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" To France" is a single by musician , released in 1984. It is from the album Discovery and features on vocals.

The musical theme used in "To France" was also used on the first track on side two of the Discovery album, "Talk About Your Life". The B-sides for the single are the non-album tracks "In the Pool" and "Bones". The B-sides later re-appeared on the re-issue of the "" single in 1993.

The music video that appears on the Elements – The Best of Mike Oldfield video for "To France" is a mock-live performance of the song. Oldfield plays a Fender Stratocaster in the video.


Track listing
7" Single
  1. "To France" (4.33)
  2. "In the Pool" (3.40)
12" Single
  1. "To France" (extended version) (5:32)
  2. "In the Pool" (3:40)
  3. "Bones" (3:19)


Charts
The song reached the top 10 in a number of countries in 1984 and topped the French charts for one week in October 1984.


Weekly charts


Year-end charts
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)32
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)37
Netherlands (Single Top 100)52
West Germany (Official German Charts)37


Maggie Reilly version
In 1996, re-recorded "To France" on her solo album Elena, and in 2009 she recorded another version of the song for her album Looking Back Moving Forward. Compared to the original, this version is significantly -heavy.


Track listing
Maxi-CD
  1. "To France" (JPO & Beam Video Mix) 3:46
  2. "To France" (Intro) 1:08
  3. "To France" (JPO & Beam Spanish Dream Mix) 5:50
  4. "To France" (JPO & Beam Club Mix) 8:03
  5. ""To France" (Espirito Remix) 6:40
  6. "Mike Oldfield & Maggie Reilly - "To France" (Radio Edit) 3:34

Part II - CD-Maxi
  1. "To France" (DJ Beam's Radio Mix) 3:54
  2. "To France" (De Donatis Remix) 6:16
  3. "To France" (DJ Beam's Club Mix) 6:29


Charts


Kim Wilde version
"To France" is the second single to be released from 's twelfth studio album Snapshots. It was released digitally on 2 December 2011. Included on the single is a remix of the song as well as an exclusive remix of "It's Alright" by German Euro-dance band .


Track listing
  1. "To France" (Christmas edit) – 3:56
  2. "To France" – 3:59
  3. "It's Alright" ( remix edit) – 2:55
  4. "It's Alright" (Groove Coverage remix) – 4:26


Other cover versions
  • In 1996, released a cover of "To France" on their album The Forgotten Tales.
  • In 1998, Yamboo used parts from the song in their song "Come With Me".
  • In 1997, recorded a version, called "Маленький остров" ("little island").
  • In 2002, released a cover of "To France" as a single.
  • In 2002, pop group Crystal released a Hungarian language version called "Itt megtalálsz"
  • In 2004, Under:Cover released a cover version.
  • In 2006, The Highstreet Allstars released a cover version.
  • In 2008, Alien Market released a cover version.
  • In 2008, Liz Kay released a cover version called "To France 2008".
  • In 2009, E-Mine vs. Disco Punks released a commercial dance remix bundle digitally.
  • In 2010, released an cover version as a digital single.
  • In 2011, Leaves' Eyes released a cover of "To France" on their album .
  • In 2011, French singer covered the song on the re-issue of her album Bretonne.
  • In 2015, The German Band Santiano released a cover version called "Lieder der Freiheit" (Songs of freedom).
  • In 2020, the Danish band released a cover version on their album "Covered in Colors"
  • In 2021, the Dutch band released a cover version on their EP album "The Winter Sessions"

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