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Lady Marmalade

Lady Marmalade
Single information
NameLady Marmalade
B-side"It Took a Long Time"
ReleasedDecember 1974
Format7" single
GenreSoul, disco, funk
SongwriterBob Crewe, Kenny Nolan
ProducerAllen Toussaint, Vicki Wickham
CertificationGold (RIAA)
Previous single"Going on a Holiday"
Next single"What Can I Do for You"

Lady Marmalade

Single information
NameVoulez-Vous Coucher avec Moi? (Lady Marmalade)
FormatCD maxi, 7" single, 12" single
GenreSoul, disco, funk
LabelBaby Records
SongwriterBob Crewe, Kenny Nolan
Previous single"Sexy Girl"
Next single"Boys (Summertime Love)"

Lady Marmalade

Single information
NameLady Marmalade
ArtistAll Saints
AlbumAll Saints
B-side"No More Lies", "Get Bizzy"
ReleasedJanuary 27, 1998
FormatCD single
Genredance, disco, R&B, hip-hop
ProducerJohnny Douglas, Timbaland
Previous single"Never Ever"
Next single"Bootie Call"

Lady Marmalade

Single information
NameLady Marmalade
ArtistChristina Aguilera, Pink, Lil' Kim & Mýa
AlbumMoulin Rouge!: Soundtrack
ReleasedMarch 27, 2001
Format12" maxi single
RecordedJanuary 2001
GenreR&B, hip hop soul
ProducerRockwilder & Missy Elliott

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"Lady Marmalade" is a number #1 hit song, reaching the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts two times first in 1975 and then 26 years later in 2001. First released in 1974, the song was first made famous by the girl group Labelle. Produced by Allen Toussaint, "Lady Marmalade" became a number-one hit the next year. The song is most famous for its sexually suggestive chorus of "voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?"

The song held the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the United States for one week and topped the Canadian RPM national singles chart on the same date. Labelle's version of "Lady Marmalade" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003. "Lady Marmalade" was written by Bob Crewe (who co-wrote many of the hits recorded by The Four Seasons) and Kenny Nolan. The songwriting pair had previously collaborated on the hit Frankie Valli song "My Eyes Adored You".

The song came about after Crewe made first-hand observations in New Orleans. First recorded by Nolan's group Eleventh Hour in 1974 on Eleventh Hour's Greatest Hits LP, Labelle's producer Allen Toussaint decided to record it as the main track for the album Nightbirds. The record was produced by Toussaint, with instrumental backing from The Meters.

The song has received many cover versions over the years. In 1998 the girl group All Saints took the track to the top of the UK Singles Chart for the first time. The 2001 version by singers Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa, and Pink was a single for the Moulin Rouge! film's soundtrack. Missy Elliott produced the version, with instrumental help from producer Rockwilder. The song was mixed by audio engineer Dave "Hard Drive" Pensado. Their version was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. for 5 weeks, from May 27 to June 30, 2001. The Moulin Rouge! version of "Lady Marmalade" was also a number-one hit in Australia, introducing the song to a new generation of American music listeners, and brought the song's infamous catchphrase back into mainstream American culture. The 2001 version won Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Mya, and Pink each a Grammy. In 2004, LaBelle's original version of "Lady Marmalade" was ranked #479 on Rolling Stones list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In the United Kingdom, the song has been sung on several talent shows, including The X Factor by Leona Lewis, and on Eurovision: Your Country Needs You by Jade Ewen, where in both instances, the lyric "voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?" was changed to "voulez-vous chanter avec moi (ce soir)?" (do you want to sing with me (tonight)?).

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Preceded by
"My Eyes Adored You" by Frankie Valli
US Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
March 29, 1975
Succeeded by
"Lovin' You" by Minnie Riperton
Preceded by
"I Belong To You" by Love Unlimited
US Billboard Hot Soul number-one single
February 22, 1975
Succeeded by
"Shame Shame Shame" by Shirley & Company
Preceded by
"Have You Never Been Mellow" by Olivia Newton-John
Canadian RPM number-one single
March 29, 1975
Succeeded by
"No No Song" by Ringo Starr

Preceded by
"All That I Need" by Boyzone
"Turn Back Time" by Aqua
UK Singles Chart number-one single
May 3, 1998
May 17, 1998
Succeeded by
"Turn Back Time" by Aqua
"Feel It" by The Tamperer featuring Maya

Preceded by
"Me, Myself and I" by Scandal'us
Australian ARIA Singles Chart
number-one single

