L'amour est un soleil

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"L'amour est un soleil"
Single by Hélène Ségara
from the album Humaine
B-side "Petites Douleurs"
Released 11 April 2003
Format CD single,
digital download (since 2005)
Recorded France, 2003
Genre Pop
Length 3:54
Label East West, Warner Music
Writer(s) Romano Musumarra,
Roberto Zanelli,
Luc Plamondon
Producer(s) Pierre Jaconelli
Certification Gold France, 2003
Hélène Ségara singles chronology
"Donner tout"
(2002)
"L'Amour est un soleil"
(2003)
"Encore une fois"
(2003)

"L'amour est un soleil" is a 2003 song recorded by French artist Hélène Ségara. It was the lead single from her fourth studio album, Humaine, on which it features as third track, and was released on 11 April 2003. It was a hit particularly in France, where it almost topped the chart.

Song information[edit]

Romano Musumarra, who had previously worked for many famous artists, such as Jeanne Mas, Elsa Lunghini and Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, participated in the writing of the song. French-Canadian lyricist Luc Plamondon, who had already wrote songs from the musical Notre-Dame de Paris, also composed the song. When it was composed, Ségara had just given birth to her second son, and lyrics were inspired by this event.

The song was included on Ségara's 2004 greatest hits album Le Best of and was also available on many French compilations, such as Stars France 2003, Vol. 2. It was also the b-side of Ségara's 2004 single "On ne dit pas".

Chart performances[edit]

"L'Amour est un soleil" went straight to number two on 19 April 2003, and stayed there for three consecutive weeks, but was unable to dislodge Florent Pagny's hit "Ma liberté de penser" which topped the chart then. Afterwards, the single almost always dropped, and remained for six weeks in the top ten, 13 weeks in the top 50 and 19 weeks on the chart,[1] hitting Gold status awarded by the SNEP[2] and featuring at number 36 on the Annual Chart.[3]

In Belgium (Wallonia), the song was a less successful hit, peaking only at number 14 in its fifth week, on 31 May, and it dropped quiclky, and fell off the chart after eight weeks.[4]

In Switzerland, "L'Amour est un soleil" peaked at number 13 twice, in its first and fourth weeks, then dropped quickly. It remained for five weeks in the top 20 and 13 weeks on the chart (top 100). It was Ségara's second most successful single in this country (the first is "On oublie rien, on vit avec").[5]

Track listings[edit]

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "L'Amour est un soleil"   3:54
2. "Petites Douleurs"   3:29
Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "L'Amour est un soleil" (album version) 4:06

Personnel[edit]

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
France[2] Gold 2003 250,000 260,000[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ""L'Amour est un soleil", French Singles Chart" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 10 June 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Certifications Singles Or - année 2003" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "2003 French Singles Chart" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 10 June 2008. 
  4. ^ a b ""L'Amour est un soleil", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 10 June 2008. 
  5. ^ a b ""L'Amour est un soleil", Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Hitparade. Retrieved 10 June 2008. 
  6. ^ "2003 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 10 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973, database" (in French). Infodisc. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 

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