Petit Papa Noël

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"Petit Papa Noël"
Single by Tino Rossi
B-side Minuit, Chrétiens
Format CD single
Recorded 1946
Genre Christmas song
Length 3:07
Label Disques Pathé, Fifty Five, M6 Interactions
Writer(s) Raymond Vincy
Henri Martinet

"Petit Papa Noël" is a 1946 song recorded by French singer Tino Rossi. Written by Raymond Vincy and Henri Martinet, this Christmas song was originally performed by Rossi in Richard Pottier's film Destins.[1] It is currently the best-selling single of all time in France, with over 5,711,000 units sold.[2] The song peaked at #6 on December 28, 1991[3] (the French SNEP Singles Chart was created on November 4, 1984), and was ranked every year under several labels, including Disques Pathé, Fifty Five and M6 Interactions (every label is charted separately).[4] The song has been covered by many artists over the years.

Cover versions[edit]

The song has been covered and released as singles by Bébé Lilly, Pinocchio & Marilou, Roberto Alagna, Roch Voisine, Céline Dion (both solo and a duet with Alvin and the Chipmunks), Julien Neel (Trudbol), and The Smurfs. Other versions only available on an album including those by Dalida (1960), Paul Mauriat (1967), Michèle Torr (1977), Nana Mouskouri (1972), Boney M. (1981), Claudia Jung (1996), Daniela Simmons (2006), Nicole (1994), Mireille Mathieu and Josh Groban (2007), and Mary J. Blige (2013).

Track listings[edit]

Tino Rossi
CD single – 1992 version
  1. "Petit Papa Noël" – 3:07
  2. "Minuit, chrétiens" – 3:11
CD single – Disques Pathé
  1. "Petit Papa Noel" – 3:07
  2. "Vive le vent" – 2:30
  3. "Douce nuit" – 2:05
  4. "Noël des enfants oubliés" – 2:45
CD single – Fifty Five
  1. "Petit Papa Noël"
  2. "Ave Maria"
  3. "Mon étoile"
  4. "Minuit Chrétien"
Bébé Lilly
CD single
  1. "Petit Papa Noël" – 3:26
  2. "Vive le vent d'hiver" – 2:00
  3. "Mon beau sapin, roi des forêts" – 2:09
  4. "Bonne année" – 3:28
Pinocchio & Marilou
CD single
  1. "Petit Papa Noël" – 3:59
  2. "Sous la neige étoilée" by Pinocchio – 4:16

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Tino Rossi (from 1984)
French SNEP Singles Chart1 [4] 6
French SNEP Singles Chart2 [4] 17
French SNEP Singles Chart3 [4] 17
French SNEP Singles Chart4 [4] 29
French SNEP Singles Chart5 [4] 9
The Smurfs (1996)
French SNEP Singles Chart[5] 21
Roch Voisine (2000)
French SNEP Singles Chart[6] 49
Roberto Alagna (2003)
French SNEP Singles Chart[7] 91
Pinocchio & Marilou (2005)
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[8] 17
French SNEP Singles Chart[8] 7
Swiss Singles Chart[8] 23
Bébé Lilly (2006)
French SNEP Singles Chart[9] 5
Swiss Singles Chart[9] 41
Josh Groban (2008)
French SNEP Singles Chart[10] 12

1 Original version
2 "Petit Papa Noël / Minuit, chrétiens"
3 Disques Pathé label
4 Fifty Five label
5 M6 Interactions label

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elia Habib, Muz hit. tubes, p. 225 (ISBN 2-9518832-0-X)
  2. ^ Best-selling singles of all time in France Infodisc.fr Retrieved June 16, 2009
  3. ^ "Petit Papa Noël", French Singles Chart Lescharts.com Retrieved June 16, 2009
  4. ^ a b c d e f Tino Rossi's peak positions in France Lescharts.com Retrieved June 16, 2009
  5. ^ The Smurfs version, French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved June 16, 2009)
  6. ^ Roch Voisine version, French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved June 16, 2009)
  7. ^ Roberto Alagna version, French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved June 16, 2009)
  8. ^ a b c Pinocchio & Marilou version, in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved June 16, 2009)
  9. ^ a b Bébé Lily version, in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved June 16, 2009)
  10. ^ Josh Groban version, French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved June 16, 2009)