Un garçon pas comme les autres (Ziggy)

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"Un garçon pas comme les autres (Ziggy)"
Single by Celine Dion
from the album Dion chante Plamondon
Released July 1993 (1993-07)
Format CD single, cassette single
Recorded September 8 - October 6, 1991 Face B
Genre Pop
Length 2:58
Label Columbia, Epic
Writer(s) Luc Plamondon, Michel Berger
Producer(s) Jannick Top, Serge Perathoner
Celine Dion singles chronology
"Water from the Moon"
(1993)
"Un garçon pas comme les autres (Ziggy)"
(1993)
"Did You Give Enough Love"
(1993)

"Un garçon pas comme les autres (Ziggy)" (meaning "A Boy Unlike the Others (Ziggy)") is a hit song from the Dion chante Plamondon album by Celine Dion. It was released as the second commercial single in France in July 1993.[1] The song was also featured on two collections: The Collector's Series, Volume One and On ne change pas.

Telling the story of a woman's impassioned love for a gay man, "Ziggy" was performed originally by Fabienne Thibeault in the Starmania musical in 1978.

Dion recorded this song also in English. It was included on the Tycoon compilation in September 1992, which achieved platinum status in France.

There were two similar music videos made for the French and English version (1993). Both of them were directed by Lewis Furey (husband and producer of Quebec actress/singer Carole Laure). The first one can be found on Dion's DVD called On ne change pas (2005). The music video features Dion sitting in the bleachers of a stadium and longing for a soccer player who is preoccupied with teammates. At the end, he is walking up to what appears to be a guy in a pullover with a hood over his head. When the hood is removed as they kiss, it is revealed to be Dion. The model in the video is Rodney Weber.

Dion performed this song during Francophone concerts in her tours since 1994, including her concerts at the Stade de France in 1999 and the Taking Chances World Tour of 2008. Live versions of "Ziggy" became a part of Dion's albums: À l'Olympia, Live à Paris, Au cœur du stade, and Céline une seule fois / Live 2013.[2]

"Ziggy" peaked at number 2 in France and was certified Gold for selling 365,000 copies. The song spent almost a year on the chart, including 7 weeks at number 2 position and 18 weeks in the top 10. It was Dion's biggest hit in France since 1983 "D'amour ou d'amitié."

Formats and track listings[edit]

French CD single

  1. "Ziggy" (English version) – 2:58
  2. "Un garçon pas comme les autres (Ziggy)" – 2:58

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
France (SNEP)[6] Gold 365,000[7]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5. 
  2. ^ http://www.celinedion.com/ca/music/c%C3%A9line-une-seule-fois-live-2013-2cddvd
  3. ^ "Céline Dion - Un garçon pas comme les autres (Ziggy) (chanson)" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Les Chansons Classées par Points des Années 90" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Les Chansons Classées par Points" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Les 45 T. / Singles" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 

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