Ne partez pas sans moi
|"Ne partez pas sans moi"|
|Single by Céline Dion|
|from the album The Best Of and Incognito|
|Released||May 6, 1988|
|Label||Carrere, Mega, CBS|
|Writer(s)||Nella Martinetti, Atilla Şereftuğ|
|Producer(s)||Atilla Şereftuğ, A. P. Keller|
|Céline Dion singles chronology|
"Ne partez pas sans moi" ("Don't Leave Without Me") is the Swiss winning entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988, performed by Céline Dion. It was released as a single in Europe on May 6, 1988. Dion performed "Ne partez pas sans moi" for 600 million viewers worldwide on the awards telecast.
The song was composed by Turkish songwriter named Atilla Şereftuğ and Swiss composer Nella Martinetti won with 137 points, beating the United Kingdom entry "Go" performed by Scott Fitzgerald by just one point in one of the closest finishes in Eurovision history. The single sold 200,000 copies in Europe in two days and over 300,000 copies in total. It is considered to be one of the most popular Eurovision entries, mainly because Dion used the song's success to launch her international career.
"Ne partez pas sans moi" was also included on Dion's 1988 album The Best Of released in Europe (June 1988). The song appeared in Canada as B-side to "D'abord, c'est quoi l'amour?." It also appeared on the French version of Dion's Incognito album. Later, it was included in her French compilation album On Ne Change Pas.
A music video was released in 1988.
Céline Dion also recorded a German version of "Ne partez pas sans moi," called "Hand in Hand".
Formats and track listings
European 7" single
- "Ne partez pas sans moi" – 3:07
- "Ne partez pas sans moi" (instrumental) – 3:07
German 7" single
- "Hand in Hand" – 3:07
- "Hand in Hand" (instrumental) – 3:07
|Belgian Singles Chart||11|
|Dutch Singles Chart||42|
|French Singles Chart||36|
|Swiss Singles Chart||11|
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