Protereotita

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Protereotita
Προτεραιότητα
Studio album by Elena Paparizou
Released 27 June 2004
(see release history)
Recorded 2003-2005
Genre Pop folk, laïko, dance-pop
Length 67:21 (Original)
35:46/103:07 (Euro Edition, single/both discs)
45:23 (My Number One)
120:51 (Euro Edition + Mambo!, three discs)
Language Greek (Original)
English (Euro Edition, My Number One, Euro Edition + Mambo!)
Label Sony Music Greece/Columbia
Producer Christos Dantis, Toni Mavridis
Elena Paparizou chronology
Protereotita
(2004)
Iparhi Logos
(2006)
My Number One
The international edition of the album.
Singles from Protereotita
  1. "Anapandites Kliseis"
    Released: 28 December 2003
  2. "Treli Kardia"
    Released: February 2004
  3. "Anditheseis"
    Released: July 2004
  4. "Katse Kala"
    Released: November 2004
  5. "Stin Kardia Mou Mono Thlipsi"
    Released: February 2005
  6. "My Number One"
    Released: 23 April 2005
  7. "The Light in Our Soul/To Fos Sti Psyhi"
    Released: July 2005
  8. "A Brighter Day (Anditheseis)"
  9. "Mambo!"
    Released: November 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Music Corner (2004)[1]
Music Corner (2005)[2]

Protereotita (Greek: Προτεραιότητα; English: Priority), is the debut solo album by Greek singer Elena Paparizou, released on 27 June 2004 by Sony Music Greece. The album's first single, Anapandites Kliseis, was released as a CD-single prior to the album's release and reached number 1 on the Greek IFPI singles chart. The album was also re-released twice in Greece, and once internationally as My Number One. Overall, there are five different editions available of the album. The original album was only a mild success, however, following Paparizou's victory in the Eurovision Song Contest the Euro Edition peaked at number one on the charts and was certified platinum by the IFPI. The album was later certified double platinum in early 2006; as IFPI was making a transition in lowering their sales thresholds at that time, this would imply sales of at least 60,000 copies, although sales of up to 87,000 have been claimed.[3]

Album information[edit]

Protereotita marked Paparizou's first solo-album after her break-up with Antique. Released in June 2004, the album included five singles: "Anapantites Kliseis", "Treli Kardia", "Katse Kala", "Anditheseis" and "Stin Kardia Mou Mono Thlipsi", which were released as either CD singles or radio single.

Before her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, Paparizou re-released the album with the title "Protereotita: Euro-Edition" on 31 March 2005. The album included a bonus CD which contained 11 new tracks that included her Greek national final songs, including "My Number One". "My Number One" was Paparizou's second CD single to go to number 1 on the Greek charts.

At the end of 2005 Paparizou re-released the album for the third and final time in Greece and Cyprus as Protereotita: Euro-Edition + Mambo!. This edition included all of the songs from Protereotita: Euro Edition and the songs from the "Mambo!" CD single. Protereotita -including both re-releases- become a huge commercial success for Paparizou, considering that the album was released only in Greece and Cyprus.

Helena released her first international album with the title My Number One in 17 May 2005. My Number One included most of the songs from Protereotita: Euro-Edition, and was released in many parts of Europe including Sweden, Turkey,[4] Switzerland, Hungary, Finland, Slovenia, Russia, Denmark, Poland, the Netherlands[5] and Spain.

Track listing[edit]

Original[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Katse Kala" (Κάτσε Καλά; Behave yourself) Nikki P., Toni Mavridis Alex Papaconstantinou, Peter Cartries 4:24
2. "Protereotita" (Προτεραιότητα; Priority) Tasos Vougiatzis Solon Apostolakis 3:17
3. "Anditheseis" (Αντιθέσεις; Oppositions) Ilias Filippou Energee 4:21
4. "Anamniseis" (Αναμνήσεις; Memories) Yiannis Doxas Alex Papaconstantinou, Peter Cartriers 3:50
5. "Axizi" (Αξίζει; It's worth it) Tasos Vougiatzis Solon Apostolakis 4:01
6. "Taxidi Gia Ton Agnosto" (Ταξίδι Για Τον Άγνωστο; Trip to the unknown) Vangelis Konstantinidis Alex Papaconstantinou, Peter Cartriers 4:23
7. "Galana" (Γαλανά; Blue) Nikos Vaxevanelis Vasilis Kelaidis 4:00
8. "(Eheis Kairo Na Mou Fereis) Louloudia" ((Έχεις Καιρό Να Μου Φέρεις) Λουλούδια (You Have Time To Bring Me) Flowers) Yiannis Doxas Dimitris Kontopoulos 4:20
9. "Stin Kardia Mou Mono Thlipsi" (Στην Καρδιά Μου Μόνο Θλίψη; Only sorrow in my heart) Grigoris Petrakos Grigoris Petrakos 3:01
10. "Zise (Vive La Vida Loca)" (Ζήσε; Live (Live life crazy)) Vaggelis Konstantinidis Dj Valentino 3:09
11. "I Zoi Sou Zari" (Η Ζωή Σου Ζάρι; Your life like dice) Yiannis Doxas Dimitris Kontopoulos 3:31
12. "M'angaliazi To Skotadi" (Μ'αγκαλιάζει Το Σκοτάδι; The darkness embraces me) Panos Falaras Vasilis Kelaidis 3:28
13. "Matia Kai Hili" (Μάτια Και Χείλη; Eyes and lips) Nikki P. Alex Papaconstantinou, Peter Cartiers  
14. "Mesa Sti Fotia Sou" (Μέσα Στη Φωτιά Σου; In your fire) Giannis Rentoumis Dimitris Kontopoulos 3:46
Bonus tracks
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Anapandites Kliseis" (Αναπάντητες Κλήσεις; Missed calls) Vangelis Konstantinidis Christos Dantis 4:07
2. "Treli Kardia" (Τρελή Καρδιά; Crazy heart) Despina Mavridou, Helena Paparizou Alex Papaconstantinou, Marcus Englof 3:29
3. "Anapandites Kliseis (SMS Remix)"   Vangelis Konstantinidis Christos Dantis 6:41

