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"Mea Culpa (Part II)" is a song by German musical project Enigma. It was released in April 1991 as the second of four singles from their debut album MCMXC a.D.. Like their previous single "Sadeness (Part I)", "Mea Culpa (Part II)" is sung in French and Latin, though Mea Culpa (Part II) also has a line in English, "The time has come". It was the project's second top ten hit in their native Germany, reaching number 7, but it failed to match the success of "Sadeness (Part I)" elsewhere. Nevertheless, the song reached the top ten in Italy, France, Belgium, and Switzerland as well as number 7 on the American dance chart.

"Mea Culpa (Part II)"
Mea Culpa (Part II)(Enigma song) coverart.jpg
Single by Enigma
from the album MCMXC a.D.
Released April 17, 1991
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7" single, 12" maxi, cassette
Recorded 1990
Genre New age
Length 4:30
Label Virgin / EMI
Songwriter(s) Michael Cretu, Fabrice Jean Roger Cuitad
Producer(s) Michael Cretu
Enigma singles chronology
"Sadeness (Part I)"
(1990)
"Mea Culpa (Part II)"
(1991)
"Principles of Lust"
(1991)
"Sadeness (Part I)"
(1990)
"Mea Culpa (Part II)"
(1991)
"Principles of Lust"
(1991)
A Gregorian Kyrie from the mass XI (Orbis Factor) used in Mea Culpa.

Contents

Track listingsEdit

CD single

  1. "Mea Culpa Part II" (orthodox version) – 3:58
  2. "Mea Culpa Part II" (catholic version) – 3:54

CD maxi

  1. "Mea Culpa Part II" (fading shades mix) – 6:15
  2. "Mea Culpa Part II" (orthodox mix) – 3:58
  3. "Mea Culpa Part II" (catholic version) – 3:54

7" single

  1. "Mea Culpa Part II" (orthodox version) – 3:58
  2. "Mea Culpa Part II" (catholic version) – 3:54

12" maxi

  1. "Mea Culpa Part II" (fading shades mix) – 6:15
  2. "Mea Culpa Part II" (orthodox mix) – 3:58
  3. "Mea Culpa Part II" (catholic version) – 3:54
  4. "Mea Culpa Part II" (LP version) – 5:05
  5. "Communion: O sacrum convivium" – 4:42

ChartsEdit

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 55
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 21
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 9
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[4] 59
France (SNEP)[5] 4
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 7
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 20
Italy (FIMI)[8] 7
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[9] 16
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 34
Spain (AFYVE)[11] 7
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 20
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 10
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 55
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play[15] 7
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[15] 19

CertificationsEdit

Country Certification Date Sales certified
France[16] Silver 1991 125,000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Enigma – Mea Culpa Part II" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Enigma – Mea Culpa Part II" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ Canada peak
  5. ^ "Lescharts.com – Enigma – Mea Culpa Part II" (in French). Les classement single.
  6. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Enigma – Mea Culpa Part II". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  7. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: E". Hit Parade Italia. Archived from the original on October 14, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Enigma search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  10. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Enigma – Mea Culpa Part II". Top 40 Singles.
  11. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Enigma – Mea Culpa Part II". Singles Top 100.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Enigma – Mea Culpa Part II". Swiss Singles Chart.
  14. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved March 28, 2008)
  15. ^ a b Billboard Billboard.com (Retrieved March 28, 2008)
  16. ^ French certifications Chartsinfrance.net (Retrieved August 28, 2008)