Lady (Hear Me Tonight)

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"Lady (Hear Me Tonight)"
Lady-modjo.jpg
Single by Modjo
from the album Modjo
ReleasedJune 25, 2000
Format
Recorded2000
Genre
Length
  • 5:06 (album version)
  • 3:45 (radio edit)
Label
  • MCA
  • Sound of Barclay
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Yann Destagnol
  • Romain Tranchart
Modjo singles chronology
"Lady (Hear Me Tonight)"
(2000)
"Chillin'"
(2001)

"Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" is the debut single by French house duo Modjo, written and performed by vocalist Yann Destagnol and producer Romain Tranchart. It was released in June 25, 2000 as the lead single from the duo's self-titled debut studio album. The song is written in B flat minor; there is also an acoustic version recorded in G minor.

Content[edit]

The song features a guitar sample of "Soup for One" performed by Chic,[1] as written by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.[2] In 2011, Chic added the song to their concert setlist, which is performed as a mash-up song with "Soup for One".

The single includes the original version of the track, plus an acoustic version, both performed by Modjo. Remixes have been provided by Harry Romero, Roy Davis, Jr. and Danny Tenaglia.[3]

Release[edit]

The song debuted at number one in the UK, where it stayed for two weeks to become the 16th best-selling single of 2000. It also became a top 10 hit in thirteen countries. In the United States, the song peaked at number one on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart. As of 2017 the single has sold 2 million copies worldwide. [4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (Original Mix)
  2. "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (Harry 'Choo Choo' Romero's Titanium Dub)
  3. "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (Roy's Universal Soldiers Mix)
  4. "Lady" (Acoustic)
  • CD1
  1. "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (radio edit)
  2. "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (album version)
  3. "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (Roy's Universal Soldiers Mix)
  4. "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (Roy's Universal Radio Mix)
  • CD2
  1. "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (radio edit)
  2. "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)"
  3. "Rollercoaster" (Avid Rovers Mix)
  4. "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (Remix)

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by François Nemeta and was filmed in June 2000 in various locations in Quebec, Canada.[5][6]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2000–01) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 10
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[8] 8
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[9] 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[10] 7
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)[11] 2
Denmark (Tracklisten)[12] 3
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[13] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[14] 3
France (SNEP)[15] 7
Germany (Official German Charts)[16] 2
Greece (IFPI)[17] 1
Hungary (Mahasz)[18] 1
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40)[19] 3
Ireland (IRMA)[20] 1
Italy (FIMI)[21] 2
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[22] 4
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[23] 3
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[24] 5
Norway (VG-lista)[25] 3
Poland (Polish Airplay Charts)[26] 4
Portugal (AFP)[27] 1
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[28] 1
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[29] 1
Spain (AFYVE)[30] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[31] 8
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[32] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[33] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[34] 81
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[35] 1
Chart (2016) Peak
position
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[36] 62

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Position
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[37] 6

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[38] Gold 35,000^
Belgium (BEA)[39] Gold 25,000*
Germany (BVMI)[40] Gold 250,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[41] Platinum 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[42] Platinum 600,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lady (Hear Me Tonight) on Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
  2. ^ "Song-writing credits for Lady (Hear Me Tonight)". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
  3. ^ Andy Gregory (2002). "International Who's Who in Popular Music". Routledge (UK). ISBN 1-85743-161-8.
  4. ^ Cirisano, Tatiana (3 November 2017). "French House Duo Modjo Reflect On Their Classic '00s Hit 'Lady (Hear Me Tonight)' & How the Song Refuses To Die in 2017". Billboard. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  5. ^ https://francoisnemeta.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/modjo-lady-hear-me-tonight-the-story/
  6. ^ https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1g9wR_Zo2l7lf6GkVEG8IxDYeKeg&ll=45.895743541443046%2C-73.48641550000002&z=9
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  11. ^ Canadian peak
  12. ^ "Hits of the World: Denmark (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 09/11/00". Billboard. 112 (40): 53. 30 September 2000. ISSN 0006-2510.
  13. ^ Eurochart peak
  14. ^ "Modjo: Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  15. ^ "Lescharts.com – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (in French). Les classement single.
  16. ^ "Musicline.de – Modjo Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  17. ^ "Top 10 Greece" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Top 10 Hungary" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (Vikuna 31.9. - 6.10. 2000 39. Vika)" (PDF) (in Icelandic). Dagblaðið Vísir. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  20. ^ "Chart Track: Week 37, 2000". Irish Singles Chart.
  21. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)". Top Digital Download.
  22. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  23. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Modjo" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  24. ^ "Charts.nz – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)". Top 40 Singles.
  25. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)". VG-lista.
  26. ^ "Polish Airplay Charts - Lista krajowa 45/2000". PiF PaF Production. Archived from the original on March 5, 2001. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  27. ^ "Top 10 Portugal" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  28. ^ "Romanian Top 100: Top of the Year 2000" (in Romanian). Romanian Top 100. Archived from the original on 22 January 2005.
  29. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  30. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  31. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)". Singles Top 100.
  32. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)". Swiss Singles Chart.
  33. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  34. ^ "Modjo Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  35. ^ "Modjo Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.
  36. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  37. ^ "Swiss year-end chart". swisscharts.com. 2000. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  38. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  39. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – singles 2000". Ultratop. Hung Medien.
  40. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Modjo; 'Lady (Hear Me Tonight)')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  41. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Modjo; 'Lady (Hear Me Tonight)')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  42. ^ "British single certifications – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Lady (Hear Me Tonight) in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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