"Maldòn" is a 1989 song recorded by the Guadelupian band Zouk Machine. Written and produced by Guy Houllier and Yves Honoré, the song is the first single from the album of the same name, and was released in May 1990. In France, it achieved a huge success, topping the singles charts for nine weeks.

"Maldòn"
Maldòn.jpg
Single by Zouk Machine
from the album Maldòn
B-side"Lanmou soley"
ReleasedMay 1990
Recorded1989
GenreZouk
Length4:01
LabelAriola, EAN
Songwriter(s)Guy Houllier, Yves Honoré
Producer(s)Guy Houllier, Yves Honoré
Zouk Machine singles chronology
"Maldòn"
(1990)
"Sa ke cho"
(1990)

Chart performanceEdit

In France, "Maldòn" debuted at number 40 on the chart edition of 26 May 1990 and reached number one four weeks later, replacing "Bo le lavabo" atop. It stayed for seven weeks at this position, then dropped to number two, being dislodged by Charles D. Lewis's summer hit "Soca Dance"; however, after six weeks at number two, it regained number one for other two weeks, then almost did not stop to fall and fell off the top 50 after 27 weeks of presence.[1] It was the number-one single of the year in France.

On the Eurochart Hot 100, "Maldòn" debuted at number 50 on 23 June 1990, peaked at number five in its fourth week,[2] and totalled 15 weeks in the top ten and 23 weeks on the chart. It ranked number 18 on the European year-end chart.[3] It was also much aired on radio, debuting at number 49 on the European Airplay Chart on 30 June and spending 14 weeks on the top 50 with a peak at number five in its sixth week,[4] and was number one on French both AM and PM airplay charts, for example on 28 July 1990.

Track listingsEdit

  • 7" single
  1. "Maldòn" (remix) — 4:01
  2. "Lanmou soley" — 5:25
  • CD single
  1. "Maldòn" (remix) — 4:01
  2. "Lanmou soley" — 5:25
  • CD maxi
  1. "Maldòn" (D.J. remix) — 5:51
  2. "Lanmou soley" — 5:25
  3. "Maldòn" (remix) — 4:09
  • Digital download
  1. "Maldòn" (remix) — 4:01

Charts and salesEdit

Certifications and salesEdit

Certifications for "Maldòn"
Region Certification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP)[12] Gold 400,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.

Tropical Family versionEdit

"Maldon"
 
Single by Tropical Family featuring Lynnsha, Fanny J and Louisy Joseph
from the album Tropical Family
ReleasedJune 2013
Recorded2013
GenreLatin pop
LabelPlay Loud Productions
Lynnsha singles chronology
"Je veux que tu me mentes"
(2008)
"Maldon"
(2013)
Fanny J singles chronology
"/" "Maldon"
(2013)
Louisy Joseph singles chronology
"Chante"
(2012)
"Maldon"
(2013)

The Tropical Family, a French collective musical project for cover songs of Tropical music hits included the song "Maldòn" as the first track. The single was interpreted by Lynnsha, Fanny J and Louisy Joseph.

The single entered the SNEP French Singles Chart at number 36 on 8 June 2013 and reached a peak at number 15 on 13 July 2013.

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[13] Ultratip 15
France (SNEP)[14] 15

Other cover versionsEdit

"Maldon'" was notably covered in a live performance by French actress and singer Valérie Lemercier at the 2007 César Awards ceremony.[15] It was also covered by Jenifer Bartoli, Sandrine Kiberlain and Natasha St-Pier for Les Enfoirés' 2006 album Le Village des Enfoirés and included in a medley named "Medley Vie quotidienne".

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Zouk Machine – Maldòn" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 7, no. 28. 14 July 1990. p. IV-V. OCLC 29800226. Retrieved 3 September 2021 – via World Radio History.
  3. ^ a b "Eurochart Hot 100 of 1990" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 7, no. 51. 22 December 1990. p. 60. OCLC 29800226. Retrieved 15 January 2020 – via American Radio History.
  4. ^ a b "European Airplay Top 50" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 7, no. 21. 4 August 1990. p. III. OCLC 29800226. Retrieved 3 September 2021 – via World Radio History.
  5. ^ "Zouk Machine – Maldòn" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Top 3 Singles in Europe" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 7, no. 35. 1 September 1990. p. VII. OCLC 29800226. Retrieved 3 September 2021 – via World Radio History.
  7. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 37, 1990" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Zouk Machine – Maldòn" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  9. ^ Habib, Elia (2002). Muz hit.tubes (in French). Alinéa Bis. p. 187. ISBN 2-9518832-0-X..
  10. ^ "Single top 100 over 1990" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 12 April 2010.
  11. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 1990". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  12. ^ "InfoDisc : Les Certifications Officielles d'un Artiste (Depuis 1973)". infodisc.fr (in French). Retrieved 2 September 2021.. Select "Zouk Machine" from the drop-down menu and click "OK".
  13. ^ "Tropical Family – Maldon" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  14. ^ "Tropical Family – Maldon" (in French). Les classement single.
  15. ^ Commentary of Valérie Lemercier's rendition of Maldon

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