"Sous le vent" (meaning under the wind, pronounced: [su lə vɑ̃]) is a duet between Garou and Céline Dion, released on October 29, 2001. It's the third hit single from Garou's album Seul (November 2000). "Sous le vent" was also included on Céline Dion's On ne change pas greatest hits compilation in October 2005.[1]

The song was written by Jacques Veneruso, who later wrote for Céline Dion "Tout l'or des hommes" and "Je ne vous oublie pas" among others.

"Sous le vent" music video was directed by Istan Rozumny and released in September 2001. It was included on Céline Dion's On ne change pasDVD. A previous video also exists. Made in 2000, it shows Céline Dion and Garou in the studio.

Céline Dion performed this song few times live with Garou, including 2001 ADISQ gala awards and the historic performance in front of 250,000 spectators to celebrate Quebec's 400th anniversary, which was included on Céline sur les Plaines DVD in 2008. She also sang it as a duet with Marc Dupré in 2002, with whom she recorded "Tout près du bonheur" in 2005.

The song was a smash hit in Francophone countries, reaching number 1 in France (3 weeks at the top), Belgium (1 week) and number 2 in Switzerland. It was certified diamond in France (750,000 copies), platinum in Belgium (50,000) and Switzerland (40,000). "Sous le vent" made the slowest ever climb to number 1 in Belgium Wallonia, taking 16 weeks to get there. As of August 2014, it is the 63rd best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 352,000 units sold.[2]

"Sous le vent" won the NRJ Music Awards in 2002 for the Francophone Duet of the Year, and the Victoire de la Musique the same year for the Original Song of the Year.

The track was also a B-side to the "A New Day Has Come" UK single and "Tout l'or des hommes" European single. A new version with the 500 Choristes was included on the "Je ne vous oublie pas" single in 2005.


 [hide*1 Formats and track listings

Formats and track listings[edit]Edit

European CD single

  1. "Sous le vent" – 3:30
  2. "Au plaisir de ton corps" – 4:38

European CD maxi single

  1. "Sous le vent" – 3:30
  2. "Au plaisir de ton corps" – 4:38
  3. "Sous le vent" (video) – 3:30

Official versions[edit]Edit

  1. "Sous le vent" (with Garou) – 3:30
  2. "Sous le vent" (with Garou and Les 500 Choristes) – 3:34
  3. "Sob os ventos" (Edu Machado) - 3:24

Charts and certifications[edit]Edit


Chart (2001) Peak


Belgian Wallonia Singles Chart[3] 1
Canadian Singles Chart[4] 14
Dutch Singles Chart[5] 78
European Singles Chart[6] 6
French Singles Chart[7] 1
Swiss Singles Chart[8] 2

All-time chart[edit]Edit

Chart Position
Switzerland (Hit Parade)[9] 202


Country Certification
Belgium Platinum[10]
France Diamond[11]
Switzerland Platinum[12]
Preceded by

"You Rock My World" by Michael Jackson

French SNEP number-one single

November 3, 2001 - November 17, 2001

Succeeded by

"Can't Get You Out of My Head" by Kylie Minogue

Preceded by

"L'Envie d'aimer" by Daniel Lévi

Victoires de la Musique

Song of the year 2002

Succeeded by

"Manhattan-Kaboul" by Renaud and Axelle Red

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