Si loin de vous (Hey oh... par la radio)

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"Si loin de vous"
Single by Nâdiya
from the album 16/9
Released 19 November 2004 (FR/SWI)
27 December 2004 (EU)
Format CD single, CD maxi
Recorded 2003
Genre R&B, pop
Length 3:55
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Thierry Gronfier,
Nâdiya,
Mehdy Boussaïd
Producer(s) Thierry Gronfier
Certification France: Silver (191,000)
Nâdiya singles chronology
"Et c'est parti..."
(2004)
"Si loin de vous"
(2004)
"Signes"
(2005)
Alternative cover
Maxi single cover

"Si loin de vous (Hey oh... par la radio)" is a song recorded by the French-born R&B singer Nâdiya and written by Thierry Gronfier, Nâdiya and Mehdy Boussaïd. It was released as the third single released from her second best-selling studio album to date, 16/9. The single was released during the fourth quarter of 2004, being released in November in France and Switzerland and in December in some several other European countries.

Inspiration[edit]

The main whistle in the melody is inspired from "Pulstar" by Vangelis, an electronic music from the 1976 album Albedo 0.39.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

On 22 December 2004, the song was certified gold meaning over 100,000 copies were sold, one month after its release by the Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique, the French certifier, becoming Nâdiya's fastest certified single. In total, over 191,000 copies were sold of "Si loin de vous" in France, close to receiving a platinum certification. The song peaked at number forty-six in the 2004 French singles year-end chart (with former singles "Parle-moi" (number 22) and "Et c'est parti..." (number 30) appearing in the year-end chart too) and number 72 in the 2005 edition.

Track listings[edit]

  • CD single (11:45)
  1. "Si loin de vous (Hey oh... par la radio)" (radio edit) — 3:55
  2. "Si loin de vous (Hey oh... par la radio)" (karaoke version) — 3:55
  3. "Si loin de vous (Hey oh... par la radio)" (video)
  • Maxi single (18:14)
  1. "Si loin de vous (Hey oh... par la radio)" (radio edit) — 3:55
  2. "Si loin de vous (Hey oh... par la radio)" (6Mondini remix) — 5:33
  3. "Si loin de vous (Hey oh... par la radio)" (instrumental) — 3:51
  4. "Et c'est parti..." (6mondini remix) — 4:59

Versions and remixes[edit]

  • Album version
  • Radio edit
  • Instrumental
  • 6Mondini Remix
  • Karaoke version

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
France[10] Silver December 22, 2004 125,000 191,000[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.du-bruit.com/?page=sampleurs&artiste=nadiya
  2. ^ "Si loin de vous", in various singles charts Top40-charts.com (Retrieved August 30, 2008)
  3. ^ "Si loin de vous", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved August 30, 2008)
  4. ^ "Si loin de vous", French Singles Chart French Singles Chart (Retrieved August 30, 2008)
  5. ^ "Si loin de vous", Swiss Singles Chart Swiss Singles Chart (Retrieved August 30, 2008)
  6. ^ 2004 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved August 30, 2008)
  7. ^ 2005 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved August 30, 2008)
  8. ^ 2005 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved August 30, 2008)
  9. ^ 2005 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved August 30, 2008)
  10. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved August 30, 2008)
  11. ^ Nâdiya's sales and certifications in France See: "Les Ventes" => "Toutes les certifications depuis 1973" => "NÂDIYA" Infodisc.fr (Retrieved August 30, 2008)