Monday, Tuesday... Laissez-moi danser

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"Monday, Tuesday... Laissez-moi danser"
Single by Dalida
from the album Dédié à toi
B-side "Comme toi"
Released 1979
Format 7" single
Genre Pop
Length 3:35
Label Orlando
Writer(s) Pierre Delanoë
Toto Cutugno
Cristiano Minellono

"Monday, Tuesday... Laissez-moi danser" is a 1979-released disco single by French recording-artist Dalida.

Dalida version[edit]

Song information[edit]

It topped the French chart in 1979, and had considerable success throughout Europe. The song was written, and originally recorded in, Italian, by Toto Cutugno in 1978, under the title "Voglio l'Anima". Dalida recorded the song in three languages; French, Spanish; "Dejame Bailar", and English; "Let Me Dance Tonight". The English-language version was released on 7" single, backed with an English version of "Il Venait d'Avoir 18 Ans".

A video was not made to accompany the original release; however, Dalida did make several TV appearances performing the song. A 2001 remix by French disco-artist Cerrone, which samples his 1981 track "Took Me So Long", is accompanied by a video, using archive footage and computer-generated effects.

The French version of the song was released on the 1979 album "Dédié À Toi (Monday Tuesday)". It also features on the recent compilation "Dalida 70: Les Années Disco".

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Monday Tuesday... Laissez-moi danser" — 3:35
  2. "Comme toi" — 3:40

Star Academy version[edit]

"Laissez-moi danser"
Single by Star Academy 4
from the album Fait son cinéma
B-side Remix + Instrumental
Released September 2004
Format CD single
Genre Pop
Length 3:37
Label Universal Records, Mercury
Writer(s) Toto Cutugno
Cristiano Minellono
Producer(s) Antoine Angelelli
Star Academy 4 singles chronology
"Laissez-moi dansez"
"En chantant"

In 2004, the song was covered by Star Academy 4 in France, under the shorter name "Laissez-moi danser". This version was released as single in September 2004 and was successful, reached number one for six weeks on the French and Belgian Singles Charts. As of August 2014, the song was the 27th best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 505,000 units sold.[1]

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Laissez-moi danser" — 3:37
  2. "Laissez-moi danser" (remix) — 3:53
  3. "Laissez-moi danser" (instrumental) — 3:37


Country Certification Date Sales certified
Belgium[2] Gold November 6, 2004 20,000


Chart (2004) Peak
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[3] 1
French Singles Chart[4] 1
Swiss Singles Chart[5] 7
End of year chart (2004) Position
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[6] 10
French Singles Chart[7] 5
Swiss Singles Chart[8] 83
Preceded by
"Obsesión" by Aventura
French SNEP number-one single
26 September 2004 – 31 October 2004 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Gentleman" by Tragédie
Preceded by
"Femme Like U (Donne-moi ton corps)" by K'Maro
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one single
16 October 2004 – 20 November 2004 (6 weeks)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Top 100 des singles les plus vendus du millénaire en France, épisode 8 (30-21)". Chartsinfrance, PureCharts. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  2. ^ Belgian (Wallonia) certifications (Retrieved 18 June 2008)
  3. ^ "Laissez-moi danser", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart (Retrieved 18 June 2008)
  4. ^ "Laissez-moi danser", French Singles Chart (Retrieved 18 June 2008)
  5. ^ "Laissez-moi danser", Swiss Singles Chart (Retrieved 18 June 2008)
  6. ^ 2004 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart (Retrieved 18 June 2008)
  7. ^ 2004 French Singles Chart (Retrieved 18 June 2008)
  8. ^ 2004 Swiss Singles Chart (Retrieved 18 June 2008)
  • L’argus Dalida: Discographie mondiale et cotations, by Daniel Lesueur, Éditions Alternatives, 2004. ISBN 2-86227-428-3 and ISBN 978-2-86227-428-7. (French)
  • Dalida Official Website (English) (French)

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