Paris Latino

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"Paris Latino"
Single by Bandolero
B-side "El bandido caballero"
Remix
Released 1983
Format 7" single, 12" maxi
Genre Pop
Length 3:55
Label Virgin Music
Writer(s) Carlos Perez
José Perez
Producer(s) Alexis, DEP, Perez

"Paris Latino" is a 1983 song recorded by Bandolero, achieving success in Europe. In 2002, the song was successfully covered by Star Academy 2.

Original version[edit]

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Paris Latino" — 3:55
  2. "El bandido caballero" — 3:50
12" maxi
  1. "Paris Latino" (U.S. version) — 6:32
  2. "Paris Latino" (instrumental) — 5:23
  3. "Paris Latino" (original version) — 5:07
  4. "Paris Latino" (English version - mix radio) — 6:10
12" maxi
  1. "Paris Latino" (extended version) — 5:10
  2. ""Tango Tango" — 5:20
  3. "El bandido caballero" — 4:15

Charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position[1]
Dutch Singles Chart 9
Swiss Singles Chart 2
Belgian Singles Chart 19

Star Academy 2 version[edit]

"Paris Latino"
Single by Star Academy 2
from the album Fait sa boum
B-side "Video Killed the Radio Star"
Released December 2002
Format CD single
Genre Pop
Length 3:31
Label Mercury, Universal Music
Writer(s) Carlos Perez
José Perez
Producer(s) Christian Lachenal
Star Academy 2 singles chronology
"Musique"
(2002)
"Paris-Latino"
(2002)

In late 2002, the song was covered by Star Academy 2, on the album Fait sa boum which is composed of cover versions of 1980s hit. The song, performed during Star Academy's concert tour, is also available on the album Live.[2] It achieved success, topping the singles charts in France and Belgium (Wallonia). As of August 2014, the song was the eleventh best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 651,000 units sold.[3]

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Paris-Latino" — 3:31
  2. "Video Killed the Radio Star" — 3:23

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
Belgium[4] Platinum 15 March 2003 40,000

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002-2003) Peak
position
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[1] 1
French SNEP Singles Chart[1] 1
Swiss Singles Chart[1] 7
End of year chart (2002) Position
French Singles Chart[5] 18
End of year chart (2003) Position
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[6] 24
French Singles Chart[7] 13
Swiss Singles Chart[8] 55
Preceded by
"Marie" by Johnny Hallyday
French SNEP number-one single
28 December 2002 - 25 January 2003 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Le Frunkp" by Alphonse Brown
Preceded by
"The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" by Las Ketchup
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one single
4 January 2003 - 18 January 2003 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Lose Yourself" by Eminem

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Paris Latino", in Swiss Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved September 26, 2008) Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Lescharts" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ Live, track listing and charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved September 26, 2008)
  3. ^ "Top 100 des singles les plus vendus du millénaire en France, le top 10 final!". Chartsinfrance, PureCharts. 6 September 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  4. ^ Belgian certifications Ultratop.be (Retrieved September 26, 2008)
  5. ^ 2002 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com Archived April 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved September 26, 2008)
  6. ^ 2003 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be Archived April 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved September 26, 2008)
  7. ^ 2003 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance Archived April 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved September 26, 2008)
  8. ^ 2003 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch Archived February 4, 2004, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved September 26, 2008)