Elle, tu l'aimes...

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"Elle, tu l'aimes..."
Elle, tu l'aimes.jpg
Single by Hélène Ségara
from the album Au Nom d'une Femme
B-side "Rebelles"
Released 18 April 2000
Format CD single,
digital download (since 2005)
Recorded France, 1999
Genre Pop
Length 5:06 (album version)
4:25 (radio version)
Label East West, Warner Music
Writer(s) Michel Jourdan, Fernando de Brito,
Ferrer Trinidade
Producer(s) Sandro Abaldonato, Orlando
Hélène Ségara singles chronology
"Il y a trop de gens qui t'aiment"
"Elle, tu l'aimes..."
"Parlez-moi de nous"
Music sample

"Elle, tu l'aimes..." is a 1999 song recorded by French artist Hélène Ségara, released on April 18, 2000. It was the second single from her second studio album, Au Nom d'une Femme, on which it features as the fourth track. Although it failed to reach number one on the charts, it was a hit like Ségara's previous single, "Il y a trop de gens qui t'aiment".

Song information[edit]

The music was composed by Fernando de Brito and Ferrer Trinidade. French lyrics: by Michel Jourdan. It is based on a Portuguese fado ("Canção Do Mar" by Amália Rodrigues and later Dulce Pontes) covered in a Mediterranean style with a melodic tune played on piano. The percussion use the cadence of a languorous belly dance.[1] As for the previous single, "Elle, tu l'aimes..." deals with a love that is not shared. In the music video, the singer loves a man who is getting married to another woman but in reality he loves the other one.

Performed during Ségara's first tour, the song is also available in a live version on her album En concert à l'Olympia. The song was also included on the singer compilation Le Best of. It also features on many French compilations, such as Les Plus Grandes Chansons du siècle, vol. 2 and Les Plus Belles Victoires de la Musique, released in 2002.

Chart performances[edit]

In France, the single entered the chart at number 21 on 22 April 2000, although the previous hit "Il y a trop de gens qui t'aiment" was still well placed, in its 24th week. It reached the top ten two weeks later and hit number three in its seventh week. It remained for 14 weeks in the top ten, then dropped slowly, totalling 26 weeks in the top 50 and 31 weeks on the chart.[2] It finally achieved Platinum status[3] and appeared at number 11 on the End of the Year Chart.[4] Since 2008, it has been the 469th best-selling single in French recording history.[5]

In Belgium (Wallonia), the single debuted at number 24 on 29 April, then jumped to number ten and peaked at number four in the ninth week. It fell off the chart (top 40) after 20 weeks, 12 of them in the top ten.[6] It was ranked at number 14 on the Annual Chart.[7]

Track listings[edit]

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Elle, tu l'aimes..." (radio edit) 4:25
2. "Rebelles" 4:46
Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Elle, tu l'aimes..." (album version) 5:06
2. "Elle, tu l'aimes..." (live at the Olympia) 4:27


  • Lyrics and music: F.Brito, F.Trinidade
  • Adaptation: Michel Jourdan
  • Programmation and keyboards: Sandro Abaldonato
  • Guitar: Serge Eymar
  • Mixing: Thierry Rogen, at Studio Mega
  • Assistant: Xavier Poisonnier
  • Editions: Warner Chappell Music

Charts and sales[edit]


Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
France[3] Platinum 29 June 2000 500,000 545,000[8]


  1. ^ Habib, Elia (2002). Muz hit.tubes (in French). Alinéa Bis. p. 500. ISBN 2-9518832-0-X. 
  2. ^ a b ""Elle, tu l'aimes...", French Singles Chart" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Certifications Singles Or - année 2000" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "2000 French Singles Chart" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Best-selling singles of all time in France" (in French). Infodisc. Archived from the original on 13 November 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 
  6. ^ a b ""Elle, tu l'aimes...", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "2000 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Archived from the original on 17 April 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 
  8. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973, database" (in French). Infodisc. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 

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