Hey Oh (song)

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"Hey Oh"
Single by Tragédie
from the album Tragédie
B-side Original mix
Released September 2003
Format CD single, 7"
Recorded France, 2003
Genre Contemporary R&B
Length 3:32
Label Warner Music
Writer(s) Dom Bamboo, Tizy Bone
DJ Dem's, Silky Shai
Producer(s) Stan Courtois
Tragédie singles chronology
"Hey Oh"
(2003)
"Sexy pour moi"
(2003)

"Hey Oh" is a 2003 song recorded by French duet Tragédie. This R&B song was released as debut single from the album Tragédie on September 2003. It achieved a huge success in France and Belgium where it stayed at the top of the singles charts for several weeks. This song can be considered as Tragédie's signature song and the most successful single of the band. Two versions (radio edit and part II) are included on the album. The song also featured in a live version on band's album Live, released in 2005.

This song contains an instrumental taken from the song Family Affair by Mary J. Blige.[citation needed]

The song was covered by Les Enfoirés on their album 2011: Dans l'œil des Enfoirés, and included in the medley "À la porte du Night Club". The song was performed by Amel Bent, Jenifer Bartoli, Thomas Dutronc, Grégoire, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Yannick Noah, Jean-Michèle Laroque, MC Solaar and Pascal Obispo.[1]

Chart performances[edit]

In France, the single went straight to number-one on 21 September 2003, and stayed there for nine non-consecutive weeks. Then it kept on dropping on the chart, totalling 14 weeks in the top ten, 18 weeks in the top 50 and 21 weeks on the chart (top 100).[2] To date, the song is the 321st best-selling single of all time in France and thus Tragédie's most successful singles.[3]

In Belgium (Wallonia), the single went to number six on 1 November 2003 and spent eight weeks at top. It totaled 13 weeks in the top five and 21 weeks in the top 40.

Track listings[edit]

  • CD single
  1. "Hey Oh" (radio edit) — 3:32
  2. "Hey Oh" (original mix) — 4:22
  • 7" maxi
  1. "Hey Oh" (radio edit) — 3:32
  2. "Hey Oh" (original mix) — 4:22
  • Digital download
  1. "Hey Oh" (radio edit)
  2. "Hey Oh" (part II)
  3. "Hey Oh" (live)

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
Belgium[9] Platinum 7 February 2004 40,000
France[10] Platinum 18 December 2003 500,000 656,000[11]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Papi chulo... (te traigo el mmmm...)" by Lorna
French SNEP number-one single (first run)
21 September 2003 – 9 November 2003 (8 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Mon Étoile" by Linkup
Preceded by
"La Bamba" by Star Academy 3
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one single
15 November 2003 – 3 January 2004 (8 weeks)
Succeeded by
"L'Orange" / "Wot" by Star Academy 3
Preceded by
"Mon Étoile" by Linkup
French SNEP number-one single (second run)
7 December 2003 (1 week)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011: Dans l'œil des Enfoirés, track listing and charts" (in French). lescharts. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Hey Oh", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved 29 September 2008)
  3. ^ Best-selling singles of all time in France Infodisc.fr (Retrieved 29 September 2008)
  4. ^ 2003 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved 29 September 2008)
  5. ^ 2003 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance (Retrieved 29 September 2008)
  6. ^ 2003 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved 29 September 2008)
  7. ^ 2004 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved 29 September 2008)
  8. ^ 2004 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved 29 September 2008)
  9. ^ Belgian certifications Ultratop.be (Retrieved 29 September 2008)
  10. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved 29 September 2008)
  11. ^ Tragédie's certifications and sales See: "Les Ventes" => "Toutes les certifications depuis 1973" => "TRAGEDIE" Infodisc.fr (Retrieved 29 September 2008)