Be the Man

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"Be the Man"
Single by Celine Dion
from the album Let's Talk About Love and EVE
Released November 13, 1997 (1997-11-13)
Format Mini CD single
Recorded 1997 Wallyworld, Record Plant Studios, The Hit Factory, Chartmarker Studios, Paramount Studios, Masterphonics
Genre Pop
Length 4:39
Label Columbia, Epic
Writer(s) David Foster, Junior Miles
Producer(s) David Foster
Celine Dion singles chronology
"Tell Him"
"Be the Man"
"The Reason"

"Be the Man,"(also labeled as "Be The Man (On This Night)") is the second single from Celine Dion's album Let's Talk About Love. It was released on November 13, 1997 in Japan only.[1]

"Be the Man" was written specially for the Japanese TV drama entitled Eve - Santaclaus Dreaming and included on the EVE original soundtrack, released also on November 13, 1997 in Japan. There were two versions of this song recorded: English and Japanese.

No music video was made.

"Be the Man" reached number 24 on the Oricon Singles Chart and was certified platinum (100,000).

The song became also a B-side to "The Reason" single, released at the same time in parts of Europe.

"Be the Man" was not available on editions of Let's Talk About Love released in the Americas.

The English version of this song was included later on the Japanese edition of Dion's 1999 greatest hits All the Way… A Decade of Song and the 2008 Japan only released Complete Best. The Japanese version of "Be the Man" became available worldwide on The Collector's Series, Volume One in 2000.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Japanese 3" CD maxi single

  1. "Be the Man" (album version) – 4:39
  2. "Be the Man" (Japanese version) – 4:39
  3. "Be the Man" (karaoke version) – 4:39

Japanese 3" CD 1-track promo single

  1. "Be the Man" (demo vocal version) – 4:42

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
Japan (Oricon Singles Chart)[2] 24

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Japan (RIAJ)[3] Platinum 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5. 
  2. ^ セリーヌ・ディオンのシングル売り上げランキング (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Be the Man 97.11.13 (SME)" (PDF) (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 28 September 2014.