Façon Sex

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"Façon Sex"
Façon sex.jpg
Single by Tribal King
from the album Welcome
B-side "Remix"
Released August 2006
Format CD single, 7" single,
digital download
Genre R&B
Length 3:32
Label Universal
Songwriter(s) Jean-Michel Padilla
David Ployer
Anthony Sansault
Producer(s) Hit Sound Production
Tribal King singles chronology
"Façon Sex"
"Hey Girl"
"Façon Sex"
"Hey Girl"

"Façon Sex" is a 2006 song recorded by the French duet Tribal King. This R&B and dancehall song was released in August, 2006, as the first single from their debut album, Welcome. Charted in francophone countries, "Façon Sex" achieved a great success, particularly in France and Belgium where it topped the singles chart, thus being a summer hit.

Background and chart performances[edit]

The song was written and the music composed by Jean-Michel Padilla, David Ployer and Anthony Sansault, and was produced by Hit Sound Production. It was compared to the songs by Tragédie (a French R&B group),[1] particularly for its catchy refrain, its choreography and its explicit words alluding to sex. The song was also criticized for being too commercial, with poor lyrics.[2] The song features on many French compilations, such as Hits 2 en 1 été 2006, Contact Play & Dance Vol. 3 (original club mix), Starfloor Vol. 5, NRJ Hits 2007 and Hit Connection - Best Of 2006.

In France, the single entered at number two on 5 August 2006 and reached number one two weeks later, staying there for five consecutive weeks, then dropped and totaled 15 weeks in the top ten and 25 weeks on the chart.[3] It was the fourth best-selling single of the year.[4] As of August 2014, it is the 73rd best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 346,000 units sold.[5]

In Belgium (Wallonia), the single debuted at number 37 on 30 September 2006, and peaked at number one for a single week on 18 November 2006. It remained for 11 weeks in the top ten and 19 weeks on the chart (Top 40).[6] The single ranked number 30 on the Belgian year-end chart.[7]

In Switzerland, the single charted for 19 weeks, from 20 August to 24 December 2006, and peaked at number 23 in its ninth week.[8]

The band did not manage to duplicate the same performance with its second single, "Hey Girl".

Track listings[edit]


Preceded by
"Coup de Boule" by La Plage
French SNEP number one single
August 19, 2006 - September 16, 2006 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"La Loi du silence" by Johnny Hallyday
Preceded by
"Slipping Away (Crier la vie)"
by Moby and Mylène Farmer
Belgian (Wallonia) number one single
November 18, 2006 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Slipping Away (Crier la vie)"
by Moby and Mylène Farmer


  1. ^ "Un carton pour Tribal King", Axelle Baudin Chartsinfrance.net (Retrieved April 19, 2008)
  2. ^ "Tribal King et l'exception culturelle française", December 22, 2006 Blogg.org (Retrieved April 19, 2008)
  3. ^ a b "Façon Sex", in French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 19, 2008)
  4. ^ a b 2006 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com Archived July 29, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved April 19, 2008)
  5. ^ "Top 100 des singles les plus vendus du millénaire en France, épisode 3 (80-71)". Chartsinfrance. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-22. 
  6. ^ a b "Façon Sex", in Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 19, 2008)
  7. ^ a b 2006 Belgian Singles Chart Ultratop.be Archived October 19, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved April 19, 2008)
  8. ^ a b "Façon Sex", in Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved April 19, 2008)
  9. ^ French Digital Chart from 6.08.06 au 12.08.06 Ifop.com Archived 2006-10-22 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved April 19, 2008)
  10. ^ a b 2006 French Airplay and Video Charts Yacast.fr (Retrieved May 14, 2008)
  11. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com Archived 2009-01-26 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved April 28, 2008)

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