Pigloo

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Pigloo is a baby penguin and the main character of a Franco-German bubblegum dance musical project. The project's first and most successful single came in 2006: "Papa Pingouin," a cover of a song performed in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1980. Pigloo is most popular in France.

Also, a "Pigloo" is a term coined by Lauren Sims and Tim Lukanowski as a combination of the words "pillow" and "igloo". A Pigloo is a pillow fort built on a bed for maximum comfort.

Biography[edit]

An animated music video for "Papa Pingouin" was produced, featuring a penguin dad and his son. This song was very successful in France, where it topped the singles chart for three weeks and eventually remained on the chart for 27 weeks. In February 2007, the German version of "Papa Pinguoin" climbed to 6th place in the German hit parade, partly due to the huge success of the video clip broadcast on RTL. The French version was sung by Heidi, while the German version was sung by Sara and Kerstin.

In June 2006, Pigloo released a second single, "Le ragga des pingouins", then "Ça plane pour moi (Le twist)" in September 2006, "Moi, j'aime skier!" (based on the melody of "Y.M.C.A.") in December 2006, and "Bizoo d'eskimo" in July 2007. All these singles were top 20 hits in France. His first album, La Banquise, was released in July 2006.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart Certification (FR)
FR BEL (WA) SWI GER POR AUS
2006 La Banquise [1] [2] 14 36 66 6 20
2007 Le Noël de Pigloo [3] 148
2008 Beijos de Esquimó [4] 26

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Certification (FR)
FR BEL (WA) SWI GER POR AUS
2006 "Papa Pingouin" [5] [6] [7] 1 6 24 6 4 Platinum
"Le Ragga des pingouins" [8] 4 10 71 4
"Ça plane pour moi" [9] 18
"Moi, j'aime skier !" [10] 10 13
2007 "Papa Pingouin" / "Ça plane pour moi" [11] 43
"Pinguin-rap" [12] 36 34 18
"Bizoo d'Eskimo" [13] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ La Banquise, in various albums charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved November 17, 2008)
  2. ^ Heißzeit, in various albums charts Hitparade.ch (Retrieved November 17, 2008)
  3. ^ Le Noël de Pigloo, French Albums Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved November 17, 2008)
  4. ^ Beijos de Esquimó, Portuguese Albums Chart Portuguesecharts.com (Retrieved November 17, 2008)
  5. ^ "Papa Pingouin", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved November 17, 2008)
  6. ^ "Papa Pinguoin", in various singles charts Acharts.us (Retrieved November 17, 2008)
  7. ^ 2006 certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved November 17, 2007)
  8. ^ "Le Ragga des pingouins", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved November 17, 2008)
  9. ^ "Ça plane pour moi (Le twist)", French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved November 17, 2008)
  10. ^ "Moi, j'aime skier!", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved November 17, 2008)
  11. ^ "Papa Pingouin" / "Ça plane pour moi", Portuguese Singles Chart Acharts.us (Retrieved November 17, 2008)
  12. ^ "Pinguin-rap", in various singles charts Acharts.us (Retrieved November 17, 2008)
  13. ^ "Bizoo d'eskimo", French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved November 17, 2008)