Treat Her Like a Lady (Celine Dion song)

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"Treat Her Like a Lady (Diana King song)"
Single by Céline Dion featuring Diana King
from the album Let's Talk About Love
Released March 29, 1999 (1999-03-29)
Format CD single, cassette single
Recorded 1997 Cove City Sound Studios, The Dream Factory, The Hit Factory
Genre Reggae
Length 4:05
Label Columbia, Epic
Writer(s) Diana King, Andy Marvel, Billy Mann, Céline Dion
Producer(s) Ric Wake, Andy Marvel
Céline Dion singles chronology
"The Prayer"
(1999)
"Treat Her Like a Lady"
(1999)
"En attendant ses pas"
(1999)

"Treat Her Like a Lady" is a song written and recorded by Jamaican reggae singer, Diana King in 1995 for her album Tougher Than Love.

Celine Dion version[edit]

"Treat Her Like a Lady" is the last single from Céline Dion's album Let's Talk About Love. It was released on March 29, 1999 in Europe.[1] Céline Dion changed some lyrics, thus gaining co-writing credit. She recorded it together with King and the American girl group Brownstone who did the backing vocals. The track was later remixed by Ric Wake and the Metro.

The single was released between March and June 1999 in Europe, to support the forthcoming Let's Talk About Love Tour. The performance from the tour was included on the Au cœur du stade DVD.

"Treat Her Like a Lady" live music video was directed by Gérard Pullicino. It was included on the UK enhanced CD single.

The song peaked at number 16 in Austria, number 29 in the UK and number 40 in Ireland.

The recording of this track was included as a part of the Au cœur du stade DVD bonus.

Dion with Diana King (as a surprise guest) performed the song for the first time in 13 years during her headlining performance at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival on January 27, 2012.

Critical reception[edit]

EW editor David Browne called Dion's cover an "overarranged stab at reggae dancehall" and "unintentionally amusing."[2] The New York Observer editor Jonathan Bernstein wrote: "She’s fallen on her face before when attempting to be as one with the rhythm, but Celine Dion has never humiliated herself as comprehensively as she does when mashing it up in a dance-hall style on “Treat Her Like a Lady.” As Seinfeld’ s George Costanza remarked in a similar situation, “Sweet fancy Moses!”"[3]

Formats and track listings[edit]

European CD single

  1. "Treat Her Like a Lady" – 4:05
  2. "To Love You More" (Tony Moran pop edit mix) – 4:53

European CD maxi single

  1. "Treat Her Like a Lady" – 4:05
  2. "To Love You More" (Tony Moran pop edit mix) – 4:53
  3. "Unison" (single dance mix) – 4:03

UK cassette maxi single

  1. "Treat Her Like a Lady" – 4:05
  2. "Treat Her Like a Lady" (Ric Wake radio mix) – 3:48
  3. "The Prayer" – 4:29

UK CD maxi single

  1. "Treat Her Like a Lady" (live) – 4:19
  2. "Love Can Move Mountains" (live) – 5:25
  3. "The Prayer" – 4:29
  4. "Treat Her Like a Lady" (video) – 4:05

UK CD maxi single #2

  1. "Treat Her Like a Lady" – 4:05
  2. "Treat Her Like a Lady" (Metro club mix) – 7:08
  3. "Treat Her Like a Lady" (Ric Wake club mix) – 8:07

Official versions[edit]

  1. "Treat Her Like a Lady" (Metro club mix) – 7:08
  2. "Treat Her Like a Lady" (Ric Wake radio mix) – 3:48
  3. "Treat Her Like a Lady" (Ric Wake club mix) – 8:07
  4. "Treat Her Like a Lady" (album version) – 4:05

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[4] 16
Belgian Flanders Singles Chart[5] 78
Belgian Wallonia Singles Chart[5] 70
Dutch Singles Chart[6] 62
European Singles Chart[7] 91
German Singles Chart[8] 64
Irish Singles Chart[9] 40
Swedish Singles Chart[10] 54
UK Singles Chart[11] 29

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