|Single by Guesch Patti|
|from the album Labyrinthe|
|Format||7" single, 12" maxi|
|Certification||Gold SNEP, 1988|
|Guesch Patti singles chronology|
"Étienne" is a 1987 song recorded by French artist Guesch Patti, from her album, Labyrinthe. It was released as her debut single in late 1987 in several European countries. Particularly famous for its suggestive music video which was censored on certain TV channels, the song was a great success in France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Germany where it was a top ten hit.
Lyrics, music and video
The song was written by Guesch Patti and Vincent Bruley.
According to the French Charts expert Elia Habib, the success of this song results from an alchemy between several of its components : "the voice of Guesch Patti in first, which makes a success of an interpretation very provocative of the song, alternating sensual moanings and passionate shouts ; the text of course, is full of suggestive sonorities ; the music, which play a large part in the success of the song in the production of the text, since the feline rhythmic of the intro until the nervous chord of the electrical guitar, and the videoclip, which is of an erotic esthetism carried by an arousing choreography".
Chart performances and awards
"Étienne" won the Vincent Scotto prize in 1987 and was certified Gold Disc in 1988 by the French certifier SNEP for a minimum of 500,000 sold copies. Infodisc Website estimates it is the 385th best-selling single of all time in France.
The song was performed by Brigitte Fortin, Laurent's mother, in the French TV reality show "Mon Incroyable Fiancé".
Formats and track listings
Charts and sales
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|French SNEP number one single
2 January 1988 - 30 January 1988 (5 weeks)
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- Elia Habib, Muz hit. tubes, p. 120 (ISBN 2-9518832-0-X)
- "La Discothèque du 20è siècle", 1988, Polygram Dierct, p. 14
- Guesch Patti's certifications Chartsinfrance.net (Retrieved December 11, 2007)
- Best selling single of all time in France Infodisc.fr (Retrieved December 11, 2007)
- "Étienne", French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved December 11, 2007)
- Duel, Quentin Mosimann, track listing and charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved September 6, 2008)
- "Étienne", Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved December 11, 2007)
- German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (Retrieved March 18, 2008)
- "Étienne", Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved December 11, 2007)
- 1988 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved September 5, 2008)
- 1988 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved September 5, 2008)
- Certifications Guesch Patti singles Infodisc.fr (Retrieved December 11, 2007)