Je Vole is a song originally created in the year 1978 by Michel Sardou and featured on his album with the same name.
That original version was both recorded and released in 1978 as part of the album Je Vole by the French singer Michel Sardou.
With a length of 5 minutes and 2 seconds, it was co-written by Sardou alongside Pierre Billon and produced solely by Billon.
The A-side for this title track was Je Vole, while the B-side was 8 jours a El Paso.
Being a composition solely by Sardou himself, the free Je Vole piano sheets were a success at that time in France, reaching as high as the third position on the charts.
It is reported to have sold over 500.000 times.
It has an interesting appeal because part of the lyrics is recited, not sung.
The lyrics express the yearning of a teenager to run from his home and escape into the world.
The song by Michel Sardou inspired the 2014 movie La Famille Belier which was created by director Eric Lartigau.
Victoria Berdos was the scriptwriter and she thought that she could adapt the movie to the song itself.
She admitted she is a big fan of Sardou’s music.
She started to work on a project based on the emotions of Je Vole, telling the story of a young person with great aspirations and ambitions.
The free Je Vole piano sheet music was actually included in the soundtrack for the French film La Famille Belier.
The song was sung by Louane Emera, who was the star of the movie as well.
With a great voice, Louane had participated in the second season of the TV show The Voice: la plus belle voix.
Louane’s version was not a cover of the song, as they changed part of the lyrics and only kept the refrain as it was.
The soundtrack for La Famille Belier also includes other songs by Michel Sardou.
Je Vole by Louane became a single for the album La Famille Belier: Bande Originale du film and was released and recorded in the year 2015.
With a length of 3 minutes and 33 seconds, the song was produced by Dan Black.
Many contributed to the writing of this version, the likes of Pierre Billon, Marie Jeanne Serero, Victoria Bedos, Michel Sardou, Phillip J Glenister, and Eric Lartigau.
This version by Louane managed to reach the second position on the SNEP French charts and even charted fifteenth in Belgium.