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"Je te donne" is a bilingual pop song, recorded in English and French. It was performed by Jean-Jacques Goldman and Michael Jones and was released as a single in late 1985. It reached number-one for eight weeks on the French Singles Chart, becoming one of the best-selling singles of the 1980s in France. The song has been covered by Worlds Apart in 1996 and Ivyrise in 2013, and achieved success in many countries where it was charted.

"Je te donne"
Je te donne.jpg
Single by Jean-Jacques Goldman and Michael Jones
from the album Non homologué
Format7" single
Progressive rock
Songwriter(s)Jean-Jacques Goldman
Michael Jones
Producer(s)Jean-Jacques Goldman
Michael Jones
Jean-Jacques Goldman singles chronology
"Je marche seul"
"Je te donne"
"Les Restos du cœur"


Jean-Jacques Goldman and Michael Jones versionEdit

Track listingsEdit

7" single
  1. "Je te donne" — 4:25
  2. "Confidentiel" by Jean-Jacques Goldman — 2:36


Chart (1985-1986) Peak
Eurochart Hot 100 20
French SNEP Singles Chart[1] 1

Worlds Apart versionEdit

In 1996, the multi-national boy band World Apart released a successful cover reaching number 3 in France. It was also a charting hit in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland and Sweden.

"Je te donne"
Single by Worlds Apart
from the album Everybody
B-side"Let the Sun Shine Down on You"
FormatCD single
CD maxi
LabelPower Brothers
Songwriter(s)Jean-Jacques Goldman
Michael Jones
Producer(s)Tee Green
Andy Reynolds
Worlds Apart singles chronology
"Je te donne"
"Just Say I Said Hello"

Track listingsEdit

CD single
  1. "Je te donne" (radio version) — 3:43
  2. "Let the Sun Shine Down on You" — 3:47
CD maxi
  1. "Je te donne" (radio version) — 3:43
  2. "Let the Sun Shine Down on You" — 3:47
  3. "Je te donne" (solid noise Montreal mix) — 8:05
  4. "Je te donne" (organic technology Belgium mix) — 5:00


Chart (1996) Peak
Austrian Singles Chart[2] 16
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[2] 35
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[2] 3
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[3] 15
French SNEP Singles Chart[2] 3
German Singles Chart[4] 22
Swedish Singles Chart[2] 16
Swiss Singles Chart[2] 16

End of year chartsEdit

End of year chart (1996) Position
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[3] 62

Leslie and Ivyrise versionEdit

"Je te donne"
Single by Leslie & Ivyrise
from the album Génération Goldman
FormatCD single, Download
LabelMy Major Company / M6 Music label
Songwriter(s)Jean-Jacques Goldman
Michael Jones
Producer(s)Trak Invaders

French Leslie and British Ivyrise collaborated on a new joint version on the 2012 tribute album Génération Goldman album. The track was produced by Trak Invaders and was released on My Major Company label.

Ben Falinski, the vocalist from Ivyrise who performed mainly on the track says in the promotional video teaser that the song was his most favourite from Jean-Jacques Goldman and was so happy to have the chance to do it.[1]


Chart (2012) Peak
French SNEP Singles Chart[5] 38


  1. ^ "Je te donne", by JJ Goldman and Michael Jones, in various Singles Chart (Retrieved April 12, 2008)
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Je te donne", by World Apart, in various singles charts (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  3. ^ a b "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 11 January 1997. Retrieved 22 September 2018 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ German Singles Chart Archived 2009-01-08 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  5. ^ Hung, Steffen. " - Les charts français". Retrieved 22 September 2018.