Et je t'aime encore

"Et je t'aime encore" (meaning "and I still love you") is a song by Canadian singer Celine Dion from her twentieth studio album, 1 fille & 4 types (2003). It was written by Jean-Jacques Goldman and J. Kapler, and produced by Erick Benzi. "Et je t'aime encore" was released as the album's second single on 16 February 2004. It reached numbers two in Quebec, 14 in Belgium Wallonia, 16 in France and 31 in Switzerland.

"Et je t'aime encore"
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Single by Celine Dion
from the album 1 fille & 4 types
B-side"Apprends-moi"
Released16 February 2004 (2004-02-16)
Recorded2–11 May 2003
StudioDigital Insight (Las Vegas)
GenrePop
Length3:26
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Erick Benzi
Celine Dion singles chronology
"Have You Ever Been in Love"
(2003)
"Et je t'aime encore"
(2004)
"Je ne vous oublie pas"
(2005)
Music video
"Et je t'aime encore" on YouTube

Background and releaseEdit

Dion started working on her next French-language album on 8 October 2002 in Paris where she met with four French songwriters and producers: Jean-Jacques Goldman, Erick Benzi, Jacques Veneruso and Gildas Arzel. After four days of rehearsals, Dion met with them again in Las Vegas in May 2003, during her break from performing in A New Day.... The songs were recorded between 2–11 May 2003.[1] Goldman, who wrote and produced Dion's best-selling French-language albums of all time, D'eux, guided 1 fille & 4 types as the artistic director.[2] "Et je t'aime encore", chosen as the second single, was sent to radio on 11 December 2003.[3] The song was written by Goldman and his brother J. Kapler, and produced by Benzi.[2] The music video was serviced to video outlets in late December 2003 and the limited CD single was released in Belgium, France and Switzerland in February 2003.[4] The English-language version, titled "Je t'aime encore" was featured on One Heart in March 2003. In 2005, "Et je t'aime encore" was included on Dion's greatest hits album, On ne change pas.

Critical receptionEdit

Betty Clarke from The Guardian wrote about the English version, "Je t'aime encore": "But when she stops trying to be relevant and ceases to be a one-trick pony with a vast lung capacity (as she does on the folky Je t'aime encore), Dion proves she can be more than a series of hollow - if album-shifting - sentiments".[5]

Commercial performanceEdit

"Et je t'aime encore" entered the airplay charts in Francophone countries in late December 2003, peaking at numbers two in Quebec,[6] 11 in Belgium Wallonia and 59 in Belgium Flanders.[7] After the commercial release in February 2004, the single reached numbers 14 in Belgium Wallonia,[8] 16 in France[9] and 31 in Switzerland.[10]

Music videoEdit

The music video, directed by Yannick Saillet, was filmed in the Whiskey Bar Las Vegas in October 2003 and released in late December 2003.[11] In 2005, it was included on Dion's greatest hits DVD collection, On ne change pas.

Track listing and formatsEdit

  • French CD single
  1. "Et je t'aime encore" – 3:26
  2. "Et je t'aime encore" (instrumental version) – 3:26
  3. "Apprends-moi" – 4:45
  • French CD maxi-single
  1. "Et je t'aime encore" – 3:26
  2. "Et je t'aime encore" (instrumental version) – 3:26
  3. "Des milliers de baisers" – 3:46
  4. "Tu nages" – 3:09

ChartsEdit

Release historyEdit

"Et je t'aime encore" release history
Region Date Format Label Ref.
Belgium 16 February 2004 CD Columbia [16]
  • France
  • Switzerland
23 February 2004 [17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Céline in Studio". celinedion.com. 7 May 2003. Archived from the original on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Celine Dion will release, 1 fille & 4 types - her first French album in five years on October 14, 2003". celinedion.com. 27 August 2003. Archived from the original on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  3. ^ "New Single From '1 fille & 4 types'". celinedion.com. 11 December 2003. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  4. ^ ""Et je t'aime encore" CD Single". celinedion.com. 18 December 2003. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  5. ^ Betty Clarke. "CD: Celion Dion: One Heart | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Le Palmarès". ADISQ. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  7. ^ Sam Jaspers (2006). Ultratop 1995-2005. Book & Media Publishing. ISBN 90-5720-232-8.
  8. ^ a b "Céline Dion – Et je t'aime encore" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  9. ^ a b "Céline Dion – Et je t'aime encore" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Céline Dion – Et je t'aime encore". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  11. ^ "Céline Dion: Et je t'aime encore (Music Video 2003)". IMDb. Retrieved 17 April 2023.
  12. ^ "Céline Dion – Et je t'aime encore" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  13. ^ "Celine Dion – Chart Search" Billboard European Hot 100 Singles for Celine Dion. Retrieved 11 October 2014.[dead link]
  14. ^ "Compilation des succès par ordre alphabétique d'interprètes" (PDF) (in French). Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec. Retrieved 29 April 2023.
  15. ^ "Rapports annuels 2004" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  16. ^ "Celine Dion – Et je t'aime encore". Discogs. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  17. ^ ""Et je t'aime encore" CD Single". celinedion.com. 18 December 2003. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2013.

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