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Khaled / C'est La Vie
Album:C'est La Vie Collection:World
Artist:Khaled Added:Nov 2013
Label:Universal Music France 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-11-21 Pull Date:2014-01-31 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jan 26Dec 22Dec 15Dec 8Nov 24

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 26, 2022:It's Bollywood, It's Hollywood
C'est La Vie
4.Feb 27, 2014:Arabology
2.Mar 03, 2015:Arabology
Bab Jenna (Gate Of Heaven)
5.Feb 13, 2014:Arabology
Bab Jenna (Gate Of Heaven)
3.Jul 17, 2014:Head North
C’Est La Vie
6.Jan 25, 2014:Music Casserole

Album Review
Abu Ramses
Reviewed 2013-11-28 
Khaled, “C’est la Vie” (This is life) Universal Music France, 2012

ALL TRACKS FCC CLEAN Reviewed by Abu Ramses

Khaled’s first album in 5 years after a hiatus due to the 2011 Arab uprisings. Title song & 8 other tracks composed & produced by Moroccan-Swedish RedOne (who worked with Lady Gaga & Jennifer Lopez). The “C’est la Vie” single and video were summer 2012 hits, ending a 3-year dry spell for Khaled. The album transcends Khaled’s Algerian rai roots & aims for a world audience, using disco beats, French pop, rap, & flamenco. The crowd danced through his Nov. 13, 2013 concert at the Olympia in Paris. “The King of Rai” remains an icon of Franco-Algerian culture & a voice for secular, cosmopolitan coexistence despite his dicey friendship with Morocco’s King Muhammad VI.

Try 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 12

1. C'est La Vie – disco-dance & rai: On va s'aimer (We’ll love); On va danser (We’ll dance); Oui c'est la vie (Yes, this is life); Lala, lalala - 3:49
2. Hiya Hiya – rai and rap feat. Pitbull – 3:25
3. Encore Une Fois (Once again) – Khaled’s version of a “mellow” ballad; some English - 3:27
4. Ana Âacheck (I love you) - Back to Arabic disco – 3:09
5. Dima Labess – feat. The Moroccan group Mazagan, dedicated to modernizing traditional popular music; North African percussion - 2:50
6. Elle Est Partie (She left) – Franco-Algerian lyrics; prominent strings; Flamenco style – 3:29
7. Laila - duet with Lebanese Marwan Khoury; romantic Arab pop - 4:22
8. Andalucia – Flamenco style, of course - 3:14
9. El Harraga – North African instrumentation; dedicated “to those who immigrate to Europe seeking their fortune” - 3:24
10. Bab Jenna (Heaven’s door) – Sad, mid-tempo; “pray for me mother, your son in trouble” - 4:13
11. Wili Wili (My hell) – Ballad of unrequited love; big disco beat – 3:59
12. Samira - Upbeat love song: “Dance with me Samira” - 4:10

Track Listing
1.C?Est La Vie 7.Laila
2.Hiya Hiya 8.Andalucia
3.Encore Une Fois (Once Again) 9.El Harraga
4.Ana Âacheck (I Love You) 10.Bab Jenna (Gate Of Heaven)
5.Dima Labess 11.Wili Wili (My Hell)
6.Elle Est Partie (She Left) 12.Samira