J'ai tout oublié

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"J'ai tout oublié"
Single by Marc Lavoine and Cristina Marocco
from the album Marc Lavoine
B-side "Ma Jonque est jaune"
Released 19 November 2001
Format CD single
Recorded Studio Méga, Suresnes
Genre Pop
Length 4:05
Label Mercury, Universal
Writer(s) Marc Lavoine (lyrics)
Georges Lunghini (music)
Producer(s) Jean-François Berger
François Delabrière
Marc Lavoine
Certification Gold Belgium, France, 2002
Marc Lavoine singles chronology
"Le pont Mirabeau"
(2001)
"J'ai tout oublié"
(2001)
"J'aurais voulu"
(2002)

"J'ai tout oublié" is a 2001 song recorded as a duet by the French artist Marc Lavoine and the Italian singer Cristina Marocco. The song was released on November 19, 2001, as the second single from Lavoine's eighth album, just entitled Marc Lavoine. It reached number one on the French Singles Chart, thus becoming to date the most successful single of the singer in France.

Background and cover versions[edit]

The song was written by Marc Lavoine and the music composed by Georges Lunghini, the father of Elsa Lunghini. This song allowed Lavoine to take up with the success, because its previous single failed to reach Top 50. "J'ai tout oublié" was much aired on many radios such as NRJ.[1]

In 2004, the song was covered by Jean-Louis Aubert, Calogero and Lorie on Les Enfoirés' album Les Enfoirés dans l'espace. This 4:57 version is the tenth track.[2]

Chart performances[edit]

In France, the single went straight to number eight on 27 November 2001, and gained a few places almost every week, until reaching number-one in the 14th week, and stayed there for two weeks. Then, the single almost did not stop to drop on the chart and totaled 18 weeks in the top ten, 27 weeks in the top 50 and 30 weeks in the top 100.[3] It achieved Gold status[4] and was ranked respectively number 69[5] and number 20[6] on 2001 and 2002 End of the Year Charts. As of August 2014, it is the 63rd best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 359,000 units sold.[7]

On the Ultratop top 40, the single charted for 21 weeks, from 8 December 2001 to 27 April 2002, including eleven weeks in the top ten. After reaching a peak at number four in the 13th week, the single dropped on the chart.[8] It was certified Gold disc[9] and featured at number 50 on 2002 Annual Chart.[10]

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "J'ai tout oublié" — 4:05
  2. "Ma Jonque est jaune" by Marc Lavoine (Jean Fauque/Marc Lavoine) — 3:30

Personnel[edit]

  • Programmations : Jean-François Berger and Mathew Vaughan
  • Keyboards : Jean-François Berger
  • Background vocals : Claire Keim
  • First violin : Gavyn Wright

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
Belgium[9] Gold 23 February 2002 20,000
France[4] Gold 20 February 2002 250,000 526,000[12]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
by Star Academy 1
French SNEP number-one single
February 23, 2002 - February 30, 2002 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Qui est l'exemple ?" by Rohff

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elia Habib, Muz hit. tubes, p. 548 (ISBN 2-9518832-0-X)
  2. ^ Les Enfoirés dans l'espace, track listing and charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved November 20, 2008)
  3. ^ a b "J'ai tout oublié", in French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
  4. ^ a b French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
  5. ^ a b 2001 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
  6. ^ a b 2002 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
  7. ^ "Top 100 des singles les plus vendus du millénaire en France, épisode 4 (70-61)". Chartsinfrance. 2 August 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  8. ^ a b "J'ai tout oublié", in Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
  9. ^ a b Belgian (Wallonia) certifications Ultratop (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
  10. ^ a b 2002 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 29, 2008)
  11. ^ a b 2002 French Airplay and Video Charts Yacast.fr (Retrieved May 17, 2008)
  12. ^ Les certifications depuis 1973 See: "LAVOINE & MAROCCO" Infodisc.fr (Retrieved November 22, 2008)

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