The song composed by Turkish songwriter named Atilla Şereftuğ and Swiss composer Nella Martinetti won with 137 points, beating the United Kingdom entry "Go" performed by Scott Fitzgerald by just one point in one of the closest finishes in Eurovision history. The single sold 200,000 copies in Europe in two days and over 300,000 copies in total.
"Ne partez pas sans moi" was also included on Dion's 1988 album The Best Of released in Europe (June 1988). The song appeared in Canada as B-side to "D'abord, c'est quoi l'amour?." It also appeared on the French version of Dion's Incognito album.
A music video was released in 1988.
Céline Dion recorded also a German version of "Ne partez pas sans moi," called "Hand in Hand".