Mourir demain

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"Mourir demain"
Single by Natasha St-Pier and Pascal Obispo
from the album L'Instant d'après
B-side Fan version
Released 18 June 2004
Format CD single,
Digital download (since 2005)
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop
Length 3:37 (album version)
4:08 (fan version)
Label Sony Music France/Columbia
Guy Cloutier Communications
Writer(s) Lionel Florence, Asdorve
Producer(s) Pascal Obispo,
Pierre Jaconelli, Volodia
Certification Silver France, 2004
Natasha St-Pier singles chronology
"Tant que c'est toi"
(2003)
"Mourir demain"
(2004)
"Un Ange frappe à ma porte"
(2006)

"Mourir demain" is a 2003 song recorded by the Canadian artist Natasha St-Pier. She performed the song as a duet with the French singer Pascal Obispo. It was released on 18 June 2004, as the second single from St-Pier's fourth studio album, L'Instant d'après, on which it features as third track. This song, which has rock sonorities, achieved a great success in France and Belgium (Wallonia), reaching the top ten.

Song information[edit]

The text was written by Lionel Florence. It was available on Obispo's 2004 albums Fan and Studio fan in a longer version. It was also included on many French compilations such as NRJ Music Awards 2005.

The song was covered in 2007 by Yannick Noah, Patricia Kaas, Jenifer Bartoli and Jean-Baptiste Maunier. This version is available on Les Enfoirés' album La Caravane des Enfoirés, as third track.[1]

Chart performances[edit]

In France, the single charted for 20 on the singles chart, from 20 June to 31 October 2004. It peaked at number seven in the first and the third weeks and stayed in the top ten for nine weeks.[2] It was certified Silver disc[3] and was the 31st best-selling single of the year.[4]

Charted for 19 weeks on the Ultratop 40 (the Belgian chart), the song went to number 30 on 26 June, then jumped to number nine and reached number four in the seventh and eighth weeks. It stayed for nine weeks in the top ten and dropped slowly.[5] It was 20th on the Annual Chart.[6]

"Mourir demain" was St-Pier's most successful single in Switzerland in terms of peak position and chart trajectory. The single started at a peak of number 18 on 4 July, then dropped rather slowly on the chart, and totaled 13 weeks in the top 13, 17 weeks in the top 50 and 25 weeks on the chart.[7]

Track listings[edit]

  • CD single
  1. "Mourir demain" (album version) — 3:37
  2. "Mourir demain" (fan version) — 4:08
  • Digital download
  1. "Mourir demain" (album version) — 3:37
  2. "Mourir demain" (fan version) — 4:08

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
France Silver[3] 20 October 2004 125,000 182,000[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2007: La Caravane des Enfoirés, track listing and charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved May 24, 2008)
  2. ^ a b French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved May 24, 2008)
  3. ^ a b 2004 certifications in France Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved May 24, 2008)
  4. ^ a b 2004 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved May 22, 2008)
  5. ^ a b Belgium (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved May 24, 2008)
  6. ^ a b 2004 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved May 24, 2008)
  7. ^ a b Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved May 24, 2008)
  8. ^ a b 2004 French Airplay, TV Music Videos and Dance Chart Yacast.fr (Retrieved May 24, 2008)
  9. ^ Les certifications depuis 1973 Infodisc.fr See: "ST-PIER N. & OBISPO P." (Retrieved May 24, 2008)