Ella, elle l'a

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"Ella elle l'a"
Single by France Gall
from the album Babacar
B-side "Dancing Brave"
Released 24 August 1987
Format 7" single
12" maxi
Recorded 1987, France
Genre Pop, synthpop
Length 4:51
Label WEA
Writer(s) Michel Berger
Certification Silver France, 1987
France Gall singles chronology
"Babacar"
(1987)
"Ella, elle l'a"
(1987)
"Évidemment"
(1988)
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"Ella, elle l'a" (French for "Ella, she has it") is a single released by France Gall. It was released as a single from her album Babacar, on 24 August 1987, and became a hit in Europe.

Written by Michel Berger, this song is a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. The song "swings between sheared rhythms of the bass and flashed brass".[1] The song is also available on the CD maxi for "Évidemment", released on March 1988.

The song achieved great success in many European countries in 1987 and 1988, reaching number one in Austria and Germany in the latter year. In France, the single was certified Silver disc by the SNEP, peaking at #2. It remained on the chart (Top 50) for 19 weeks, from 24 October 1987, and nine weeks in the top ten.[2]

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Ella, elle l'a" (4:49)
  2. "Dancing Brave" (3:06)
12" maxi
  1. "Ella, elle l'a"
  2. "Papillon de nuit"
  3. "Dancing Brave"

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
France[3] Silver 1988 200,000
Germany[4] Gold 1988 250,000

Charts[edit]

Preceded by
"Heart" by Pet Shop Boys
German number-one single
20 May 1988 – 10 June 1988 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Im Nin'Alu" by Ofra Haza
Preceded by
"Okay!" by Okay
Austrian number-one single
15 June 1988 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Don't Say No" by Dew Mitch

Kate Ryan version[edit]

"Ella, elle l'a"
Single by Kate Ryan
from the album Free
B-side "Ella, elle, l'a" (Extended version)
"L.I.L.Y."
Released 25 April 2008
25 May 2009(UK)
Format CD single
12" single
Genre Eurodance
Length 3:05
Label ARS/Universal
Writer(s) Michel Berger
Producer(s) Niclas Kings, Niklas Bergwall (2n)
Certification 10x Platinum (Spain)
Platinum (Sweden)
Kate Ryan singles chronology
"L.I.L.Y. (Like I Love You)"
(2008)
"Ella, elle l'a"
(2008)
"I Surrender"
(2008)

Kate Ryan's version of "Ella, elle l'a" is the third single of her album Free. It was released on 6 May 2008 in Belgium and on 9 May 2008 in the rest of Europe as a CD single. It had already topped number one on the Spanish Download Chart, and number seven on the Belgian Singles Chart. It also reached the top ten in Germany. It had entered the Swedish Singles Chart at number twelve, peaking at number two. In the Netherlands, Ella Elle L'a also peaked at number two.

English version

"Ella, elle l'a" was sung live by Ryan during her 2008 UK tour and it was released on 25 May 2009 as first single from the UK version of Free.[8]

Track listing[edit]

German CD single

  1. "Ella, elle l'a" (radio version) - 3:06
  2. "Ella, elle l'a" (extended version) - 6:07
  3. "L.I.L.Y." (radio edit) - 3:15

Belgian CD single

  1. "Ella, elle l'a" (radio version) - 3:06
  2. "Ella, elle l'a" (extended version) - 6:07

European 12" single

  1. "Ella, elle l'a" (extended version) - 6:07
  2. "Ella, elle l'a" (Bodybangers remix) - 6:05
  3. "Ella, elle l'a" (club remix) - 4:50

Official versions[edit]

  • Extended version - 6:08
  • Bodybangers remix - 6:05
  • Club remix - 4:50
  • Club remix short - 3:12

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[9][10] 23
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[9][10] 7
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[9] 34
Canadian Hot 100[10] 63
Danish Singles Chart[9] 29
Dutch Top 40[10] 2
European Hot 100[11] 27
German Singles Chart[10] 10
Hungarian Airplay Chart[12] 3
Norwegian Singles Chart[9][10] 9
Poland (Airplay Chart)[13] 2
Spanish Singles Chart[9] 1
Swedish Singles Chart[9][10] 2
Swiss Singles Chart[9][10] 50
End of year chart (2008) Position
Belgium [14] 38
Hungary [15] 45
Netherlands [16] 20
Spain [17] 2
Europe[citation needed] 36
Sweden [18] 14

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[19] 5× Platinum 200,000^
Sweden (GLF)[20] 1× Platinum 20,000^

Other cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elia Habib, Muz hit. tubes, p. 117 (ISBN 2-9518832-0-X).
  2. ^ France Gall's certifications in France Chartsinfrance.net (retrieved 11 March 2008).
  3. ^ French certifications Chartsinfrance.net (retrieved 29 July 2008).
  4. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Ella elle l'a')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 29 July 2008. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Ella, elle l'a", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (retrieved 11 March 2008).
  6. ^ 1988 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (retrieved 29 July 2008).
  7. ^ 1988 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (retrieved 29 July 2008).
  8. ^ http://www.radio1.gr/music/forthcoming_uk_singles.htm UK release date.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h Kate Ryan - "Ella, elle l'a" in various singles charts, austriancharts.at
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h "Kate Ryan - Ella Elle L'A". Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales
  12. ^ "Hungarian Airplay Chart". Mahasz.hu. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  13. ^ "Nielsen Music Control". Archived from the original on 2008-07-15. 
  14. ^ "JAAROVERZICHTEN 2008" (in Dutch). 
  15. ^ "MAHASZ Rádiós TOP 100 2008" (in Hungarian). 
  16. ^ "TOP 100 2008" (PDF) (in Dutch). 
  17. ^ "Top 50 CANCIONES ANUAL 2008" (PDF) (in Spanish). 
  18. ^ "Årslista Singlar – År 2008" (in Swedish). Swedish Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  19. ^ "Spanish single certifications – Kate Ryan – Ella Elle L'a" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 13 September 2012.  Select the "Chart", enter ' in the field "Year". Select ' in the field "Semana". Click on "Search Charts"
  20. ^ NO certyear WAS PROVIDED for SWEDISH CERTIFICATION.
  21. ^ Star Academy chante Michel Berger, track listing Lescharts.com (retrieved 7 May 2008).