La Vie Théodore

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La Vie Théodore
La vie Théodore.jpg
Studio album by Alain Souchon
Released 2 September 2005
Recorded France, 2005
Genre Pop
Length 40:18
Label Virgin
Alain Souchon chronology
J'veux du live
(2002)J'veux du live2002
La Vie Théodore
Écoutez d'où ma peine vient
(2008)Écoutez d'où ma peine vient2008
Singles from C'est déjà ça
  1. "Et si en plus y'a personne"
    Released: September 2005
  2. "La Vie Théodore"
    Released: March 2006

La Vie Théodore is a 2005 album recorded by French singer Alain Souchon. It was his eleventh studio album and was released on 2 September 2005. It achieved smash success in France where it remained for 66 weeks in the top 200, including two weeks at the top. It was also successful in Belgium (Wallonia) (#1) and hit a moderate success in Switzerland (#3). It provided two singles : "Et si en plus y'a personne" (#19 in France, #12 in Belgium) and "La Vie Théodore" (#68 in France). The album was almost entirely written by the singer himself, while the musics were composed by Laurent Voulzy and Souchon's son, Pierre Souchon, according to the songs. The album's name is a tribute to Théodore Monod.

Track listing[edit]

Title Length Writer(s) Compositor(s)
"Putain ça penche" 3:53 Alain Souchon Laurent Voulzy
"J'aimais mieux quand c'était toi" 4:02 Alain Souchon Alain Souchon
"Bonjour tristesse" 3:23 Alain Souchon Alain Souchon
"La Vie Théodore" 3:54 Alain Souchon Alain Souchon
"En collant l'oreille sur l'appareil" 4:20 Alain Souchon Alain Souchon
"À cause d'elle" 3:44 Alain Souchon Laurent Voulzy
"Et si en plus y'a personne" 4:09 Alain Souchon Laurent Voulzy
"Le Mystère" 3:56 Alain Souchon Alain Souchon
"Le Marin" 2:55 Alain Souchon Pierre Souchon/Alain Souchon
"L'Île du dédain" 3:25 Alain Souchon Pierre Souchon
"Lisa" 2:29 M. Davidovicci/P. Grillet Pierre Souchon/J. Voulzy

Source : Allmusic.[1]


Date Label Country Format Catalog
2005 EMI Music Belgium, France, Switzerland CD 336968
Virgin 3349452

Certifications and sales[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
Belgium[2] Gold January 14, 2006 25,000
France[3] Platinum October 20, 2005 300,000 462,100[4]


Preceded by
Live 1.0 by Calogero
French SNEP number-one album
10 September 2005 – 17 September 2005 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
En public by Noir Désir
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one album
17 September 2005 – 10 August 2005 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
On ne change pas by Céline Dion


  1. ^ La Vie Théodore, track listing (29 November 2008)
  2. ^ Belgium certifications (Retrieved 29 November 2008)
  3. ^ French certifications Archived 2008-12-12 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 29 November 2008)
  4. ^ Chart trajectories of various albums in France + sales (Retrieved 29 November 2008)
  5. ^ La Vie Théodore, Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart (Retrieved 29 November 2008)
  6. ^ La Vie Théodore, French Albums Chart (Retrieved 29 November 2008)
  7. ^ La Vie Théodore, Swiss Albums Chart (Retrieved 29 November 2008)
  8. ^ 2005 French Albums Chart Archived 2008-12-07 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 29 November 2008)
  9. ^ 2005 Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart (Retrieved 29 November 2008)
  10. ^ 2006 French Albums Chart Archived 2009-06-29 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 29 November 2008)