Official Chart Flashback 2000: Dance prayer Toca's Miracle is a divine Number 1 debut for Fragma

The legendary bootleg track kickstarted a new wave of techno hits in the new millennium - but is missing from the current digital landscape in its entirety.

In April 2000, Brits were still buzzed by the arrival of The New Millennium and the Official Singles Chart this week 22 years ago is the only evidence you need that a trance revolution was on the way. 

Toca's Miracle by German vocal group Fragma and featuring the uncredited vocals of British pop star Coco is one of the most influential dance tracks of the past two decades - its touch can be felt everywhere, from the emergence of hitmakers such as Cascada and September, and even in the discographies of pop groups like Girls Aloud (shoutout to Memory Of You - a trance-like cousin to Toca!).

This week 22 years ago, it debuted at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart. An instant classic it had chart sales totalling over 185,000 in its first week alone. 

A bootleg mashup of two existing songs - Coco's 1994 Top 40 hit I Need A Miracle (written by Rob Davis who also wrote Kylie's Can't Get You Out Of My Head!) and Fragma's own Toca Me, Toca's Miracle would sit at the top of the Official Singles Chart for two weeks. To date, its total chart sales stand at over 711,000.

MORE: Fragma's Official Charts history in full

Although this number has been impacted by the fact that, as of 2022, the song is no longer available to stream or digitally download, a complicated situation arising from a number of samples present in the song. 

Fragma's Number 1 debut bumped Craig David's Fill Me In down to Number 2 after one week at the top. The R&B star's iconic hit would never return to the summit as Fragma and Coco would stay there for another week. 

What follows is quite simply an outrageous collection of songs: The Thong Song by Sisqo was the second-highest new entry of the week (3), followed by the classic Sweet Female Attitude's Flowers (4) and The Bad Touch by Bloodhound Gang (5). Taste!

American import Jessica Simpson made her Official Charts debut with her first single I Wanna Love You Forever, landing at Number 7. Meanwhile, Sash! achieved their eighth Top 10 with Just Around The Hill. 

Melanie C and TLC member Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes spent a fourth week in the Top 10 with Never Be the Same Again (7), and Steps fell six places to 10 with Deeper Shade of Blue (10). 

Elsewhere in the Top 40, legendary releases from Destiny's Child (12), Blink 182 (19), All Saints (26) and Geri Halliwell (28) held on strong. 

View the Official Singles Chart Top 100 from this week in 2000

Listen to the UK Top 40 from this week in 2000 on Spotify below. Also available on Deezer 

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Z Plath




Lee Moore


OCC, why is Toca's Miracle absent from Fragma's discography in the Archive section??


Velvet Android


Great point. Clicking through to the chart from that week, it's credited there as 'Coco vs Fragma' for some reason, and for no reason I can see isn't cross-referenced from Fragma's own page.