The Sign (song)

"The Sign"
TheSign.jpg
Standard European artwork
Single by Ace of Base
from the album 'Happy Nation (U.S. version) and The Sign'
Released
  • 29 October 1993 (Europe)
  • 21 December 1993 (US)
  • 17 January 1994 (UK)
Format
Recorded1993
Genre
Length3:08
Label
Songwriter(s)Jonas Berggren
Producer(s)
Ace of Base singles chronology
"Waiting for Magic"
(1993)
"The Sign"
(1993)
"Don't Turn Around"
(1994)
Music video
"The Sign" on YouTube

"The Sign" is a song by the Swedish band Ace of Base, which was released on 29 October 1993 in Europe. It was an international hit, reaching number two in the United Kingdom and spending six non-consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. More prominently, it became the top song on Billboard's 1994 Year End Chart. It appeared on the band's album Happy Nation (titled The Sign in North America).

Background

In Europe, Ace of Base's debut album was called Happy Nation, and when Arista was prepping the American album release, the label thought it could use a few new tunes. Ace of Base had already written "The Sign" for their second album. The execs decided to not only hasten its release, but also to make the song the title track.[1]

Other Languages
español: The Sign
français: The Sign
polski: The Sign
português: The Sign
Simple English: The Sign
svenska: The Sign
Tiếng Việt: The Sign (bài hát)