Je n'ai que mon âme


Je n'ai que mon âme

Single infobox |
Name = Je n'ai que mon âme


Artist = Natasha St-Pier
from Album = À chacun son histoire
Released = 2001
Format = CD single
Recorded = 2001, Canada
Genre = Pop
Length = 2:51
Label = Trema
Writer = Jill Kapler
Producer = Christophe Battaglia
Jill Kapler
Certification = Gold Canada & France, 2001
Last single =
This single = "Je n'ai que mon âme"
(2001)
Next single = "Tu m'envoles"
(2001)
Misc = Extra album cover
Upper caption =
Background =


Lower caption = Alternate cover
Infobox ESC entry
song = flagicon|France "Je n'ai que mon âme"


caption =
year = 2001
country = France
artist = Natasha St-Pier
as =
with =
language = French
languages =
composer = J. Kapler
lyricist = J. Kapler, M. Jones
conductor =
place = 4th
points = 142
lyrics = [http://www.diggiloo.net/?2001fr Live]
clip =
prev = "On Aura Le Ciel"
prev_link = On Aura Le Ciel
next = "Il Faut Du Temps (Je Me Battrai Pour Ça)"
next_link = Il Faut Du Temps (Je Me Battrai Pour Ça)
"Je n'ai que mon âme" (English translation: "I Only Have My Soul") is a song by Natasha St-Pier, which was the French entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001. The song was predominantly sung in French with some lyrics in English.

Eurovision

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, 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 (Je Me Battrai Pour Ça)".

Chart performances

In France, the single was charted for 26 weeks in the top 100. It started at #11 on May 5, 2001, then reached the top ten and eventually peaked at #2 in its sixth and seventh weeks. It was unable to disloge MC Solaar's "Inch'Allah" which topped the chart then. After that, the single almost kept on fropping on the chart and totaled nine weeks in the top ten and 19 weeks in the top 50."Je n'ai que mon âme", French Singles Chart [http://lescharts.com/showitem.asp?key=20822&cat=s Lescharts.com] (Retrieved April 6, 2008)] It achieved Gold status awarded by the SNEPFrench certifications [http://www.disqueenfrance.com/certifications/single.asp?suite=3&forme_certif=7&annee=18 Disqueenfrance.com] (Retrieved May 23, 2008)] and was ranked at #28 on the Annual Chart.2001 French Singles Chart [http://www.ifop.com/europe/sondages/discannu/single01.stm Ifop.com] (Retrieved April 5, 2008)]

In Belgium (Wallonia), "Je n'ai que mon âme" went to #11 on May 12, then jumped to #3 and finally hit #2 the two weeks later, being blocked behind Daddy DJ's eponymous single. However, it dropped rather quickly on the chart, remaining for seven weeks in the top ten and 12 weeks in the top 40."Je n'ai que mon âme", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart [http://www.ultratop.be/fr/showitem.asp?key=20822&cat=s Ultratop.be] (Retrieved April 6, 2008)] It was the 17th best-selling single of the year in this country.2001 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart [http://www.ultratop.be/fr/annual.asp?year=2001 Ultratop.be] (Retrieved April 5, 2008)]

Track listings

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

Certifications and sales

References


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