Hasta la Vista (MC Solaar song)

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"Hasta la vista"
Single by MC Solaar
from the album Cinquième As
B-side "C'est ça que les gens veulent" (12" maxi)
Released May, 2001
Format CD maxi
12" maxi
Recorded France
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 3:23
Label Sentinel Ouest
Writer(s) Alain J
Eric K-Roz
Claude M'Barali
Kurser
Producer(s) Black Rose
Certification Gold France, 2001
MC Solaar singles chronology
"Solaar pleure"
(2001)
"Hasta la vista"
(2001)
"RMI"
(2001)

"Hasta la vista" is a 2001 song recorded by the hip hop artist MC Solaar. It was the second single from his fifth studio album, Cinquième As. Released on May 2001, the song was the first number-one single for the singer in France.

Lyrics and music[edit]

The song, composed by Alain J, Eric K-Roz, Claude M'Barali and Kurser, was also recorded in Spanish-language, which also features on the CD and the vinyl.

The song contains many puns as well as numerous latino components, such as the Spanish guitar played by the italo french performer Miro, the name of the song and the first verse in Spanish-language, the "atmosphere and the passionate singings of the refrain" performed by Moïra Conrath.[1]

Chart performances[edit]

The song started at number nine in France on 2 June 2001, then jumped to number one and stayed there for five weeks. It totaled 13 weeks in the top ten, 22 weeks in the top 50 and 27 weeks in the top 100.[2] It was certified Gold disc by the SNEP two months after its release[3] and features at number 12 on 2001 annual chart.[4] First number-one in France which mixes the French and Spanish languages, the song is to date MC Solaar's second most successful single in France. As of July 2014, it was the 99th best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 309,000 units sold.[5]

Charted for 17 weeks on the Ultratop 40, the song debuted at number 20 on 16 June 2001, reached the top ten two weeks later, and peaked at number five in its seventh week. It remained for nine weeks in the top ten, then kept on drop on the chart.[6] It ranked number 31 on the year-end chart.[7]

The single achieved a moderate success in Switzerland : after a debut at number 23, its highest position, on 5 August, it dropped almost every week and fell off the chart after 14 weeks.[8]

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "Hasta la vista" (intro) — 0:15
  2. "Hasta la vista" — 3:23
  3. "¡Hasta la vista mi amor!" (intro) — 0:15
  4. "¡Hasta la vista mi amor!" — 3:23
12" maxi
  1. "Hasta la vista" (intro) — 0:15
  2. "Hasta la vista" — 3:23
  3. "¡Hasta la vista mi amor!" (intro) — 0:15
  4. "¡Hasta la vista mi amor!" — 3:23
  5. "C'est ça que les gens veulent" — 4:05

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales
France[3] Gold July 4, 2001 250,000

Charts[edit]

Preceded by
"It Wasn't Me" by Shaggy featuring Rikrok
French (SNEP) number-one single
June 9, 2001 - July 7, 2001 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Up and Down" by Les Lofteurs

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elia Habib, Muz hit. tubes, p. 530 (ISBN 2-9518832-0-X)
  2. ^ a b "Hasta la vista", in French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 30, 2008)
  3. ^ a b French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved April 30, 2008)
  4. ^ a b 2001 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  5. ^ "Top 100 des singles les plus vendus du millénaire en France, épisode 1 (100-91)". Chartsinfrance. 12 July 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-22. 
  6. ^ a b "Hasta la vista", in Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 30, 2008)
  7. ^ a b 2001 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 20, 2008)
  8. ^ a b "Hasta la vista", in Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved April 30, 2008)

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