Maldòn

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"Maldòn"
Maldòn.jpg
Single by Zouk Machine
from the album Maldòn
Released May 1990
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7" maxi,
digital download
Recorded 1989
Genre Zouk
Length 4:01
Songwriter(s) Guy Houllier, Yves Honoré
Producer(s) Guy Houllier, Yves Honoré
Zouk Machine singles chronology
"Maldòn"
(1990)
"Sa ke cho"
(1990)
"Maldòn"
(1990)
"Sa ke cho"
(1990)
Maldòn track listing
"Maldòn"
(1)
"Eskize mwen"
(2)
7 Nuits blanches track listing
"Koule A Lanmou"
(6)
"Maldòn"
(7)
"Sove Lanmou"
(8)
Best of track listing
"Maldòn"
(1)
"D.J."
(2)

"Maldòn" is a 1989 song recorded by the Guadelupian group Zouk Machine. The song is the first single from the album of the same name, and was released in May 1990. In France, it achieved a huge success, topping the singles charts for about two months.

The song was written and produced by Guy Houllier and Yves Honoré.

In France, it debuted at the bottom of the French Singles Chart on 26 May 1990, but reached number one, four weeks after. It stayed seven weeks at this position, then dropped to number two. However, six weeks after, the single reached number one for another two weeks. Thereafter, "Maldòn" almost did not stop to fall and fell off the chart (top 50) after 27 weeks, on 1 December.[1]

It was the number-one single of the year in France.

According to Infodisc website, the song is the 224th-best-selling single of all time in France,[2] with 752,000 copies sold.

The song was notably covered in a live performance by French actress and singer Valérie Lemercier at the 2007 César Awards ceremony.[3] It was also covered by Jenifer Bartoli, Sandrine Kiberlain and Natasha St-Pier for Les Enfoirés' 2006 album Le Village des Enfoirés and included in a medley named "Medley Vie quotidienne".

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Maldòn" (remix) — 4:01
  2. "Lanmou soley" — 5:25
CD single
  1. "Maldòn" (remix) — 4:01
  2. "Lanmou soley" — 5:25
CD maxi
  1. "Maldòn" (D.J. remix) — 5:51
  2. "Lanmou soley" — 5:25
  3. "Maldòn" (remix) — 4:09
Digital download
  1. "Maldòn" (remix) — 4:01

Charts and sales[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
France[6] Gold 1990 500,000 752,000[7]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Bo le lavabo (WC Kiss)" by Lagaf'
French SNEP number-one single (first run)
June 23, 1990 - August 4, 1990 (7 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Soca Dance" by Charles D. Lewis
Preceded by
"Soca Dance" by Charles D. Lewis
French SNEP number-one single (second run)
September 22, 1990 - September 29, 1990 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"À toutes les filles..."
by Félix Gray and Didier Barbelivien
Preceded by
"Lambada" by Kaoma
French SNEP single of the year
1990
Succeeded by
"La Zoubida" by Lagaf'

Tropical Family version[edit]

"Maldon"
Maldon-tropical-family.jpg
Single by Tropical Family featuring Lynnsha, Fanny J and Louisy Joseph
from the album Tropical Family
Released June 2013
Recorded 2013
Genre Latin pop
Label Play Loud Productions
Lynnsha singles chronology
"Je veux que tu me mentes"
(2008)
"Maldon"
(2013)
"Je veux que tu me mentes"
(2008)
"Maldon"
(2013)
Fanny J singles chronology
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(2013) Maldon2013
Louisy Joseph singles chronology
"Chante"
(2012) Chante2012
"Maldon"
(2013) Maldon2013

The Tropical Family, a French collective musical project for cover songs of Tropical music hits included the song "Maldòn" as the first track. The single was interpreted by Lynnsha, Fanny J and Louisy Joseph.

The single entered the SNEP French Singles Chart at number 36 on 8 June 2013 and reached a peak at number 15 on 13 July 2013.

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[8] Ultratip 15
France (SNEP)[9] 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Maldòn (la musique dans la peau)", French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved December 26, 2007)
  2. ^ Best-selling singles of all time in France Infodisc.fr Archived 2015-07-02 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved December 26, 2007)
  3. ^ Commentary of Valérie Lemercier's rendition of Maldon
  4. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40, week 37, 1990 (Dutch)". Retrieved 26 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "Single top 100 over 1990" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Habib, Elia (2002). Muz hit. tubes (in French). Alinéa Bis. p. 187. ISBN 2-9518832-0-X. 
  7. ^ Certifications of Zouk Machine's singles Infodisc.fr Archived 2012-03-07 at WebCite (Retrieved December 26, 2007)
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Tropical Family – Maldon" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Tropical Family – Maldon" (in French). Les classement single.

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