L'amour toujours

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This article is about the song. For album of the same name, see L'Amour Toujours (album).
"L'amour toujours"
Gigi Amour single.jpg
Single by Gigi D'Agostino
from the album L'Amour Toujours
Released July 2000
Format
Recorded 1999
Genre Italo dance
Length 6:56 (album version)
Label
Writer(s)
  • Luigino D'Agostino
  • Carlos Montagner
  • Paolo Sandrini
  • Diego Leoni
Producer(s) Gigi D'Agostino
Gigi D'Agostino singles chronology
"Super (1, 2, 3)"
(2000)
"L'amour toujours"
(2001)
"Silence"
(2004)
Music sample

"L'amour toujours" (also named "I'll Fly with You") is the title of a song co-written and recorded by the Italian DJ Gigi D'Agostino. The song was released to American clubs and dance radio in July 2001. In Europe, the song was released in October 2001. The song is from the 1999 homonymous album. In 2001, the song became extremely popular in the American dance club scene. It became an international success and a huge hit throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia. In the United States, it peaked at number 78 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 15, 2001.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The title "L'amour toujours" means "love always" in French. However, the song is recorded entirely in English and the title does not appear in the lyrics.

Track listing[edit]

Europe CD maxi (2001)

  1. "L'amour toujours" (L'amour vision) – 6:53
  2. "Un giorno credi" (featuring Edoardo Bennato) – 8:04
  3. "L'amour toujours" (gigidagostino.com) – 7:57

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song contains footage taken from live performances of Gigi D'Agostino performing throughout Europe at rave parties. The version used in the music video is the "Small Mix".[2]

In popular culture[edit]

  • Finnish Big Brother contestant Tero Savikuja mentioned "L'amour toujours" as his favorite song when he attended the TV show, and it was played several times in the Big Brother house during that season. There's also a locally popular Finnish version of the song on YouTube called "Seppo on bi", which translates as "Seppo is a bisexual".[3] The name probably derives from its rhythmical uniformity with the song's distinctive synthesizer riff.
  • Gigi D'Agostino is credited in "Fly With U", a song by Far East Movement from their album Dirty Bass, which contains some elements of the song "L'amour toujours".
  • The instrumental of this song is heavily sampled on "Dream on the Dancefloor" by Basshunter, featured in his album Calling Time.
  • In September 2015, Tiësto released a new edit of "L'amour toujours" performed by Dzeko & Torres, featuring vocals by Delaney Jane.[4]
  • Brazilian singer Clarice Falcão released an alternative rock cover of this song in her 2016 album Problema Meu.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2001–02) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 3
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[7] 27
Brazilian Singles Chart (ABPD)[8] 4
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan) 11
Denmark (Tracklisten)[9] 1
Germany (Media Control Charts)[10][11] 3
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[12] 7
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 18
Italy (FIMI)[14] 6
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[15] 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[16] 1
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[17] 17
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[18] 7
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 25
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 78
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[20] 32
US Radio Songs (Billboard)[21] 74
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[22] 29
Chart (2015–16) Peak
position
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[23]
Tiësto Edit
29
Poland (Polish Airplay New)[24]
Tiësto Edit
2
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)[25] 4

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[26] Gold 20,000*
Germany (BVMI)[27] Gold 250,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gigi D'Agostino – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Gigi D'Agostino.
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w15oWDh02K4.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Seppo on bi YouTube.
  4. ^ Tiësto Releases Official Preview To New Edit Of L'Amour Toujours EDM.com
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Gigi D'Agostino – L'amour toujours" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Gigi D'Agostino – L'amour toujours" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Gigi D'Agostino – L'amour toujours" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Gigi D'Agostino – L'amour toujours". Tracklisten.
  10. ^ "Gigi D'Agostino singles, German Singles Chart". Musicline.de (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
  11. ^ "Gigi D'Agostino – L'amour toujours". Officialcharts.de (in German). Official German Charts. GfK Entertainment. 5 November 2001. 
  12. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
  13. ^ Search for Irish peaks
  14. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Gigi D'Agostino – L'amour toujours". Top Digital Download.
  15. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 50, 2001" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Gigi D'Agostino – L'amour toujours" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  17. ^ Romanian 2001 end-of-year charts
  18. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Gigi D'Agostino – L'amour toujours" Canciones Top 50.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Gigi D'Agostino – L'amour toujours". Swiss Singles Chart.
  20. ^ "Gigi D'Agostino – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Gigi D'Agostino.
  21. ^ "Gigi D'Agostino – Chart history" Billboard Radio Songs for Gigi D'Agostino.
  22. ^ "Gigi D'Agostino – Chart history" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Gigi D'Agostino.
  23. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  24. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay New. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  25. ^ "Dzeko & Torres – Chart history" Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay for Dzeko & Torres.
  26. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Gigi D'Agostino – L'Amour Toujours" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Gigi D'Agostino in the field Interpret. Enter L'Amour Toujours in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  27. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Gigi D'Agostino; 'L'Amour Toujours')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.