"Paris Latino"
B-side "El bandido caballero"
Released 1983
Format 7" single, 12" maxi
Genre Pop
Length 3:55
Label Virgin Music
Writer(s) Carlos Perez
José Perez
Producer Alexis, DEP, Perez

"Paris Latino" is a 1983 song recorded by Bandolero, achieving success in Europe. In 2002, the song was successfully covered by Star Academy 2.

Original version

Track listings

7" single
  1. "Paris Latino" — 3:55
  2. "El bandido caballero" — 3:50
12" maxi
  1. "Paris Latino" (U.S. version) — 6:32
  2. "Paris Latino" (instrumental) — 5:23
  3. "Paris Latino" (original version) — 5:07
  4. "Paris Latino" (English version - mix radio) — 6:10
12" maxi
  1. "Paris Latino" (extended version) — 5:10
  2. ""Tango Tango" — 5:20
  3. "El bandido caballero" — 4:15


Chart (1983) Peak
Dutch Singles Chart 12
Swiss Singles Chart 2
Belgian Singles Chart 19

Star Academy 2 version

"Paris Latino"
B-side "Video Killed the Radio Star"
Released December 2002
Format CD single
Genre Pop
Length 3:31
Label Mercury, Universal Music
Writer(s) Carlos Perez
José Perez
Producer Christian Lachenal
Star Academy 2 singles chronology


In late 2002, the song was covered by Star Academy 2, on the album Fait sa boum which is composed of cover versions of 1980s hit. The song, performed during Star Academy's concert tour, is also available on the album Live.[2] It achieved success, topping the singles charts in France and Belgium (Wallonia).

Track listings

CD single
  1. "Paris-Latino" — 3:31
  2. "Video Killed the Radio Star" — 3:23


Country Certification Date Sales certified
Belgium[3] Platinum March 15, 2003 40,000


Chart (2002-2003) Peak
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[1] 1
French SNEP Singles Chart[1] 1
Swiss Singles Chart[1] 7
End of year chart (2002) Position
French Singles Chart[4] 18
End of year chart (2003) Position
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[5] 24
French Singles Chart[6] 13
Swiss Singles Chart[7] 55
Preceded by
"Marie" by Johnny Hallyday
French SNEP number-one single
December 28, 2002 - January 25, 2003 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Le Frunkp" by Alphonse Brown
Preceded by
"The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" by Las Ketchup
Belgian (Wallonia) number-one single
January 4, 2003 - January 18, 2003 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Lose Yourself" by Eminem


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.