Le Manège

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"Le Manège"
Le manège.jpg
Single by Stanislas
from the album L'Équilibre instable
B-side "À d'autres"
Released 25 February 2008
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop
Length 4:42
Label Polydor
Songwriter(s) Amaury Salmon
Producer(s) Stanislas
Stanislas singles chronology
"Le Manège"
"La Belle de Mai"
"Le Manège"
"La Belle de Mai"

"Le Manège" is a 2007 song recorded by French singer and composer Stanislas. It was the first single from his debut album L'Équilibre instable on which it appears as first track and was released on 25 February 2008. It was written by Amaury Salmon and composed by Stanislas. It was successful in France where it hit number two.

Background and chart performances[edit]

Although the song was available digitally since November 2007 and aired on radio since September 2007, the song was only released as a CD single on 25 February 2008. "La débâcle des sentiments", a duet with Calogero, was also sent to radio stations on 24 October 2007, but "Le Manège" was eventually chosen as the first single.[1] The song was notably performed twice on television : on the show Star Academy France and at the 2009 NRJ Music Awards.

In France, the single went straight to number two, on 1 March 2008, with 7,100 units sold.[2] It remained for three consecutives weeks at this position, being unable to dislodge Sheryfa Luna's hit single "Il avait les mots", then dropped on the chart. It totalled 17 weeks in the top 50 and 27 weeks on the chart (top 100).[3] In Belgium (Wallonia), the single entered the Ultratop 40 at #18 on 2 February thanks to the digital downloads, reached a peak of #15 the next week and remained for a total of 13 weeks in the top 40.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Le Manège" 4:57
2. "À d'autres" 5:02
Digital doawload
No. Title Length
1. "Le Manège" (album version) 4:42
2. "Le Manège" (single version) 4:57
3. "Le Manège" (instrumental) 4:42



  1. ^ "Stanislas : "Le Manège" le 25 février" (in French). Musique Radio. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Disques : beau démarrage pour Stanislas et Sinik" (in French). Ozap, Charles Decant, 5 March 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  3. ^ a b c ""Le Manège", France and Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Charts". Lescharts. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  4. ^ "French Digital Chart, 10 January 2008". Disqueenfrance. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  5. ^ "2008 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart". Ultratop. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  6. ^ "2008 French Singles Chart". Disqueenfrance. Archived from the original on 2012-04-04. Retrieved 2009-07-25.