Nothing stops the Blues.
Nothing stops Gala.
One goes with the other.
One brings good luck to the others, and vice versa.
Admittedly, "Freed from Desire", by the 47-year-old Italian-American singer, resonates in the locker room of the France team.
But his "Na-na-na-na-na, na-na, na-na-na, na-na-na" as a chorus delights all tricolor supporters and is even becoming one of the hits from the moment.
In a few days, this song released in 1996, which had disappeared from the radar, just present in a few playlists “1990s” or “Dance”, offers itself a new life and above all a surprise triumph.
In a few days, Gala has returned to the top of the titles listened to on streaming sites in France.
The more the Blues chain the victories, the more “Freed from Desire” climbs in the classification.
Sixtieth, then thirtieth, and this Friday second on Deezer.
Ditto on Spotify, where the song squats in 5th place, and Apple, where it is in 17th position.
A feat when these rankings are essentially squatted by all the rap hits of the moment by Jul, Zola, Lorenzo or Gazo.
Even the traditional "All I Want for Christmas Is You", by Mariah Carey, which we remember fondly each year as Christmas approaches, cannot compete with "Freed from Desire".
In total, the piece has accumulated 803,000 streams in France, with exponential growth since the start of the World Cup: + 96% in three weeks, + 42% in the last seven days.
By the way, the two other anthems of the Blues winners in 1998 and 2018, "I Will Survive", by Gloria Gaynor, and "Bring the cup home", by Vegedream, also saw their listening levels increase by + 130% and + 210 % the last days.
Whether at home, in bars or on the road: everyone listens to Gala, which also finds its way to the radios.
His classic is rebroadcast between three and four times a day on the antennas of NRJ and Nostalgie.
On this last station, the rotations will be more important Sunday with a programming of the song once every hour Sunday until 4 p.m., when the final France - Argentina will begin.
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On December 3, Gala told us that she was not surprised by the use of her tube in the Les Bleus locker room as other teams have done before them.
The singer has to deal with an unexpected resurgence in popularity.
While a few days ago, she seemed to manage her communication alone or almost, she has just surrounded herself with a press service in France to deal with the many requests.
And she was in Doha this Friday to sing in a “fashion” evening.
“Nothing to do with the World Cup” we swear in his entourage.