Pour toi Arménie
|"Pour toi Arménie"|
|Single by Various French artists|
|Songwriter(s)||Charles Aznavour (lyrics)|
Georges Garvarentz (music)
"Pour toi Arménie" (English Translation: "For You, Armenia") is a 1989 song written and composed by Charles Aznavour, and recorded by a group of French singers (and also a few actors and TV presenters) who were popular at the time. This charity single was intended to raise funds to help the Armenians who experienced the 1988 Spitak earthquake. It sold more than 1 million copies under the Trema-EMI label.
Background and writing
This song was entirely written and composed by Charles Aznavour and Georges Garvarentz which made a great tribute to the country of his ancestral origins and his relationship that he always have kept in his heart. After the earthquake in Armenia, he asked his singers, actors and TV presenters friends to sing with him "Pour toi Arménie", song devoted to help victims of this tragedy.
The artists that composed this group were :
All the names feature on the single's cover.
- 7" single
- "Pour toi Arménie" — 4:05
- "Ils sont tombés" — 4:06
Since it was launched, the single was a great success. It went straight to #1 on February 11, 1989 on the French SNEP Singles Chart (Top 50) and remained there for ten weeks. Then it kept on dropping and left the chart after 18 weeks of attendance. The same year, the single was certified Platinum disc by the French certifier, the SNEP.
It was also the first appearance of Charles Aznavour on the Top 50.
|Eurochart Hot 100||23|
|French SNEP Singles Chart||1|
- "Pour Toi Armenie". Retrieved 2008-02-24.
- Elia Habib, Muz hit. tubes, p. 151-152 (ISBN 2-9518832-0-X)
- "Pour toi Arménie", French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 19, 2008)
- Alex P. King, Hit-parade, 20 ans de tubes, 2005, Pascal Ed., p. 9 (ISBN 978-2350190099) Vingt ans de tubes[permanent dead link] (Retrieved April 23, 2008)