The roundabout in Châtellerault

Music Une vie à l'envers Johnny Hallyday (morceau - 2015)
Une Vie à l'Envers is the second track on Johnny Hallyday's album De l'amour. The song begins with a quote on the Main Jaune roundabout in Châtellerault.

“Le rond-point à Châtellerault”

Johnny Hallyday

Released in 2015, De l’amour was Johnny Hallyday’s last album before his death on December 5, 2017. The album featured 11 tracks which the singer considered to be more committed than usual.

The second song, Une vie à l’envers, written by Vincent Delerm, begins directly with a quote from a roundabout in Châtellerault. It’s hard to know if the singer is referring to the La Main Jaune roundabout. In this song, the rocker evokes the banal life of one of his fans whom he will never know, whose existence keeps him apart from the rest of the world.

Johnny has no shortage of fans. Most are very involved. Some people cross the Atlantic for a concert or tattoo the face of their favorite singer. It is to this devotion that Johnny wanted to pay tribute through this text proposed at the time for the album L’Attente in 2012. Vincent Delerm was pleasantly surprised when Johnny finally covered his lyrics three years later.


De l’amour is the singer’s 50th studio album.

Rond-Point de Pila

La Main Jaune is a sculpture located on the Pila traffic circle in Châtellerault between 2010 and 2018.

Considered as one of the ugliest roundabouts in France, the Main Jaune is a sculpture by Francis Guyot. Project started in 2003 and commissioned by the president of the General Council of the Vienne René Monory, this 24-meter high hand represents the working-class and industrial identity of the city of Châtellerault’s past.

The hand was composed of 7 vehicles descending from its top. There was a 4CV, a Beetle, a 2CV, a Fiat 500, a Mini, a Twingo and a 205. At the top, an egg symbolizes the embryonic design of the automobile of the future.

As for the yellow color, it was decided in reference to the game of the Yellow Dwarf.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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