Babacar (song)

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Single by France Gall
from the album Babacar
B-side "C'est bon que tu sois là"
Released 3 April 1987
Format 7" single
Recorded 1986
Genre Pop
Length 4:42
Label WEA
Writer(s) Michel Berger
France Gall singles chronology
"Ella, elle l'a"

"Babacar" is a 1987 song recorded by French singer France Gall. Written by Michel Berger, it was the first single from the album of the same name. Released on 3 April 1987, it achieved success, reaching the top 20 in France and Germany.

All copyright revenue was donated to the family of Babacar (a little girl in Africa which they got to known on our of their vacations).

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Babacar" — 4:42
  2. "C'est bon que tu sois là" — 3:39


Chart (1987) Peak
French SNEP Singles Chart[1] 11
German Singles Chart[1] 14
Swiss Singles Chart[1] 27

Kate Ryan version[edit]

Kate Ryan - Babacar cover.png
Single by Kate Ryan
from the album French Connection
B-side Remix
Released 12 June 2009 (Belgium)
15 June 2009 (Europe)
30 October (Germany)
Recorded 2009
Genre dance, electronica
Length 3:13
Label ARS/Universal
Writer(s) Michel Berger
Producer(s) Niclas Kings, Niklas Bergwall (2n)
Kate Ryan singles chronology
"Your Eyes"

It was announced by Kate Ryan in early 2009 that her new single would be a French track and a cover. Later on, at the end of May, the single cover was released and it was confirmed that it would be another France Gall cover. Ryan performed and presented the single for the first time in her gig at G-A-Y in London, United Kingdom. Later on a preview of the official video was online 1 week before the Belgian release of the single. The song debuted first in Sweden at #27, debuting one week after in Belgium at #22. The song was already released in Poland, Czech Republic and a German release is set for the 30 October 2009.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Babacar" (radio edit) — 3.11
  2. "Babacar" (extended mix) — 5.18
CD maxi
  1. "Babacar" (radio edit) — 3:21
  2. "Babacar" (extended) — 5:21
  3. "Babacar" (basto! remix) — 6:33
  4. "Babacar" (XTM remix) — 6:34


Chart (2009) Peak
Belgium (Flanders) Singles Chart[2] 17
Swedish Singles Chart[2] 27
Spanish Singles Chart 21
Poland Airplay Top 100 92
Germany Singles Chart 28
Austria Singles Chart 53

Other cover versions[edit]

In 2009, the song was covered by Lara Fabian on her eighth studio album Toutes les femmes en moi, as 14th track.


  1. ^ a b c ""Babacar", in various singles charts". Lescharts. Archived from the original on 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  2. ^ a b ""Babacar" (Kate Ryan version), in various singles charts". Lescharts. Archived from the original on 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 

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