J'aimerais tellement

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"J'aimerais tellement"
Single by Jena Lee
from the album Vous Remercier
Released 6 July 2009
(see Release history)
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Emo R&B, pop
Length 3:54
Label Mercury, Universal
Writer(s) Jena Lee
Producer(s) Bustafunk
Jena Lee singles chronology
"J'aimerais tellement"
(2009)
"Je me perds"
(2010)
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"J'aimerais tellement" is a 2009 pop and R'n'b song recorded by French singer-songwriter Jena Lee. It is her debut single from her 2009 album Vous Remercier. It managed the feat of becoming number one on French Physical Singles Chart, although it was poorly aired on radio.[1]

Composition and music video[edit]

There would have been ten versions of the song before it was recorded on the album and released as single. The music video was made as an anime by Benjamin, a Chinese artist who produces manga which resemble photographic watercolors.[2]

Reception[edit]

Before the physical release of the single, the music video had been viewed on YouTube about four million times[1] and on her official music blog, Jena Lee had more than 50,000 fans.[1][3] The song was first a success on the physical chart before being most aired on many French music stations. Indeed, it started at number 98 on French Airplay Chart on 9 October 2009,[4] although already released as single, and peaked at number three on 4 December 2009.[5]

About the success of the song, Lee said that she was surprised because there was not much support by radios and that she was pleased to see that the public like her song.[6] As sign of popularity, the song and the music video were both included on the famous compilation NRJ Music Awards 2010.[7]

On the chart edition of 11 October 2009, "J'aimerais tellement" debuted directly atop of the French Physical Singles Chart with 5,361 units[8] and hit a peak of 7,303 units in its ninth week atop.[9] It spent a total of eleven weeks at number one. The song also became number-one on the French Digital Singles Chart on the chart edition of 1 November 2009 with 10,315 downloads[10] and reached its highest weekly sales -13,637 sales- in the chart edition of 15 November 2009.[11] It remained atop for three weeks.

The song achieved mixed success in Belgium (Wallonia), where it appeared in the top 40 for eight weeks and peaked at number 25.

Cover versions[edit]

The song was covered by Les Enfoirés on their album 2011: Dans l'œil des Enfoirés, and included in the medley "Troisième Sexe". The song was performed by Grégoire & Kad Merad.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "J'aimerais tellement"   3:54
2. "J'aimerais tellement" (instrumental) 3:54
  • Digital single[14]
No. Title Length
1. "J'aimerais tellement"   3:54

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia)[15] 25
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles[16] 5
French Digital Singles Chart[17] 1
French Physical Singles Chart[15] 1
Swiss Singles Chart[15] 50

Sales and certifications[edit]

Country Provider Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Sales
France SNEP Platinum[18] 250,000

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
Eurochart Hot 100[19] 57
French Digital Singles Chart[20] 7
French Physical Singles Chart[21] 6
Chart (2010) Position
European Hot 100[22] 26
French SNEP Singles Chart[23] 24

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Lady Melody" by Tom Frager and Gwayav'
French Physical Singles Chart number-one single
10 October 2009 – 19 December 2009 (11 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Stereo Love" by Edward Maya featuring Vika Jigulina
Preceded by
"Sexy Bitch" by David Guetta feat Akon
French Digital Singles Chart number-one single
1 November 2009 – 15 November 2009 (3 weeks)

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
France 6 July 2009[14] Digital download
5 October 2009[13] CD single

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jena Lee, numéro 1 au top singles". NRJ. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Thierry Cadet (24 April 2009). ""J'aimerais tellement" : la vidéo de Jena Lee" (in French). Charts in France. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Blog Music de Jena-Lee-Official - Jena LEE - Skyrock.com". Skyrock. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "French Airplay Chart, 16/09/2009 (see : number 18)" (in French). Disqueenfrance. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "French Airplay Chart, 04/12/2009" (in French). Disqueenfrance. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Jena Lee, princesse r'n'b". 20 Minutes (in French). 18 November 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "NRJ Music Awards 2010, track listings and charts" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Disques : Johnny devant Dany Brillant et Tokio Hotel". Ozap. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  9. ^ "Disques : Vanessa Paradis (ne) détrône (pas) Renaud". Ozap. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  10. ^ "Disques : Jackson en tête, Jena Lee détrône Guetta". Ozap. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  11. ^ "Disques : Michael Jackson plus fort que Robbie Williams". Ozap. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  12. ^ "2011: Dans l'œil des Enfoirés, track listing and charts" (in French). lescharts. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "J'Aimerais Tellement: Jena Lee: Amazon.fr: Musique". Amazon. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  14. ^ a b "J'Aimerais Tellement: Jena Lee: Amazon.fr: Téléchargements MP3". Amazon. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  15. ^ a b c "lescharts.com - Jena Lee - J'aimerais tellement". lescharts. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  16. ^ "European Hot 100". billboard. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  17. ^ "lescharts.com - Les charts français". lescharts. Retrieved 30 December 2009. 
  18. ^ "Certifications Singles Platine - année 2010" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  19. ^ "2009 Eurochart Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 15 January 2009. 
  20. ^ Best selling digital singles in 2009 in France (page 30)
  21. ^ "Classement des 100 premiers Singles par GfK Music" (pdf) (in French). disqueenfrance. p. 20. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  22. ^ "Best of 2010 - European Hot 100 Singles". Billboard. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
  23. ^ "Classement Singles - année 2010" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 

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