La Rivière de notre enfance

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"La Rivière de notre enfance"
Single by Garou and Michel Sardou
from the album Du Plaisir & Reviens
B-side "L'Aveu"
Released 14 November 2004
Format CD single
Digital download (since 2005)
Genre Pop
Length 3:24
Label Columbia, Sony Music
Writer(s) Didier Barbelivien
Producer(s) Erick Benzi
Certification Gold France, 2004
Garou singles chronology
"Reviens (Où te caches-tu?)"
(2003)
"La Rivière de notre enfance"
(2004)
"Tu es comme ça"
(2005)

"La Rivière de notre enfance" is the name of a 2004 song recorded in duet by the Canadian singer Garou and the French artist Michel Sardou. It was released on November 2004 as the third single from Garou's second studio album, Reviens, on which it features as 17th track, and the first single from Sardou's album, Du Plaisir (fourth track). The song was a number one hit in France and Belgium (Wallonia) and also achieved success in Switzerland. It was the fourth #1 hit in France for Garou, allowing him to be the artist who totals the most weeks at #1 in this country.

As of August 2014, it is the 38th best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 462,500 units sold.[1]

It features on many French compilations, such as Duos and the charity album Solidarité Asie,[2] featuring on it as the first track.

The song was written by the famous composer and songwriter Didier Barbelivien, who also wrote composed several hits for various artists such as Elsa Lunghini, Patricia Kaas, Johnny Hallyday, Caroline Legrand and Corynne Charby.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "La Rivière de notre enfance" — 3:24
  2. "L'Aveu" (live) by Garou — 4:43
  3. "La Rivière de notre enfance" (instrumental version) — 3:24
Digital download
  1. "La Rivière de notre enfance" — 3:24

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"Four to the Floor" by Starsailor
French SNEP number-one single
November 21, 2004 - December 19, 2004 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Adieu monsieur le professeur"
by Star Academy 4
Preceded by
"Gentleman" by Tragédie
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one single
December 11, 2004 - January 15, 2005 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Four to the Floor" by Starsailor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 100 des singles les plus vendus du millénaire en France, épisode 7 (40-31)". Chartsinfrance. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  2. ^ Solidarité Asie, track listing and charts Ultratop.be (Retrieved May 31, 2008)
  3. ^ "La Rivière de notre enfance", in Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved May 30, 2008)
  4. ^ "La Rivière de notre enfance", in French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved May 30, 2008)
  5. ^ "La Rivière de notre enfance", in Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved May 30, 2008)
  6. ^ 2004 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved May 30, 2008)
  7. ^ 2004 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved May 30, 2008)
  8. ^ 2005 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved May 30, 2008)
  9. ^ 2005 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved May 30, 2008)
  10. ^ 2005 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved May 30, 2008)
  11. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved May 31, 2008)

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