The song is famous for its sexually suggestive chorus of "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir? The song first became a popular hit when it was recorded in by the American girl group Labelle. Labelle held the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot chart for one week, and also topped the Canadian RPM national singles chart. The song has had many cover versions over the years. The song was written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolanand was inspired by Crewe's experiences in New Orleans and the sex workers in the area.
It was released in November from Various - La Demence No. 4 - Mixedtheir first album after signing with Epic Records. The song is best known for the slang French lyric "Voulez-vous Lady Marmalade - Labelle - Lady Marmalade avec Problem - Hitomi - Peace ce soir?
I don't know French and nobody, I swear this is God's truth, nobody at all told me what I'd Lady Marmalade - Labelle - Lady Marmalade sung a song about. It was released in as the album's second single by Baby Records. In some countries, including France and the Netherlands, the song was known as "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?
Lady Marmalade " and was released in Author James Arena named the cover among Sabrina's "relentlessly catchy" singles.
CD maxi . Credits for Sabrina's version are adapted from CD liner notes: . In Europe, only the "Lady Marmalade" single was released. The All Saints version contains different lyrics for its verses; the only lyrics retained from the original composition are the chorus. A version remixed by Timbaland appeared on the Dr. Dolittle soundtrack. The single reached Lady Marmalade - Labelle - Lady Marmalade one on the official UK Top 40 chart, becoming the group's second number-one hit.
A total ofsingles have been sold in the UK, with proceeds from the single going to breast cancer charities. The video shows the band members and other people having a dance party on one of the floors of a skyscraper in New York city, at night. British actress Kathryn Allerston appears in the music video.
Inthe song "Lady Marmalade" appeared as part of a medley in the film Moulin Rouge! Produced by Missy Elliott and writing partner Rockwilderit includes an intro and outro from Elliott. Lyrics were changed from the original version, transferring the song's setting from New Orleans to the Paris nightclub Moulin Rouge. AllMusic 's Brand Kohlenstein praised the song by highlighting it, adding that the ladies "teamed up for a surefire hit with their naughtier version of Patti Labelle's "Lady Marmalade.
Rouge version helped the song "find a new life. This version of the song reached number-one in its eighth week on the U. Billboard Hot and spent five weeks at the top of the chart, 26 years after Labelle's version had reached number-one, making "Lady Marmalade" the ninth song in history to top the U. The Geleceğim Emınem - Various - Turistik Oyun Havaları also holds the record for the longest reigning number One Wild Night - Bon Jovi - Crush on Billboard ' s Mainstream Top 40 chart for an all female collaboration, topping the chart for nine consecutive Lady Marmalade - Labelle - Lady Marmalade.
Lil' Kim also held the record for having the longest number one single on the Billboard Hot for a female rapper, with "Lady Marmalade" being on the top of the charts for 5 consecutive weeks, until Australian rapper Iggy Azalea 's " Fancy " surpassed the record by holding on to the number one position for seven weeks in Lady Marmalade was the top selling song of and has sold 5.
The music videodirected by Paul Huntershows all four performers in lingerie in a cabaret -style video with rapper Missy Elliott giving an introduction and was filmed in Los Angeles with sets built to resemble the actual Moulin Rouge night club around Fashiøn* - The Height Of Fashion turn of the 20th century.
Interviewed by MTV Newsthe singers expressed their excitement about the video. Christina gushed, "The video's going to be dope", while elaborating on the video's concept, "We're going to be having cabaret costumes. It's something you've never seen from us before. So, it's going to be fun. Choreographer Tina Landon was hired to choreograph the video.
Moulin Rouge! The song has been used in many promotional videos and, both opens and closes the show. It has been announced that a full cast recording is set to come out in the Fall of From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. November 5, U. November 22, UK. Soul  disco . Bob Crewe Kenny Nolan. Allen Toussaint Vicki Wickham. Billboard Hot  1 U. Maxi 7" 12".
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