|"Lady (Hear Me Tonight)"|
|Single by Modjo|
|from the album Modjo|
|Released||June 25, 2000|
|Modjo singles chronology|
"Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" is the debut single by French house duo Modjo, written and performed by vocalist Yann Destagnol and producer Romain Tranchart. It was released in June 25, 2000 as the lead single from the duo's self-titled debut studio album. It became a major worldwide success, topping at least 10 music charts, including those of Ireland, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It also topped the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart in January 2001.
The song is written in B flat minor; there is also an acoustic version recorded in G minor. It features a guitar sample of "Soup for One" performed by Chic, as written by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. In 2011, Chic added the song to their concert setlist, which is performed as a mash-up song with "Soup for One".
The song debuted at number one in the United Kingdom on 10 September 2000, where it stayed for two weeks to become the sixteenth best-selling single of 2000. It also reached number one in seven other European countries and became a top-ten hit in several others, as well as in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. In the United States, the song peaked at number 87 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart. As of 2017 the single has sold 2 million copies worldwide.
The video details the various shenanigans of three teenagers, one female and two males. The video starts off with the first teenager with a shaved head who walks into a restaurant where the other two are. The three are revealed to have been planning to buy a car with the money that they have saved. They make it to a dealership that sells used cars and they are able to purchase one, with they take on a ride to a country fair. The three are revealed to be in a band and play for the patrons at the festival. They then sneak into a motel where they proceed to sing and dance while in the shower, all while still clothed. The next morning, they escape just as the hotel manager notices and gives chase before their car breaks down. The female teenager invites the other two males to follow her into the woods and they come across a cliff with a view of the city, which they gaze into in amusement. The video ends after this scene.