Pour que tu m'aimes encore

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"Pour que tu m'aimes encore"
Pour que tu m'aimes encore single.jpg
Single by Celine Dion
from the album D'eux
B-side "Send Me a Lover"
Released 13 March 1995 (1995-03-13)
Format CD single, cassette single, vinyl single
Recorded 1995 Studio Méga
Genre Pop
Length 4:14
Label Columbia, Epic
Writer(s) Jean-Jacques Goldman
Producer(s) Jean-Jacques Goldman
Celine Dion singles chronology
"Calling You"
(1994)
"Pour que tu m'aimes encore"
(1995)
"Je sais pas"
(1995)
Music sample

"Pour que tu m'aimes encore" (English: "So That You'll Love Me Again") (sometimes shortened to "Tu m'aimes encore") is the first hit single from album D'eux by Celine Dion. It was released on 13 March 1995 in Francophone countries and in September 1995 in other European countries. In Canada it was a radio only release. The song was also released in Japan in October 1996.[1] According to Dion, herself, it is the biggest song of her French career. Dion also recorded the song in English as "If That's What it Takes" which was featured on her 1996 album, Falling into You.

Song information[edit]

"Pour que tu m'aimes encore" was written and produced by Jean-Jacques Goldman and became one of Dion's signature songs. The lyrics are sung from the viewpoint of a woman who is pleading with her ex-lover that she would do anything for him to love her again. The music video was directed by Michel Meyer (1995) and can be found on Dion's DVD On ne change pas (2005).

Chart performance and awards[edit]

"Pour que tu m'aimes encore" became a smash hit in France, where it topped the singles chart for 12 weeks, sold one million copies (platinum award), and became 1995's best-selling single. It is currently the 107th best-selling single of all time in the country.[2] It spent 15 weeks at the top in Belgium Wallonia and 4 weeks in Quebec. "Pour que tu m'aimes encore" also reached top 10 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, which was an exceptional achievement for a French song. According to Virgin17, the single has sold more than 4,000,000 copies, worldwide.[3] In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, "Pour que tu m'aimes encore" charted in 2011, 2012 and 2013, after it was performed on the German Show Das Supertalent by Juliette Schoppmann.

The song received a Félix Award for Song of the Year, as well as an award from Trophée Radio France Internationale for " Conseil Francophone de la Chanson". The song also won an award by the Victoires de la Musique for "Best Song of the Year".

Other versions and covers[edit]

The song was later included in four of Dion's live albums, Live à Paris, Au cœur du stade, Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert (French edition), and Céline une seule fois / Live 2013. The song was also featured on three compilation albums including, The Collector's Series, Volume One, On ne change pas, and My Love: Ultimate Essential Collection.

Dion performed the song five nights a week during her show A New Day... at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, as well as during her 2008-09 Taking Chances World Tour. She also performed the song at Céline sur les Plaines, which was a concert for Quebec City's 400th anniversary. In 2005, Dion recorded a live version with 500 choristers for the album 500 Choristes avec....[4] Dion also performed this song during her Summer Tour 2016.[5]

"Pour que tu m'aimes encore" was covered in 2000 by Elsa Lunghini, Liane Foly and Hélène Segara on the number-on album Les Enfoirés en 2000.[6] Nigerian singer Funke Olayode recorded a Yoruba version re-entitled "To ba J’oun To Gba" in 2001.[7] It was also covered by the operatic pop group Il Divo in November 2005, on their second album Ancora. In November 2006, the music producer Antonis Karalis released his debut worldwide single "To Be Continued" with the Greek version of "Pour que tu m'aimes encore", called "S'Agapo Sa Trelos". The tune has a rock arrangement that combines baglamas and electric guitars. In May 2007, Elena Paparizou released her new single "Fos" with another Greek version of the song called "An Esy M'agapas".

Formats and track listings[edit]

Official versions[edit]

  1. "Pour que tu m'aimes encore" (with the 500 Choristes) – 4:14
  2. "Pour que tu m'aimes encore" (instrumental) – 4:14
  3. "Pour que tu m'aimes encore" (album version) – 4:14
  4. "If That's What it Takes" (English version) – 4:12
  5. "Pour que tu m'aimes encore" (demo version) – 3:58
  6. "Pour que tu m'aimes encore" (Live version 1995 from Live à Paris) – 5:10
  7. "Pour que tu m'aimes encore" (Live version 1999 from Au cœur du stade) – 5:20
  8. "Pour que tu m'aimes encore" (Live version 2008 from Tournée mondiale Taking Chances: Le spectacle) – 5:29
  9. "Pour que tu m'aimes encore" (Live version 2008 from Celine: Through the Eyes of the World QVC Edition) – 5:03
  10. "Pour que tu m'aimes encore" (Live version 2013 from Céline une seule fois / Live 2013) – 5:08

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[43] Platinum 1,000,000[44]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
France[45] 13 March 1995
  • CD
  • 12"
  • 7"
United Kingdom[45] 28 August 1995
  • CD
  • cassette

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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