Je sais pas

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"Je sais pas"
Je sais pas.jpg
Single by Celine Dion
from the album D'eux
Released 10 July 1995 (1995-07-10)
Format CD single, cassette single, vinyl single
Recorded Studio Méga
Genre Rock
Length 4:33
Label Columbia, Epic
Songwriter(s) Jean-Jacques Goldman, J. Kapler
Producer(s) Jean-Jacques Goldman
Celine Dion singles chronology
"Pour que tu m'aimes encore"
(1995)
"Je sais pas"
(1995)
"Next Plane Out"
(1995)
"Pour que tu m'aimes encore"
(1995)
"Je sais pas"
(1995)
"Next Plane Out"
(1995)
Music video
"Je sais pas" on YouTube

"Je sais pas" (meaning "I Don't Know") is the second and last commercial single from album D'eux by Celine Dion. It was released on 2 October 1995 in Francophone countries and in December 1995 in selected European countries. In Canada it was a radio-only release (July 1995).[1]

The narrator of the song boasts that she is unafraid to face any number of tribulations and challenges of the body and spirit, but admits life without the one she loves just might be more than she could bear. Dion has stated that this is one of her favorites among her songs, because it reminds her of her feelings for husband René Angélil.

"Je sais pas" was written and produced by Jean-Jacques Goldman and J. Kapler.

Two music videos were made for this song: a non-singing version and a performance (singing) one, both of which were directed by Gregg Masuak in 1995. These music videos can be found on Dion's DVD On ne change pas (2005). Edited versions of the non-singing video were also used for "Next Plane Out" and "Call the Man" singles (none of them was released in France).

An English version of this song, called "I Don't Know" was featured on Falling into You.

Live version of "Je sais pas" from Live à Paris was also released as a single, on 19 May 1997 in the Netherlands to promote that album.

The song was featured on Dion's greatest hits compilation On ne change pas. The live version was a part of two other albums: Live à Paris and Au cœur du stade; the former was also released as a single on 19 May 1997 in the Netherlands to promote the live album. Dion also performed it during the French concerts of her 2008-09 Taking Chances World Tour. The audio and footage of this performance was included in the French edition of Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert CD/DVD. In 2013, the song was performed for the Sans attendre Tour; the Quebec performance was included in the Céline une seule fois / Live 2013 CD/DVD.[2]

"Je sais pas" was a smash hit in France, where it topped the singles chart for seven weeks, selling 510,000 copies (should be certified platinum but it remains undercertified with silver award). It was also number 1 in Belgium Wallonia (for two weeks) and Quebec (four weeks). The 1995 studio version peaked at number 34 in the Netherlands. The 1997 live version from Live à Paris reached number 78.

Formats and track listings[edit]

French CD single/ 45 tours + maxi 45 tours

  1. "Je sais pas" – 4:33
  2. "La mémoire d'Abraham" – 3:49

French CD maxi single

  1. "Je sais pas" – 4:33
  2. "La mémoire d'Abraham" – 3:49
  3. "Je danse dans ma tête" (live) – 4:14

1997 French CD single

  1. "Je sais pas" (live) – 4:25
  2. "J'attendais" (live) – 4:58

1997 French CD maxi single

  1. "Je sais pas" (live) – 4:25
  2. "J'attendais" (live) – 4:58
  3. "J'attendais" – 4:24

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[16] Silver 506,000[17]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
France[18] 2 October 1995
  • CD
  • 12"
  • 7"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5. 
  2. ^ Celine Dion: Céline une seule fois / Live 2013 (2CD+DVD/Blu-ray) Archived 20 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Céline Dion – Je sais pas" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Céline Dion – Je sais pas" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Hits of the World". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 23 December 1995. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Céline Dion – Je sais pas" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Céline Dion – Je sais pas" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Québec Info Musique: Céline Dion". Québec Info Musique. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Céline Dion – Je sais pas (Live) / J'attendais" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Rapports annuels 1995" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Rapports annuels 1995 - singles francophones" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "Classement Singles - année 1995" (in French). SNEP. Archived from the original on 14 February 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "French Industry Thriving Despite Grim Summer". Billboard. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Les Chansons des Années 90 Classées selon la Meilleure Place" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Les Chansons classées par Place" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  16. ^ "Certifications Singles Argent - année 1995" (in French). SNEP. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "Les 45 T. / Singles" (in French). InfoDisc. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "Celine Dion – Je sais pas". Discogs. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 

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