May 20, 2001 - June 3, 2001
Succeeded by
"Angel" by Shaggy & Rayvon
Preceded by
"All for You" by Janet Jackson
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
June 2, 2001 - June 30, 2001
Succeeded by
"U Remind Me" by Usher
Preceded by
"Walking Away" by Craig David
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart number-one single
June 10, 2001 - June 24, 2001
Succeeded by
"What Took You So Long?" by Emma Bunton
Preceded by
"Angel" by Shaggy featuring Rayvon
UK Singles Chart number-one single
June 24, 2001 - July 1, 2001
Succeeded by
"The Way to Your Love" by Hear'Say

Chart (1974/1975) Peak
Austrian Singles Chart 17
Canadian RPM Top Singles Chart 1
Dutch Singles Chart 2
Italian Single Chart 5
New Zealand RIANZ Chart 21
UK Singles Chart 17
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play 1

Sabrina cover : Charts
Chart (1988) Peak
Dutch Mega Top 100 40
French SNEP Singles Chart 41

All Saints cover : Charts
Chart (1998) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 3
French Singles Chart 28
Swiss Singles Chart 45
UK Singles Chart 1

Awards : Track listing
Year Ceremony Award Result
2001 Teen Choice Awards Choice Song of the Summer  
MTV Video Music Award Video of The Year  
Best Video from a Film  
Best Pop Video  
Best Dance Video  
Best Choreography in a Video  
Best Art Direction in a Video  
TMF Award Best Video of the Year  
Radio Music Awards Song of the Year  
MTV Europe Music Award Best Song  
2002 ASCAP Pop Music Awards Best Video  
Billboard Music Award Best Direction for a Video  
MTV Asia Awards Favorite Video  
BMI Awards Best Song  
Channel [V] Thailand Music Video Awards Popular Duo/Group Video  
Grammy Awards Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals  
MTV Japan Video Music Award Best Video from a Film  
MVPA Video Award Best Styling in a Video  

: Charts
Chart (2001) Peak
Argentina Singles Chart 1
Australian Singles Chart 1
Austrian Singles Chart 3
Brasil Singles Chart 1
Belgium Singles Chart 2
Canadian Singles Chart 18
Danish Singles Chart 2
Dutch Singles Chart 2
Finland Singles Chart 2
French Singles Chart 12
German Singles Chart 1
Irish Singles Chart 1
Italian Singles Chart 6
New Zealand Singles Chart 1
Norwegian Singles Chart 1
Sweden Singles Chart 1
Swiss Singles Chart 1
UK Singles Chart 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 43
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play 3

: Certifications
Country (Provider) Certifications
Australia (ARIA) 2xPlatinum
Austria (IFPI) Gold
Belgium (IFPI) Platinum
France (SNEP) Silver
Netherlands (NVPI) Platinum
New Zealand (RIANZ) Platinum
Norway (IFPI) Platinum
Sweden (IFPI) Platinum
Switzerland (IFPI) Platinum
United Kingdom (BPI) Gold

Year-end charts :
Chart (2001) Rank
Australia 13
Austria 11
France 51
Ireland 10
Netherlands 10
New Zealand 20
Switzerland 4
UK 14


Studio albumsOver the Rainbow (as "Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles") * Dreamer (as "Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles") * Labelle * Moon Shadow * Pressure Cookin' * Nightbirds * Phoenix * Chameleon * Back to Now
Live albumsSweethearts of the Apollo * The Bluebelles on Stage
Other albumsGonna Take a Miracle (Laura Nyro ft. Labelle)
Singles"I Sold My Heart to the Junkman" * "Down the Aisle" * "You'll Never Walk Alone" * "Danny Boy" * "All or Nothing" * "Over the Rainbow" * "I'm Still Waiting" * "Take Me for a little While" * "Morning Much Better" * "If I Can't Have You" * "Mr. Music Man" * "Lady Marmalade" * "What Can I Do for You" * "Messin' With My Mind" * "Far As We Felt Like Goin'" * "Get You Somebody New" * "Isn't It a Shame" * "Turn It Out" * "Roll Out" * "Superlover"
Related topicsDiscography * Albums * Songs * Members

All Saints

Studio AlbumsAll Saints * Saints & Sinners * Studio 1
CompilationsThe Remix Album * All Hits
Singles"I Know Where It's At" * "Never Ever" * "Under the Bridge"/"Lady Marmalade" * "Bootie Call" * "War of Nerves" * "Pure Shores" * "Black Coffee" * "All Hooked Up" * "Rock Steady"
Promotional Singles"Let's Get Started" * "Chick Fit"
Related ArticlesDiscography * London Records * Parlophone Records

