BobPatience wrote:Claude Barzotti's discography is a real mess.
E.g. Discogs wants us to believe his breakthrough single was Le Rital in 1981, while it seems to be an 1983 work.
On the topic of madame. It seems to be a 1975 song, re-released on a 1981 album (According to The Internet).
But the closest versions I could find are a 1979 compilation called 'madame' of '70s singles, and the 1982 album that's also on Spotify (Souvent Je Pense à Vous Madame), which I suspect is the actual '1981' studio album that the web is going on about.
So I guess Madama should be eligible in 1975, and in 1982 (as it was re-recorded for the album).
Not really relevant, but Spotify also lists an '1975' album 'aime-moi' which seems to be the 1979 single collection + a bonus song wit the title of his 1990 album.
I also found this monster of a website which lists a lot of hit works http://claudebarzotti.e-monsite.com/
And this list seems to go along with dates seems pretty comparable to Discogs' http://claudebarzotti.e-monsite.com/pag ... ution.html
The French Wikipedia declares that "Madame" was released a first time in 1975, and re-recorded in 1981 for the album from that year. "Le Rital" was from 1983, and is indeed his biggest hit here in francophone countries. I'm not a specialist, since I don't like Claude Barzotti and neither do French critics.