Façon Sex

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"Façon Sex"
Single by Tribal King
from the album Welcome
B-side Remix
Released August 2006
Format CD single, 7" single,
digital download
Genre R&B
Length 3:32
Label Universal
Writer(s) Jean-Michel Padilla
David Ployer
Anthony Sansault
Producer(s) Hit Sound Production
Tribal King singles chronology
"Façon Sex"
(2006)
"Hey Girl"
(2006)

"Façon Sex" is a 2006 song recorded by the French duet Tribal King. This R&B and dancehall song was released in August, 2006, as the first single from their debut album, Welcome. Charted in francophone countries, "Façon Sex" achieved a great success, particularly in France and Belgium where it topped the singles chart, thus being a summer hit.

Background and chart performances[edit]

The song was written and the music composed by Jean-Michel Padilla, David Ployer and Anthony Sansault, and was produced by Hit Sound Production. It was compared to the songs by Tragédie (a French R&B group),[1] particularly for its catchy refrain, its choreography and its explicit words alluding to sex. The song was also criticized for being too commercial, with poor lyrics.[2]

The song features on many French compilations, such as Hits 2 en 1 été 2006, Contact Play & Dance Vol. 3 (original club mix), Starfloor Vol. 5, NRJ Hits 2007 and Hit Connection - Best Of 2006.

In France, the single went straight to number 2 on August 5, 2006 and reached #1 two weeks later. There it stayed for five consecutive weeks, then dropped to #3 but managed to remain for a total of 15 weeks in the top ten. After that, it kept on dropping and disappeared from the chart after 25 weeks of attendance.[3] It was the fourth best-selling single of the year.[4]

In Belgium (Wallonia), the single debuted at the bottom of the chart (#37), on September 30, 2006, and peaked at #1 for a single week on November 18, 2006. It remained for 11 weeks in the top ten and 19 weeks on the chart (Top 40).[5] The single was ranked #30 on the Belgian End of the Year Chart.[6]

In Switzerland, the single was charted for 19 weeks, from August 20, to December 24, 2006, but was only a top 25 hit, reaching its highest position, #23, in its ninth week.[7]

The band didn't manage to reproduce the same performance with its second single, "Hey Girl".

Track listings[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
France[8] Platinum February 15, 2007 300,000

Charts[edit]

Preceded by
"Coup de Boule" by La Plage
French SNEP number one single
August 19, 2006 - September 16, 2006 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"La Loi du silence" by Johnny Hallyday
Preceded by
"Slipping Away (Crier la vie)"
by Moby and Mylène Farmer
Belgian (Wallonia) number one single
November 18, 2006 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Slipping Away (Crier la vie)"
by Moby and Mylène Farmer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Un carton pour Tribal King", Axelle Baudin Chartsinfrance.net (Retrieved April 19, 2008)
  2. ^ "Tribal King et l'exception culturelle française", December 22, 2006 Blogg.org (Retrieved April 19, 2008)
  3. ^ a b "Façon Sex", in French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 19, 2008)
  4. ^ a b 2006 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved April 19, 2008)
  5. ^ a b "Façon Sex", in Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 19, 2008)
  6. ^ a b 2006 Belgian Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 19, 2008)
  7. ^ a b "Façon Sex", in Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved April 19, 2008)
  8. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved April 28, 2008)
  9. ^ French Digital Chart from 6.08.06 au 12.08.06 Ifop.com (Retrieved April 19, 2008)
  10. ^ a b 2006 French Airplay and Video Charts Yacast.fr (Retrieved May 14, 2008)

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