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The double-A-side single contained new mixes of the band's two most successful single releases ever. Although the remix album from which both sides Boney M.
- Rivers Of Babylon (Flexi-disc) the single were taken sold well, the single failed to chart. The song features prominently in the Kazakh film Tulpan.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the song. For other uses, see Rivers of Babylon disambiguation. Disco rocksteady reggae. Pop disco. Retrieved 14 April Spring Black Music Research Journal. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 April Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 May Archived from the original on 1 May World Charts. Archived from the original on 24 April Retrieved 29 January Ultratop Library and Archives Canada.
Archived from the original on 14 June Archived from the original Boney M. - Rivers Of Babylon (Flexi-disc) 30 March Single-Chartverfolgung" in German. Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 28 February Irish Singles Chart. Dutch Top Boney M. - Rivers Of Babylon (Flexi-disc) Single Top Top 40 Singles. Singles Top Swiss Singles Chart. All Media Network. Top Adult Contemporary: — Record Research.
Cash Box. Archived from the original on 4 October Boney M. - Rivers Of Babylon (Flexi-disc) Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 6 November GfK Entertainment. Archived from the original on 16 December Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 3 March Retrieved 2 August — via World Radio History. Retrieved 13 November And under such, the contemporary usage of the word Babylon points to the idea of a system or particular place being repressive and spiritually-corrupt.
Also, Rastas have the tendency to identify themselves as being akin to the Israelites. So based on this understanding, a place like the Caribbean or the United States, where African captives were brought to and enslaved, can be viewed as Babylon.
And both The Melodians and Boney M. So if the general idea behind this song was applied to modern times, it would likely have something to do with the idea of the artists, who are the descendants of slaves, still being subject to the system which enslaved them. Indeed it has not only been musicians of African descent from the Western Hemisphere who have covered this song. This song accomplished the very-rare feat of selling over two-million copies in the United Kingdom. And throughout the years it has remained one of the 10 best-selling songs ever in that country, Boney M.
- Rivers Of Babylon (Flexi-disc). And it also scored a number 1 in over 10 other nations, including South Africa, West Germany and Italy. And as alluded to earlier, Boney M. - Rivers Of Babylon (Flexi-disc), it has been certified Platinum in the United Kingdom. Another country where it replicated this feat has been in France. Boney M.
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