La Passion

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"La Passion"
Single by Gigi D'Agostino
from the album L'Amour Toujours
B-side Remix
Released October 8, 2000
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7" single
Genre Euro-house, Italo dance[1]
Length 3:00
Label ZYX Music, EMI Music, Arista, Noise Maker
Writer(s) Gigi D'Agostino, Jacno
Producer(s) Gigi D'Agostino
Gigi D'Agostino singles chronology
"The Riddle"
(2000)
"La Passion"
(2000)
"Super"
(2000)

"La Passion" is a song co-written and recorded by Italian DJ Gigi D'Agostino. It was released in October 2000 as the sixth single from his 1999 album L'Amour Toujours. It is a Remix with some additional melodic variations of the song "Rectangle" by the French musician Jacno, which doesn't originally contain any vocals. The song was heavily auto-tuned, as were many songs which followed Cher's trend during the early 2000s. D'Agostino has made various mixes for different albums. The song was a hit in Austria and Belgium, where it became a number-one single. It is notable that the words added to the French instrumental are a random blend of cliché like romantic lyrics with some gaga English as in the opening verse: "I never think you wanna, we won't belong, I can see your face too strong" followed by "I sing you wanna think you'll be wide on mind. Don't you ever satisfy my soul in any by my side". However, this perhaps has contributed to the song's success making it catchy, witty and easily sung and remembered even by non-singers and non-English speakers.

Music video[edit]

The music video begins with Gigi D'Agostino stealing a CD in a music store and running away. There are many extras in this video doing day-to-day tasks and going about their daily life. As the video progresses further, the viewpoint changes from one character to another. The video then goes into a flashback at the end, which means that the story continues in an infinite loop.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "La Passion" (medley with rectangle) (radio version) — 3:30
  2. "La Passion" (medley with rectangle) (album version) — 7:35
CD maxi
  1. "La Passion" (new radio cut) — 2:58
  2. "La Passion" (radio cut) — 3:34
  3. "L'Amour toujours" (LP mix) — 7:35
  4. "Tecno fes" (E.P. II mix) — 7:04
  5. "Tanzen" (E.P. mix) — 4:59
7" single
  1. "La Passion" (tanzen vision) — 7:04
  2. "La Passion" (medley with rectangle) — 7:35
CD maxi - Remixes
  1. "La Passion" (new radio cut) — 2:58
  2. "La Passion" (cielo mix) — 7:25
  3. "La Passion" (radio cut) — 3:34
  4. "La Passion" (l'amour toujours LP mix) — 7:35
  5. "La Passion" (tecno fes E.P. mix) — 7:04
  6. "La Passion" (tanzen E.P. mix) — 4:59

Personnel[edit]

  • Written by Gigi D'Agostino and Jacno
  • Arranged and mixed by Gigi D'Agostino and Paolo Sandrini
  • Executive producer : Gianfranco Bortolotti
  • Produced by Gigi D'Agostino

Charts and sales[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Single on Discogs.com". Retrieved 20 Jun 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "La Passion", 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. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved September 5, 2008)
  5. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 2001" (PDF) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Romanian 2001 end-of-year charts". Web.archive.org. 2002-12-09. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  7. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Gigi D'Agostino & Albertino – Super" Canciones Top 50.
  8. ^ 2000 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved December 5, 2008)
  9. ^ 2001 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved December 5, 2008)
  10. ^ 2001 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved September 3, 2008)
  11. ^ 2001 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved December 5, 2008)
  12. ^ 2002 Irish Singles Chart Irma.ie (Retrieved December 11, 2008)
  13. ^ "Die ultimative Chart Show | Hits des neuen Jahrtausends | Download". RTL.de. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  14. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Gigi D'Agostino – La Passion" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Gigi D'Agostino in the field Interpret. Enter La Passion in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  15. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Gigi D'Agostino; 'La Passion')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 

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