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J'attendais cover.jpg
Single by Celine Dion
from the album Live à Paris and D'eux
Released 30 June 1997 (1997-06-30)
Format CD single, 12" single
Recorded 1995 Zenith Theatre, Paris
Genre Pop
Length 4:58
Label Columbia, Epic
Writer(s) Jean-Jacques Goldman
Producer(s) Claude Lemay
Celine Dion singles chronology
"Call the Man"
"Make You Happy"

"J'attendais" (meaning "I Waited") is a single from Celine Dion's album Live à Paris. It was released on 30 June 1997 in France and Belgium.[1]

"J'attendais" was written by Jean-Jacques Goldman and originally featured on album D'eux in 1995.

The music video was taken from the concert in Zenith Theatre, Paris. It can be found on the Live à Paris DVD.

The single peaked at number 46 in France. It was the result of releasing "J'attendais" eight months after Live à Paris album debuted on charts. The studio recording of this song was also available on Dion's previous album D'eux, which already sold over 4 million copies in France, becoming the best-selling album ever. "J'attendais" also peaked at number 22 in Belgium Wallonia.

Sony Music Entertainment released live version of "Je sais pas" as a single in the Netherlands at the same time. It featured "J'attendais" as the B-side.

Formats and track listings[edit]

French CD single

  1. "J'attendais" (live) – 4:58
  2. "J'attendais" – 4:24


Chart (1997) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 88
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[3] 22
France (SNEP)[4] 46

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
France[5] 30 June 1997 CD


  1. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5. 
  2. ^ Jaspers, Sam (2006). Ultratop 1995-2005. Book & Media Publishing. ISBN 90-5720-232-8. 
  3. ^ "Céline Dion - J'attendais" (in French). Ultratop & Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Céline Dion - J'attendais (chanson)" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Celine Dion – J'attendais". Discogs. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 

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