Les Enfoirés

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Les Enfoirés (French for "The Tossers" or "The Bastards"), is the name given to the singers and performers in the yearly charity concert for the Restaurants du Cœur (Les Restos du Cœur).

History[edit]

On January 26, 1986, French humorist Coluche, who had set up Les Restos du Cœur a few months earlier, invited a number of artists and public figures to appear on television as a promotional move. The band, whose line-up was never the same, was dubbed "Les Enfoirés" in reference to one of Coluche's catchwords. After Coluche died in a motorbike accident (June 19, 1986) his widow, Véronique Colucci, called on those who had participated to continue his actions, and the band was revived for a further television show. The concept has since evolved into an annual concert, bringing together up to forty artists and celebrities from various backgrounds. The funds raised by the concerts and derived records under the name "Enfoirés" are donated to Les Restos du Cœur.

One of the key features of Les Enfoirés is "La Chanson des Restos", a song which became a sort of hymn to the charity, written by Jean-Jacques Goldman, a long-time supporter of the organisation. The chorus of the song is performed at the end of every concert, with a picture of Coluche above the stage.

Participating artists and personalities[edit]

Interpretations[edit]

The song interpretations by les Enfoirés are basically taken from the francophone repertoire but with a number of international songs. Songs from more than 300 artists, French and other, were interpreted. Among them, 30 artists have been interpreted many times:[1]

Original interpretation Total number
of songs
Number of
full songs
Number of songs
partial
(medleys)
Johnny Hallyday 50 21 29
Julien Clerc 20 6 14
Daniel Balavoine 18 12 6
Francis Cabrel 18 10 8
France Gall 18 10 8
Jean-Jacques Goldman 18 9 9
Alain Souchon 18 9 9
Michel Sardou 17 6 11
Michel Polnareff 16 2 14
Renaud 15 7 8
Claude François 15 4 11
Patrick Bruel 13 4 9
Marc Lavoine 13 4 9
Laurent Voulzy 12 6 6
Joe Dassin 11 2 9
Eddy Mitchell 10 8 2
Jacques Brel 10 5 5
Jean-Louis Aubert 9 4 5
Charles Aznavour 9 3 6
Patricia Kaas 8 5 3
Serge Gainsbourg 8 4 4
Florent Pagny 8 4 4
Michel Delpech 8 1 7
Sylvie Vartan 8 1 7
Téléphone 7 6 1
Mylène Farmer 7 5 2
Françoise Hardy 7 4 3
Dalida 7 3 4
Jacques Dutronc 7 3 4
Garou 7 3 4

Discography[edit]

(for positions of albums and singles in various charts, see LesCharts.com Les Enfoirés

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions
FR
[2]
BEL
(Wa)

[3]
SWI
1989 Tournée d'Enfoirés
1992 La soirée des Enfoirés à L'opéra
1993 Les Enfoirés chantent Starmania
1994 Les Enfoirés au Grand Rex
1995 Les Enfoirés à l'Opéra-Comique
1996 La soirée des Enfoirés 3
1997 Le zénith des Enfoirés 6 11
1998 Enfoirés en cœur 2
1999 Dernière édition avant l'an 2000 2 6 31
2000 Enfoirés en 2000 1 1 6
2001 2001: L'odyssée des Enfoirés 1 1 2
2002 2002: Tous dans le même bateau 1 1 3
2003 2003: La foire aux Enfoirés 1 1 2
2004 2004: Les Enfoirés dans l'espace 1 1 3
2005 2005: Le train des Enfoirés 1 1 1
2006 2006: Le village des Enfoirés 1 1 1
2007 2007: La caravane des Enfoirés 1 1 2
2008 2008: Les secrets des Enfoirés 1 1 2
2009 2009: Les Enfoirés font leur cinéma 1 1 2
2010 2010: Les Enfoirés... la crise de nerfs! 1 1 2
2011 2011: Dans l'œil des Enfoirés 1 1 1
2012 2012: Le bal des Enfoirés 1 1 2
2013 La boîte à musique des Enfoirés 1 1 2
2014 Bon anniversaire les Enfoirés 1 1 1
Live
Year Album Peak positions
FR
[2]
BEL
(Wa)

[3]
SWI
2000 Tournée d'Enfoirés 61
Les Enfoirés au Grand Rex 72
À l'opéra comique 67 15
Compilations
Year Album Peak positions
FR
[2]
BEL
(Wa)

[3]
SWI
2011 Le meilleur des Enfoirés - 20 ans 24 1 4
Le meilleur des Enfoirés - 20 ans / 2011: Dans l'oeil des Enfoirés 58 68

Singles[edit]

(Selective, charting singles)

Year Album Peak positions
FR
[2]
BEL
(Wa)

[3]
SWI
1992 "L'auvergnat" 20
1993 "Le monde est stone" 11
1995 "On ira tous au paradis" (live) 28 28
1997 "Sauver l'amour" 48
1998 Bienvenue chez moi
(Enfoirés en cœur)
59
1999 "Emmenez-moi" 38
2000 "Chanter" 38
2006 "Le temps qui court" 4 2 19
2011 "On demande pas la lune" 8 9 37
"Écris l'histoire" 93 49
2012 "Encore un autre hiver" 10 4 63
"Je te promets" 62 40
"Without You" 91 49
"Je suis de celles / Les bals populaires" 104
"C'est bientôt la fin" 137
"Entre nous" 171
"L'horloge tourne" 178
"Toi + moi"
(Maurane, Le Forestier, Keim,
Darmon, Zenatti, De Palmas,
Foly, Leroy, Les Enfoirés)
187 16
"Attention au départ" 5 3 49
2013 "Jeanne" 44 25
"Someone Like You" 55 43
"Donne-moi le temps" 99 45
"Place des grands hommes" 95
"Ma direction" 125
"Morgane de toi" 154
"C'est moi" 160
"La chanson du bénévole" 22 14
2014 "A quoi ça sert l'amour" 105
"Seras-tu là?" 126
"Noir et blanc" 181
"Attention au départ" 183
"Laissez-nous chanter" 196

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Analysis according to the discography appearing on the Enfoirés official site, including songs and medleys not released on CD. Original interpretations by two singers is counted once for each interpreter. (example: "Je te donne" is counted once for Jean-Jacques Goldman and once for Michael Jones); a song interpreted many times at the Enfoirés are counted for each and every interpretation: (for example "Sur la route de Memphis", sung in 1989 and in 1994, are counted twice for Eddy Mitchell).
  2. ^ a b c d "Les Enfoirés discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Les Enfoirés discography". ultratop.be/fr/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 March 2014.