Week End (Lorie song)

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"Week End"
Single by Lorie
from the album Attitudes
B-side Instrumental
"Con sabor latino" (cd maxi)
Released December 15, 2003
Format CD single, CD maxi,
digital download
Recorded France
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:02
Label EGP
Writer(s) Johnny Williams, Pierre Billon
Producer(s) Johnny Williams
Certification Gold France, 2004
Lorie singles chronology
"Sur un air latino"
"Week End"
"La Positive Attitude"

"Week End" is a song recorded in 2003 by the French singer Lorie. It was released on December 15, 2003, as the first single from Lorie's third studio album, Attitudes, on which it features as second track. The song was a great success in the countries where it was released, becoming a top ten hit.

Song information[edit]

The text was Pierre Billon and Johnny Williams, and the latter also composed the music. The music video, a Outsider Music, was directed by Vincent Egret and shot in Tignes, France.[1] It shows the singer and some of her friends playing in the snow.

The song was performed during Lorie's tours Ween End Tour and Live Tour 2006. It was thus included on the live album Week End Tour (14th track)[2] and on Live Tour 2006 (fifth track).[3] It features also on Lorie's 2004 best of (eighth track).

Chart performances[edit]

In France, the single went straight to #2 on December 14, 2003, and stayed there for three consecutive weeks, being unable to disloge the Star Academy 3's "L'Orange" which topped the chart then. "Week End" dropped slowly on the chart, totaling ten weeks in the top ten, 17 weeks in the top 50 and 22 weeks in the top 100.[4] It was certified Gold disc by the SNEP[5] and featured at #64 (with only three weeks on the chart)[6] and #32[7] on the Annual Charts of 2003 and 2004. As of July 2014, it is the 88th best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 310,000 units sold.[8]

The single entered the Belgian (Wallonia) at #12 on December 27, then reached its peaked position, #6, for four not consecutive weeks. After that, it fell quite slowly and managed to remain for seven weeks in the top ten and 18 weeks in the top 40.[9] It was the 40th best-selling single of 2004 in this country.[10]

In Switzerland, the single was a top ten hit from its debut on the chart. Indeed, it started at #8 on January 4, 2004, then almost didn't stop to drop on the chart. It featured for 11 weeks in the top 50 and 14 weeks in the top 100.[11] and was ranked #75 on the End of the Year Chart.[12]

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Week End" — 4:02
  2. "Week End" (instrumental) — 4:02
CD maxi
  1. "Week End" — 4:02
  2. "Con sabor latino" — 3:41
  3. "Week End" (instrumental) — 4:02
Digital download
  1. "Week End" — 4:02
  2. "Week End" (2004 live version) — 5:39
  3. "Week End" (2006 live version) — 4:08


Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
France[5] Gold May 6, 2004 250,000 250,000+[13]



  1. ^ Lorie' s music videos Just-Lorie.net (Retrieved May 18, 2008)
  2. ^ Week End Tour, track listing and charts Hitparade.ch (Retrieved May 18, 2008)
  3. ^ Live Tour 2006, track listing and charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved May 18, 2008)
  4. ^ a b "Week End", in French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved May 19, 2008)
  5. ^ a b 2004 certifications in France Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved May 19, 2008)
  6. ^ a b 2003 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved May 19, 2008)
  7. ^ a b 2004 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved May 19, 2008)
  8. ^ "Top 100 des singles les plus vendus du millénaire en France, épisode 2 (90-81)". Chartsinfrance. 19 July 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  9. ^ a b "Week End", in Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved May 19, 2008)
  10. ^ a b 2004 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved May 19, 2008)
  11. ^ a b "Week End", in Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved May 19, 2008)
  12. ^ a b 2004 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved May 19, 2008)
  13. ^ Lorie's certifications and sales Infodisc.fr (Retrieved May 19, 2008)

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