|"Dur dur d'être bébé!"|
|Single by Jordy|
|from the album Pochette Surprise|
|Format||CD single, CD maxi
7" single, 12" maxi
|Genre||Pop, Dance, Children's song|
|Jordy singles chronology|
"Dur dur d'être bébé!" is a 1992 song recorded by French singer Jordy Lemoine, just known under the name Jordy. First single from his debut album Pochette surprise, it was released in September 1992 and achieved a huge success across the world, particularly in France. In U.S., the song was released under the title "Dur dur d'être bébé! (It's Tough to Be a Baby)".
After having tried to involve Jordy in TV advertisements for nappies where the baby should repeat "hard, hard to be wet", Claude Lemoine, Jordy's father, had the idea of using a dance music and simple lyrics to create a catchy song. As it was well-received in discothèques, that convinced Lemoine of releasing it as a single.
An English-language version and a mix version were also recorded and are available on the album Pochette Surprise.
Thanks to this song, Jordy was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest singer ever to reach number 1 on a singles chart. Indeed, he achieved this feat in France from October 1992 at the tender age of four and a half, beating the previous records owned by Elsa Lunghini who topped the chart when she was 13 years old. Jordy was also the youngest artist to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
"Dur dur d'être bébé!" entered the French chart at #4 on September 26, 1992, reached #2 for two weeks, then topped the chart for 15 weeks, which was the record at the time, record formerly held by Images' "Les Démons de minuit" (1986) and Licence IV's "Viens boire un p'tit coup à la maison" (1987), with 13 weeks atop. It was #2 for other four weeks, then almost kept on dropping on the chart, totalling 26 weeks in the top ten and 30 weeks in the top 50. "Dur dur d'être bébé!" was also a dance hit across Europe, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia and Japan.
To date, the song is the 224th best-selling single of all time in France.
|Country||Certification||Date||Sales certified||Physical sales|
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||37|
|Austrian Singles Chart||3|
|Dutch Mega Top 100||3|
|French SNEP Singles Chart||1|
|Norwegian Singles Chart||5|
|Swedish Singles Chart||14|
|Swiss Singles Chart||20|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||58|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks||11|
"Rhythm Is a Dancer" by Snap!
|French SNEP number-one
October 17, 1992 - January 23, 1993 (15 weeks)
"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston