Tu vas me quitter

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"Tu vas me quitter"
Single by Hélène Ségara
from the album Au Nom d'une Femme
B-side "Mes Rêves disaient la vérité"
Released January 2001
Format CD single,
digital download (since 2005)
Recorded France, 1999
Genre Pop
Length 3:51
Label East West
Warner Music
Writer(s) Thierry Geoffroy, L. Deck
Christian Loigerot
Producer(s) Sandro Abaldonato, Orlando
Certification Silver France, 2001
Hélène Ségara singles chronology
"Parlez-moi de nous"
(2000)
"Tu vas me quitter"
(2001)
"Au Nom d'une Femme"
(2001)
Music sample
Alternative cover

"Tu vas me quitter" is a 1999 song recorded by French singer Hélène Ségara. It was the fourth single from her second studio album, Au Nom d'une Femme, and Ségara's 13th single overall. Released in January 2001, it achieved success, reaching the top ten in France and Belgium.

Background and lyrics[edit]

The song was written by Deck and Christian Loigerot, and the music was composed by T.Geoffroy, who had worked on many songs from the album Au Nom d'une Femme. The second track, "Mes Rêves disaient la vérité", is an unreleased song composed by Michel Jourdan and N.Kaniel. "Tu vas me quitter" deals about a loving break in which the narrator admits to have anticipated the end of this relation and to be unhappy because of this.

Live versions[edit]

The song is also available on the live album En concert à l'Olympia, but in Spanish-language, under the title "Me vas a dejar". Lyrics in this version were written by the French singer and songwriter Nilda Fernandez. "Tu vas me quitter" also features on Ségara's greatest hits album Le Best of.

Chart performances[edit]

In France, "Tu vas me quitter" debuted at number 23 on 3 February 2001, then climbed to number seven, then almost always dropped on the chart, and totaled four weeks in the top ten, 15 weeks in the top 50 and 20 weeks in the top 100.[1] It achieved Silver status awarded by the SNEP[2] and was ranked at number 56 on the Annual Chart.[3]

"Tu was me quitter" went to number 37 on 10 February on the Belgian chart, then jumped to number 14 and hit number 10 three weeks later. It stayed there for two consecutive weeks, then dropped and fell off the chart after 13 weeks.[4] It was the 66th best-selling single of 2001.[5]

Track listings[edit]

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Tu vas me quitter"   3:51
2. "Mes rêves disaient la vérité"   4:31
Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Tu vas me quitter"   3:51
2. "Me vas a dejar" (Spanish version) 4:06

Personnel[edit]

  • Lyrics and music: L.Deck, C.Loigerot and T.Geoffroy
  • Programmation, conductor, keyboards: Sandro Abaldonato
  • Guitar: Serge Eymar
  • Mixing: Thierry Rogen, Studio Mega / Grégoire Noteris, Studio SBG
  • Artistic director: Antoine Angelelli
  • Production: Orlando for B.G.
  • Photos: Franck Camhi - Jet Set, Denis Taranto
  • Cover: Barejo
  • Editions: Bambino

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
France[2] Silver 22 May 2002 125,000 142,000[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ""Tu vas me quitter", French Singles Chart" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Certifications Singles Argent - année 2002" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "2001 French Singles Chart" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 
  4. ^ a b ""Tu vas me quitter", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "2001 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 
  6. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973, database" (in French). Infodisc. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 

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