Editor's cover song pick
March 3, 2010
August 9, 2010
October 29, 2010
December 21, 2010 Performances that are labelled as bonus tracks on releases
December 2010 A cappella
October 4, 2011
October 2011
December 28, 2011
2011
(Open Records Studio Artists) February 27, 2012
June 22, 2012 Live
November 9, 2012 A cappella
November 30, 2012
2012
2012
July 4, 2013
October 15, 2013 Version from TV talent show
May 26, 2014 Editor's cover song pick
October 20, 2014
February 20, 2015 Acoustic
February 2015
April 2015
May 20, 2015 Acoustic
September 14, 2015 Acoustic
November 11, 2015 Mash-up
September 16, 2016
November 25, 2016 Acoustic
Africa Sage 2016 Unverified
February 1, 2017 A cappella
Editor's cover song pick
February 24, 2017 Unusual cover song
March 31, 2017
July 31, 2017
July 2017
August 11, 2017
September 1, 2017 Mash-up
October 27, 2017
Africa The Finest Hour December 16, 2017 Unverified
Africa Siggi Schwarz & Friends 2017 Unverified
January 2018
February 16, 2018
February 16, 2018
March 2018
May 29, 2018
May 31, 2018 A cappella
September 20, 2018 Unusual cover song
October 19, 2018
(Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, D.C.) December 5, 2018 Mash-up
A cappella
January 7, 2019
January 24, 2019
February 9, 2019 Unusual cover song
March 6, 2019
March 8, 2019 Acoustic
March 8, 2019
March 15, 2019 A cappella
April 2, 2019 Unusual cover song
August 20, 2019 Mash-up
August 30, 2019
Africa Barnsley Youth Choir 2019 Unverified
Africa Colour The Sky 2019 Unverified
February 14, 2020
May 15, 2020
Africa Chris Helm May 17, 2020 Unverified
May 29, 2020
September 3, 2020 A cappella
September 11, 2020
October 12, 2020
February 3, 2021
Africa Brandon Mullis March 5, 2021 Unverified
May 25, 2021 Editor's cover song pick
August 26, 2021 A cappella
January 2022
Africa Beardland & Iris (Christian Gillmann) 2022 Unverified
May 19, 2023 A cappella
Medley
July 21, 2023 Editor's cover song pick

written by , instrumental

Title Performer Release date Info
i March 1983
i November 2, 1994
i 1994
i 1996
i 2000
i 2006
i July 4, 2011
i 2011
i 2012
i April 26, 2013
i November 13, 2013 Acoustic
i July 29, 2014 Acoustic
i September 9, 2014
i 2014
i April 21, 2015
i June 30, 2016
i May 19, 2017
i September 8, 2017
i May 17, 2018
i July 9, 2018
i October 1, 2018 Acoustic
i December 21, 2018
i March 22, 2019
i June 21, 2019
i June 28, 2019
i July 8, 2019
i July 19, 2019
i November 2019
i January 25, 2020
i January 2020
i February 18, 2020
i July 23, 2020
i July 2, 2021 Acoustic
i March 18, 2022
i January 20, 2023

written by , Dutch child-friendly lyrics

Title Performer Release date Info
January 29, 2010 First release

written by , , , , English New rap verses with the existing chorus

Title Performer Release date Info
December 14, 2018 First release

written by , French

written by unknown author(s) Multiple languages

Africa written by Spanish (not verified yet)