Besoin

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Besoin
Besoin.jpg
Studio album by Stéphanie
Released September 1986
Genre Dance-pop, synthpop, Italo disco, pop rock
Length 63:17
Label Julisa, Carrere
Producer Yves Roze
Stéphanie chronology
Besoin
(1986)
Stéphanie
(1991)
Singles from Besoin
  1. "Ouragan / Irresistible"
  2. "Flash / One Love to Give"
  3. ""Fleurs du mal""
  4. ""Live Your Life""

Besoin (French: Need) is the début studio album released by Princess Stéphanie of Monaco. The album was released in 1986 through Julisa and Carrere Records. Produced by Yyves Roze, it was released as Stéphanie in some countries. Besoin reached number six at the French Albums Chart and the Swedish Albums Chart, number twelve at the German Albums Chart, and number 59 at the Austrian Albums Chart. It reportedly sold in approximately 1.5 million units,[1] and achieved gold status in France for over 100,000 units.[2]

Album information[edit]

Preceding the release of Besoin, Stéphanie released her début single "Ouragan", which she produced herself. It reportedly sold in more than 2 million units.[1] Stéphanie then signed a recording contract with French record labels Julisa and Carrere. The album was produced by Yves Roze.[3] Besoin was released in September 1986, incorporating dance-pop, synthpop, dance and pop music. Despite the success of her first album, Stéphanie did not make a follow-up for five years until the release of Stéphanie in 1991.

Singles[edit]

  • "Ouragan" was released as the lead single from the album. The song achieved a worldwide success, topping the French Singles Chart and charting at number 11 at the Swiss Singles Chart.[4] Its English language version "Irresistible" peaked at number two at the German Singles Chart and number five at the Austrian Singles Chart.[5]
  • "Flash" was released in 1986, charting at number four in France and number 28 in Switzerland.[6] Its English language version "One Love to Give" reached number one in Sweden[7] and number ten in Germany.
  • "Young Ones Everywhere" was not released as an official single, but to benefit UNICEF.
  • "Fleur du mal (à Paul)" was released in 1987, and charted at number 16 in France.[8] The single version has been retitled "Fleurs du mal".[9]
  • "Live Your Life" was released in 1987 as the final single from Besoin. It peaked at number nine at the Norwegian Singles Chart.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Besoin"   G. Battarel, Stéphanie, N. Roussel Yves Roze 2:42
2. "One Love to Give"   R. Musumarra, R. Zanelli, C. Welsman Romano Musumarra 5:48
3. "Rendez-Vous"   G. Blanc, M. Jouveaux, N. Roussel Yves Roze 4:20
4. "Young Ones Everywhere"   E. Estefan Jr., P. Osman, L. Jayne Yves Roze 3:58
5. "Ouragan"   R. Musumarra, M. Léono Yves Roze 4:32
6. "Fleur du mal (à Paul)"   R. Musumarra, R. Zanelli, C. Welsman, M. Jouveaux Yves Roze 3:43
7. "Live Your Life"   Phillips, Stéphanie, L. Jayne, G. Blanc Yves Roze 4:29
8. "Le Sega Mauricien (Remix)"   G. Blanc, M. Jouveaux, N. Roussel Yves Roze 4:22
9. "Flash"   R. Musumarra, R. Zanelli, M. Jouveaux Romano Musumarra 4:20
10. "How Can It Be"   G. Blanc, M. Jouveaux, N. Roussel Yves Roze 5:09
11. "Irresistible"   R. Musumarra, M. Léono Yves Roze 4:42
12. "I Am Waiting for You"   R. Musumarra, R. Zanelli, C. Welsman Yves Roze 3:57
13. "Dance with Me (Remix)"   G. Blanc, M. Jouveaux, N. Roussel Yves Roze 5:15
14. "One Love to Give (Remix)"   R. Musumarra, R. Zanelli, C. Welsman Yves Roze 7:40
Total length:
62:17

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[11] 69
France (Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique)[12] 6
Germany (Media Control Charts) 12
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Princess Stéphanie of Monaco". Wikipedia. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973, database" (in French). Infodisc. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Besoin". Discogs.com. Retrieved 4 July.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Stéphanie — "Ouragan", French Singles Chart". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique (in French). lescharts.com. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Stéphanie — "Irresistible", Swiss Singles Chart". Swiss Music Charts (in German). hitparade.ch. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Stéphanie — "Flash", French Singles Chart". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique (in French). hitparade.ch. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Stéphanie — "One Love to Give", Swedish Singles Chart". Sverigetopplistan (in Swedish). swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Stéphanie — "Fleur du mal (à Paul)", French Singles Chart". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique (in French). lescharts.com. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Stéphanie — "Fleurs du mal"". discogs.com. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Stéphanie — "Live Your Life", Norwegian Singles Chart". VG-lista. norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "Stéphanie — Stéphanie, Austrian Albums Chart". Swiss Music Charts (in German). hitparade.ch. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "Les "Charts Runs" de chaque Album Classé, database". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique (in French). Infodisc. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "Stéphanie — Live Your Life, Swedish Albums Chart". Sverigetopplistan (in Swedish). swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 

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