Viens boire un p'tit coup à la maison

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"Viens boire un p'tit coup à la maison"
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Single by Licence IV
B-side Instrumental
Released March, 1987
Format 7" single
Recorded France, 1986
Genre Pop
Length 3:27
Label Charles Talar
Writer(s) Olivier Guillot
Jean-Jacques Lafon
Francis Vacher
Producer(s) Alain Mouyseet
Licence IV singles chronology
- "Viens boire un p'tit coup à la maison"

"Viens boire un p'tit coup à la maison" (approx. Come home to have a drink) is a 1987 song recorded by the French band Licence IV. Released as a single in March 1987, the song achieved a huge success in France, becoming the best-selling single of the 1980s in France.

Music and lyrics[edit]

This drinking song was composed by Jean-Jacques Lafon under the pseudonym of J.Falon. This French singer has had a smash hit in 1986 with "Le Géant de papier". Very popular, the song deals with the tasting of the wine and the sausage, in company with some friends, in a festive atmosphere.

Licence IV was a male duet composed of Olivier Guillot and Francis Vacher, who were respectively the secretary and the artistic director of Patrick Sébastien. Gillou - Pierre Perret's accordionist -, who is mentioned in the lyrics, also participated in the composition of the song.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

The single was charted for 32 weeks on the French Singles Chart, from March 7 to October 10, 1987. It debuted at #27, reached the top top two weeks later and became #1 in its sixth week. It stayed there for 13 consecutive weeks, which was at the time the record of the most weeks at the top for a single (this record was also carried out the previous year by the band Images with their hit "Les Démons de minuit"). The single totaled 23 weeks in the top ten[2] and was certified Platinum disc by the SNEP.[3] According to Infodisc website, this song is the 38th best-selling single of all time in France with 1,220,000 sales.[4]

The band did not release another song, nor any album.

Cover versions[edit]

The song was covered by Les Enfoirés on their album 2011: Dans l'œil des Enfoirés, and included in the medley "Troisième Sexe". The song was performed by Lorie, Alizée, Claire Keim, Nolwenn Leroy, Amel Bent, Mimie Mathy, Jenifer Bartoli, Tina Arena, Patricia Kaas, Pascal Obispo, Jean-Louis Aubert, Grégoire, Kad Merad, Patrick Bruel, MC Solaar, Christophe Maé, Jean-Jacques Goldman and Sébastien Loeb.[5]

Track listing[edit]

7" single
  1. "Viens boire un p'tit coup à la maison" — 3:27
  2. "Viens boire un p'tit coup à la maison" (instrumental) — 4:12


Country Certification Date Sales certified
France[3] Platinum 1987 1,000,000+


Preceded by
"On se retrouvera" by Francis Lalanne
French SNEP number-one single
April 11, 1987 - July 4, 1987 (13 weeks)
Succeeded by
"La Isla Bonita" by Madonna
Preceded by
"Les Démons de minuit" by Images
French SNEP single of the year
Succeeded by
"Nuit de folie" by Début de Soirée


  1. ^ Elia Habib, Muz hit. tubes, p. 100 (ISBN 2-9518832-0-X)
  2. ^ a b "Viens boire un p'tit coup à la maison", in French Singles Chart (Retrieved May 6, 2008)
  3. ^ a b French certifications (Retrieved May 6, 2008)
  4. ^ Best-selling singles of all time in France (Retrieved May 6, 2008)
  5. ^ "2011: Dans l'œil des Enfoirés, track listing and charts" (in French). lescharts. Retrieved 15 March 2011.