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Amies Ennemies.jpg
Single by Nâdiya
from the album Nâdiya
B-side "Cètte planète"
Released October 30, 2006
Format CD, digital
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 3:47
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Géraldine Delacoux,
Thierry Gronfier,
Frédéric Chopin
Nâdiya singles chronology
"Vivre ou Survivre"
Music video
"Amies-ennemies" on YouTube
Waltz in C-sharp minor performed by Luke Faulkner

"Amies-ennemies" is a song recorded by the French R&B singer Nâdiya. It was released as the third single from her third studio album, Nâdiya, on October 30, 2006. The song is harmonically based on the second theme of Frédéric Chopin's Waltz Op. 64, No. 2. It was a top five hit in France and Belgium (Wallonia).

Music video[edit]

The song appears to be re-recorded or remixed for the video, as the song starts with a slightly different rhythm and the video version begins with the chorus instead of the first verse like the album version. There are more small differences, like the shout when the second verse begins, the a cappella part almost at the end of the video version and when she sings "l'autres ennemies" ('the other enemies'), is also different from the album version.

The video starts by showing a phonograph player, literally sampling the original Chopin waltz, next showing Nâdiya sitting on a couch putting on 'closed headphones'. Cuts of some children on ballet are also shown - throughout the whole video. When the first verse begins, Nâdiya is dancing in some sort of room with only a ventilator behind her. More scenes of the two friends are shown (one representing Nâdiya probably). At the chorus, we see Nâdiya with her background dancers performing a choreography for the song. Meanwhile, the two friends are having an argument and split from each other on the beach. At last, there is a party going on in Nâdiya's apartment with all of her friends being there. The video ends with Nâdiya picking up the phone and answering "C'est Nâdiya" ('Nâdiya here').

Chart performances[edit]

It charted and peaked at number four in France for two weeks. The song has become her longest-running solo single in the French singles chart, being in it for 29 weeks. The record was previously held by her former single "Roc", which was in it for 24 weeks. Later, this record was broken by the Enrique Iglesias duet "Tired of Being Sorry (Laisse le destin l'emporter)", in it for 46 weeks.

Track listings[edit]

Digital download (September 25, 2006)

  1. "Amies-ennemies" – 3:43

CD single (October 30, 2006)

  1. "Amies-ennemies" – 3:43
  2. "Cètte planète" – 3:13
  3. "Amies-ennemies" [a cappella]
  4. "Amies-ennemies" [video]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
France[1] Silver 2006 100,000 109,249[2]



  1. ^ 2006 certifications in France (Retrieved September 11, 2008)
  2. ^ 2006 best-selling singles in France 2005 Best selling singles in France (Retrieved December 16, 2007)
  3. ^ "Amies-ennemies", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart (Retrieved September 11, 2008)
  4. ^ "Amies-ennemies", French Singles Chart (Retrieved September 11, 2008)
  5. ^ French Digital Chart (Retrieved September 11, 2008)
  6. ^ "Amies-ennemies", Swiss Singles Chart (Retrieved September 11, 2008)
  7. ^ 2006 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart (Retrieved September 11, 2008)
  8. ^ 2006 French Singles Chart (Retrieved September 11, 2008)
  9. ^ 2007 French Singles Chart (Retrieved September 14, 2009)