La religieuse (song)
|Single by Celine Dion|
|from the album The Best of Celine Dion|
|Celine Dion singles chronology|
"La religieuse" was written by French author, lyricist, songwriter and singer, Didier Barbelivien. He also produced the song. The lyrics describe a nun's struggle between her faith and memories of lovers. "La religieuse" incorporates the pipe organs frequently used in catholic churches. It was Dion's first record issued by Carrere Records, released as a 7" single in France in March 1988. The B-side included "C'est pour toi".
Dion promoted "La religieuse" in France in April 1988. On 4 April, she performed it during TV show La classe on France 3 and on 29 April, she sang it during TV show Un DB de plus hosted by Barbelivien and aired on France 2. Dion also performed "La religieuse" on Champs-Élysées TV show hosted by Michel Drucker on France 2.
A slightly different and longer album version was featured on The Best of Celine Dion, released in May 1988. The single version was included on compilations issued in the '90s.
Track listings and formats
- French 7" single
- "La religieuse" – 3:35
- "C'est pour toi" – 4:02