S'il suffisait d'aimer (song)

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"S'il suffisait d'aimer"
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Single by Celine Dion
from the album S'il suffisait d'aimer
Released 23 November 1998 (1998-11-23)
Format CD single
Recorded 1998 Studio Méga
Genre Pop, classical
Length 3:35
Label Columbia, Epic
Writer(s) Jean-Jacques Goldman
Producer(s) Jean-Jacques Goldman
Celine Dion singles chronology
"I'm Your Angel"
(1998)
"S'il suffisait d'aimer"
(1998)
"On ne change pas"
(1999)

"S'il suffisait d'aimer" (meaning "If It Were Enough to Love") is the second single from Celine Dion's album S'il suffisait d'aimer. It was released on 23 November 1998 in Francophone countries and became the most successful single from this album.[1]

It's a song written and produced by Jean-Jacques Goldman.

"S'il suffisait d'aimer" live music video was directed by Yannick Saillet during the Let's Talk About Love Tour in 1998. It was included later on Dion's On ne change pas DVD.

The single was released in selected European countries, reaching number 4 in France, number 6 in Belgium Wallonia and number 19 in Europe. It was certified gold in France (265,000 copies sold) and Belgium (25,000).

A live version of "S'il suffisait d'aimer" appeared on the Au cœur du stade album and DVD. The latter also included the recording of this song as a bonus. Dion also performed it live during the French concerts of her 2008-09 Taking Chances Tour; this performance is included in the French edition of the Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert CD/DVD. It was also performed during her historic performance in front of 250,000 spectators to celebrate Quebec's 400th anniversary, which was included on Céline sur les Plaines DVD in 2008. The song was also performed in the Sans attendre Tour of 2013; the performance in Quebec City is included in the Céline... une seule fois / Live 2013 CD/DVD. In 2016, Dion performed this song during her Summer Tour 2016.[2]

The track became a part of the On ne change pas greatest hits compilation in 2005.

Formats and track listings[edit]

European CD single

  1. "S'il suffisait d'aimer" – 3:35
  2. "Tous les blues sont écrits pour toi" – 4:48

European CD single #2

  1. "S'il suffisait d'aimer" – 3:35
  2. "I'm Your Angel" – 5:31

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Belgium (BEA)[11] Gold 25,000*
France (SNEP)[12] Gold 262,000[13]

*sales figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
France[14] 23 November 1998 CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5. 
  2. ^ http://www.chartsinfrance.net/Celine-Dion/news-101986.html
  3. ^ Jaspers, Sam (2006). Ultratop 1995-2005. Book & Media Publishing. ISBN 90-5720-232-8. 
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Céline Dion – S'il suffisait d'aimer" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  5. ^ "The Eurochart Hot 100 Singles". Music & Media. 2 January 1999. Archived from the original on 4 November 2005. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Céline Dion – S'il suffisait d'aimer" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Classement Singles - année 1998" (in French). SNEP. Archived from the original on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Classement Singles - année 1999" (in French). SNEP. Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Rapports annuels 1999" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Rapports annuels 1999 - singles francophones" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  11. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 1999". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Certifications Singles Or - année 1999" (in French). SNEP. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Les 45 T. / Singles" (in French). InfoDisc. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Celine Dion – S'il suffisait d'aimer". Discogs. Retrieved 23 February 2017.