On n'oublie jamais rien, on vit avec

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"On n'oublie jamais rien, on vit avec"
Single by Hélène Ségara and Laura Pausini
from the album Humaine
B-side "L'Île de nous"
Released November 2003
Format CD single,
digital download (since 2005)
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop
Length 4:20
Label East West, Warner Music
Writer(s) Antoine Angelelli, Bruno Grimaldi,
Gérard Capaldi
Producer(s) Pierre Jaconelli
Certification Gold France, 2004
Hélène Ségara chronology
"Encore une fois"
(2003)
"On n'oublie jamais rien, on vit avec"
(2003)
"Humaine"
(2004)
Laura Pausini chronology
"It's Not Goodbye"
(2003)
"On n'oublie jamais rien, on vit avec"
(2003)
"Resta in ascolto"
(2004)
Music sample

"On n'oublie jamais rien, on vit avec" (engl.: you'll never forget anything, you live with that) is a 2003 song recorded by French artist Hélène Ségara and Italian singer Laura Pausini. It was the third single from Ségara's third studio album, Humaine, on which it features as ninth track. Released in November 2003, the song was a success in France, Belgium and Switzerland, remaining to date one of the most successful single of both singers in terms of chartings.

Background[edit]

Pausini and Ségara performing the song

When Humaine was recorded, Orlando wanted the album to contain a duet. He asked the Italian singer to participate in the vocal duet "On n'oublie jamais rien, on vit avec", and the two women met in 2003 for the recording. Italian lyrics of the song, "Per vivere il ricordo che ho di noi", were written by Laura Pausini.

Written and composed by Antoine Angelelli, Bruno Grimaldi and Gérard Capaldi, the song was the second multilingual duet for Ségara, after "Vivo per lei (je vis pour elle)" with Andrea Bocelli in 1996. As for this previous duet, the song mixes French (sung by Ségara) and Italian lyrics (sung by Pausini). This is a ballad pop which deals with love.

The song was also available on Ségara's best of just entitled Le Best of. It was included on many French compilations : Duos d'aujourd'hui, Girls 2004, NRJ Hit Music Only, NRJ Hit Music Only, Les Plus Belles Voix 3, released in 2004, and Vos Plus Belles Émotions (2005). It was also the third track on Ségara's 2004 CD single for "On ne dit pas".

Both singers performed the song in duet during the NRJ Music Awards in January 2004.

On April 13, 2012, Ségara joined Pausini as part of her Inedito World Tour and both sang the song.

Chart performances[edit]

"On n'oublie jamais rien, on vit avec" started at number 77 on 23 November 2003, on the French Singles Chart, a few days before it was officially released. It then jumped to number three and reached this position for three non consecutive weeks, but was unable to dislodge the number ones "L'Orange/Wot", "Shut Up" and "Si demain... (Turn Around)" which were successively atop. The song remained in the top ten for 15 weeks and then dropped slowly. It totaled 24 weeks in the top 50 and 30 weeks on the chart.[1] Certified Gold disc,[2] the song was the 17th best-selling single of 2004.[3] As of August 2014, it is the 50th best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 399,000 units sold.[4]

In Belgium (Wallonia), the single featured on the chart for 23 weeks in the top 40, 15 of them in the top ten. It appeared at number 14 on 13 December and climbed to number three the week after. It managed to peak at number two on 7 February and remained there for three consecutive weeks, just behind another female duet, Bonnie Tyler and Kareen Antonn, with their hit "Si demain... (Turn Around)".[5] "On n'oublie, jamais rien, on vit avec" was certified Gold disc[6] and was ranked at number eight on the 2004 Annual Chart.[7]

In Switzerland, the single had a long chart trajectory of 26 weeks from 14 December. It debuted at number 12 and reached number three in its fifth and sixth weeks, spending nine weeks in the top ten and 21 weeks in the top 50.[8] It was number 20 on the 2004 End of the Year Chart.[9]

Track listings[edit]

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "On n'oublie jamais rien, on vit avec"   4:20
2. "L'Île de nous"   4:15
Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "On n'oublie jamais rien, on vit avec"   4:20

Personnel[edit]

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Belgium (BEA)[6] Gold 25,000*
France (SNEP)[12] Gold 399,000[4]

*sales figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ""On n'oublie jamais rien, on vit avec", French Singles Chart" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 
  2. ^ "Certifications Singles Or - année 2004" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "2004 French Singles Chart" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "Top 100 des singles les plus vendus du millénaire en France, épisode 6 (50-41)". Chartsinfrance. 16 August 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  5. ^ a b ""On n'oublie jamais rien, on vit avec", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 
  6. ^ a b "2004 certifications in Belgium (Wallonia)" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "2004 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 
  8. ^ a b ""On n'oublie jamais rien, on vit avec", Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Hitparade. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 
  9. ^ a b "2004 Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Hitparade. Retrieved 10 June 2008. 
  10. ^ "Le classement Radio - Semaine du 06/02/2004" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "2003 French Singles Chart" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 10 June 2008. 
  12. ^ "French single certifications – Helene Segara – On n'oublie jamais rien, on vit avec" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 

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