La religieuse (song)

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"La religieuse"
La religieuse (Céline Dion single - cover art).gif
Single by Celine Dion
from the album The Best of Celine Dion
ReleasedMarch 1988 (1988-03)
Songwriter(s)Didier Barbelivien
Producer(s)Didier Barbelivien
Celine Dion singles chronology
"Comme un cœur froid"
"La religieuse"
"Ne partez pas sans moi"

"La religieuse" (meaning "The Nun") is a song by Canadian singer Celine Dion, written and produced by French songwriter, Didier Barbelivien. It was released as a single in France in March 1988.


"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".[1]

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[edit]

  • French 7" single[2]
  1. "La religieuse" – 3:35
  2. "C'est pour toi" – 4:02


  1. ^ Jenna Glatzer (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. AndrewsMcMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5.
  2. ^ La religieuse (French 7" single liner notes). Celine Dion. Carrere. 1988. 14397.CS1 maint: others (link)