"Lady Marmalade" is a song by American girl group Labelle. It was written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan, and produced by Allen Toussaint and Vicki Wickham. It was released on August 3, 1974 as the first single from the album Nightbirds. The song is famous for its sexually suggestive chorus of "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?", which translates into English as "Do you want to go to bed with me (tonight)?"
The song held the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week, and topped the Canadian RPM national singles chart. Labelle's version of "Lady Marmalade" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003. and was ranked number 479 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
The 2001 version by singers Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa, and Pink, produced by Missy Elliott with instrumentals contributed by producer Rockwilder, was released for the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack. It was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US for 5 weeks and won Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa, and Pink a Grammy Award.
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