Sur un air latino

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"Sur un air latino"
Single by Lorie
from the album Tendrement
B-side "Je t'aime maman" (CD single)
Remix (CD maxi)
Released 19 May 2003
Format CD single, CD maxi,
digital download (since 2005)
Recorded 2003, France
Genre Pop
Length 3:31
Label EGP
Writer(s) Johnny Williams,
Pierre Billon, Lorie
Producer(s) Johnny Williams
Certification Platinum France and Belgium, 2003
Lorie singles chronology
"À 20 ans"
(2002)
"Sur un air latino"
(2003)
"Week End"
(2003)

"Sur un air latino" is a 2003 single recorded by the French singer Lorie. Released on 19 May 2003, the song was the third single from her second album Tendrement. It achieved a great success, topping the French and Belgian Singles Charts.

Song information[edit]

The song was written and composed by Johnny Williams, Pierre Billon and Lorie herself. The music video was shot on the beach, in Cuba.[1]

The song was not available on the first edition of the album Tendrement, but it features on the second edition, as second track. It is the second track on Lorie's best of.[2] It was also performed during Lorie's second tour and was therefore included on the 2004 live album Week End Tour (15th track).[3] The French compilations Un maxx de tubes Vol. 3, Hits & Co and Hits France 2003 contain the song too.

Chart performances[edit]

In France, the single went to number 63 on 11 May 2003, then jumped to number two and finally reached number one for two not consecutive weeks. It dropped slowly on the chart, totaling 17 weeks in the top ten, 27 weeks in the top 50 and 31 weeks in the top 100.[4] It was certified Platinum disc by the French certificator, the SNEP,[5] and featured at number six on the End of the Year Chart.[6]

In Belgium, the single charted from 31 March 2003. It debuted at number 12, climbed up to number three and hit number one where it stayed for four non consecutive weeks. It remained for 16 weeks in the top ten and 23 weeks in the top 40.[7] It hit Platinum status[8] and was the 6th best-selling single of the year.[9]

The single had a long chart trajectory on the Swiss Singles Chart (33 weeks). It entered it at number 15 on 6 June, reached number eight in its ninth week and stayed in the top ten for seven week. It dropped slowly on the chart and appeared in the top 50 for 23 weeks.[10] To date, it is Lorie's more successful single in this country.

Track listings[edit]

  • CD single
  1. "Sur un air latino" — 3:31
  2. "Je t'aime maman" — 3:58
  3. "L'homme de ma vie" — 3:28

+ Bonus : four pages with song's lyrics

  • CD maxi
  1. "Sur un air latino" (havana club mix)
  2. "Sur un air latino" (havana radio edit)
  3. "Sur un air latino" (groovy latino club mix)
  4. "Sur un air latino" (general club mix)
  • Digital download
  1. "Sur un air latino" — 3:31
  2. "Sur un air latino" (2004 live version) — 6:07

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
Belgium Platinum[8] 18 October 2003 40,000
France Platinum[5] 18 December 2003 500,000 696,445+[12]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Ma Liberté de penser" by Florent Pagny
French SNEP number one single (first run)
May 25, 2003 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Fan" by Pascal Obispo
Preceded by
"Fan" by Pascal Obispo
French SNEP number one single (second run)
June 8, 2003 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Chihuahua" by DJ Bobo
Preceded by
"Ma Liberté de penser" by Florent Pagny
Belgian (Wallonia) number one single (first run)
June 14, 2003 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Fan" by Pascal Obispo
Preceded by
"Fan" by Pascal Obispo
Belgian (Wallonia) number one single (second run)
June 28, 2003 - July 19, 2003 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Summer Jam" by The Underdog Project Vs Sunclub

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sur un air latino avec Lorie" (in French). Ramdam. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Best of, track listing and charts" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Week End Tour, track listing and charts" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  4. ^ a b ""Sur un air latino", French Singles Chart" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Certifications Singles Platine - année 2003" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "2003 French Singles Chart" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  7. ^ a b ""Sur un air latino", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Les disques d'or/de platine - Singles - 2003" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "2003 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  10. ^ a b ""Sur un air latino", Swiss Singles Chart" (in French). Hitparade. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  11. ^ "2003 Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Hitparade. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  12. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973, database" (in French). Infodisc. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 

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