Gigi l'amoroso

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"Gigi l'amoroso"
Single by Dalida
from the album Dalida (Manuel)
A-side "Gigi l'amoroso"
B-side "Il venait d'avoir 18 ans"
Released 1974 (1974)
Format 7" single, 7" EP
Genre chanson
Label Barclay
Producer(s) Orlando
Music video
"Gigi l'amoroso" (live in 1974) on Ina.fr

"Gigi l'amoroso (Gigi l'amour)" is a song by Dalida from her 1974 album Dalida (commonly known as Manuel). Also in 1974 she released it as a single, with the song "Il venait d'avoir 18 ans" on the side B.

Writing and composition[edit]

The song was written by Michaële, Lana Sebastian and Paul Sebastian.[1]

Track listings[edit]

7" single Sonopresse IS 45 716 (1974, France)
7" single Omega OM 39.058 Y (1974, Belgium)
7" single Omega OM 39.058 (1974, Netherlands)
7" single Poplandia P-30573 (1974, Spain)
CD single Barclay 9240 (1999, France)

A. "Gigi l'amoroso (Gigi l'amour)" (6:59)
B. "Il venait d'avoir 18 ans" (2:50)

7" single Fragola Blu FB 1703 (1974, Italy)

A. "Gigi l'amoroso (Gigi l'amour)" (7:45)
B. "Col tempo" (4:29)

7" EP Zip Zip 10.057/E (1974, Portugal)

A. "Gigi l'amoroso (Gigi l'amour)" (6:59)
B1. "Vado via" (3:40)
B2. "Il venait d'avoir 18 ans" (2:50)

Other language versions[edit]

Dalida also recorded the song in Italian (under the same title "Gigi l'amoroso"), in Spanish (under the title "Gigi el amoroso"), in German (under the title "Gigi der Geliebte"), in English (under the title "The Great Gigi l'Amoroso (The Great Gigi)"), and in Japanese. Belgian singer Wendy Van Wanten recorded a Dutch version. Dutch singer Mike Vincent used the melody for a song called "Friet Met Mayonaise" ("Fries with Mayonnaise"), which was later covered by Johnny Hoes.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[1] 1
Belgium (Ultratop Wallonia) 1
Luxembourg (Digital Songs)[2] 1[2]
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[3] 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 2
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[5] 2
Canada (Hot 100) 3[6]
France (SNEP)[7] 4
Chart (2012) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop Back Catalogue Singles Wallonia)[8] 17
Chart (2015) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop Back Catalogue Singles Flanders)[1] 40


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ultratop.be – Dalida – Gigi l'amoroso (Gigi l'amour)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  2. ^ a b Cite error: The named reference 7QwEAAAAMBAJ p31 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Dalida – Gigi l'amoroso (Gigi l'amour)". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Dalida – Gigi l'amoroso (Gigi l'amour)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  5. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Dalida – Gigi l'amoroso (Gigi l'amour)" Canciones Top 50.
  6. ^ http://bibnum2.banq.qc.ca/bna/palmares/2010-Franco/Franco-Compilation_succes_ordre_alpha_interpretes.pdf
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Dalida – Gigi l'amoroso (Gigi l'amour)" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "ultratop.be - Dalida - Gigi l'amoroso (Gigi l'amour)". Retrieved 2017-12-11.