Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique

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The Syndicat national de l'édition phonographique (SNEP) is the inter-professional organisation which protects the interests of the French record industry. SNEP was established in 1922, and has 48 member companies.

SNEP's responsibilities include collecting and distributing royalty payments for broadcast and performance, preventing copyright infringement of its members' works (including music piracy), and sales certification of silver, gold, platinum and diamond records and videos.

SNEP also compiles charts of France's top-selling music.

Significant milestones and achievements in the Singles chart from 1984 to 2008

Artists

Most number-one hits

Number Artist Songs
8 Mylène Farmer "Pourvu qu'elles soient douces", "Désenchantée", "XXL", "Slipping Away (Crier la vie)", "Dégénération", "Appelle mon numéro", "Si j'avais au moins...", "C'est dans l'air"
5 Céline Dion "Pour que tu m'aimes encore", "Je sais pas", "The Reason" / My Heart Will Go on", "Sous le vent", "Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)"
Johnny Hallyday "Tous ensemble", "Marie", "Mon Plus Beau Noël", "La Loi du silence", "Ça n'finira jamais"
Michael Youn 1 "Stach Stach", "Le Frunkp", "Fous ta cagoule", "Mauvaise foi nocturne", "Parle à ma main"
4 Elton John "Sacrifice", "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me", "Can You Feel the Love Tonight", "Something about the Way You Look Tonight" / "Candle in the Wind 1997"
Garou "Belle", "Seul", "Sous le vent", "La Rivière de notre enfance"
3 Crazy Frog "Axel F", "Popcorn", "We Are the Champions (Ding a Dang Dong)"
François Feldman "Les Valses de Vienne", "Petit Frank", "Joy"
Florent Pagny "N'importe quoi", "Savoir aimer", "Ma Liberté de penser"
Madonna "La Isla Bonita", "Don't Cry for Me Argentina", "Hung Up"
Michael Jackson "Black or White", "You Are Not Alone", "You Rock My World"
Shakira "Whenever, Wherever", "Hips Don't Lie", "Beautiful Liar"

1 All the singles recorded under one of his pseudonyms or as member of his bands are included

Most weeks at number-one

Number of weeks Artist Details by songs 1
37 Garou 18 ("Belle") + 3 ("Sous le vent") + 11 ("Seul") + 5 ("La Rivière de notre enfance")
Michael Youn2 10 ("Stach Stach") + 7 ("Le Frunkp") + 8 ("Fous ta cagoule") + 5 ("Mauvaise foi nocturne") + 7 ("Parle à ma main")
36 Céline Dion 12 ("Pour que tu m'aimes encore") + 7 ("Je sais pas") + 13 ("The Reason" / "My Heart Will Go on") + 3 ("Sous le vent") + 1 ("Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serai celle-là)")
26 Elton John 3 ("Sacrifice") + 7 ("Don't Let the Sun Go down on Me") + 10 ("Can You Feel the Love Tonight") + 6 ("Something About the Way You Look Tonight" / "Candle in the Wind 1997")
25 Crazy Frog 13 ("Axel F") + 7 ("Popcorn") + 5 ("We Are the Champions (Ding a Dang Dong)")
23 Florent Pagny 8 ("N'importe quoi") + 9 ("Savoir aimer") + 6 ("Ma Liberté de penser")
20 Jordy 15 ("Dur dur d'être bébé") + 5 ("Alison")
Lou Bega 20 ("Mambo n°5 (a Little Bit of...)")
Patrick Fiori 18 ("Belle") + 2 ("4 Mots sur un piano")
Mylène Farmer 9 ("Désenchantée") + 5 ("Pourvu qu'elles soient douces") + 1 ("XXL") + 1 ("Slipping Away (Crier la vie)") + 1 ("Dégénération") + 1 ("Appelle mon numéro") + 1 ("Si j'avais au moins...") + 1 ("C'est dans l'air")

1 Songs performed as duets and trios are included
2 Songs performed within Brastisla Boys and Fatal Bazooka bands and as Alphonse Brown included

Most Top 10 hits

Artist Number
Mylène Farmer 37
Johnny Hallyday 31
Madonna 20
Michael Jackson 18

Most Top 100 entries

Artist Number
Johnny Hallyday 73
Madonna 53
Mylène Farmer 43
Michael Jackson 36

Artists who replaced themselves at number-one

Artist Song 1 Song 2 Date
Star Academy 1 "La Musique (Angelica)" "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" February 9, 2002
Crazy Frog "Axel F" "Popcorn" November 24, 2005

