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Joe Le Taxi

Hi! For a little pop music nostalgia, watch the video and then read on for some fascinating facts about Vanessa Paradis' hit song 'Joe le Taxi'. Do you remember the year it was released? What number it reached in the charts? The title of Paradis' debut album? What she did next? Read it all here...

Some Interesting Facts

27 Apr 87 - the date Joe le Taxi was released in France

14 - the age at which Vanessa Paradis recorded Joe le Taxi

21 - the number at which Joe le Taxi debuted in the French charts

1 - the highest position reached in France

4 - the number of weeks it took to reach number 1

11 - the number of weeks Joe le Taxi sat at number one in the French charts

1,000,000 - number of sales required to achieve Platinum status

1,025,000 - sales Joe le Taxi achieved in France

84th - Joe le Taxi's position in the all-time bestsellers in France

Chart Success Around The World

25 Jan 1988 - the date Joe le Taxi was released in the UK

14 - the number of countries in which Joe le Taxi reached number one

1 - the number Joe le Taxi reached in Belgium

13 - the number of weeks at number one in Belgium

3 - the highest position reached in the UK

23 - highest position reached in the Netherlands

8 - highest position reached in Germany

5 - highest position reached in Norway

2 - highest position reached in Ireland

7 - highest position reached in Sweden

25 Apr 1988 - the date Joe le Taxi was released in Japan

Other Joe Le Taxi Trivia

19 - the number of years since a French language song had previously reached number one in the UK charts (Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg with 'Je t'aime, moi non plus' in 1969)

2 - the number of people involved in writing the song - Franck Langolff and Étienne Roda-Gil

3 - the number of producers involved in making the video (Lili Balian, Addie Calcagnini, and Jake Hertz)

3:54 - length of the single version

5:30 - length of 12 inch version

Please note this is not an official website of Vanessa Paradis or the song 'Joe Le Taxi'