Je n'ai que mon âme

"Je n'ai que mon âme" (French pronunciation: ​[ʒə nɛ k(ə) mɔ̃n‿ɑm]; "All I Have is My Soul") is a song by Natasha St-Pier, the French entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001. It was sung mainly in French, with some lyrics in English (the first time a French entry contained any English lyrics). The song was released in Canada as the lead single from the compilation album carrying the same name Je n'ai que mon âme.

"Je n'ai que mon âme"
Je n'ai que mon âme.jpg
Single by Natasha St-Pier
from the album À chacun son histoire
ReleasedApril 30, 2001 (France)
Recordedlate 2000-early 2001, Canada
LabelTrema, Columbia Records
Songwriter(s)Jill Kapler
  • Christophe Battaglia
  • Jill Kapler
Natasha St-Pier singles chronology
"Je n'ai que mon âme"
"Tu m'envoles"
Alternative cover
Alternative cover
Alternative cover
Eurovision Song Contest 2001 entry
Jill Kapler
Jill Kapler
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Entry chronology
◄ "On aura le ciel" (2000)
"Il faut du temps" (2002) ►


The song was performed fourteenth on the night, following Spain's David Civera with "Dile que la quiero" and preceding Turkey's Sedat Yüce with "Sevgiliye son". At the close of voting, it had received 142 points (12 points from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal and Russia), placing 4th in a field of 23.

The song is a power ballad, with St-Pier attempting to resurrect what appears to be a doomed relationship, telling her lover that she still has feelings for him, even though neither of them have expressed them recently.

It was succeeded as French representative at the 2002 contest by Sandrine François with "Il faut du temps".

Chart performanceEdit

In France, the single charted for 26 weeks in the top 100. It started at number 11 on 5 May 2001, then reached the top ten and peaked at number two in the sixth and seventh weeks. It was unable to dislodge MC Solaar's "Hasta la vista" which topped the chart then. Then the single dropped almost continuously on the chart, totalling nine weeks in the top ten and 19 weeks in the top 50.[1] It achieved Gold status awarded by the SNEP[2] and was 28th on the Annual Chart.[3]

In Wallonia, Belgium, "Je n'ai que mon âme" went to number 11 on 12 May 2001, then jumped to number three and hit number two the two weeks later, being blocked behind Daddy DJ's eponymous single. Then it dropped rather quickly on the chart, remaining for seven weeks in the top ten and 12 weeks in the top 40.[4] It was the 17th best-selling single of the year.[5]

Track listingsEdit

  • CD single
  1. "Je n'ai que mon âme" — 2:51
  2. "All I Have Is My Soul" — 2:51
  3. "Près d'une autre" — 5:29

Charts and salesEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2001) Peak
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[4] 2
French Singles Chart[1] 2

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2001) Position
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[5] 17
French Airplay Chart[6] 94
French Singles Chart[3] 28


Region Certification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP)[7] Gold 250,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ a b "Je n'ai que mon âme", French Singles Chart (Retrieved April 6, 2008)
  2. ^ French certifications Archived 2012-02-23 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved May 23, 2008)
  3. ^ a b 2001 French Singles Chart Archived 2012-04-04 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved April 5, 2008)
  4. ^ a b "Je n'ai que mon âme", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart (Retrieved April 6, 2008)
  5. ^ a b 2001 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart (Retrieved April 5, 2008)
  6. ^ 2001 French Airplay Charts (Retrieved May 17, 2008)
  7. ^ "French single certifications – Natasha St Pier – Je n'ai que mon âme" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved March 31, 2022.

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