"Ma Philosophie" is Amel Bent's debut single, from her album Un Jour d'été. It was released in November 29, 2004 in France. To date, it is her most successful song, topping the charts in France and Belgium (Wallonia).
The music video deals with the various types of women and shows Amel Bent alternately as a businesswoman, a materialistic woman, a waitress and even a daily woman who is with her friends.
"My Philosophy" was named the Victoires de la Musique as 'Original song of the Year'.
The song was covered by Karen Mulder, Corneille, Lorie, Sandrine Kiberlain, Julie Zenatti and Hélène Ségara for Les Enfoirés' album 2006: Le Village des Enfoirés (seventh track). The song has been parodied by Paral & Piped studio, under the title "Ma Seule Envie".
The single featured for 24 weeks on the Ultratop 40, from February 19 to July 30, 2005. It debuted at #21, then climbed to #3 and reached #1 the following weeks, staying there for seven consecutive weeks. It appeared in the top ten for 16 weeks, was certified Gold disc, and was the third best-selling single of 2004.
|Country||Certification||Date||Sales certified||Physical sales|
|Belgium (Wallonia)||Gold||April 9, 2005||25,000|
|France||Diamond||June 16, 2005||750,000||556,201+|
|Belgian (Wallonia) Ultratop 40 Singles Chart||1|
|Europe Singles Chart||5|
|French SNEP Singles Chart||1|
|Russia Airplay Chart||4|
|Swiss Top 100 Singles Chart||16|
|Ukraine Singles Chart (Top 40)||13|
|World Singles Chart||39|
|World Airplay Chart (Top 100)||16|
|End of year chart (2005)||Position|
|Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart||3|
|French Singles Chart||3|