Je n'ai que mon âme

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"Je n'ai que mon âme"
Single by Natasha St-Pier
from the album À chacun son histoire
Released 2001
Format CD single
Recorded 2001, Canada
Genre Pop
Length 2:51
Label Trema, Columbia Records
Writer(s) Jill Kapler
Producer(s) Christophe Battaglia
Jill Kapler
Certification Gold Canada & France, 2001
Natasha St-Pier singles chronology
"Je n'ai que mon âme"
(2001)
"Tu m'envoles"
(2001)
Alternative cover
France "Je n'ai que mon âme"
Eurovision Song Contest 2001 entry
Country France
Artist(s) Natasha St-Pier
Languages French, English
Composer(s) Jill Kapler
Lyricist(s) Jill Kapler
Finals performance
Final result 4th
Final points 142
Appearance chronology
◄ "On aura le ciel" (2000)   
"Il faut du temps" (2002) ►

"Je n'ai que mon âme" ("All I Have is My Soul") is a song by Natasha St-Pier. It was the French entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001. The song was sung mainly in French, with some lyrics in English. This was the first time a French entry contained any English lyrics on the night. The song was released in Canada on compilation album carrying the same name Je n'ai que mon âme as the single.

Eurovision[edit]

The song was performed fourteenth on the night, following Spain's David Civera with "Dile que la quiero" and preceding Turkey's Sedat Yüce with "Sevgiliye son". At the close of voting, it had received 142 points, placing 4th in a field of 23.

The song is a power ballad, with St-Pier attempting to resurrect what appears to be a doomed relationship, telling her lover that she still has feelings for him, even though neither of them have expressed them recently.

It was succeeded as French representative at the 2002 Contest by Sandrine François with "Il faut du temps".

Chart performances[edit]

In France, the single charted for 26 weeks in the top 100. It started at number 11 on 5 May 2001, then reached the top ten and peaked at number two in the sixth and seventh weeks. It was unable to dislodge MC Solaar's "Hasta la vista" which topped the chart then. Then the single dropped almost continuously on the chart, totalling nine weeks in the top ten and 19 weeks in the top 50.[1] It achieved Gold status awarded by the SNEP[2] and was 28th on the Annual Chart.[3]

In Belgium (Wallonia), "Je n'ai que mon âme" went to number 11 on 12 May 2001, then jumped to number three and hit number two the two weeks later, being blocked behind Daddy DJ's eponymous single. Then it dropped rather quickly on the chart, remaining for seven weeks in the top ten and 12 weeks in the top 40.[4] It was the 17th best-selling single of the year.[5]

Track listings[edit]

  • CD single
  1. "Je n'ai que mon âme" — 2:51
  2. "All I Have Is My Soul" — 2:51
  3. "Près d'une autre" — 5:29

Charts and sales[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[4] 2
French Singles Chart[1] 2

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (2001) Position
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[5] 17
French Airplay Chart[6] 94
French Singles Chart[3] 28

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified Physical sales
Canada - - -
France[2] Gold 30 October 2001 250,000 330,000[7]

Sources and external links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Je n'ai que mon âme", French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 6, 2008)
  2. ^ a b French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved May 23, 2008)
  3. ^ a b 2001 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved April 5, 2008)
  4. ^ a b "Je n'ai que mon âme", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 6, 2008)
  5. ^ a b 2001 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved April 5, 2008)
  6. ^ 2001 French Airplay Charts Yacast.fr (Retrieved May 17, 2008)
  7. ^ Les certifications depuis 1973 Infodisc.fr (Retrieved May 23, 2008)