Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)

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"Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)"
Single by Celine Dion
from the album D'elles
Released April 13, 2007 (2007-04-13)
Format Music download, CD single
Recorded January 23, 2007 Studio Piccolo
Genre Pop, pop rock
Length 3:33
Label Columbia, Epic
Writer(s) Françoise Dorin, David Gategno
Producer(s) David Gategno
Celine Dion singles chronology
"I Believe in You"
(2006)
"Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)"
(2007)
"Immensité"
(2007)

"Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)" (meaning "And If There Were Only One Woman Left (I Would Be That One)") is the first hit single from Celine Dion's French album D'elles. It premiered on the radio in France, Quebec, Switzerland and Belgium on February 14, 2007 and was released as a music download on the same day. The CD single was released on April 13, 2007 in Francophone countries.

"Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)" was written by Françoise Dorin and composed by David Gategno, who also produced the track. Dorin is a writer, born in France. Her best-selling novels include Virginie et Paul, la seconde dans Rome (1980), Les lits à une place, les jupes culotte (1984), and Les corbeaux et les renardes (1988). Other works include the plays La facture (1968), Un sale egoiste, l'intoxe (1980), and a musical comedy, La valise en carton, as well as many humorous texts. Gategno already worked with Tina Arena, Natasha St-Pier, Chimène Badi, Faudel, and Nolwenn Leroy.

The title comes from the famous last verse of the poem « Ultima verba » in Les Châtiments by Victor Hugo « Et s'il n'en reste qu'un, je serai celui-là ! ».

The music video was directed by Thierry Vargnes in New York City on January 31, 2007, and premiered on the Canadian television network TVA on April 1, 2007.

"Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)" debuted at number 1 on the French Singles Chart, becoming Dion's fifth number 1 in that country and selling 50,000 copies. It spent 33 weeks on the chart, becoming one of her longest-running singles. Dion's last song which stayed that long on the chart was "Pour que tu m'aimes encore" with 34 weeks.

In other countries, "Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)" peaked at number 2 in Quebec, number 4 in Belgium Wallonia and number 34 in Switzerland.

Dion performed it live during the French concerts of her 2008-09 Taking Chances World Tour, and during her historic performance in front of 250,000 spectators to celebrate Quebec's 400th anniversary, which was included on Céline sur les Plaines DVD in 2008. A live version was included in the CD/DVD Tournée Mondiale Taking Chances: Le Spectacle.

"Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)" was nominated for the Chérie FM Star in category French Song of the Year.

Critical reception[edit]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic highlighted this song.[1]

Formats and track listings[edit]

French digital single

  1. "Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)" – 3:33

French CD single/digital EP

  1. "Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)" – 3:33
  2. "Je ne vous oublie pas" (with Les 500 Choristes) – 3:36
  3. "Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)" (instrumental) – 3:34

Charts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/delles-mw0000583409
  2. ^ "Céline Dion - Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)" (in French). Ultratop & Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Celine Dion Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada AC for Celine Dion. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Hits of the World". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 12 May 2007. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Céline Dion - Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là) (chanson)" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Le Palmarès". ADISQ. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Céline Dion - Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Rapports annuels 2007" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Classement Singles - année 2007" (in French). SNEP. Retrieved 12 October 2014.