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A bitter prayer. This song is addressed to God, telling him about the sufferings in the world. It’s about sending a message to god for not speaking to the singer personally and for the tragedies of the world. Originally released by the French duo in 2010 from their album Prayer, but in 2014 producer Robin Schulz remixed the song and made it a worldwide success.

Release date

First released in 2010, remixed and re-released on June 6, 2014.


Benjamin Cotto – Nili Hadida


Warner Music – TONSPIEL

Chart Rankings

US – 23

UK – 1


The single debuted at number one on the UK Singles Charts and was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for sales over 600.000 copies. It peaked at number 23 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at number five in New Zealand. In Australia, it peaked at number seven, and the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) certified it double platinum.  ‘Prayer in C’ was a worldwide hit, making it to number one in 23 countries including Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. It was certified quadruple platinum in Italy, double platinum in Canada, and platinum in Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, and Belgium. In Denmark, the song was streamed 5.2 million times and was certified double platinum. In Spain it reached 10 million streams and was certified platinum.

Artist’s age on release date

The French duo was active for 8 years when they released this song

Cover Versions

Kiesza – Jona Selle – UMC featuring Brian Storm – other amateur artists covered this song on YouTube.

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