The Songs That We Sing

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"The Songs That We Sing"
Single by Charlotte Gainsbourg
from the album 5:55
Released 2006 (2006)
Format CD single
Genre Alternative rock, Pop
Label Because Music
Writer(s) Jarvis Cocker, Neil Hannon
Producer(s) Nigel Godrich
Charlotte Gainsbourg singles chronology
"The Songs That We Sing"
Music video
"The Songs That We Sing" on YouTube

"The Songs That We Sing" is the first single from the album 5:55 by Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Critical reception[edit]

Rolling Stone placed "The Songs That We Sing" at #78 on its 100 Best Songs of 2007 list.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

"The Songs That We Sing" debuted at #36 on the French Singles Chart before climbing to and peaking at #30 in its third week. The song spent a total of 30 weeks on the chart.[2]

Track listings[edit]

  • French CD single[3]
  1. "The Songs That We Sing" - 2:57
  2. "Set Yourself On Fire" - 4:08
  • UK CD single[4]
  1. "The Songs That We Sing" - 3:01
  2. "Jamais" - 4:38

Song usage[edit]

"The Songs That We Sing" was used in the 2009 film The Uninvited.[5]


Chart (2006) Peak
Belgian Tip Chart (Flanders)[2] 10
Belgian Tip Chart (Wallonia)[2] 4
European Hot 100 Singles[6] 87
French Singles Chart[2] 30
UK Singles Chart[7] 129


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