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"Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)" (meaning "And If There Was Only One Woman Left (I Would Be That One)") is the first hit single
Single (music)
In music, a single or record single is a type of release, typically a recording of fewer tracks than an LP or a CD. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats. In most cases, the single is a song that is released separately from an album, but it can still appear...

 from Céline Dion
Celine Dion
Céline Marie Claudette Dion, , , is a Canadian singer. Born to a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband René Angélil mortgaged his home to finance her first record...

's French album D'elles
D'elles is the title of Céline Dion's French-language album, released between May 18 and June 1, 2007 in certain European countries, on May 22, 2007 in Canada, and February 27, 2008 in Japan. It is her 23rd French album and 35th if counting all longplays...

. It premiered on the radio in France, Quebec, Switzerland and Belgium on February 14, 2007 and was released as a music download
Music download
A music download is the transferral of music from an Internet-facing computer or website to a user's local computer. This term encompasses both legal downloads and downloads of copyright material without permission or payment...

 on the same day. The CD single was released on April 13, 2007 in Francophone countries.

"Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)" was written by Françoise Dorin and composed by David Gategno, who also produced the track. Dorin is a writer, born in France. Her best-selling novels include Virginie et Paul, la seconde dans Rome (1980), Les lits à une place, les jupes culotte (1984), and Les corbeaux et les renardes (1988). Other works include the plays La facture (1968), Un sale egoiste, l'intoxe (1980), and a musical comedy, La valise en carton, as well as many humorous texts. Gategno already worked with Tina Arena
Tina Arena
Filippina Lydia "Tina" Arena is an Australian singer, songwriter and musical theatre actress. She has won several awards, most notably 6 ARIA Awards and in both 1996 and 2000 she received the World Music Award for the world's best selling Australian artist...

, Natasha St-Pier
Natasha St-Pier
Natasha St Pier is a Canadian pop singer.-Career:Natasha St Pier released her first album, Émergence, in 1996, produced by composer/producer Steve Barakatt...

, Chimène Badi
Chimène Badi
-Early life:Chimène Badi was born in Melun, in the Paris suburbs but she spent her entire childhood in the south-west of France, growing up in Villeneuve-sur-Lot with her parents, Chérifa and Mohammed, her sister, Déborah, and her brother, Karim...

, Faudel
Faudel , born Faudel Belloua on June 6, 1978 in Mantes-la-Jolie, is a French singer of Algerian descent.-Early years:...

, and Nolwenn Leroy
Nolwenn Leroy
Nolwenn Leroy, , is a French singer and songwriter, discovered by the French television reality show Star Academy. She is best known for her two Number One singles "Cassé" and "Nolwenn Ohwo!"....


The title comes from the famous last verse of the poem « Ultima verba » in Les Châtiments
Les Châtiments
Les Châtiments is a collection of poems by Victor Hugo that fiercely attack the grandeur of Napoléon III's Second Empire.- Historical background :...

 by Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo
Victor-Marie Hugo was a Frenchpoet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist and exponent of the Romantic movement in France....

 « Et s'il n'en reste qu'un, je serai celui-là ! ».

The music video was directed by Thierry Vargnes in New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

 on January 31, 2007, and premiered on the Canadian television network TVA
TVA (TV network)
TVA is a privately owned French language television network in Canada. The network is currently owned by Groupe TVA Inc. , a publicly traded subsidiary of Quebecor Media...

 on April 1, 2007.

"Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)" debuted at number 1 on the French Singles Chart, becoming Dion's fifth number 1 in that country and selling 50,000 copies. It spent 33 weeks on the chart, becoming one of her longest-running singles. Dion's last song which stayed that long on the chart was "Pour que tu m'aimes encore
Pour Que Tu M'aimes Encore
"Pour que tu m'aimes encore" is the first hit single from album D'eux by Céline Dion. It was released on March 13, 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...

" with 34 weeks.

In other countries, "Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)" peaked at number 2 in Quebec, number 4 in Belgium Wallonia and number 34 in Switzerland.

Dion performed it live during the French concerts of her 2008-09 Taking Chances Tour
Taking Chances Tour
Taking Chances World Tour is the ninth concert tour by Canadian singer Céline Dion, in support of her 2007 studio albums, D'elles and Taking Chances. The tour marked the return of Dion after performing her groundbreaking show A New Day... in Las Vegas for five years. The tour visited Africa, Asia,...

, and during her historic performance in front of 250,000 spectators to celebrate Quebec's 400th anniversary, which was included on Céline sur les Plaines
Céline sur les Plaines
Céline sur les Plaines is the ninth home video by Canadian singer Céline Dion, released on DVD in Quebec on November 11, 2008. Titled Live à Quebec, it was also released in France and Belgium on May 20, 2009, in two editions: standard DVD, and collector's edition DVD in digipak with 10 photographs...

DVD in 2008. A live version was included in the CD/DVD Tournée Mondiale Taking Chances: Le Spectacle
Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert
Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert is a live album/home video by Canadian recording artist Céline Dion. It was released between April 29 and May 14, 2010 in two versions: English and French, both in CD/DVD format...


Formats and track listings

French digital single
  1. "Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)" – 3:33

French CD single/digital EP
  1. "Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)" – 3:33
  2. "Je ne vous oublie pas
    Je Ne Vous Oublie Pas
    "Je ne vous oublie pas" is the lead single from Céline Dion's French-language greatest hits album, entitled On ne change pas. It was released as a music download in Canada on September 27, 2005 and in France on October 3, 2005...

    " (with Les 500 Choristes) – 3:36
  3. "Et s'il n'en restait qu'une (je serais celle-là)" (instrumental) – 3:34


Chart (2007) Peak
Belgian Wallonia Singles Chart
Ultratop is an organization which generates and publishes the official record charts in Belgium, and it is also the name of most of those charts...

Canadian Adult Contemporary Chart
Adult contemporary music
Adult contemporary music is a broad style of popular music that ranges from lush 1950s and 1960s vocal music to predominantly ballad-heavy music with varying degrees of rock influence, as well as a radio format that plays such music....

European Singles Chart 7
French Singles Chart
Syndicat National de l'Edition Phonographique
The Syndicat national de l'édition phonographique is the inter-professional organization which protects the interests of the French record industry...

Quebec BDS Chart
The ADISQ is a nonprofit organization with the mission to help the music industry in Quebec. It was created in 1978....

Quebec Radio Correspondants Chart
The ADISQ is a nonprofit organization with the mission to help the music industry in Quebec. It was created in 1978....

Swiss Singles Chart
Swiss Music Charts
The Swiss Music Charts are Switzerland's main music sales charts. The charts are a record of the highest-selling singles and albums in various genres in Switzerland.The Swiss Charts include:* Singles Top 75...