Oui, oui, oui, oui

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"Oui, oui, oui, oui"
Song by Jean Philippe
LanguageFrench
English titleYes, yes, yes, yes
Released1959 (1959)
Format
GenreChanson, pop,[1] Peruvian waltz[2]
Length2:16[1]
Label
Composer(s)Hubert Giraud
Lyricist(s)Pierre Cour
France "Oui, oui, oui, oui"
Eurovision Song Contest 1959 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Hubert Giraud
Lyricist(s)
Pierre Cour
Conductor
Franck Pourcel
Finals performance
Final result
3rd
Final points
15
Appearance chronology
◄ "Dors mon amour" (1958)   
"Tom Pillibi" (1960) ►
Jean Philippe, song performer, in 1962.
Jean Philippe, song performer, in 1962.

"Oui, oui, oui, oui" (French pronunciation: ​[wi wi wi wi], "Yes, yes, yes, yes") is a song by French singer Jean Philippe. Pierre Cour and Hubert Giraud wrote it. The song was released as an EP and a single in 1959.[3][4] It represented France in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1959.[5][6]

Eurovision Song Contest 1959[change | change source]

Franck Pourcel, song conductor in the contest, in 1958.
Franck Pourcel, song conductor in the contest, in 1958.

Selection[change | change source]

"Oui, oui, oui, oui" participated in a national final organized by French broadcaster RTF in 1959. The song won it. For that reason, RTF sent it to represent France in the Eurovision Song Contest 1959.[5]

In the contest[change | change source]

The song competed in the contest. It was held in the Palace of Festivals and Conferences in Cannes, France, on 11 March 1959. Jean Philippe performed it.[6] Franck Pourcel conducted the orchestra.[7]

It was performed first, before Denmark's Birthe Wilke with "Uh, jeg ville ønske jeg var dig". In the end, the song received 15 points. It placed third out of 11.[8]

Formats[change | change source]

Rankings[change | change source]

Chart (1959) Best place
 Belgium (Wallonia Ultratop 50 Singles) 6[11]
 France (Institut français d'opinion publique) 1[12]
 Netherlands (Single Top 100) 13[13]
Chart (1960) Best place
France France (Institut français d'opinion publique) 22[12]

Release history[change | change source]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
 France March 1959 7-inch 45 rpm EP vinyl record Barclay Records [4][14]
August 1959 7-inch 45 rpm vinyl record [1]
 Netherlands 1959 7-inch 45 rpm vinyl record single Artone [10]
 United Kingdom 7-inch 45 rpm EP vinyl record Felsted Records [9]
? 45 rpm vinyl record single Barclay Records [3]

Related pages[change | change source]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Jean Philippe (4) – Oui, Oui, Oui, Oui/Ce Serait Dommage". Discogs. Archived from the original on 6 October 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  2. "Jean-Paul Mauric – La Marche Des Gosses / Ne M'oublie Pas (Forget Me Not) / Mon Ange Gardien / Oui Oui Oui Oui (prix de la R.T.F.)". Discogs. Archived from the original on 13 September 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019. Genres (on label): ... B1 - valse peruvienne.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Jean Philippe (4) – Oui Oui Oui Oui". Discogs. Archived from the original on 21 September 2019. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Jean Philippe (4) – Oui, Oui, Oui, Oui". Discogs. Archived from the original on 6 October 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "France 1959". ESC-History. Archived from the original on 18 August 2019. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Jean Philippe - France — Cannes 1959". Eurovision Song Contest. Archived from the original on 18 August 2019. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  7. "Franck Pourcel". And the conductor is... Search, by year, 1959, Franck Pourcel. Retrieved 21 September 2019. As the programme’s musical director, Franck Pourcel, armed with a huge baton, did not only conduct ‘his’ orchestra for the French entry ‘Oui oui oui [oui]’ by Jean Philippe ...
  8. "Final of Cannes 1959". Eurovision Song Contest. Archived from the original on 12 August 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Jean Philippe With Jean Bouchety And His Orchestra - A New Star From Paris - Felsted - UK". 45cat. Archived from the original on 6 October 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Jean Philippe (4) – Oui, Oui, Oui, Oui". Discogs. Archived from the original on 6 October 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  11. "Jean Philippe - Oui, oui, oui, oui". Ultratop (in French). Archived from the original on 12 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Tous les Tubes de chaque Artiste". InfoDisc (in French). Select "JEAN-PHILIPPE" on the menu and click "OK". Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  13. "Jean Philippe - Oui, oui, oui, oui". MegaCharts (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 12 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  14. "Oui Oui Oui Oui". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 13 October 2019.