La ballade de Michel

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"La ballade de Michel"
Single by Celine Dion
from the album Opération beurre de pinottes soundtrack
Released 1986 (1986)
Format Promotional recording
Genre Pop
Length 2:55
Label TBS (French) / Epic (English)
Writer(s) Lewis Furey, Eddy Marnay
Producer(s) Eddy Marnay
Celine Dion singles chronology
"Dans la main d'un magicien"
"La ballade de Michel"

"La ballade de Michel" (meaning "Michael's Ballad") is Celine Dion's second single from the movie soundtrack Opération beurre de pinottes. It was released in 1986 in Quebec, Canada.[1]

"La ballade de Michel" was issued as a radio single only.

Dion also recorded an English version of this song called "Michael's Song".

The Peanut Butter Solution / Opération beurre de pinottes soundtrack album includes both versions as well as two other Dion recordings: "Dans la main d'un magicien" and its English-language counterpart "Listen to the Magic Man." Neither the French nor English version of the song was included on any of Dion's albums. The English version of "Michael's Song" has never been released on CD.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Canadian promotional 7" single (French) (Catalog Number: T.B.S. 5563)

  1. "La ballade de Michel" – 2:55
  2. "La ballade de Michel" – 2:55

Canadian promotional 7" single (English) (Catalog Number: 7CDN26)

  1. "Michael's Song" – 2:55
  2. "Message"

Canadian 7" single (English) (Catalog Number: E4-7130)

  1. "Listen to the Magic Man" – 3:20
  2. "Michael's Song" – 2:55


  1. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5.