L'amour toujours

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"L'amour toujours"
Gigi Amour single.jpg
Single by Gigi D'Agostino
from the album L'Amour Toujours
ReleasedJuly 2000
Format
Recorded1999
GenreItalo dance
Length6:56 (album version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Luigino D'Agostino
  • Carlos Montagner
  • Paolo Sandrini
  • Diego Leoni
Producer(s)Gigi D'Agostino
Gigi D'Agostino singles chronology
"La Passion"
(2000)
"L'amour toujours"
(2000)
"Super (1, 2, 3)"
(2000)
Audio sample
"I'll Fly with You"
("L'amour toujours")

"L'amour toujours" (also named "I'll Fly with You") is a song co-written and recorded by the Italian DJ Gigi D'Agostino. The song was released to American clubs and dance radio in July 2000. In Europe, the song was released in October 2000. The song is from D'Agostino's 1999 album of the same name. In 2001, the song became extremely popular in the American dance club scene. It became an international success and a huge hit throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia. In the United States, it peaked at number 78 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 15 September 2001.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The title "L'amour toujours" means "love always" in French. However, the song is recorded entirely in English and the title does not appear in the lyrics.

Track listing[edit]

Europe CD maxi (2001)

  1. "L'amour toujours" (L'amour vision) – 6:53
  2. "Un giorno credi" (featuring Edoardo Bennato) – 8:04
  3. "L'amour toujours" (gigidagostino.com) – 7:57

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song contains footage taken from live performances of D'Agostino performing throughout Europe at rave parties. The version used in the music video is called "Small Mix" and is the last four minutes of the "(L'amour vision)" version. [2]

In popular culture[edit]

  • Finnish Big Brother contestant Tero Savikuja mentioned "L'amour toujours" as his favourite song when he attended the TV show, and it was played several times in the Big Brother house during that season. There is also a locally popular Finnish version of the song on YouTube called "Seppo on bi", which translates as "Seppo is a bisexual", mentioning to a popular Finnish drama series Salatut elämät and its protagonist Seppo Taalasmaa.[3] The name probably derives from its rhythmical uniformity with the song's distinctive synthesizer riff.
  • D'Agostino is credited in "Fly With U", a song by Far East Movement from their album Dirty Bass, which contains some elements of "L'amour toujours".
  • The instrumental of this song is heavily sampled on "Dream on the Dancefloor" by Basshunter, featured in his album Calling Time.
  • In September 2015, Tiësto released a new edit of "L'amour toujours" performed by Dzeko & Torres, featuring vocals by Delaney Jane.[4]
  • Brazilian singer Clarice Falcão released an alternative rock cover of this song in her 2016 album Problema Meu.
  • In 2018 the hookline of the song was used for a remix of "In My Mind" by Lithuanian DJ Dynoro, which became a no.1 hit in Germany.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2000–02) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 3
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[7] 27
Brazilian Singles Chart (ABPD)[8] 4
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan) 11
Denmark (Tracklisten)[9] 1
Germany (Media Control Charts)[10][11] 3
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[12] 7
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 18
Italy (FIMI)[14] 6
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[15] 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[16] 1
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[17] 1
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[18] 7
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 25
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 78
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[20] 32
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[21] 29
Chart (2015–16) Peak
position
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100)[22]
Tiësto Edit
29
Poland (Polish Airplay New)[23]
Tiësto Edit
2
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)[24] 4

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[25] Gold 20,000*
Germany (BVMI)[26] Gold 250,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[27] Platinum 60,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gigi D'Agostino Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  2. ^ "Gigi D'Agostino - L'Amour Toujours ( Official Video )". Gigi D'Agostino Classic. 20 March 2010 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ Seppo on bi YouTube.
  4. ^ Tiësto Releases Official Preview To New Edit Of L'Amour Toujours EDM.com
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Gigi D'Agostino – L'amour toujours" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Gigi D'Agostino – L'amour toujours" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Gigi D'Agostino – L'amour toujours" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. 6 October 2001. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Gigi D'Agostino – L'amour toujours". Tracklisten.
  10. ^ "Gigi D'Agostino singles, German Singles Chart". Musicline.de (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  11. ^ "Gigi D'Agostino – L'amour toujours". Officialcharts.de (in German). Official German Charts. GfK Entertainment. 5 November 2001.
  12. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
  13. ^ Search for Irish peaks
  14. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Gigi D'Agostino – L'amour toujours". Top Digital Download.
  15. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 50, 2001" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Gigi D'Agostino – L'amour toujours" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  17. ^ Romanian 2001 end-of-year charts
  18. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Gigi D'Agostino – L'amour toujours" Canciones Top 50.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Gigi D'Agostino – L'amour toujours". Swiss Singles Chart.
  20. ^ "Gigi D'Agostino Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.
  21. ^ "Gigi D'Agostino Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard.
  22. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  23. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay New. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  24. ^ "Dzeko & Torres Chart History (Dance Mix/Show Airplay)". Billboard.
  25. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Gigi D'Agostino – L'Amour Toujours" (in German). IFPI Austria.
  26. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Gigi D'Agostino; 'L'Amour Toujours')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  27. ^ "Dutch single certifications – Gigi D'Agostino – L'Amour Toujours" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 26 March 2019. Enter L'Amour Toujours in the "Artiest of titel" box.