Lady (Hear Me Tonight)

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"Lady (Hear Me Tonight)"
Single by Modjo
from the album Modjo
Released 10 May 2000 (2000-05-10)
  • 5:06 (album version)
  • 3:45 (radio edit)
  • MCA
  • Sound of Barclay
  • Yann Destagnol
  • Romain Tranchart
Modjo singles chronology
"Lady (Hear Me Tonight)"

"Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" is the debut single by French house duo Modjo, written and performed by vocalist Yann Destagnol and producer Romain Tranchart, and released in May 2000. The song is written in B♭ minor. However, the acoustic version is recorded in G minor.


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]


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.


A mash-up of the track with "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy Norwood and Monica charted in the UK in March 2001 at number 10, credited to Stuntmasterz.

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 Quebec, Canada.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"Take On Me" by a1
UK number-one single
10 September 2000 – 24 September 2000
Succeeded by
"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" by Mariah Carey and Westlife
Preceded by
"Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" by Spiller
Irish number-one single
16 September 2000
Succeeded by
"Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" by Mariah Carey and Westlife
Preceded by
"Could I Have This Kiss Forever" by Enrique Iglesias featuring Whitney Houston
Swiss number-one single (first run)
22 October 2000 – 19 November 2000
Succeeded by
"Shape of My Heart" by Backstreet Boys
Preceded by
"Shape of My Heart" by Backstreet Boys
Swiss number-one single (second run)
10 December 2000
Succeeded by
"Heaven" by Gotthard
Preceded by
"Don't Tell Me" by Madonna
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
27 January 2001
Succeeded by
"Beautiful Day" by U2

Uses in other media[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. ^ " – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ " – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ " – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ " – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ Canadian peak
  9. ^ "Hits of the World: Denmark (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 09/11/00". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 112 (40): 53. 30 September 2000. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  10. ^ Eurochart peak
  11. ^ " – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (in French). Les classement single.
  12. ^ " – Modjo Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  13. ^ "Chart Track: Week 37, 2000". Irish Singles Chart.
  14. ^ " – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)". Top Digital Download.
  15. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Modjo search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  16. ^ " – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)". Top 40 Singles.
  17. ^ " – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)". VG-lista.
  18. ^ "Archive Chart: 2000-09-16". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  19. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  20. ^ " – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)". Singles Top 100.
  21. ^ " – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)". Swiss Singles Chart.
  22. ^ "Archive Chart: 2000-09-16" UK Singles Chart.
  23. ^ "Modjo – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Modjo.
  24. ^ "Modjo – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Modjo.
  25. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  26. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  27. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2000". Ultratop & Hung Medien / 
  28. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Modjo; 'Lady (Hear Me Tonight)')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  29. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Modjo; 'Lady (Hear Me Tonight)')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  30. ^ "British single certifications – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Lady (Hear Me Tonight) in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search

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