Je vous aime adieu

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"Je vous aime adieu"
Je vous aime adieu.jpg
Single by Hélène Ségara
from the album Cœur de verre
B-side "Loin"
Released April 1996
Format CD single,
digital download (since 2005)
Recorded France, 1996
Genre Pop
Length 3:55
Label East West, Warner Music
Writer(s) Hélène Segara,
Thierry Geoffroy,
Christian Vié,
Christian Loigerot
Producer(s) Orlando
Hélène Ségara singles chronology
"Loin"
(1993)
"Je vous aime adieu"
(1993)
"Une Voix dans la nuit"
(1996)

"Je vous aime adieu" (English: "I love you goodbye") is a 1996 song recorded by the French singer Hélène Ségara. It was her second single, and the first from her first album, Cœur de verre. Released in April 1996, it was a success in France and Belgium, but did not reach the top ten.

Song information[edit]

The lyrics were written by Hélène Segara and Christian Vié, and the music was composed by Thierry Geoffroy and Christian Loigerot.[1] The song deals with the departure of the singer from the French Riviera to Paris where she lived at the time. The B-side is Ségara's first single, "Loin", released in 1993, but which was a relative failure as it did not reach the charts.

"Je vous aime adieu" was performed during Ségara's first tour and thus is included on the live album En concert à l'Olympia, the sixth track on the first CD. It was also included on Ségara's 2004 compilation album, Le Best of (17th track).

Chart performances[edit]

In France, the single started at number 34 on 27 April 1996 and reached a peak of number 13 in its 12th week. It dropped slowly on the chart and remained in the top 20 for 15 weeks and in the top 50 for 21 weeks.[2] It was certified a Silver disc by the SNEP.[3]

"Je vous aime adieu" charted for 15 weeks on the Belgian (Wallonia) Ultratop 40 Singles Chart: it debuted at number 31 on 10 August and reached number 16 two weeks later. Although it did not climb higher, it remained for seven weeks in the top 20[4] and became the 72nd best-selling single of the year.[5]

Track listings[edit]

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Je vous aime adieu" 3:39
2. "Loin" 3:34
Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Je vous aime adieu" (album version) 3:55
2. "Je vous aime adieu" (live at the Olympia) 4:19

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
France[3] Silver 1996 125,000 127,000[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Habib, Elia (2002). Muz hit.tubes (in French). Alinéa Bis. p. 357. ISBN 2-9518832-0-X. 
  2. ^ a b ""Je vous aime adieu", French Singles Chart" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 27 August 2010.  (Retrieved May 30, 2008)
  3. ^ a b "Certifications Singles Argent - année 1996" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 18 August 2010. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b ""Je vous aime adieu", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "1996 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "1996 French Singles Chart" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973, database" (in French). Infodisc. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 

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