A cause des garçons

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"À caus' des garçons"
Single by À Caus' des Garçons
Released 1987
Format Vinyl, mini CD
Genre Pop rock, new wave, synthpop
Length 4:10
Label WEA
Writer(s) Alain Chamfort, Pierre Grillet
Producer(s) Alain Chamfort, Philippe Draï
À Caus' des Garçons singles chronology
"À caus' des garçons"
(1987)
"Faire les voyous"
(1988)

"À caus' des garçons" or "À cause des garçons" (French: "Because of the Boys") is a song first released by the French duo À Caus' des Garçons comprising Laurence Heller and Hélène Bérard in 1987. It was covered by French trio Yelle on their 2007 debut album Pop Up, released as its second single.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[1] 30
France (SNEP)[2] 13
Italy (FIMI)[3] 4

Yelle version[edit]

"À cause des garçons"
Single by Yelle
from the album Pop Up
Released 25 June 2007
Format CD single, 12" single, digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Electropop
Length 3:54
Label Source Etc
Writer(s) Alain Chamfort, Pierre Grillet
Producer(s) GrandMarnier
Yelle singles chronology
"Je veux te voir"
(2006)
"À cause des garçons"
(2007)
"Parle à ma main"
(2007)

The French trio Yelle covered "A cause des garçons" in 2007 for their debut album, Pop Up. It was released as the album's second single. The Riot in Belgium remix of the song is featured on the soundtrack to the Electronic Arts video games Need for Speed: ProStreet and Euro 2008.

"A cause des garçons" was also used as the dance song in the "Les Jeunes de Paris" skit on the 11 November 2011 episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Emma Stone.

In the song's music video, directed by Nima Nourizadeh, singer Julie Budet is seen singing and dancing in her room while getting ready for a few photoshoots for magazine covers. This all happens amid giant dancing objects played by dressed up men.

Tecktonik version[edit]

A Tecktonik version of the song also exists, made by French producer Tepr. This electro version of the song was accompanied by a music video directed by Bastien Lattanzio and Guillaume Berg. The video featured Tecktonik dancers Treaxy and Vavan dancing on the street beside the letters of the word "Yelle".

Track listings[edit]

French CD single and iTunes EP
  1. "A cause des garçons" (Edit Version) – 3:10
  2. "A cause des garçons" (Booster Remix) – 3:10
  3. "A cause des garçons" (Album Version) – 3:54
French CD single – Tepr Remix
  1. "A cause des garçons" (Tepr Remix) – 2:52
  2. "A cause des garçons" (Album Version) – 3:54
  3. "A cause des garçons" (Tepr Remix) (Video) – 2:52
French 12" single
A1. "A cause des garçons" (Original)
A2. "A cause des garçons" (Punks Jump Up Remix)
B1. "A cause des garçons" (Tepr Remix)
B2. "A cause des garçons" (Riot in Belgium Remix)
French iTunes remix EP
  1. "A cause des garçons" (Punks Jump Up Remix) – 5:46
  2. "A cause des garçons" (Tepr Remix) – 6:02
  3. "A cause des garçons" (Riot in Belgium Remix) – 4:32

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007-2008) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 2
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 23
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Dance Flanders)[6] 4
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Dance Wallonia)[7] 4
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[8] 40
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[9] 41
France (SNEP)[10] 11
Switzerland (Swiss Singles Chart)[11] 95

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalog
France 25 June 2007 Source Etc. CD single, digital EP[12] 0094639722822
22 October 2007 Kitsuné 12" single,[13] digital remix EP[14] KITSUNE063
17 December 2007 Source Etc. CD single – Tepr Remix[15] 5099951135706

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "lescharts.com - À Caus' des Garçons - À caus' des garçons". SNEP (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "I singoli più venduti del 1988". HitParadeItalia (in Italian). Creative Commons. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
    32. A caus' des garçons - A Caus' de Garcon [#4]
  4. ^ "ultratop.be - 100 ULTRATIP 08/03/2008". Ultratip. Ultratip and Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "ultratop.be - 50 ULTRATIP 01/12/2007". Ultratip (in French). Ultratip and Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "ultratop.be - 50 DANCE 01/03/2008". Ultratip. Ultratip and Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "ultratop.be - 50 DANCE 01/03/2008". Ultratip (in French). Ultratip and Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "ultratop.be - À Caus' des Garçons - À caus' des garçons". Ultratop (in French). Ultratop and Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Yelle Album & Song Chart History – European Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "lescharts.com – Yelle – À cause des garçons". SNEP (in French). Lescharts.com. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Yelle – À cause des garçons - hitparade.ch". Swiss Singles Chart. Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "À cause des garçons – EP de Yelle" (in French). French iTunes Store. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  13. ^ "Kitsuné Shop: Yelle – A Cause Des Garcons (12")". Kitsuné Music. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  14. ^ "Kitsuné: À cause des garçons Remixes – EP de Yelle" (in French). French iTunes Store. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  15. ^ "A Cause Des Garcons [CD single] [Single Maxi]: Yelle" (in French). Amazon.fr. Retrieved 26 June 2010.