L'amour toujours

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This article is about the song. For album of the same name, see L'Amour Toujours (album).
"I'll Fly With You
(L'Amour Toujours)"
Single by Gigi D'Agostino
from the album L'amour Toujours
Released Oct 10, 2001 (Europe)
Format Maxi-single, single, promo, 12"
Recorded 1999
Genre Italo dance
Length 6:56 (Album version)
Label Arista
Writer(s) C. Montagner
L. Di Agostini
P. Sandrini
D. Leoni
Producer(s) Gigi D'Agostino
Gigi D'Agostino singles chronology
"Super (1, 2, 3)"
(2000)
"L'amour toujours"
(2001)
"Silence"
(2004)
Music sample

"L'Amour toujours" (also named "I'll Fly with You") is the title of a song co-written and recorded by the Italian DJ Gigi D'Agostino. The song was released to American clubs and dance radio in July 2001. In Europe, the song was released in October 2001. The song is from the 1999 homonymous album. In the summer of 2001, the song became extremely popular in the American rave scene. It became an international success and a huge hit throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia. In the United States, it peaked at #78 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 15, 2001.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The title "L'Amour toujours" means "Love always" in French. However, the song is recorded entirely in English and the title does not appear in the lyrics.

Track listing[edit]

CD maxi - Europe (2000)
  1. "L'Amour Toujours" (L'amour vision) - 6:53
  2. "Un giorno credi" (featuring Edoardo Bennato) - 8:04
  3. "L'Amour Toujours (gigidagostino.com) - 7:57

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song contains footage taken from live performances of Gigi D'Agostino performing throughout Europe at rave parties. The version used in the music video is the "Small Mix".[citation needed]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2000-2001) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 3
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[2] 27
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan) 11
Denmark (Tracklisten)[2] 1
Germany (Media Control Charts)[3] 3
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[4] 7
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 18
Italy (FIMI)[2] 6
Netherlands (Mega Top 100)[2] 1
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[6] 1
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[7] 7
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[2] 25
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 78
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 44

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Austria (IFPI Austria)[8] Gold 20,000x
Germany (BVMI)[9] Gold 250,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

In popular culture[edit]

  • Finnish Big Brother contestant Tero Savikuja mentioned "L'Amour toujours" as his favorite song when he attended the TV show, and it was played several times in the Big Brother house during that season.
  • Gigi D' Agostino is credited in "Fly With U", a song by Far East Movement,which features Cassie. "Fly With U" contains some elements of the song L'amour toujours.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I'll Fly With You (L'Amour Toujours) - Gigi D'Agostino". Billboard.com. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "L'amour toujours", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved December 5, 2008)
  3. ^ "Gigi D'Agostino singles, German Singles Chart" (in German). musicline. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
  5. ^ Search for Irish peaks
  6. ^ Romanian 2001 end-of-year charts
  7. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Gigi D'Agostino – L'amour Toujours" Canciones Top 50.
  8. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Gigi D'Agostino – L'Amour Toujours" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Gigi D'Agostino in the field Interpret. Enter L'Amour Toujours in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  9. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Gigi D'Agostino; 'L'Amour Toujours')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.