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. Ola Onabule is the vocalist of this song. He performs all the vocals on the track and on all versions of the song. 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] The album version has a different mix, which was used as the single version in the United States except with vocal samples from "Bla Bla Bla" added.

"L'amour toujours"
Gigi Amour single.jpg
Single by Gigi D'Agostino
from the album L'Amour Toujours
ReleasedJuly 2000
Recorded1999
GenreItalo dance
Length
  • 6:56
  • 4:02 ("Small Mix")
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Luigino D'Agostino
  • Carlo 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")

EtymologyEdit

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 listingEdit

Europe CD maxi (2001)

  1. "L'Amour Toujours" (L'Amour version) – 6:56
  2. "Un Giorno Credi" (gigidagostino.com) – 8:07
  3. "L'Amour Toujours" (gigidagostino.com) – 7:58
  4. "Musikakeparla" – 6:55

Music videoEdit

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 album version.[2]

In popular cultureEdit

  • 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", alluding 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.
  • YouTuber PewDiePie used the song in an intro for his popular Meme Review series.
  • 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, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia and Sweden.
  • The song is featured throughout the ending credits of the 2019 crime thriller film Uncut Gems.
  • The ending of the song is played after every goal that Wolverhampton Wanderers score at Molineux Stadium since 2020.
  • AC Milan supporters use the song as a chant for football player Tiémoué Bakayoko[5]
  • Everton FC fans use the song a chant for defender Lucas Digne[6]

Chart performanceEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[35] Gold 25,000*
Germany (BVMI)[36] Gold 250,000^
Italy (FIMI)[37] 2× Platinum 100,000 
Netherlands (NVPI)[38] Platinum 60,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[39] Silver 200,000 

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "Coro Bakayoko - Milan". YouTube.
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwgrzdfP1gc
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  10. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. 6 October 2001. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
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  24. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay New. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  25. ^ "Dzeko & Torres Chart History (Dance Mix/Show Airplay)". Billboard.
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  36. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Gigi D'Agostino; 'L'Amour Toujours')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  37. ^ "Italian single certifications – Gigi D'Agostino – L'Amour Toujours" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 18 November 2019. Select "2019" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "L'Amour Toujours" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli" under "Sezione".
  38. ^ "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.
  39. ^ "British single certifications – Gigi D'Agostino – L'Amour Toujours". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 9 April 2021.