Songs

Most weeks at number-one

Weeks Song Artist Year
20 "Mambo nº 5 (A Little Bit of...)" Lou Bega 1999
18 "Belle" Daniel Lavoie, Patrick Fiori and Garou 1998
17 "Les Rois du monde (Roméo et Juliette)" Grégori Baquet, Damien Sargue and Philippe D'Avilla 2000
16 "7 Seconds" Youssou N'Dour and Neneh Cherry 1994
15 "Dur dur d'être bébé!" Jordy 1992
"Living on My Own" Freddie Mercury 1993
"Ces Soirées-là" Yannick 2000
"Dragostea Din Tei" O-Zone 2004
"Un Monde Parfait" Ilona Mitrecey 2005
13 "Les Démons de minuit" Images 1986
"Viens boire un p'tit coup à la maison" Licence IV 1987
"Gangsta's Paradise" Coolio featuring L.V. 1995
"Freed from Desire" Gala 1997
"My Heart Will Go on" Céline Dion 1998
"Axel F" Crazy Frog 2005
12 "Lambada" Kaoma 1989
"Pour que tu m'aimes encore" Céline Dion 1995
"La Tribu de Dana" Manau 1998
"Tu m'oublieras" Larusso 1999
11 "Joe le taxi" Vanessa Paradis 1987
"La Bamba" Los Lobos 1987
"La Zoubida" Lagaf' 1991
"Children" Robert Miles 1996
"Seul" Garou 2001
"The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" Las Ketchup 2002
"Tired of Being Sorry (Laisse le destin l'emporter)" Enrique Iglesias and Nâdiya 2008
10 "Ouragan" Princess Stephanie of Monaco 1986
"Pour toi Arménie" Charles Aznavour and other artists 1989
"Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" Elton John 1994
"Alane" Wes 1997
"It Wasn't Me" Shaggy featuring Rikrok 2001
"Stach Stach" Bratisla Boys 2002
"Chihuahua" DJ BoBo 2003
"Si demain... (Turn Around)" Bonnie Tyler and Kareen Antonn 2004

Most weeks at number-two

Biggest jump to number one

Position Song Artist Date
70 "Relax, Take It Easy" Mika July 7, 2007
67 "Hung Up" Madonna November 12, 2005
64 "Baila morena" Zucchero February 25, 2006
60 "Zidane y va marquer" Cauet July 15, 2006
49 "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" Las Ketchup September 14, 2002
47 "Nolwenn Ohwo!" Nolwenn Leroy January 28, 2006
26 "Spaceman" Babylon Zoo March 9, 1996
21 "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" Madonna January 25, 1997
16 "Hung Up" Madonna December 31, 2005
15 "Je sais pas" Céline Dion October 14, 1995
14 "Foule sentimentale" Alain Souchon February 12, 1994

Biggest drop from number one

Position Song Artist Date
10 "Si demain... (Turn Around)" Bonnie Tyler and Kareen Antonn April 11, 2004
7 "Living on My Own" Freddie Mercury January 29, 1994
6 "Johnny, Johnny" Jeanne Mas May 4, 1985
5 "L'Aziza" Daniel Balavoine March 29, 1986
"Maldòn (la musique dans la peau)" Zouk Machine October 6, 1990
"XXL" Mylène Farmer September 30, 1995
"One More Time" Daft Punk November 25, 2000
"Hey Oh" Tragédie December 14, 2003
"We Are the Champions (Ding a Dang Dong)" Crazy Frog July 15, 2006
"Kamaté" Ora Maté October 20, 2007
"Si j'avais au moins..." Mylène Farmer February 28, 2009
"C'est dans l'air" Mylène Farmer May 16, 2009

Most total weeks on the Top 100

Most weeks in the top 10

Number of weeks Song Artist Year
31 "Belle" Patrick Fiori, Garou and Daniel Lavoie 1998
"Moi... Lolita" Alizée 2000
30 "Pour que tu m'aimes encore" Céline Dion 1995
"L'Envie d'aimer" Daniel Lévi 2000
28 "Un Monde parfait" Ilona 2005
"Tired of Being Sorry (Laisse le destin l'emporter)" Enrique Iglesias and Nâdiya 2008

See also

References

External links