On March 29, 1975, “Lady Marmalade” by LaBelle (Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles) topped the music charts.
The song, which is famous for its sexually suggestive chorus “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?, which roughly means “Do you want to sleep with me (tonight)?”, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003. In addition, the song was listed in Rolling Stones’ list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”
LaBelle performing “Lady Marmalade” in 1975: While the song has been covered by many artists, the most famous (and successful covered) occurred in 2001. The 2001 version, which featured Christina Aguilera, Lil’Kim, Mya, and Pink, and produced by Missy Elliott, peaked at number one for five weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, won a Grammy, and was featured in the 2001 Academy Award-nominated film, “Moulin Rouge” starring Nicole Kidman. Christina Aguilera, Mya, Pink, and Lil’Kim performing “Lady Marmalade” at the 2002 Grammy Awards, featuring Patti LaBelle: