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. It became a major worldwide success, topping at least 10 music charts, including those of Ireland, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It also topped the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart in January 2001.

Content[edit]

The song is written in B flat minor; there is also an acoustic version recorded in G minor. It features a guitar sample of "Soup for One" performed by Chic, as written by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.[1] 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.[2]

Release[edit]

The song debuted at number one in the United Kingdom on 10 September 2000,[3] where it stayed for two weeks to become the sixteenth best-selling single of 2000.[4] It also reached number one in seven other European countries and became a top-ten hit in several others, as well as in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.[5][6] In the United States, the song peaked at number 87 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart.[7][8] As of 2017 the single has sold 2 million copies worldwide.[9]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by François Nemeta and was filmed in June 2000 in various locations in Quebec, Canada.[10][11]

The video details the various shenanigans of three teenagers, one female and two males. The video starts off with the first teenager with a shaved head who walks into a restaurant where the other two are. The three are revealed to have been planning to buy a car with the money that they have saved. They make it to a dealership that sells used cars and they are able to purchase one, with they take on a ride to a country fair. The three are revealed to be in a band and play for the patrons at the festival. They then sneak into a motel where they proceed to sing and dance while in the shower, all while still clothed. The next morning, they escape just as the hotel manager notices and gives chase before their car breaks down. The female teenager invites the other two males to follow her into the woods and they come across a cliff with a view of the city, which they gaze into in amusement. The video ends after this scene.

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)

Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Song-writing credits for Lady (Hear Me Tonight)". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
  2. ^ Andy Gregory (2002). "International Who's Who in Popular Music". Routledge (UK). ISBN 1-85743-161-8.
  3. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  4. ^ a b "Yearly Best Selling Singles" (PDF). British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Australian-charts.com – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ a b "Modjo Chart History (Canadian Digital Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Modjo Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ a b "Modjo Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ https://francoisnemeta.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/modjo-lady-hear-me-tonight-the-story/
  11. ^ https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1g9wR_Zo2l7lf6GkVEG8IxDYeKeg&ll=45.895743541443046%2C-73.48641550000002&z=9
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
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  15. ^ "Hits of the World: Denmark (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 09/11/00". Billboard. 112 (40): 53. 30 September 2000. ISSN 0006-2510.
  16. ^ Eurochart peak
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  29. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)". VG-lista.
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  32. ^ "Romanian Top 100: Top of the Year 2000" (in Romanian). Romanian Top 100. Archived from the original on 22 January 2005.
  33. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
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  39. ^ "Modjo Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
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  53. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Modjo; 'Lady (Hear Me Tonight)')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  54. ^ "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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