Alors on danse

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"Alors on danse"
Alors on danse.jpg
Single by Stromae
from the album Cheese
Released26 September 2009
Format
Recorded2009
Genre
Length3:29
Label
Songwriter(s)Paul Haver
Producer(s)
  • Stromae
  • Dimitri Borrey
Stromae singles chronology
"Up Saw Liz"
(2009)
"Alors on danse"
(2009)
"Bienvenue chez moi"
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
BBC4/5 stars[1]
Digital Spy4/5 stars[2]

"Alors on danse" ("So We Dance") is a song by Belgian musician Stromae. It was released in September 2009 in Belgium and in February 2010 in the rest of Europe. The song reached number one in Belgium, Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland and Turkey, and also reached number one on the European Hot 100 Singles. The song also became a success in North America, as on 1 April 2010, "Alors on danse" was released in Canada, receiving airplay in Québec from NRJ Radio stations throughout the province, as well as CKOI-FM. Four months after the European release, almost one million copies worldwide were sold. The song spent 57 weeks on the German Singles Chart, making it the 40th song to spend one year or longer on that chart and the song with the 31st longest run.[3] According to Francophonie Diffusion, "Alors on danse" was the most-played Francophone single worldwide of 2010.[4] As of July 2014, it was the 83rd best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 334,000 units sold.[5]

Music video[edit]

At the beginning of the video a man (Played by Stromae) is sitting in his office. After a hard day's work, he apparently wants to visit his child, but as he arrives at his wife's house he is told to leave. He proceeds to walk down the street, and as he does this a homeless man steals his coat. He then enters a pub. At first he does not appear to enjoy himself, but as he becomes more inebriated he begins to sing on a small stage. After his performance he passes out, and is brought back by an unknown man, possibly his boss, from the pub to his office desk in the first scene, where the video started.

Covers and remixes[edit]

Pitbull covered this song under the name of "Guantanamera". Also, American singer Lumidee released a cover version of the song along with rapper Chase Manhattan in March 2010. Kanye West and Gilbere Forte released a remix together in August 2010. In July 2018, a group of saxophonists performed an arrangement of this song at the Arcade du Cinquantenaire in Brussels for world leaders attending the NATO summit. [6]

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Alors on danse" (Radio Edit) – 3:29
  2. "Alors on danse" (Extended Mix) – 4:18
CD single – Promo 1 (Were)
  1. "Alors on danse" – 3:28
CD single – Promo 2 (Mercury)
  1. "Alors on danse" (Remix) – 2:51
UK iTunes – EP[7]
  1. "Alors on danse" (featuring Kanye West and Gilbere Forte) – 3:34
  2. "Alors on danse" (featuring Erik Hassle) – 3:28
  3. "Alors on danse" (Solo Remix) – 4:10
  4. "Alors on danse" (Solo Dub Remix) – 4:09
  5. "Alors on danse" (Mowgli Remix) – 6:25

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Belgium (BEA)[54] 3× Platinum 60,000*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[55] Platinum 0^
Germany (BVMI)[56] Platinum 300,000^
Italy (FIMI)[57] Platinum 30,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[58] Platinum 20,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[59] Gold 20,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[60] 2× Platinum 40,000^
Sweden (GLF)[61] Gold 10,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[62] Silver 200,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  61. ^ NO certyear WAS PROVIDED for SWEDISH CERTIFICATION.
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