Encore une fois

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"Encore une fois"
Single by Sash! featuring Sabine Ohmes
from the album It's My Life - The Album
Released January 21, 1997
Format CD maxi single, 12" maxi single, cassette
Recorded 1996
Genre Progressive, Eurodance, Techno
Length 3:41 (original)
3:49 (Future Breeze edit)
Label Polygram Records
Producer(s) Tokapi and Sash!
Certification Gold
Sash! featuring Sabine Ohmes singles chronology
"It's My Life"
(1996)
"Encore une fois"
(1997)
"Ecuador"
(1997)

"Encore une fois" (French for one more time) is a song by international DJ team Sash!. It was released in January 1997 as the second single from the album, It's My Life - The Album. It found huge success in clubs throughout the world and is considered one of Sash!'s biggest hits to date. The song also features vocals from German vocalist Sabine Ohmes.

Song information[edit]

The track became a worldwide hit and stormed clubs throughout the world.

It was released in the UK in February 1997 and propelled itself to number 2 on the single charts, quickly earning a Gold certification.

Throughout Europe, the track became a top 20 smash in countries such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. It peaked within the top 10 in France, Belgium, Sweden, Finland and Norway. In Ireland, the song reached the top of the charts.

In the United States, the song became a club smash and hit number one on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart[1] and stayed on the chart for fourteen weeks.

Two main versions of the song exist. One is the original edit, which was used in the music video and appeared (in extended form) on Sash!'s debut album It's My Life. The second is the Future Breeze edit, which is a much harder version of the track and is the most popular with fans.[according to whom?] It appears on Sash!'s best-of albums and as a bonus track (in extended form) on It's My Life.

11 years after it was first released the song again reached the top 40 in three countries as part of a mashup. The music from Sash!'s hit was combined with the vocals from Stunt's "Raindrops" to create a new track "Raindrops (Encore une fois)".

Track listings[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 35
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 13
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 5
Denmark (IFPI)[6] 3
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[7] 2
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[8] 5
France (SNEP)[9] 7
Germany (Media Control Charts)[10] 16
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 1
Italy (FIMI)[12] 4
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[13] 9
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[14] 34
Norway (VG-lista)[15] 4
Spain (AFYVE)[16] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 6
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 13
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[19] 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[1] 1
U.S. Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 12

Chart succession[edit]

Preceded by
"The Way" by Funky Green Dogs
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
August 9, 1997
Succeeded by
"Around the World" by Daft Punk

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales". Hot Dance Club Play. New York, NY 08857, United States: Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.). 1997-08-09. Retrieved 2009-07-08. "Sash!, Encore Une Fois ... Chart Listing For The Week Of Aug 09 1997 ... This Week: 1, Last Week: 2, Two Weeks Ago: 3, Peak Position: 1" 
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Sash! – Encore une fois". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Sash! – Encore une fois – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sash! – Encore une fois" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sash! – Encore une fois" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ Billboard, March 6, 1997: Hits of the World Section
  7. ^ Billboard, April 5, 1997: Hits of the World Section
  8. ^ "Sash!: Encore une fois" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Sash! – Encore une fois" (in French). Les classement single.
  10. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  11. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: S". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Sash! search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  14. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Sash! – Encore une fois". Top 40 Singles.
  15. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Sash! – Encore une fois". VG-lista.
  16. ^ Billboard, May 24, 1997: Hits of the World Section
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Sash! – Encore une fois". Singles Top 60.
  18. ^ "Sash! – Encore une fois – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "UK Top 40 Chart Archive, British Singles & Album Charts". United Kingdom: everyHit.com. Retrieved 2009-07-08. "Position: 2, Artist: Sash, Title: Encore Une Fois, Date: Mar 1997"  (search is required)

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