La Ritournelle

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"La Ritournelle"
Single by Sébastien Tellier
from the album Politics
Released September 26, 2005 (2005-09-26)
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 2003
Genre Baroque pop, downtempo
Length 7:36
Label Record Makers, Astralwerks
Writer(s) Sébastien Tellier
Producer(s) Record Makers
Sébastien Tellier singles chronology
La Ritournelle

"La Ritournelle" is a song by Sébastien Tellier from his 2004 album Politics. It was released as a single on September 26, 2005, and along with the original, this included remixes by Mr. Dan, Jim Noir and Jake Bullit.

The track received much critical acclaim. On, Kev writes: "Tellier has created one of the most beautiful, symphonic dance tracks you’ll ever hear in your lives".[1] The song features drumming by Tony Allen. In October 2011, NME placed "La Ritournelle" at number 110 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".[2]

Promotional uses[edit]

In 2009, the track was used in Five US's 'scroller' ident, which features bird's eye views of New York at night. The song was also used in the eleventh episode of the third season of ABCs hit show Ugly Betty, in advertisements for Australian sports channel One HD, and in a European L'Oreal commercial starring Patrick Dempsey.[3] It was also featured in The CW's Gossip Girl and appears on the show's soundtrack. It was also used as a backing track for the credits in a Come Dine with Me episode and features on the soundtrack of award-winning film Oslo, August 31st by Joachim Trier.