De temps en temps

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"De temps en temps"
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Single by Grégory Lemarchal
from the album La Voix d'un ange
B-side Instrumental
Released 11 June 2007
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded France
Genre Pop
Length 4:01
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Davide Esposito, Grégory Lemarchal
Producer(s) Rémi Lacroix
Grégory Lemarchal singles chronology
"SOS d'un terrien en détresse"
"De temps en temps"
"Le Lien"

"De temps en temps" (meaning "From Time to Time") is a 2007 song recorded by the French singer Grégory Lemarchal. It was released as the first single from his posthumous album, La Voix d'un ange, on 11 June 2007. The song was very successful in France and Belgium (Wallonia), topping the singles charts.

Song information[edit]

Lyrics and music were composed by Grégory Lemarchal and Davide Esposito (who had also composed the original version in Italian-language of Lemarchal's debut single "Écris l'histoire").

With this song, Grégory Lemarchal carried out the best weekly sale of 2007 for a number-one single on the French Singles Chart : indeed, the single was sold more than 76,000 copies during its first week of release. These sales were qualified as "excellent" considering the collapse of the singles market in France, and "express[ed] the lively emotion which surround[ed] the singer's death".[1]

In France, the single was straight number-one on the singles chart on 16 June, then dropped slowly, totaling 11 weeks in top ten, 21 weeks in the top 50 and 33 weeks in the top 100.[2] It was not certified by the SNEP (it should be Silver disc), but features at number four on Annual Chart,[3] with 191,650 sales.[4]
It entered the French Digital Chart at number 18 on 9 May, then jumped to a peak of number two the week after.[5] It was ranked #48 on the End of the Year Chart,[6] with about 16,190 sales.[7]

The song is also available on Lemarchal's posthumous compilation, Rêves.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "De temps en temps" — 4:01
  2. "De temps en temps" (instrumental version) — 4:01
Digital download
  1. "De temps en temps" — 4:01

Charts and sales[edit]


Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales Digital downloads
Belgium[12] Gold August 11, 2007 25,000
France Should be Silver 191,650[4] 16,190[7]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Double Je" by Christophe Willem
French SNEP number-one single
16 June 2007 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Double Je" by Christophe Willem
Preceded by
"Grace Kelly" by Mika
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one single
30 June 2007 (1 week)


  1. ^ "Le single posthume de Grégory Lemarchal largement leader des ventes de disques", Charles Decant, 19 June 2007 (Retrieved 2 May 2008)
  2. ^ a b "De temps en temps", in various singles charts (Retrieved 2 May 2008)
  3. ^ a b 2007 French Singles Chart Archived April 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 2 May 2008)
  4. ^ a b "Disques 2007 : Mika a fait bouger la France", Charles Decant, 12 March 2008 (Retrieved 2 May 2008)
  5. ^ a b French Digital Chart, from 10 June to 16 June 2007 (Retrieved 2 May 2008)
  6. ^ a b 2007 French Digital Chart Archived November 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 2 May 2008)
  7. ^ a b 2007 Digital downloads Archived April 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 2 May 2008)
  8. ^ a b "De temps en temps", in various Singles Chart (Retrieved 2 May 2008)
  9. ^ "Grégory Lemarchal — Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  10. ^ 2007 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart (Retrieved 2 May 2008)
  11. ^ a b 2007 French Airplay and Video Charts (Retrieved 14 May 2008)
  12. ^ Belgian certifications (Retrieved 2 May 2008)

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