Le Frunkp

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"Le Frunkp"
Single by Alphonse Brown
B-side Instrumental
Released January 2003
Format CD single, 12" maxi
Recorded 2002
Genre Pop
Length 3:22
Label Pathé Marcony, Warner Music
Writer(s) Raphaël Mussard, Michaël Youn
Producer(s) PGD
Michael Youn singles chronology
"It's Kyz My Life"
(2002)
"Le Frunkp"
(2003)
"Comme des conards"
(2004)

"Le Frunkp" is a 2002 song performed by the fictional character Alphonse Brown (portrayed by Michaël Youn), the "unknown son" of James Brown, who tries to start his own career by creating a new (fictional) style called "Frunkp" (a mixture of funk and rap), in French film La Beuze,[1] written by Youn and Desagnat. The music video shows images from film.

The song became a hit, topping the charts in all countries where it was released. In France, it was Youn's second number-one hit, after "Stach Stach" and became the 540th best-selling singles of all time in this country.[2]

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Le Frunkp" — 3:22
  2. "Le Frunkp" (instrumental) — 3:30
12" maxi
  1. "Le Frunkp" — 3:22
  2. "Le Frunkp" (instrumental) — 3:30
  3. "Le Frunkp" (a cappella) — 3:22

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
Belgium[3] Platinum April 26, 2003 40,000
France[4] Platinum March 12, 2003 500,000 508,000[5]

Charts[edit]

Preceded by
"Paris Latino" by Star Academy 2
French SNEP number-one single
February 1, 2003 - March 15, 2003 (7 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Cassé" by Nolwenn Leroy
Preceded by
"03 Bonnie and Clyde"
by Jay-Z featuring Beyoncé Knowles
Swiss number-one single (first run)
February 23, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Lose Yourself" by Eminem
Preceded by
"Mundian to Bach Ke" by Panjabi MC
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one single
March 1, 2003 - March 29, 2003 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Cassé" by Nolwenn Leroy
Preceded by
"Lose Yourself" by Eminem
Swiss number-one single (second run)
March 16, 2003 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Lose Yourself" by Eminem

References[edit]

  1. ^ King, Alex P. (2004). Hit-parade — 20 ans de tubes (in French). Paris: Pascal. p. 338. ISBN 2-35019-009-9. 
  2. ^ Best-selling singles of all time in France Infodisc.fr (Retrieved September 26, 2008)
  3. ^ Belgian certifications Ultratop.be (Retrieved September 26, 2008)
  4. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved September 26, 2008)
  5. ^ Alphonse Brown's certifications and sales See: "Les Ventes" => "Toutes les certifications depuis 1973" => "BROWN A." Infodisc.fr (Retrieved September 26, 2008)
  6. ^ a b c "Le Frunkp", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved September 26, 2008)
  7. ^ 2003 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved September 26, 2008)
  8. ^ 2003 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance (Retrieved September 26, 2008)
  9. ^ 2003 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved September 26, 2008)