Mea Culpa (Part II)

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"Mea Culpa (Part II)"
Single by Enigma
from the album MCMXC a.D.
Released April 17, 1991
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7" single, 12" maxi, cassette
Recorded 1990
Genre New age
Length 4:30
Label Virgin / EMI
Writer(s) Michael Cretu, David Fairstein
Producer(s) Michael Cretu
Enigma singles chronology
"Sadeness (Part I)"
(1990)
"Mea Culpa (Part II)"
(1991)
"Principles of Lust"
(1991)
A Gregorian Kyrie from the mass XI (Orbis Factor) used in Mea Culpa.

"Mea Culpa (Part II)" is a song by German musical project Enigma. It was released in April 1991 as the second of four singles from their debut album MCMXC a.D.. Like their previous single "Sadeness (Part I)", "Mea Culpa (Part II)" is sung in French and Latin. It was the project's second top ten hit in their native Germany, reaching #7, but it failed to match the success of "Sadeness (Part I)" elsewhere. Nevertheless, the song reached the top ten in Italy, France, Belgium, and Switzerland as well as #7 on the American dance chart.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Mea Culpa Part II" (orthodox version) — 3:58
  2. "Mea Culpa Part II" (catholic version) — 3:54
CD maxi
  1. "Mea Culpa Part II" (fading shades mix) — 6:15
  2. "Mea Culpa Part II" (orthodox mix) — 3:58
  3. "Mea Culpa Part II" (catholic version) — 3:54
7" single
  1. "Mea Culpa Part II" (orthodox version) — 3:58
  2. "Mea Culpa Part II" (catholic version) — 3:54
12" maxi
  1. "Mea Culpa Part II" (fading shades mix) — 6:15
  2. "Mea Culpa Part II" (orthodox mix) — 3:58
  3. "Mea Culpa Part II" (catholic version) — 3:54
  4. "Mea Culpa Part II" (LP version) -- 5:05
  5. "Communion: O sacrum convivium -- 4:42

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
France[1] Silver 1991 125,000

Charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 21
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 9
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[4] 59
France (SNEP)[5] 4
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 7
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 20
Italy (FIMI)[8] 7
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 11
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 34
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 20
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 10
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[13] 55
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play[14] 7
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[14] 19

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