Euro Edition (2005)[edit]

Protereotita: Euro Edition Disc Two, Euro Edition single-disc
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "My Number One"   Christos Dantis, Natalia Germanou Christos Dantis 2:59
2. "Ok (English Version)"   Valentino, Christodoulos Siganos Christodoulos Siganos 2:58
3. "Let's Get Wild"   Douglas Carr, Vincent Degiorgio, Kasper Lindgren, Joakim Udd Douglas Carr, Vincent Degiorgio, Kasper Lindgren, Joakim Udd 3:09
4. "The Light in Our Soul"   Kostas Bigalis Kostas Bigalis 2:58
5. "I Don't Want You Here Anymore (Anapandites Kliseis)"   Vaggelis Konstantinidis, Charlie Dilks Christos Dantis 4:08
6. "A Brighter Day (Anditheseis)"   Ilias Filippou, Adam Baptiste Energee 3:36
7. "If You Believe Me (Anamniseis)"   Yiannis Doxas, Adam Baptiste, Samuel Waermo Alex Papaconstantinou, Peter Cartiers 4:04
8. "Louloudia (Ballad Version)"   Yiannis Doxas Dimitris Kontopoulos 3:20
9. "To Fos Sti Psyhi (The Light in Our Soul)" (Το Φως Στη Ψυχή; The light in the soul) Kostas Bigalis Kostas Bigalis 2:58
10. "Ok (Greek Version)"   Valentino, Christodoulos Siganos Christodoulos Siganos 3:09
11. "My Number One (Karaoke Version)" (2:58) Christos Dantis, Natalia Germanou Christos Dantis, 2:54

My Number One (2005)[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "My Number One"   Christos Dantis, Natalia Germanou Christos Dantis 2:59
2. "Let's Get Wild"   Douglas Carr, Vincent Degiorgio, Kasper Lindgren, Joakim Udd Douglas Carr, Vincent Degiorgio, Kasper Lindgren, Joakim Udd 3:09
3. "The Light in Our Soul"   Kostas Bigalis Kostas Bigalis 2:58
4. "Ok"   Valentino, Christodoulos Siganos Christodoulos Siganos 2:58
5. "I Don't Want You Here Anymore (Anapandites Kliseis)"   Vaggelis Konstantinidis, Charlie Dilks Christos Dantis 4:08
6. "A Brighter Day (Anditheseis)"   Ilias Filippou, Adam Baptiste Energee 3:36
7. "If You Believe Me (Anamniseis)"   Yiannis Doxas, Adam Baptiste Alex Papaconstantinou, Peter Cartiers 4:04
8. "Katse Kala (Behave Yourself)"   Nikki P., Mavridis Alex Papaconstantinou, Peter Cartiers 4:24
9. "Treli Kardia (Crazy Heart)"   Despina Mavridou, Helena Paparizou   3:29
10. "Axizi (It's Worth It)"   Tasos Vougiatzis Solon Apostolakis 3:24
11. "Stin Kardia Mou Mono Thlipsi (Sorrow in My Heart)"   Grigoris Petrakos Grigoris Petrakos 3:01
12. "Taxidi Gia Ton Agnosto (Trip to the Unknown)"   Vangelis Konstantinidis Alex Papaconstantinou, Peter Cartriers 4:23
13. "Louloudia (Ballad Version) (Flowers)"   Yiannis Doxas Alex Papaconstantinou 3:18
14. "My Number One (Chris "The Greek" Remix)"   Christos Dantis, Natalia Germanou Christos Dantis 3:32

Protereotita: Euro Edition + Mambo! (2005)[edit]

