5 dols

"5 dols"/"5 Dollars"
Christine and the Queens – 5 Dollars.png
Single by Christine and the Queens
from the album Chris
Language
  • French
  • English
Released16 August 2018 (2018-08-16)
Recorded2018
Genre
Length3:28
LabelBecause
Songwriter(s)Christine and the Queens
Producer(s)
Christine and the Queens English singles chronology
"Doesn't Matter"
(2018)
"5 Dollars"
(2018)
"The Walker"
(2018)

"5 dols", also known under its English title "5 Dollars", is a song by French singer Christine and the Queens. "5 Dollars" was released as the third single from the English version of her second studio album Chris on 16 August 2018.[2] Christine and the Queens performed the song on The Graham Norton Show on 19 October 2018.[3]

Background[]

Christine and the Queens explained about the meaning of the song: "The song is so tender, so disheveled. It's dealing with some kind of love – the kind you can buy. It's a literal interpretation. A note for a shag – how surprisingly soothing this can be! The power ratio runs clear, like water in your hands; it becomes a pure gesture of love, of ultimate consent."[4]

Music video[]

The video for the track's English version was directed by Colin Solal Cardo released on Christine and the Queens' YouTube channel on 17 August 2018.[4][5] Billboard noted it as being "S&M-inspired".[5] The video was also described in a press release as "American Gigolo with a twist".[4]

Personnel[]

Charts[]

Chart (2018–19) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[6] 12
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[7] 28
French Downloads (SNEP)[8] 83
Scotland (OCC)[9] 38
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[10] 12

Release history[]

Region Date Format Ref.
France 16 August 2018 Digital download [2]
United Kingdom [11]

References[]

  1. ^ Wass, Mike. "Bangers, Ballads & Bops: The 100 Best Singles Of 2018". Idolator. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Christine & The Queens release "5 Dollars"". chartsinfrance.net. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  3. ^ Warner, Sam (4 October 2018). "The Graham Norton Show welcomes Star Trek icon and a cinema legend". Digital Spy. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Christine and The Queens Releases '5 dollars' From Her Forthcoming Album". Capitol Music Group. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b Bote, Joshua (16 August 2018). "Christine and the Queens Puts in Work in S&M-Inspired '5 Dollars' Video". Billboard. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Christine and the Queens – 5 Dollars" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Christine and the Queens – 5 Dollars" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Meilleure position : n° 83 du Top Singles France". chartsinfrance.net (in French). 20 August 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Christine and the Queens Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  11. ^ "This week's new releases". Official Charts Company. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.