J'ai besoin d'amour

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"J'ai besoin d'amour"
J'ai besoin d'amour.jpg
Single by Lorie
from the album Tendrement
B-side "Remix"
Released 1 October 2002
Format CD single,
digital download (since 2005)
Recorded France
Genre Pop
Length 3:40
Label EGP
Songwriter(s) Johnny Williams, Pierre Billon
Producer(s) Johnny Williams
Lorie singles chronology
"Toute seule"
(2002)
"J'ai besoin d'amour"
(2002)
"À 20 ans"
(2003)

"J'ai besoin d'amour" ("I Need Love") is the name of a 2002 song recorded by the French singer Lorie. It was released on 1 October 2002 as the first single from her second album Tendrement, on which it features as second and 13th tracks, in the original and acoustic versions. The song achieved success in France, where it was a top ten hit.

Song information[edit]

Written by Johnny Williams and Pierre Billon, the song refers to the need for affection of the singer. In the music video, Lorie sings "J'ai besoin d'amour" near a pool in which a dolphin is performing acrobatics. It was shot at the Parc Astérix in Plailly, by Vincent Egret, and was directed by Plein Sud Films.[1] A second CD single was released on 11 November 2002.

The song was also performed during Lorie's first and second tours and was thus included on the live albums Live Tour[2] and Week End Tour,[3] respectively as 18th and 5th tracks. It was included in a medley on the Live Tour 2006. It is also available on Lorie's first compilation Best of as third track.[4] The song appears on many French compilations, such as Hits 2002, Un maxx' de tubes vol. 2 and Stars France 2003.

An English version of the song, re-entitled "When I Think About You" was also recorded. It was available digitally and on the promotional maxi CD of "J'ai besoin d'amour".

Chart performances[edit]

In France, the single entered the chart at number 91, on 28 September 2002, although it was officially released three days later. It then jumped to a peak of number seven and remained for 14 weeks in the top 20. It then dropped quite quickly on the chart and totaled 18 weeks in the top 50 and 23 weeks in the top 100.[5] It was certified Gold disc in 2003 by the SNEP[6] and was ranked number 40 on the End of the Year Chart.[7]

In Belgium (Wallonia), the single appeared for 16 weeks on the Ultratop 40, peaking at number 15 in its second week, on 19 October.[8] In Switzerland, the song had a moderate success: it charted for 15 weeks and reached number 24 on 8 December.[9]

Track listings[edit]

  • CD single 1
  1. "J'ai besoin d'amour" (radio edit) — 3:40
  2. "J'ai besoin d'amour" (celtic mix) — 4:11
  3. "J'ai besoin d'amour" (fortress mix) — 4:10
  • CD single 2
  1. "J'ai besoin d'amour" (radio edit) — 3:40
  2. "J'ai besoin d'amour" (instrumental version) — 3:40
  3. "J'ai besoin d'amour" (acoustic version) — 3:08
  • Digital download
  1. "J'ai besoin d'amour" (album version) — 3:33
  2. "J'ai besoin d'amour" (acoustic version) — 3:08
  3. "J'ai besoin d'amour" (2003 live) — 4:28
  4. "J'ai besoin d'amour" (2004 live) — 5:28
  • CD single - Promo
  1. "J'ai besoin d'amour" (radio edit) — 3:40
  • CD maxi - Promo
  1. "J'ai besoin d'amour" (radio edit) — 3:40
  2. "When I Think About You" — 3:48
  3. "J'ai besoin d'amour" (instrumental version) — 3:40
  • CD single - Promo - UK
  1. "When I Think About You" — 3:48

Charts and sales[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lorie's music videos" (in French). Just-lorie. Archived from the original on 18 April 2008. Retrieved 17 May 2008. 
  2. ^ "Live Tour, track listing and charts" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 18 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Ween End Tour, track listing and charts" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 18 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Best of, track listing and charts" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 18 May 2008. 
  5. ^ a b ""J'ai besoin d'amour", French Singles Chart" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 18 May 2008. 
  6. ^ a b "Certifications Singles Or - année 2003" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Archived from the original on 13 May 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "2002 French Singles Chart" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2008. 
  8. ^ a b ""J'ai besoin d'amour", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 18 May 2008. 
  9. ^ a b ""J'ai besoin d'amour", Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Hitparade. Retrieved 18 May 2008. 
  10. ^ "2002 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Archived from the original on April 17, 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2008. 
  11. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973, database" (in French). Infodisc. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2008.