- Les Rois du monde
Name = Les Rois du monde
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Damien Sargue, Philippe D'Avilla and Grégori Baquet
Roméo et Juliette, de la Haine à l'Amour
B-side = "Un Jour"
Released = July, 2000
July, 2001 (
Genre = Pop
Length = 3:26
Label = Mercury
Writer = Gérard Presgurvic
Producer = Daniel Moyne
Audio sample? =
Certification = Diamond France, 2000
Chronology = "
Roméo et Juliette, de la Haine à l'Amour" singles
Last single = "Aimer" (2000)
This single = "Les Rois du monde" (2000)
Next single = "On dit dans la rue" (2001)
"Les Rois du monde" is a 2000 song performed by Philippe d'Avilla,
Damien Sargueand Grégori Baquet. It was the second single from the 2000 French musical " Roméo et Juliette, de la Haine à l'Amour", featuring as the fourth track on the album of the same name. Released on July 2000, the single achieved a huge success in France and Belgium, topping the charts for many months.
Lyrics and music
The song was written and the music composed by Gérard Presgurvic.
According to Elia Habib, a specialist of the French charts, the major asset of this song is "its refrain, bewitching choirs chiselled in its words as much as in its melody", compensating for "the tasteless of the performance" and "the clumsiness of some of its verses". [Elia Habib, Muz hit. tubes, p. 505 (ISBN 2-9518832-0-X)]
In 2003, the song was covered by
Marc Lavoine, MC Solaar, Pierre Palmadeand Dany Brillant. It features as sixth track on the album "La Foire aux Enfoirés", released on February 24, 2003. ["La Foire aux Enfoirés", track listing [http://lescharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Les+Enfoir%E9s&titel=La+foire+aux+Enfoir%E9s&cat=a Lescharts.com] (Retrieved April 25, 2008)]
France, the single debuted at #30 on the French Singles Chart on July 29, 2000, before jumping to #12, then entering the top ten. It climbed to #1 in its fifth week, and there it stayed for 17 not consecutive weeks. The high sales of the single blocked Alizée's most successful single " Moi... Lolita" from the top position for thirteen weeks, which would be later ranked as the third best-selling single of the year. After that, the single of the trio dropped but quite slowly and managed to total 22 weeks in the top ten, 36 weeks in the top 50 and 40 weeks on the chart (Top 100)."Les Rois du monde", in French Singles Chart [http://lescharts.com/showitem.asp?key=4434&cat=s Lescharts.com] (Retrieved April 25, 2008)] Certified Diamond disc by the SNEP, the song was sold about 1,410,000 copies and was the 21th best-selling single of all time in France, according to Infodisc website. [Best-selling singles of all time in France [http://www.infodisc.fr/S_ToutTemps.php Infodisc.fr] (Retrieved April 25, 2008)] To date, it is the third song with the most weeks at number one (behind "Mambo n°5 (a Little Bit of...)" and "Belle").
Belgium( Wallonia), the single went to #27 on the Ultratop 40 Singles Chart, on August 12, 2000. It reached the top ten the week after and became number one two weeks later. It remained at the top for 14 consecutive weeks, and then almost kept on dropping (22 weeks in the top ten and 32 on the chart (Top 40))."Les Rois du monde", in Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart [http://www.ultratop.be/fr/showitem.asp?key=4434&cat=s Ultratop.be] (Retrieved April 25, 2008)] As in France,2000 French Singles Chart [http://www.ifop.com/europe/sondages/DISCANNU/single00.STM Ifop.com] (Retrieved April 20, 2008)] the single was the second best-selling single of the year, behind "Ces Soirées-là", by Yannick, although this song spent less weeks at number-one.2000 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart [http://www.ultratop.be/fr/annual.asp?year=2000 Ultratop.be] (Retrieved April 20, 2008)]
Switzerland, the single was charted for 23 weeks, from September 24, 2000, to March 25, 2001, peaking at #9 in its fouth week. It appeared for 11 weeks in the top 20."Les Rois du monde", in Swiss Singles Chart [http://hitparade.ch/showitem.asp?key=4434&cat=s Hitparade.ch] (Retrieved April 25, 2008)]
The song was also released in the
Netherlands, but in July 2001. It was briefly ranked on the Dutch Top 40, for four weeks, but remained in the bottom of the chart."Les Rois du monde", in Dutch Singles Chart [http://dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?key=4434&cat=s Dutchcharts.nl] (Retrieved April 25, 2008)]
; CD single
# "Les Rois du monde" — 3:26
# "Un Jour" by
Damien Sargueand Cécilia Cara— 3:44
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