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Alors on danse “Stromae” (2009)

Alors on danse “Stromae” (2009) Description

Alors on danse” (“So We Dance”) is a song by Belgian musician Stromae. It was released in September 2009 in Belgium and in February 2010 in the rest of Europe. The song reached number one in Belgium, Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland and Turkey, and also reached number one on the European Hot 100 Singles. The song also became a success in North America, as on 1 April 2010, “Alors on danse” was released in Canada, receiving airplay in Québec from NRJ Radio stations throughout the province, as well as CKOI-FM.

Four months after the European release, almost one million copies worldwide were sold. The song spent 57 weeks on the German Singles Chart, making it the 40th song to spend one year or longer on that chart and the song with the 31st longest run. According to Francophonie Diffusion, “Alors on danse” was the most-played Francophone single worldwide of 2010. As of July 2014, it was the 83rd best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 334,000 units sold.

Critical reviews

Music video

Directed by Paul Van Haver & Jérome Guiot. At the beginning of the video, a man (played by Stromae) is sitting in his office. After a hard day’s work, he apparently wants to visit his child, but as he arrives at his wife’s house he is told to leave. He proceeds to walk down the street, and as he does this a homeless man steals his coat. He then enters a pub. At first he does not appear to enjoy himself, but as he becomes more inebriated he begins to sing on a small stage. After his performance he passes out, and is brought back by an unknown man, possibly his boss, from the pub to his office desk.

Covers and remixes

Pitbull covered this song under the name of “Guantanamera”. Also, American singer Lumidee released a cover version of the song along with rapper Chase Manhattan in March 2010. Kanye West and Gilbere Forte released a remix together in August 2010. In May, 2010, Dj Petro Panayoti released the Instrumental Remix at Byblos Club Africa. In July 2018, a group of saxophonists performed an arrangement of this song at the Arcade du Cinquantenaire. 2019 a New Club Remix By Dj Petro Panayoti. In May 2019, Dubdogz’s remix officially released under Musical Freedom in Brussels for world leaders attending the NATO summit. The song is featured in The 100’s sixth season episode “The Gospel of Josephine”.

Track listings

CD single
  1. “Alors on danse” (Radio Edit) – 3:29
  2. “Alors on danse” (Extended Mix) – 4:18
CD single – Promo 1 (Were)
  1. “Alors on danse” – 3:28
CD single – Promo 2 (Mercury)
  1. “Alors on danse” (Remix) – 2:51
UK iTunes – EP
  1. “Alors on danse” (featuring Kanye West and Gilbere Forte) – 3:34
  2. “Alors on danse” (featuring Erik Hassle) – 3:28
  3. “Alors on danse” (Solo Remix) – 4:10
  4. “Alors on danse” (Solo Dub Remix) – 4:09
  5. “Alors on danse” (Mowgli Remix) – 6:25
Digital Downloading
  1. “Alors on danse (Dubdogz Remix)” – 2:49

Year-end charts

Chart (2010) Position
Austrian Singles Chart 6
Belgian Dance Singles Chart (Flanders) 1
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders) 1
Belgian Dance Singles Chart (Wallonia) 1
Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia) 2
Denmark (Tracklisten) 4
Dutch Singles Chart 2
European Hot 100 Singles (Billboard) 5
French SNEP Singles Chart 3
German Singles Chart 7
Italian Singles Chart 7
Romanian Top 100 7
Russia Airplay (Tophit) 11
Spanish Singles Chart 40
Swedish Singles Chart 23
Swiss Singles Chart 5
Chart (2019) Position
Portugal (AFP Singles) 1989
Portugal (AFP Streaming) 2034

Alors on danse Lyrics Enblish Translation:

So we …
So we …
So we …

[Verse 1]
Who says study says work
Who says work says money
Who says money says spend
Who says credit says debt
Who says debt says bailiff
Yes says you’re in deep shit
Who says love says kids
Says “til death do us apart” and says divorce
Who says loved ones says mourning
Because problems never come alone
Who says crisis says world
Says famine says third world
Who says tired says wake up
Still deaf from the day before
So we go out to forget all our problems

So we dance
So we dance
So we dance
So we dance
So we dance
So we dance
So we dance
So we dance
So we dance [Verse 2]
And you say it’s over
Because the only thing worse would be death
When you finally think you’re getting out
When there’s no more, there’s still more
Is it the music or the problems?
The problems or the music?
It grips your guts and grips your head
And you pray for it to end
But it’s your body, this isn’t heaven
So you unplug your ears
And you scream again louder but it keeps on going

So we sing
So we sing
So we sing
So we sing
And then only when it’s over

So we dance
So we dance
So we dance
So we dance
So we dance
So we dance
So we dance
So we dance
So we dance [Outro]
And there’s still more
And there’s still more
And there’s still more
And there’s still more
And there’s still more

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Alors on danse “Stromae” (2009) Lyrics

Alors on danse
Alors on danse
Alors on danse

[Couplet 1]
Qui dit études dit travail
Qui dit taff te dit des thunes
Qui dit argent dit dépenses
Qui dit crédit dit créance
Qui dit dette, te dit huissier
Lui dit assis dans la merde
Qui dit amour, dit les gosses
Dit toujours et dit divorce
Qui dit proches, te dit deuils
Car les problèmes ne viennent pas seul
Qui dit crise, te dit monde
Dit famine et dit tiers monde
Qui dit fatigue dit réveil
Encore sourd de la veille
Alors on sort pour oublier tous les problèmes

Alors on danse (8 Times)

Alors on danse [Couplet 2]
Et la tu t’dis que c’est fini
Car pire que ça, ce s’rait la mort
Quand tu crois enfin qu’tu t’en sors
Quand y en a plus, et ben y en a encore
Est-ce la zik ou les problèmes ?
Les problèmes ou bien la musique ?
Ça t’prend les tripes, ça te prend la tête
Et puis tu pries pour qu’ça s’arrête
Mais c’est ton corps, c’est pas le ciel
Alors tu t’bouches plus les oreilles
Et là tu cries encore plus fort, et ça persiste

Alors on chante

Alors on chante

Alors on chante
Alors on chante
Et puis seulement quand c’est fini

Alors on danse (8 Times)

Alors on danse [Outro]
Et ben y en a encore…

Alors on danse “Stromae” (2009) Music Video

Alors on danse “Stromae” (2009) Image

About Alors on danse “Stromae” (2009)

Artist Stromae
Album Cheese
Release Date 26 September 2009
Length 3:29
Genre Hip hop, Eurodance
Label Vertigo, Island
Songwriter(s) Paul Van Haver
Producer(s) Stromae, Dimitri Borrey
Format Digital download, Streaming
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