Retiens la nuit

Johnny Hallyday

About Retiens la nuit

"Retiens la nuit" is a song by French singer Johnny Hallyday from his 1961 studio album Salut les copains. It was also released as an EP (in late 1961 or early 1962) and as a single.


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Retiens la nuit 
Pour nous deux jusqu'à la fin du monde 
Retiens la nuit 
Pour nos cœurs, dans sa course vagabonde 

Serre-moi fort 
Contre ton corps 
Il faut qu’à l’heure des folies 
Le grand amour 
Raye le jour 
Et nous fasse oublier la vie 

Retiens la nuit 
Avec toi elle paraît si belle 
Retiens la nuit 
Mon amour qu’elle devienne éternelle 

Pour le bonheur 
De nos deux cœurs 
Arrête le temps et les heures 

Je t’en supplie 
À l’infini 
Retiens la nuit 

Ne me demande pas d’où me vient ma tristesse 
Ne me demande rien tu ne comprendrais pas 
En découvrant l’amour je frôle la détresse 
En croyant au bonheur la peur entre en mes joies 

Retiens la nuit 
Pour nous deux jusqu’à la fin du monde 
Retiens la nuit 
Pour nos cœurs, dans sa course vagabonde 

Serre-moi fort 
Contre ton corps 
Il faut qu’à l’heure des folies 
Le grand amour 
Raye le jour 
Et nous fasse oublier la vie 

Retiens la nuit 
Avec toi elle paraît si belle 
Retiens la nuit 
Mon amour qu’elle devienne éternelle 

Pour le bonheur 
De nos deux cœurs 
Arrête le temps et les heures 
Je t’en supplie 
À l’infini 
Retiens la nuit

Oh, je t'en supplie
À l'infini
Retiens la nuit

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Johnny Hallyday

Jean-Philippe Smet, known by his stage name Johnny Hallyday, French pronunciation: ​[dʒɔ.ni a.li.dɛ] (born 15 June 1943, Cité Malesherbes, Paris, France) is a French singer and actor. An icon in the French-speaking world since the beginning of his career, he was considered by some to have been the French Elvis Presley. He was married for 15 years to popular Bulgarian-French singer Sylvie Vartan and the two were considered a "golden couple" for 20 years. Hallyday has completed 100 tours, had 18 platinum albums, and has sold more than 110 million records. He announced his retirement from performing on 3 December 2007, saying that he would retire in 2009, after a farewell tour. However, Hallyday announced in March 2012 that he would perform in Los Angeles on 24 … more »

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Written by: Charles Aznavour, Georges Garvarentz

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13 facts about this song

Song Origin
"Retiens la Nuit" is a song by French rock 'n roll singer Johnny Hallyday, also known for his passion for auto racing and being an icon of the French music scene.
Release Date
The song was released in December 1961.
Inspiration
"Retiens la nuit" was inspired by the tragic young lovers of Hollywood cinema.
Author and Composer
The song's lyrics were penned by Charles Aznavour and music composed by Georges Garvarentz.
Record Sales
By the end of the 1960s, the song had sold over 1,000,000 copies, making it a big commercial success.
Cinema Appearance
"Retiens la Nuit" made its way to the big screen when it was featured as the title track of a 1962 French film.
Legacy
Hallyday often performed "Retiens la nuit" throughout his career, and it remains one of his most popular songs. It is considered a key component of French rock and cultural heritage.
Awards
In 1962, Johnny Hallyday won the prestigious "Gran Prix du Disque de l'Académie Charles Cros" award for the song.
Cover Versions
Several artists have covered "Retiens la Nuit," including French singer and actress, Juliette Gréco.
Music Style
The song epitomized the French "yé-yé" style of the 1960s, which combined American rock music with unique French elements.
Song Message
The lyrics of "Retiens la Nuit" ask the night to hold on and postpone the arrival of dawn, a metaphor for a young couple wanting to extend their romantic moment.
Major Performances
Johnny Hallyday notably performed "Retiens la Nuit" during his 100th concert at the Palais des Sports in Paris in 1982.
Tribute
Following Hallyday's death in 2017, "Retiens la Nuit" has been performed as a tribute to his outstanding contributions to French music.

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