Tu es foutu

"Tu es foutu" (English: "You're screwed/fucked") is a song by Italian dancer and singer-songwriter In-Grid. It was released in December 2001 as the lead single from her debut album, Rendez-vous (2003). An English version of the song titled "You Promised Me" was also released in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and other countries. To date, "Tu es foutu"/"You Promised Me" remains In-Grid's most successful song worldwide, topping the charts of Greece, Hungary, and Sweden and reaching the top 10 in nine other European countries and Australia.

"Tu es foutu" / "You Promised Me"
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Single by In-Grid
from the album Rendez-vous
Released19 December 2001 (2001-12-19)
Length3:38
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Ingrid Alberini
  • Marco Soncini
Producer(s)Alfredo Larry Pignagnoli
In-Grid singles chronology
"I Was a Ye-Ye Girl"
(2001)
"Tu es foutu" / "You Promised Me"
(2001)
"In-tango"
(2003)
Music video
"Tu es foutu" on YouTube

Lyrical contentEdit

"Tu es foutu" describes the end of a relationship. In-Grid tells her lover that she is fed up with his empty promises and says angrily that he is "screwed"/"fucked" (the literal meaning of "tu es foutu" in French). The lyrics were written by In-Grid and Marco Soncini, who co-produced the song with Alfredo Larry Pignagnoli. The English version was also co-written by Daniela Galli (also known as Dhany) and Paul Sears.

Chart performanceEdit

"Tu es foutu" first charted in Greece in March 2002,[1] reaching number one in June.[2] Throughout the rest of 2002, the song began to appear on more European charts, starting with Switzerland (May),[3] France (June),[4] Italy (July),[5] and the Netherlands (July), becoming a top-three hit in the last nation.[6] In September, the song debuted on Belgium's Flemish Singles Chart, where it rose to the number-two position for four consecutive weeks,[7] and on the Romanian Top 100,[8] where it soon reached number three.[9] The following month, it began its German chart run at number 93, taking 24 weeks to reach its highest position, number nine.[10] In October, the single began to garner radio airplay in Hungary,[11] eventually topping the country's radio chart in February 2003.[12]

In late 2002, "Tu es foutu" charted in the Nordic countries. The song appeared at number 43 on the Swedish Singles Chart on 28 November 2002, then rose up the listing until peaking at number one for two weeks in January 2003.[13] On the final chart week of 2002, it appeared on Norway's VG-lista chart and rose to number three after four more weeks.[14] The song then gained success in Denmark and Finland, reaching number two in the former country and number seven in the latter.[15][16] In March 2003, it achieved its peak of number 23 on the Eurochart Hot 100.[17] The same month, "You Promised Me" debuted at number 11 in Australia, later peaking at number seven.[18] In New Zealand, "You Promised Me" debuted at number 32 on 8 June and peaked at number 17 the following week.[19] In the United States, the song entered the top 10 on three Billboard dance listings, finding its highest position of number two on the Hot Dance Singles Sales chart.[20]

Track listingsEdit

Charts and certificationsEdit

Release historyEdit

Region Version Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref(s).
Various "Tu es foutu" 19 December 2001 (2001-12-19)
  • 12-inch vinyl
  • CD
Various [50][51]
Australia "You Promised Me" 10 March 2003 (2003-03-10) CD Transistor [52]
United Kingdom Both 18 August 2003 (2003-08-18)
  • 12-inch vinyl
  • CD
All Around the World [53]
United States "You Promised Me" 17 February 2004 (2004-02-17) Contemporary hit radio Capitol [54]

ReferencesEdit

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  23. ^ Tu es foutu (UK CD single liner notes). In-Grid. All Around the World Productions. 2003. CD GLOBE 293.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
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