Allez Ola Olé

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"Allez Ola Olé"
Single by Jessy Matador
from the album Electro Soukouss
Released May 10, 2010 (2010-05-10)
(see release history)
Format Digital single, CD single
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop, Dancehall, Zouk, Ndombolo
Length 2:52
Label Wagram Music
Jessy Matador singles chronology
"Mini Kawoulé"
(2009)
"Allez Ola Olé"
(2010)
"Dansez"
(2011)
Music video
"Allez, Ola, Olé" on YouTube
France "Allez Ola Olé"
Eurovision Song Contest 2010 entry
Country France
Artist(s) Jessy Matador
Language French
Composer(s) Hugues Ducamin,
Jacques Ballue
Lyricist(s) Hugues Ducamin,
Jacques Ballue
Finals performance
Final result 12th
Final points 82
Appearance chronology
◄ "Et s'il fallait le faire" (2009)   
"Sognu" (2011) ►

"Allez Ola Olé" (French pronunciation: ​[ale ola ole], Come on! Ola! Olé!) is a French Language song performed by Jessy Matador that represented France at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. The song was chosen internally, and was announced 24 February 2010. The song was to be used by French broadcaster France Télévisions as The Summerhit of 2010 and also for promoting the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and the title of the song refers to the album Music of the World Cup: Allez! Ola! Ole!, released in 1998 to coincide with the '98 World Cup, held in France.[1]

Matador was selected internally by France Télévisions to represent France at the contest, and announced as the selected artist on 19 February 2010, after rumours of Christophe Willem, David Guetta and Emmanuel Moire being selected for the role.[2][3] On 24 February Matador's song was announced,[1] and was released online on 10 May.[4] As of April, 2013, it has had over 32 million hits on YouTube and this is the second most viewed video on the official YouTube channel of Eurovision after Lena's "Satellite" (41 million).

Track listings[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "Radio Edit" – 2:52
  2. "Radio Edit Electro" – 3:14
  • German CD Single
  1. "Radio Edit" – 2:52
  2. "Radio Edit Electro" – 3:14
  3. "Video Clip" – 3:24
  • French Promo CD single
  1. "Kework & Cocozza Remix" – 4:24
  2. "Afro Mix" – 4:01
  3. "Techno Mix" – 3:47
  4. "Radio Edit" – 2:52
  5. "Radio Edit Electro" – 3:14

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 65
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[5] 4
Belgium (Ultratop Wallonia)[5] 13
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6] 30
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[7] 6
Finland (Mitä hittiä)[5] 7
France (SNEP)[5] 1
France (SNEP) Download Chart[8] 23
Germany (Media Control Charts)[9] 17
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 39
Norway (VG-lista)[5] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[5] 34
Switzerland (Media Control Charts)[11] 59
UK (Official Charts Company)[12] 81
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[13] 88

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
European Hot 100 Singles [14] 36

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
France May 10, 2010[4] Digital download Wagram Music
May 25, 2010[15] CD Single
Germany June 11, 2010[16]
Worldwide May 10, 2010 Digital download

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dufaut, Dominique (2010-02-24). "Jessy will sing Allez! Ola! Olé!". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 26 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  2. ^ Hondal, Victor (2010-02-19). "France sends Jessy Matador to Oslo". ESCToday. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Schacht, Andreas (2010-02-19). "Jessy Matador to represent France?". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 21 February 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Allez Ola Olé". amazon.fr. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Allez Ola Olé chart positions at lescharts.com
  6. ^ "Jessy Matador – Allez Ola Ole Hitlisten.nu" (in Danish). Tracklisten.
  7. ^ Allez Ola Olé chart positions at billboard.com
  8. ^ "lescharts.com – Les charts français" (in French). Les classement de telechargement single.
  9. ^ German Singles Top 100 18th June 2010 at mtv.de
  10. ^ Top 50 Singles in Ireland - Week ending 3rd June 2010 at irma.ie
  11. ^ Swiss Singles Top 75
  12. ^ Allez Ola Olé Chart Stats on UK Singles Chart at chartstats.com
  13. ^ Jessy Matador séduit les charts européens (in french)
  14. ^ "Allez Ola Olé". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  15. ^ "Allez Ola Olé". fnac.com. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  16. ^ "CD Single Allez Ola Olé". amazon.de. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
Preceded by
"Baby" by Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris
"Gettin' Over You" by David Guetta
French Physical Singles Chart number-one single
June 6, 2010 – June 13, 2010
June 27, 2010 – July 11, 2010
Succeeded by
"Gettin' Over You" by David Guetta
"Debout Pour Danser" by Collectif Métissé