Au soleil

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"Au soleil"
Single by Jenifer Bartoli
from the album Jenifer
B-side "Secrets défenses"
"Junto al sol"
"Là où tu rêves"
Released July 2002 (France)
July 2003 (Spain)
Format CD single, CD maxi
digital download (since 2005)
Recorded Studio Plus XXX, Paris
Genre French pop
Length 3:38 (album version)
3:18 (single version)
Label Island, Universal
Writer(s) Hocine Hallaf
Producer(s) Nicolas Neidhardt, Benjamin Raffaëlli
Certification Gold SNEP, 2004
Jenifer Bartoli singles chronology
"J'attends l'amour"
"Au soleil"
"Des Mots qui résonnent!"

"Au soleil" (English: Under the Sun) is Jenifer Bartoli's second and most successful single, from her first album Jenifer on which it is the second track on this album. It was released on July 2002 in francophone countries and achieved a great success in France and Belgium (Wallonia).

Song information[edit]

This optimistic song was written by Hocine Hallaf and produced by Nicolas Neidhardt & Benjamin Raffaëlli.

There is also a version in Spanish-language under the title "Junto al sol". This song was covered by Hong Kong Cantopop singer Janice Vidal in 2007 as "Doesn't Matter (無所謂)".

In the video, Jenifer walks on the beach. Suddenly, when she begins to sing the refrain, the clouds disappear and the sun starts to shine. This video was shot in February on the beach of Sainte-Croix, near Marseille, France.

In France, the single debuted at number ten on 13 July 2002 and reached a peak at number two for three weeks, but was unable to disloge the two successive number-one hits Brastisla Boys' "Stach Stach" and MC Solaar's "Inch'Allah". The single remained for 12 weeks in the top ten, 21 weeks in the top 50 and 24 weeks in the top 100.[1] The single eventually achieved Gold status, awarded by the SNEP.[2] According to Infodisc website, this song is the 646th best-selling single of all time in that country.[3]

The single charted for 17 weeks on Belgian Ultratop 40 Singles Chart, from 20 July 2002. It entered at number 24, jumped to number seven, and eventually reached number four on 14 September.[4]

"Au soleil" appeared for eight weeks on the Swiss Singles Chart, peaking at number 63 in its sixth week on 12 January 2003.[5]

Track listings[edit]

  • CD single - France (Island, limited edition)
  1. "Au soleil" (single version) — 3:18
  2. "Secrets défenses" (Christophe Deschamps/Jeanne Ermilova) — 3:49
  3. "Au soleil" (video)
  • CD maxi - Spain (Mercury)
  1. "Au soleil" — 3:38
  2. "Au soleil" (Audio Agenda club dub mix) — 7:33
  3. "Junto al sol" (Hocine Hallaf/adapt. Marcia Romano) — 3:40
  4. "Là où tu rêves" (Benjamin Raffaëlli/Marie-Jo Zarb) — 4:02
  • Digital download
  1. "Au soleil" — 3:18
  2. "Au soleil" (2005 live version) — 4:06



"Au soleil"
"Secrets défenses"
"Là où tu rêves"
  • Benjamin Raffaëlli: guitar, keyboards & programming
  • Laurent Vernerey: bass guitar
  • Christophe Deschamps: drums & percussion
  • Denis Benarrosh: percussion
  • Guillaume Eyango: backing vocals
  • Murielle Lefebvre: backing vocals
  • Laurent Marimbert: string arrangement & conducting


  • "Au soleil" produced by Nicolas Neidhardt & Benjamin Raffaëlli
  • "Secrets défenses" produced by Christophe Deschamps & Vincent Perrot
  • "Là où rêves" produced by Benjamin Raffaëlli


Charts and sales[edit]


  1. ^ a b ""Au soleil", French SNEP Singles Chart" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 5 December 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "Certifications Singles Or - année 2002" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 5 December 2007. 
  3. ^ "Best-selling singles of all time in France" (in French). Infodisc. Retrieved 24 April 2008. 
  4. ^ a b ""Au soleil", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 5 December 2007. 
  5. ^ a b ""Au soleil", Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Hitparade. Retrieved 24 April 2008. 
  6. ^ a b ""Au soleil", Spanish and European charts". Top40-charts. Retrieved 12 May 2008. 
  7. ^ "2002 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Archived from the original on 17 April 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2008. 
  8. ^ "2002 French Singles Chart" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 20 April 2008. 
  9. ^ "Toutes les certifications depuis 1973, database" (in French). Infodisc. Archived from the original on 30 November 2007. Retrieved 5 December 2007. 

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