"Les Champs-Élysées" is a 1969 song by Joe Dassin.
|Single by Jason Crest|
|Released||28 February 1968|
|Songwriter(s)||Michael Anthony Deighan (lyrics)|
Michael Wilshaw (music)
|Single by Joe Dassin|
|from the album Joe Dassin (Les Champs-Élysées)|
|Joe Dassin singles chronology|
The song was originally written in English under the title "Waterloo Road" (lyrics by Michael Anthony Deighan, music by Michael Wilshaw) and released by the British rock band Jason Crest. Then French lyricist Pierre Delanoë adapted the lyrics into French.
The song "Les Champs-Élysées" was released by Joe Dassin as a single in 1969, with "Le Chemin de papa" on the other side. The single reached no. 4 in Wallonia (French Belgium).
The song "Les Champs-Élysées" also entered charts in multiple European countries.
7" single (CBS 4281)
- "Le Chemin de papa" (2:22)
- "Les Champs-Élysées" (2:40)
- "Les Champs-Élysées"
|Germany (Official German Charts)||31|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||16|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||5|
- "Le Chemin de papa" / "Les Champs-Élysées"
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)||4|
In the same year (1969) the song was covered by Slovene (then Yugoslav) singer Majda Sepe under the title Šuštarski most (Shoemakers bridge in Ljubljana).
The song was covered by the American punk band NOFX in 1997.
The song was also adapted by the Dutch comedian duo Johnny Kraaikamp & Rijk de Gooyer in 1969 under the title Waterlooplein which translates into Waterloo Square which is a town square in Amsterdam.
The refrain of the song, accompanied by a yellow bouncing ball over the lyrics, was played during breaks in NBCSN's coverage of the 2018 Tour de France.
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- "Swisscharts.com – Joe Dassin – Les Champs-Élysées". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2017-11-28.