Marie (song)

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"Marie"
Single by Johnny Hallyday
from the album À la vie, à la mort !
B-side "Dis-le moi"
Released October 2002
Format CD single
Recorded France, 2002
Genre Pop
Length 3:58
Label Mercury
Universal Music
Writer(s) Gérald De Palmas
Producer(s) Gérald De Palmas
Certification Diamond France, 2002
Platinum Belgium, 2002
Johnny Hallyday singles chronology
"Tous ensemble"
(2002)
"Marie"
(2002)
"Ne reviens pas"
(2003)

"Marie" is a 2002 song recorded by French singer Johnny Hallyday. It was the first single from his album À la vie, à la mort !, and was released in October 2002. Written and produced by Gérald De Palmas, it achieved a huge success in France, topping the singles chart and becoming Hallyday's second number-one hit in France.

The song was performed during Hallyday's 2003 and 2006 tours and was included on his albums Stars France 2003 and Flashback Tour - Palais des Sports 2006.

In France, the single went straight to #2 on 26 October 2002, being blocked for three weeks at this place by Las Ketchup's hit "Aserejé (The Ketchup Song)". It managed to top the chart for three weeks, alterning with Las Ketchup, and totaled 14 weeks in the top ten, 21 weeks in the top 50, and 28 weeks in the top 100.[1] Certified Diamond disc by the SNEP,[2] "Marie" is to date the 79th best-selling single of all time.[3]

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Marie" — 3:58
  2. "Dis-le moi" — 4:28

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
Belgium[4] Platinum 28 December 2002 40,000
France[2] Diamond 31 December 2002 750,000 1,045,000[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Aserejé (The Ketchup Song)" by Las Ketchup
French SNEP number-one single (first run)
16 November 2002 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Aserejé (The Ketchup Song)" by Las Ketchup
French SNEP number-one single (second run)
14 December 2002 – 21 December 2002 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Paris Latino" by Star Academy 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Marie", in French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved 1 September 2008)
  2. ^ a b French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved 1 September 2008)
  3. ^ Best-selling singles of all time Infodisc.fr (Retrieved 1 September 2008)
  4. ^ Belgian certifications Ultratop.be (Retrieved 1 September 2008)
  5. ^ Johnny Hallyday's certifications and sales See: "Les Ventes" => "Toutes les certifications depuis 1973" => "HALLYDAY Johnny" Infodisc.fr (Retrieved 1 September 2008)
  6. ^ "Marie", in Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved 1 September 2008)
  7. ^ "Marie", in Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved 1 September 2008)
  8. ^ 2002 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved 1 September 2008)
  9. ^ 2002 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved 1 September 2008)
  10. ^ 2002 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved 1 September 2008)
  11. ^ 2003 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved 1 September 2008)
  12. ^ 2003 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved 1 September 2008)