Elle a les yeux revolver...

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"Elle a les yeux revolver..."
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Single by Marc Lavoine
from the album Marc Lavoine
B-side "J'veux faire la paix avec toi"
Released May 1985
Format 7" single
12" single
digital download (since 2005)
Recorded 1985
Studio CBE, Paris
Genre Pop
Length 3:33
5:05 (remix)
Label Bandit, Phonogram
Songwriter(s) Marc Lavoine (lyrics)
Fabrice Aboulker (music)
Producer(s) Fabrice Aboulker
Marc Lavoine singles chronology
"Pour une biguine avec toi"
(1983)
"Elle a les yeux revolver..."
(1985)
"Le Parking des anges"
(1986)
"Pour une biguine avec toi"
(1983)
"Elle a les yeux revolver..."
(1985)
"Le Parking des anges"
(1986)

"Elle a les yeux revolver..." is a 1985 pop song recorded by French singer Marc Lavoine. It was the second single from his debut album Marc Lavoine, and his third single overall. Released in May 1985, the song was a top four hit in France, becoming the singer's first successful single, and has remained to date one of Lavoine's signature songs.

Song information[edit]

Written by Marc Lavoine and composed by Fabrice Aboulker, the song deals with a woman described in the lyrics as a femme fatale. The song is characterized by "a few notes of Far East color, violins that slightly give rhythm to the song, [and] a warm and sensual voice".[1]

The song was performed in a live version at the Olympia (Paris) and included on the 2003 Olympia Deuxmilletrois album. The song also appears on Lavoine's compilations 85-95, Les Solos de Marc and La Collection de Marc. The singer re-recorded his song in a new version, more acoustic, on his 2001 studio album Marc Lavoine on which it is featured as a hidden track.

In France, the single entered the SNEP singles chart at #48 on May 18, 1985, then climbed quickly and finally hit #4 on July 13 and 27. It remained for 13 weeks in the top ten and totaled 25 weeks in the top 50.[2] To date, the song is the 240th best-selling single of all time in France.[3]

"Elle a les yeux revolver..." was notably covered in 1998 by British a cappella vocal group The Flying Pickets on its cover album Vox Pop, on which it features as third track. This 3:40 version was just entitled "Les Yeux revolver".[4] The song was also covered in 2003 by A La Recherche De La Nouvelle Star on its album 1ers Tubes.[5]

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Elle a les yeux revolver..." — 3:33
  2. "J'veux faire la paix avec toi" — 3:18
12" maxi single
  1. "Elle a les yeux revolver..." (remix) — 5:05
  2. "J'veux faire la paix avec toi" — 3:18
Digital download
  1. "Elle a les yeux revolver..." — 3:37
  2. "Elle a les yeux revolver..." (2003 live) — 3:57

Credits [6][edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
France[7] Silver 1985 200,000 741,000[8]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
Eurochart Hot 100 30
French SNEP Singles Chart[2] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elia Habib, Muz hit. tubes, p. 46 (ISBN 2-9518832-0-X)
  2. ^ a b "Elle a les yeux revolver...", French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved November 22, 2008)
  3. ^ Best-selling singles of all time in France Infodisc.fr Archived July 2, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved November 22, 2008)
  4. ^ Vox Pop, track listing and charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved November 22, 2008)
  5. ^ 1ers Tubes, track listing and charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved November 22, 2008)
  6. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Marc-Lavoine-Elle-A-Les-Yeux-Revolver/release/661024
  7. ^ French certifications Chartsinfrance.net (Retrieved November 21, 2007)
  8. ^ Marc Lavoine's certifications and sales in France See: "Les Ventes" => "Toutes les certifications depuis 1973" => "LAVOINE M." Infodisc.fr Archived 2012-03-07 at WebCite (Retrieved November 22, 2008)