Quelque chose dans mon cœur

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"Quelque chose dans mon cœur"
Single by Elsa Lunghini
from the album Elsa
B-side Instrumental
Released December 1987
Format 7" single, 12" maxi
Recorded 1987
Genre Pop
Length 3:42
Label BMG-Ariola
Writer(s) Pierre Grosz (lyrics)
Vincent-Marie Bouvot,
Georges Lunghini (music)
Producer(s) Vincent-Marie Bouvot, Georges Lunghini
Certification Gold France, 1988
Elsa Lunghini singles chronology
"T'en va pas"
(1986)
"Quelque chose dans mon cœur"
(1987)
"Un Roman d'amitié"
(1988)

"Quelque chose dans mon cœur" (English: "Something in My Heart") is a 1987 song recorded by the French artist Elsa Lunghini. Released on December 1987, this song was the first single from her debut album Elsa. It achieved a great success in France, reaching number two.

Background[edit]

The lyrics were written by Pierre Grosz. The music was composed by Vincent-Marie Bouvot and Georges Lunghini, Elsa's father, who also composed all the songs from her debut album.

In the second couplet, Elsa mentions the actress Ava Gardner of whom she was fascinated. With "a lot of accuracy and sensibility", the song deals with "the critical passage from childhood to adolescence", torn between the desire to become an adult and the fear of the unknown. The relationships with the parents and the friends are also evoked.[1]

Video and performances[edit]

The music video was directed by Veronique Mucret. It begins in a girl's room, then illustrates the theme of childhood with images of Elsa when she was little, then she walks down a hallway in which each doors overlooks on ideals for the future. The singer appears sometimes as a princess, sometimes as a relaxed teenager, sometimes as a femme fatale.

The version of the first 7" appears on the album Elsa and the mini CD maxi for "Jour de neige". The remix version appears on the singer's compilation. As Elsa performed the song at every of her concert tours, it also appears on the live CD and DVD Live Connection.

Chart performances[edit]

In France, the single was as well successful as Elsa's previous single, "T'en va pas", but did not top the chart (Sabrina Salerno's "Boys (Summertime Love)" was number one then). It debuted at number 46 on the French Single Chart on 19 December 1987, but reached the top ten five weeks later, and stayed there for 11 weeks, peaking at number two on 27 February 1988. It fell off the top 50 after 24 weeks.[2]

In 1988, the single was certified Gold disc by the SNEP, the French certificator, for more than 500,000 sales.[3]

Track listings[edit]

  • 7" single
  1. "Quelque chose dans mon cœur" — 3:42
  2. "Quelque chose dans mon cœur" (instrumental) — 3:42
  • 7" single
  1. "Quelque chose dans mon cœur" (remix) — 3:42
  2. "Quelque chose dans mon cœur" (remix instrumental) — 3:42
  • 12" maxi
  1. "Quelque chose dans mon cœur" (extended version) — 5:55
  2. "Quelque chose dans mon cœur" (instrumental) — 4:50

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Habib, Elia (2002). Muz hit.tubes (in French). Alinéa Bis. pp. 123–24. ISBN 2-9518832-0-X. 
  2. ^ a b ""Quelque chose dans mon cœur", French Singles Chart" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Toutes les certifications depuis 1973" (in French). Infodisc. Retrieved 15 August 2008.