C'est les vacances

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"C'est les vacances"
C'est les vacances.jpg
Single by Ilona
from the album Un Monde parfait
Released July 2005
Format CD single, CD maxi,
digital download
Recorded France, Italy
Genre Eurodance
Length 3:46
Label Universal
Songwriter(s) Rosario Castagnola, Mixivan,
Laurent Jeanne
Producer(s) Ivan Russo, Rosario Castagnola
Ilona singles chronology
"Un Monde parfait"
(2005)
"C'est les vacances"
(2005)
"Dans ma fusée"
(2005)
"Un Monde parfait"
(2005)
"C'est les vacances"
(2005)
"Dans ma fusée"
(2005)
Un Monde parfait track listing
"Un Monde parfait"
(1)
"C'est les vacances"
(2)
"Dans ma fusée"
(3)

"C'est les vacances" ("It's the Holidays/Vacations") is a 2005 song recorded by the French singer Ilona Mitrecey. It was released as second single from her debut album, Un Monde parfait, on 19 July 2005. It was a great success in several countries, including France, Belgium (Wallonia) and Switzerland, although it did not manage to reach number-one.

Lyrics and music[edit]

Produced by Ivan Russo and Rosario Castagnola, the song was composed by the latter, Mixivan and Laurent Jeanne, who also performed the background vocals. The song was recorded in France and in Italy.

In this song, Ilona explains her holidays in Italy, with her friends.

Chart performances[edit]

"C'est les vacances" had a great success in France, but failed to achieve the same huge performance of Ilona's previous single, "Un Monde parfait". It went straight to number three on 25 July 2005, where it stayed for two weeks, then peaked at number two, thus surpassing "Un Monde parfait". However, this single managed to reach number two again, and "C'est les vacances" dropped to number three where it remained for three consecutive weeks, then was number four for four weeks. Thereafter, the single continued to decline. It spent twelve weeks in the top ten, 21 weeks in the top 50 and 29 weeks in the top 100.[1]

The SNEP revealed the song was the fourth best-selling single during the first nine months of 2005,[2] and the seventh one of the year.[3] As of August 2014, it is the 41st best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 451,000 units sold.[4]

In Belgium (Wallonia), the single debuted at number 27 on 16 July on the Ultratop 40 Singles Chart, then jumped to number six. Two weeks later, the song reached a peak at number three where it stayed for four non-consecutive weeks. It totaled twelve weeks in the top ten and 17 weeks on the chart (top 40).[5]

In Switzerland, the single was listed for 27 weeks, from 31 July 2005 to 8 January 2006. It started at number nine and reached a peak at number six for two non-consecutive weeks.[6]

"C'est les vacances" had moderate success in Germany,[7] where it peaked at number 61.

Track listings[edit]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts and sales[edit]

Sales[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
France Should be Platinum 448,855+[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ""C'est les vacances", French Singles Chart" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 6 December 2007. 
  2. ^ "Best selling singles from 01.01.05 to 31.09.05" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Archived from the original on 5 October 2007. Retrieved 6 December 2007. 
  3. ^ a b "2005 French Singles Chart" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2007. 
  4. ^ "Top 100 des singles les plus vendus du millénaire en France, épisode 6 (50-41)". Chartsinfrance. 16 August 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  5. ^ a b ""C'est les vacances", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 3 January 2008. 
  6. ^ a b ""C'est les vacances", Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Hitparade. Retrieved 6 December 2007. 
  7. ^ a b "Ilona, German Singles Chart" (in German). Musicline. Retrieved 22 December 2009. 
  8. ^ "Ilona Mitrecey — Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "French Digital Chart" (in French). Ifop. Archived from the original on 6 December 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "2005 Belgium (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 30 July 2007. 
  11. ^ "2005 Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Hitparade. Archived from the original on 9 July 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2008. 
  12. ^ "2005 best-selling singles in France + sales" (in French). Fanofmusic. Retrieved 10 May 2008.