Je te veux
(English: I want you) is a song by French singers Charles Aznavour and
Celine Dion, released in 1996. It was the first single from Aznavour’s album Duos. The song was written by Herbert Kretzmer (music) and William James Smith (lyrics). It was produced by Walter Afanasieff, who also produced Dion’s album Falling into You.
The single was a hit in France (reaching number one for five weeks), Canada, Belgium Wallonia, Switzerland and Romania. In the United Kingdom, the song reached number 8 on the British charts and was later certified Silver based on sales of 200,000 units. It was also a top ten hit in Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Sweden.
Dion performed the song live during her 1996 Falling into You Tour and her 2000 Let’s Talk About Love World Tour as well as on many televised appearances such as on Larry King Live (1998) and at the 1998 Grammy Awards ceremony. The version on these two tours was featured in the album Live à Paris.
In 2000, it won the ASCAP Pop Music Award for most performed song in the USA. It is Dion’s fourth biggest hit in France and Aznavour’s fifth. In 2005, Je te veux was included as a bonus track on French edition of My Love: Ultimate Essential Collection.
Charts and certifications [to use as knowledge, not to be copied verbatim]: Je te veux – Charles Aznavour & Céline Dion