Saturday, May 7, 2011


"D'amour ou d'amitié" (meaning "Love or Friendship") is the second single from Céline Dion's album Tellement j'ai d'amour.... It was released in April 1983 in Quebec, Canada. In France, it was released in December 1982.On January 24, 1983, Dion was chosen to represent Canada with "D'amour ou d'amitié," as revelation of the year at the MIDEM in Cannes. The song became a hit in Quebec where it entered the chart on May 7, 1983 and topped it for four weeks, spending forty weeks on the chart in total. "D'amour ou d'amitié" was certified gold for selling over 50,000 copies in Canada. Dion received also 4 Félix Awards at that time.

"D'amour ou d'amitié" was also released as a single in France. It was Dion's second single in this country after "Ce n'était qu'un rêve" in 1982. The song became a hit there too, reaching number 10 on the singles chart. On September 1, 1983 Dion became the first Canadian to receive a gold certification in France with her song "D'amour ou d'amitié," which has sold more than 700,000 copies. Following this success, Dion released her first album in France, named Du soleil au cœur. A music video was made from a TV special when the single came out in 1983. Because of big success of "D'amour ou d'amitié," Céline Dion recorded its German version called "Was bedeute ich dir." It was released as a single in that country in 1984, backed with "Mon ami, geh nicht fort," German version of "Mon ami m'a quittée," as a B-side. "D'amour ou d'amitié" became a part of Dion's 2005 French greatest hits album On ne change pas.

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