Protereotita: Euro Edition + Mambo! Disc Three
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Mambo! (Greek Version)"   Yiannis Doxas Alex Papaconstantinou, Marcus Englof, Samuel Waermo 3:05
2. "Panda Se Perimena (Idaniko Fili)" (Πάντα Σέ Περιμένα (Ιδανικό Φιλί) I waited for you forever (Suitable kiss)) Natalia Germanou Toni Mavridis, Niclas Olausson 3:50
3. "I Agapi Sou Den Meni Pia Edo (Aşkın Açamadığı Kapı)" (Η Αγάπη Σου Δε Μένει Πια Εδώ; Your love no longer lives here (The door that love could not open)) Eleni Giannatsoulia Ersay Uner, Suat Aydogan 3:51
4. "Asteria" (Αστέρια; Stars) Dimos Milonas Evripidis Nikolidis 3:52
5. "Mambo! (English Version)"   Mack Alex Papaconstantinou, Marcus Englof, Samuel Waermo 3:06

Singles[edit]

Greek singles[edit]

The first single to be released from the original album Protereotita was "Anapandites Kliseis". "Anapantites Kliseis"' was double A-side single with "Treli Kardia." The single peaked at number 1 for a successful 6 weeks. After the release of the CD single a number of singles (video clips) followed throughout the year. The first being "Katse Kala", which was followed by "Antitheseis" then the last being "Stin Kardia Mou Mono Thlipsi". Then, "Anamnisis" was released as a radio-promo-only single.

  1. "Anapandites Kliseis" (CD) (Directed by Manolis Tzirakis)
  2. "Treli Kardia" (Directed by Giorgos Gavalos/View Studio)
  3. "Katse Kala" (Directed by Giorgos Gavalos/View Studio)
  4. "Antitheseis" (Directed by Manolis Tzirakis)
  5. "Stin Kardia Mou Mono Thlipsi" (Directed by Manolis Tzirakis)
  6. "My Number One" (CD) (Directed by Kostas Kapetanidis)
  7. "The Light in Our Soul" (CD) (Directed by Manolis Tzirakis)
  8. "Mambo!" (CD) (Directed by Manolis Tzirakis)

International singles[edit]

The following singles were released internationally off of My Number One:'

"My Number One"

The first single released from My Number One was Elena's winning song from the 2005 Eurovision song contest "My Number One". The single went to number one in Sweden for 4 very successful weeks. The single stayed on the charts for 29 weeks overall. In Europe it was a big hit, charting in many countries in singles charts and having airplay success.

"The Light in Our Soul"

The second single to be released from the album was "The Light in Our Soul" which was another successful single from the album and peaked at number three. The single was only released in Sweden. The song stayed a hit in Sweden over the summer and stayed on the charts for 24 weeks. It was still in the Swedish charts in early 2006. It had airplay success in certain european countries even if it wasn't released anywhere except Sweden.

"A Brighter Day"

The last single to be released from the album was "A Brighter Day." This was in Elena's least successful single to date as a solo artist in Sweden. The single reached number twenty-four (#24) and stayed on the charts for 10 weeks. The reason the single peaked at a low chart position was due to Elena promoting her new single "Mambo!" in Greece and did not have the time to promote "A Brighter Day" in Sweden. Also, no video was filmed for the single which might have contributed to its lack of success.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Version
Greece 27 June 2004 Sony Music, Columbia CD Original
Cyprus CD
Greece 31 March 2005 CD Euro-Edition
Cyprus CD
Sweden 17 May 2005 Bonnier Amigo CD My Number One
Poland 20 June 2005[6] Sony BMG CD
Turkey 1 July 2005[6] CD
Spain 15 July 2005[6] CD
Switzerland 18 July 2005 CD, digital download
Hungary 28 July 2005 CD
Greece 24 November 2005 Sony Music, Columbia CD Euro-Edition + Mambo!
Cyprus 24 November 2005 CD
Netherlands 12 December 2005 Sony BMG CD My Number One

Charts[edit]

Protereotita was a very successful album in Cyprus and Greece, where it peaked at number 1 for eight weeks. This was Elena's most successful album to date in Greece as a solo artist. The success of the album continued to grow as Elena released singles and video clips from the album throughout the year of 2004 up to Elena was picked for the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev which she won. On 2007 Elena was awarded with the European Borders Breakers Award in Cannes, for the sales of her international releasing.

My Number One debuted on the Swedish charts at 34 and peaked at 13, remaining in that position for two weeks. The album stayed on the chart for 22 weeks (5½ months) with its last charted position 36 on 27 October 2005.[7]

Chart Peak position Weeks On Charts
Greek Albums Chart 1 80
Cypriot Album Chart 1 68
Swedish Album Chart 13 22

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Greece (IFPI Greece)[8] 4× Platinum 80,000^
Cyprus (IFPI Cyprus) Platinum 6,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Music Corner review
  2. ^ Music Corner review
  3. ^ άγνωστο - Η σελίδα αυτή δεν υπάρχει ! (in Greek). Music on line. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Helena Paparizou" (in Greek). Yonjashop. Archived from the original on January 7, 2008. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Paparizou Helena - My Number One" (in Dutch). Music Store. Archived from the original on January 8, 2008. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c ""My Number One" all over Europe!". (Greek) MAD TV. Retrieved on 25 July 2005.
  7. ^ "My Number One (Album) - Swedish Charts". SwedishCharts. 2005-10-27. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  8. ^ "Greek album certifications – Elena Paparizou – Protereotita" (in Greek). IFPI Greece.