SHE (Charles Aznavour song)

She (Charles Aznavour song)

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Released 14 June 1974
Format 7″ 45 rpm record
Genre Pop
Length 2:50
Label Barclay Records
Songwriter(s) Charles Aznavour, Herbert Kretzmer

“She” is a song written by Charles Aznavour and Herbert Kretzmer and released by Aznavour as a single in 1974. The song was written as a theme tune for the British TV series Seven Faces of Woman.

The song was also recorded in French, German, Italian and Spanish under the titles “Tous les visages de l’amour” (English: All the Faces of Love), “Sie” (English: She) “Lei” (English: She) and “Es” (English: [She] is), respectively. Aznavour also recorded the song in a more uptempo French version with different lyrics, simply titled “Elle” (English: She).

The song peaked at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart, stayed there for four weeks, and it was certified silver for shipments exceeding 250,000 units. It also reached number 1 in the Irish Charts, spending one week at the top. The song was recorded by Aznavour in several different languages aside from English, namely French and Italian, as well as Spanish and German. The song was less popular outside of the UK (where Seven Faces of Woman did not air); in France, the song narrowly missed the top 40, and in the United States, it failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and charted on the lower end of the easy listening charts.

Elvis Costello recorded a cover version of the song in 1999. This version, produced by Trevor Jones, was featured over the opening credits and final sequence of the film Notting Hill and charted throughout Europe.