J'attends l'amour

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"J'attends l'amour"
Single by Jenifer Bartoli
from the album Jenifer
B-side "Viens me voir"
Released April 2002
Format CD single,
digital download (since 2005)
Recorded 2002
Studio Plus XXX, Paris
Genre French pop
Length 3:39
Label Island
Writer(s) Johanna Demker
Jeanne Ermilova (adaptation)
Producer(s) Nicolas Neidhardt, Benjamin Raffaëlli
Certification Gold Belgium, France, 2002
Jenifer Bartoli singles chronology
"J'attends l'amour"
"Au soleil"

"J'attends l'amour" (English: "'I'm Waiting for Love") is a 2002 song recorded by the French artist Jenifer Bartoli. Released in April 2002, it was her debut single, from her eponymous album, Jenifer. This song was a great success in France and Belgium (Wallonia).

Song information[edit]

This song is actually a French-language adaptation of Johanna Demker's song "True Love". The music video was shot in London, and shows the singer walking in the streets.

The song features on many French compilations, such as Best Of France 2002 and Now! Hits Référence Vol. 2. It was also available on the Star Academy's albums, Les Singles and Le Live. The song was included on Jenifer's live album Jénifer fait son live, as the 17th track.[1]

In February 2007, the song was also released in the U.S. at the same time as the album Jenifer.

The song went straight to number two on the French Singles Chart, on 20 April 2002, and was unable to dislodge Shakira's "Whenever, Wherever". Then it almost did not stop to drop the following weeks, totalling seven weeks in the top ten, 12 weeks in the top 50 and 19 weeks in the top 100.[2] It achieved Gold status[3] and ranked 30th on the End of the Year Chart.[4] According to Infodisc website, about 209,000 copies of the single were sold in France.[5]

The single charted for 13 weeks in Belgium (Wallonia), from 27 April 2002. It started at number eight, then climbed to number two, just behind her former candidate of the Star Academy 1, Jean-Pascal Lacoste, with his single "L'Agitateur". Then it dropped on the chart and remained for eight weeks in the top ten.[6] It was certified Gold disc[7] and features at number 14 on the Annual Chart.[8]

Track listings[edit]

  • CD single
  1. "J'attends l'amour" — 3:39
  2. "Viens me voir" (Yorgos Benardos/Ingrid Roux) — 3:25
  • Digital download
  1. "J'attends l'amour" — 3:39
  2. "J'attends l'amour" (2005 live version) — 4:15


Charts and sales[edit]


Country Certification Date Sales certified
Belgium[7] Gold 22 April 2002 25,000
France[3] Gold 28 August 2002 250,000


  1. ^ "Jénifer fait son live, track listing" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 4 May 2008. 
  2. ^ a b ""J'attends l'amour", French Singles Chart" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 4 May 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Certifications Singles Or - année 2002s" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 4 May 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "2002 French Singles Chart" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 4 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "Toutes les certifications depuis 1973, database" (in French). Infodisc. Retrieved 4 May 2008. 
  6. ^ a b ""J'attends l'amour", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 4 May 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "2002 Belgian certifications" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 4 May 2008. 
  8. ^ a b "2002 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 4 May 2008. 
  9. ^ ""J'attends l'amour", European Singles Chart". Top40-charts. 

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