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Don't Call Me Baby

"Don't Call Me Baby"
Single by Madison Avenue
from the album The Polyester Embassy
Released 1 November 1999
Format CD single, cassette
Recorded 1999
Genre Dance, house
Length 3:46
Label EMI International
Writer(s) Cheyne Coates
Andy Van Dorsselaer
Duane Morrison
Producer(s) Andy Van Dorsselaer

3x Platinum (ARIA)

Gold (RIANZ)[1]
Madison Avenue singles chronology
"Don't Call Me Baby"
"Who the Hell Are You"

"Don't Call Me Baby" is a song by Australian house duo Madison Avenue. The song is the band's biggest hit, reaching number one in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.[2] In the latter country, the song was the 31st best selling of 2000. The song features a bassline sample from Ma Quale Idea by Italo disco artist Pino D'Angiò,[3] which in turn is based on "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" by McFadden & Whitehead.


  • Commercial performance 1
  • Track listing 2
  • Charts 3
    • End of year charts 3.1
    • Chart successions 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Commercial performance

"Don't Call Me Baby" debuted at number three on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart on 31 October 1999.[4] Three weeks later, the track reached its peak at number two, where it stayed for six non-consecutive weeks.[5] The recording was certified triple platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), denoting 210000 shipments of the single.[6] In New Zealand, the song entered the RIANZ Singles Chart at number thirty-nine.[7] Two weeks later, the single achieved a big gain when it jumped from number thirty-four in the previous week, to number two.[8] By its seventh week in the top forty, "Don't Call Me Baby" peaked at number-one where it stayed for one week.[9] The song was given a gold certification by Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) for shipments of 7500 copies of the single.[10]

Track listing

Australian/New Zealand single
  1. "Don't Call Me Baby" (Original 7" mix)
  2. "Don't Call Me Baby" (12" mix)
  3. "Don't Call Me Baby" (dub)
  4. "Don't Call Me Baby" (Alexander Purkart Meets the Plastic Park remix)
  5. "Don't Call Me Baby" (Dronez Old School vocal mix)
UK single
  1. "Don't Call Me Baby" (Original Mix Edit)
  2. "Don't Call Me Baby" (Armin Van Buuren's stalker mix)
  3. "Don't Call Me Baby" (Madison Babe from outta space remix)


Chart (1999-2000) Peak
Australia (ARIA) 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[11] 16
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[12] 23
Canada Dance (RPM)[13] 1
France (SNEP)[14] 41
Ireland (IRMA) 4
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[15] 17
New Zealand (RIANZ) 1
Norway (VG-lista)[16] 3
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[17] 20
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 47
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 38
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)[2] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 88
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 4
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay 22
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay 17
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 20

End of year charts

Year Country Position
1999 Australia 7[20]
2000 Australia 83[21]
2000 UK 31
2000 New Zealand 37

Chart successions

Preceded by
"Two in a Million"
by S Club 7
RIANZ (New Zealand)
number one single

2 April 2000
Succeeded by
"Bye Bye Bye"
by *NSync
Preceded by
"Oops!... I Did It Again" by Britney Spears
UK Singles Chart number one single
May 14, 2000 - May 20, 2000
Succeeded by
"Day & Night" by Billie Piper
Preceded by
"Don't You Want My Love" by Rosabel featuring Debbie Jacobs-Rock
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
July 22, 2000
Succeeded by
"Bingo Bango" by Basement Jaxx


  1. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006).  
  3. ^ "Savvy". Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  4. ^ "Australia Singles Top 50". 31 October 1999. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Australia Singles Top 50". 21 November 1999. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  6. ^ ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2000 Singles. ARIA Charts: Australia's Official Music Charts. Retrieved on 2 January 2012
  7. ^ "New Zealand Singles Top 40". 20 February 2000. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "New Zealand Singles Top 40". 5 March 2000. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "New Zealand Singles Top 40". 2 April 2000. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "New Zealand Top 40 Singles Chart".  
  11. ^ " – Madison Avenue – Don't Call Me Baby" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  12. ^ " – Madison Avenue – Don't Call Me Baby" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  13. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  14. ^ " – Madison Avenue – Don't Call Me Baby" (in French). Les classement single.
  15. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Madison Avenue search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  16. ^ " – Madison Avenue – Don't Call Me Baby". VG-lista.
  17. ^ " – Madison Avenue – Don't Call Me Baby" Canciones Top 50.
  18. ^ " – Madison Avenue – Don't Call Me Baby". Singles Top 60.
  19. ^ " – Madison Avenue – Don't Call Me Baby". Swiss Singles Chart.
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 1999". Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  21. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2000". Retrieved 2014-01-09. 

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