Jour de neige
|"Jour de neige"|
|Single by Elsa Lunghini|
|from the album Elsa|
|Format||7" single, 12" maxi|
Artistic Palace Studio,
|Writer(s)||Pierre Grosz (lyrics)
Georges Lunghini (music)
|Producer(s)||Vincent-Marie Bouvot, Georges Lunghini|
|Elsa Lunghini singles chronology|
"Jour de neige" is a 1988 song recorded by the French artist Elsa Lunghini. Released on November 1988, this song was the third single from her debut album Elsa. As for the previous three singles, it had a great success in France, reaching number two.
As for the other songs from Elsa's debut album, the lyrics were written by Pierre Grosz. The music was composed by Vincent-Marie Bouvot and Georges Lunghini, the singer's father.
The song was also recorded in Italian-language ("Gli anni miei", 3:58) and Spanish-language ("Solo era un sueno", 4:02). All these versions are available on 1997 Elsa's best of Elsa, l'essentiel 1986-1993. Two remixed and extended versions, as well as two instrumental versions, feature on the various formats. The megamix club version is also available on the CD maxi for "Quelque chose dans mon cœur".
Video and performances
As the title suggests, the text is about the snow and the enjoyments that it brings. The music video was shot in the snow and the strict secondary school "Les Chassagnes", in Oullins, France, and was directed by Bernard Schmitt.
Elsa sang it live during her concert at the Olympia in 1990 and during the next concert. She also sang during her concert at the Bataclan in 1997. During the preparation of her concert at the European in 2005, the song was scheduled but, as it did not comply with the setlist, it was withdrawn.
In France, the single was very successful, but did not managed to dislodge David Hallyday's "High" which topped the French Singles Chart then. The single went straight to number 12 on 26 November 1988, and entered the top ten two weeks later, and stayed there for 14 consecutive weeks. It peaked at number two on 31 December 1988 and 14 January 1989. It fell off the top 50 after 20 weeks, which was then the shortest single trajectory of the singer. Therefore, Elsa's first four singles reached number one or number two on the chart.
- Jean-Philippe Bonichon - mixing
- Vincent-Marie Bouvot - arranger, producer
- Claude Caudron - design
- Dimitri - remix
- Raymond Donnez - arranger
- Bruno Fourrier - assistant mixing
- Bruno Lambert - engineer
- Georges Lunghini - producer
- Nicolas Neidhardt - piano (megamix club)
- Mixed at Studio Marcadet, Paris
Charts and sales