Tous les mêmes

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"Tous les mêmes"
Single by Stromae
from the album Racine Carrée
Released December 18, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Electronic pop
Length 3:38
Label Mosaert
Writer(s) Stromae
Stromae singles chronology
"Formidable"
(2013)
"Tous les mêmes"
(2013)
"Ta fête"
(2014)

"Tous les mêmes" (meaning "[They are] All the Same") is a song by Belgian singer Stromae, released in 2013. The song has since its release peaked at number one in both Belgium and France.

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Henry Scholfield, was released on YouTube on December 18, 2013 and features Stromae partly dressed as a woman. The track shows the life of female Stromae, annoyed as he is with the attitude of men and what they do. Throughout the video, Stromae depicts various stereotypical remarks women make about men, accompanied by the non-verbal cues the other characters in the video make. The lighting effects in the video (green light for male Stromae, pink light for female Stromae) aid the interpretation of the song. The video has received over 40 million views as of May 23, 2014.[1]

Meaning[edit]

Although the song has a controversial meaning, the overall picture Stromae is trying to show is the various traits and behaviours of men and women alike. As Stromae has stated multiple times, the ideas and topics for his songs are mostly from the experiences he has had in his personal life. Notable examples are "Alors on danse" and "Papaoutai".

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly[edit]

Chart (2013-2014) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 4
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders Urban)[2] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[3] 1
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[4] 45
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[5] 88
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6] 10
France (SNEP)[7] 1
Hungary (Single Top 20)[8] 19
Italy (FIMI)[9] 5
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10] 22
Russia (NFPP)[11] 7
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 27

Year-end[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[13] 96

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Belgium (BEA)[14] Platinum 30,000*
Italy (FIMI)[15] Platinum 30,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stromae - Tous Les Mêmes on YouTube
  2. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Stromae – Tous les mêmes" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Stromae – Tous les mêmes" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  4. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201416 into search.
  5. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201425 into search. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Stromae – Tous les mêmes". Tracklisten. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Stromae – Tous les mêmes" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ – Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 10 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Stromae – Tous les mêmes". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 06 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Stromae search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  11. ^ "Чудо живьем". Lenta.ru. April 16, 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Stromae – Tous les mêmes – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  13. ^ JAAROVERZICHTEN 2013 (in Dutch). ultratop.be/nl. Retrieved 25 December 2013.
  14. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2014". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "Italian single certifications – Stromae – Tous les mêmes" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 23 May 2014.  Select Online in the field Scegli la sezione. Select Week -- and Year ----. Enter Stromae in the field Artista. Click Avvia la ricerca

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