Fan (song)

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"Fan"
Single by Pascal Obispo
from the album Fan
B-side "L'Amour avec toi"
Released 14 March 2003
Format CD single, CD maxi,
digital download (since 2005)
Genre Pop
Length 4:30
Label Epic, Sony Music
Writer(s) Lionel Florence, Pascal Obispo
Producer(s) Pascal Obispo,
Pierre Jaconelli, Volodia
Pascal Obispo singles chronology
"So Many Men"
(2002)
"Fan"
(2003)
"Zinedine"
(2003)

"Fan" is a 2003 song recorded by French singer and composer Pascal Obispo. Written by Lionel Florence who had previously worked for many notable artists, the song is a tribute to great artists, particularly Michel Polnareff. Released on March 14, 2003, as the lead single of the album of the same name, "Fan" achieved great success in France and Belgium (Wallonia), becoming to date Obispo's first number-one hit and his most successful single in terms of chart peak positions. The song was also performed during the singer's next tours and was thus included on the albums Studio Fan / Live Fan (2004) and Les Fleurs de Forest (2007).

The CD single was released in many editions with various art cover showing Obispo portraying many artists such as Robert De Niro, Freddie Mercury and Marilyn Monroe. In France, the single went straight to number-one on 1 June 2003, and almost didn't stop to drop the weeks after, totalling eight weeks in the top ten, 18 weeks in the top 50 and 27 weeks in the top 100.[1] As of July 2014, it is the 98th best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 292,000 units sold.[2]

Track listings[edit]

  • CD single
  1. "Fan" — 4:30
  2. "L'Amour avec toi" — 2:32
  3. "Fan" (video) — 4:30
  • CD maxi - Format 25 x 25
  1. "Fan" — 4:30
  2. "L'Amour avec toi" — 2:32
  3. "Fan" (video) — 4:30

+ a poster - collector

  • Digital download
  1. "Fan" — 4:30
  2. "Fan" (2004 live) — 4:26
  3. "Fan" (2007 live) — 5:01
  • CD single - Promo - Format 12"
  1. "Fan" — 4:30

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
Belgium[8] Gold 26 July 2003 20,000
France[9] Gold 9 July 2003 250,000 265,000[10]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Sur un air latino" by Lorie
French SNEP number-one single
1 June 2003 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Sur un air latino" by Lorie
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one single
21 June 2003 (1 week)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fan", French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved October 30, 2008)
  2. ^ "Top 100 des singles les plus vendus du millénaire en France, épisode 1 (100-91)". Chartsinfrance. 12 July 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  3. ^ "Fan", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved October 30, 2008)
  4. ^ "Fan", Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved October 30, 2008)
  5. ^ 2003 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved October 30, 2008)
  6. ^ 2003 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance (Retrieved October 30, 2008)
  7. ^ 2003 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved October 30, 2008)
  8. ^ Belgian certifications Ultratop.be (Retrieved October 30, 2008)
  9. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved October 30, 2008)
  10. ^ Les certifications depuis 1973 Infodisc.fr (Retrieved October 30, 2008)