Vivre ou survivre

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This article is about the Daniel Balavoine song. For the Nâdiya song, see Vivre ou survivre (Nâdiya song).
"Vivre ou survivre"
Single by Daniel Balavoine
from the album Vendeurs de larmes
Released April 1982
Format Single
Recorded 1982 in Ibiza
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:34
Label Barclay Records
Writer(s) Daniel Balavoine
Producer(s) Léo Missir
Daniel Balavoine singles chronology
"La vie ne m'apprend rien"
1981
"Vivre ou survivre"
1982
"Vendeurs de larmes"
1982
Music video
"Vivre ou survivre" on YouTube

"Vivre ou survivre" is a famous French language song written, composed and sung by the French singer Daniel Balavoine. It appears on his 1982 album Vendeurs de larmes. It was the start of a big career for Balavoine and an example of new wave revival of rock music in France.

Track listings[edit]

Album version
  1. "Vivre ou survivre" - 3:34

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Lead vocals – Daniel Balavoine
  • Producers – Léo Missir
  • Music – Daniel Balavoine
  • Lyrics – Daniel Balavoine
  • Label: Barclay Records

Other versions[edit]

Natasha St-Pier sang it with the 500 Choristes. It also appears, as "Vivre ou survivre (Version chorale)", on her album Tu trouveras... 10 ans de succès

Christophe Maé has performed the song live. Sébastien Agius, the winner of the first series of X Factor in France, sang the song during the show.

Matthew Raymond-Barker version[edit]

"Vivre ou survivre"
Single by Matthew Raymond-Barker
from the album TBA
Released 2 July 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Pop rock
Length 2:59
Label Sony Music Entertainment
Writer(s) Daniel Balavoine

"Vivre ou survivre" is the first single by the English singer Matthew Raymond-Barker, winner of the second series of X Factor in France, where it was released as a download on 2 July 2011. He performed the song live in the final.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
  1. "Vivre ou survivre" - 2:59

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[2] 23
France (SNEP)[3] 94

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
France July 2, 2011[4] Digital download Sony Music Entertainment

References[edit]