Parle à ma main

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"Parle à ma main"
Single by Fatal Bazooka featuring Yelle
from the album T'as vu
B-side "Auto-Clash"
Released November 2007
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded France, 2006
Genre Dance-pop, R&B, hip hop, parody
Length 3:40
Label Warner Music, Up Music
Writer(s) Nicolas Brisson
Dominique Gauriaud
William Geslin
Jurij Prette
Michaël Youn
Producer(s) Dominique Gauriaud
William Geslin
Jurij Prette
Michaël Youn
Fatal Bazooka singles chronology
"Tranquillement"
(2007)
"Parle à ma main"
(2007)
Yelle singles chronology
"A cause des garçons"
(2007)
"Parle à ma main"
(2007)
"Ce jeu"
(2008)

"Parle à ma main" (French for "Talk to the hand") is a 2006 song recorded by French act Fatal Bazooka featuring Yelle. It was the fifth and last single from the album T'as vu, and was released in November 2007. It was particularly successful in France and Belgium (Wallonia), where it was a number one hit for many weeks.

Music video[edit]

In the music video, David Guetta's hit single "Love Is Gone" can be heard at the beginning and is sung by Fatal Bazooka (portrayed by Michaël Youn). French actor Vincent Desagnat features in the video, while French singers Vitaa and Diam's are mentinoned in the lyrics. A sequence in a gymnasium is inspired by the music video for Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl," particularly in the featuring of a brass band and some majorettes.

Chart performances[edit]

In France, the single entered the singles chart at number two on 1 December 2007, then climbed to number one and stayed there for seven weeks. Then after three weeks at number two, it dropped quickly. It totaled 13 weeks in the top ten, 16 weeks in the top 50 and 19 weeks on the chart (top 100).[1]

In Belgium (Wallonia), "Parle à ma main" charted for 22 weeks in the top 40 from 15 December 2007. It started at number 24, reached the top ten two weeks later, and eventually topped the chart for four weeks. It remained in the top ten for 16 weeks .[2]

It achieved a moderate success in Switzerland. It charted for 17 weeks, with a peak at number 31 in its third week, on 9 December 2007.[3]

Awards[edit]

In 2008, the song won a NRJ Music Awards for the category "Music video of the year".

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Parle à ma main" — 3:40
  2. "Auto-Clash" by Fatal Bazooka — 4:53
Digital download
  1. "Parle à ma main" — 3:40

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
Belgium[8] Gold 26 April 2007 20,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parle à ma main", French singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved October 1, 2008)
  2. ^ a b "Parle à ma main", Belgian (Wallonia) singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved October 1, 2008)
  3. ^ a b "Parle à ma main", Swiss singles charts Hitparade.ch (Retrieved October 1, 2008)
  4. ^ 2007 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved October 1, 2008)
  5. ^ 2008 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart. Ultratop.be. Retrieved December 26, 2008.
  6. ^ 2008 Eurochart Hot 100. Billboard.com. Retrieved December 26, 2008.
  7. ^ 2008 French Singles Chart. Disqueenfrance.com. Retrieved January 28, 2009.
  8. ^ Belgian certifications Ultratop.be (Retrieved October 1, 2008)