Christina Aguilera singles

Christina Aguilera"Genie in a Bottle" * "What a Girl Wants" * "I Turn to You" * "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)"
Mi Reflejo"Genio Atrapado" * "Por Siempre Tú" * "Ven Conmigo (Solamente Tú)" * "Pero Me Acuerdo De Ti" * "Falsas Esperanzas"
My Kind of Christmas"The Christmas Song" * "Christmas Time"
Stripped"Dirrty" * "Beautiful" * "Fighter" * "Can't Hold Us Down" * "The Voice Within"
Back to Basics"Ain't No Other Man" * "Hurt" * "Candyman" * "Slow Down Baby"/"Oh Mother"
Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits"Keeps Gettin' Better"
Bionic"Not Myself Tonight" * "Woohoo" * "You Lost Me"
Soundtrack singles"Reflection" * "Lady Marmalade" * "Car Wash"
Featured singles"All I Wanna Do" * "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" * "Tilt Ya Head Back" * "A Song for You" * "Somos Novios" * "Tell Me"
Charity singles"What's Going On" * "El Último Adiós"

Lil' Kim

Studio albumsHard Core * The Notorious K.I.M. * La Bella Mafia * The Naked Truth
CompilationsThe Dance Remixes
Solo singles"No Time" * "Crush On You" * "Not Tonight" * "No Matter What They Say" * "How Many Licks?" * "Lady Marmalade" * "In The Air Tonite" * "Kimnotyze" * "The Jump Off" * "Magic Stick" * "Lighters Up" * "Whoa" * "Download"
Guest singles"I Can Love You" * "It's All about the Benjamins" * "Money, Power & Respect" * "Hit Em wit da Hee" * "Notorious B.I.G." * "Wait a Minute" * "Get Down on It" * "Can't Hold Us Down" * "Let It Go" * "Girls"
Television seriesLil' Kim: Countdown to Lockdown
AssociatesHillary Weston
Related topicsDiscography


Studio albumsCan't Take Me Home (2000) * M!ssundaztood (2001) * Try This (2003) * I'm Not Dead (2006) * Funhouse (2008)
Live AlbumsFunhouse Tour: Live in Australia
Other albumsPink Box (2007)
DVDsPink: Live in Europe * Pink: Live from Wembley Arena * Pink: Live in Australia
ToursParty Tour (2002) * Try This Tour (2004) * I'm Not Dead Tour (2006/2007) * Funhouse Tour (2009) * Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour (2010)
Related articlesDiscography * Awards and nominations


Studio albumsCan't Take Me Home (2000) * M!ssundaztood (2001) * Try This (2003) * I'm Not Dead (2006) * Funhouse (2008)
Live AlbumsFunhouse Tour: Live in Australia
Other albumsPink Box (2007)
DVDsPink: Live in Europe * Pink: Live from Wembley Arena * Pink: Live in Australia
ToursParty Tour (2002) * Try This Tour (2004) * I'm Not Dead Tour (2006/2007) * Funhouse Tour (2009) * Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour (2010)
Related articlesDiscography * Awards and nominations
Studio albumsCan't Take Me Home (2000) * M!ssundaztood (2001) * Try This (2003) * I'm Not Dead (2006) * Funhouse (2008)
Live AlbumsFunhouse Tour: Live in Australia
Other albumsPink Box (2007)
DVDsPink: Live in Europe * Pink: Live from Wembley Arena * Pink: Live in Australia
ToursParty Tour (2002) * Try This Tour (2004) * I'm Not Dead Tour (2006/2007) * Funhouse Tour (2009) * Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour (2010)
Related articlesDiscography * Awards and nominations
Promotional Singles"Humble Neighborhoods" * "Catch Me While I'm Sleeping" * "'Cuz I Can" * "Ave Mary A"
Featured Singles"Sing" * "Won't Back Down"

Sabrina Salerno

Studio albumsSabrina (1987) * Super Sabrina (1988) * Over the Pop (1991) * Maschio Dove Sei (1996) * A Flower's Broken (1999)
Compilation albumsSomething Special (1988) * Super Remix (1990) * Erase/Rewind Official Remix (2008)
Singles"Sexy Girl" (1986) * "Lady Marmalade" (1987) * "Boys (Summertime Love)" (1987) * "Hot Girl" (1987) * "All of Me (Boy Oh Boy)" (1988) * "My Chico" (1988) * "Like a Yo-Yo" (1989) * "Gringo" (1989) * "Yeah Yeah" (1990) * "Siamo Donne" (1991) * "Shadows of the Night" (1991) * "Cover Model" (1992) * "Rockawillie" (1994) * "Boys '95 (1995) * "Angel Boy" (1995) * "Fatta e Rifatta" (1996) * "I Love You" (1999) * "Erase/Rewind" (2008)
Discography and labelDiscography

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