"Tout près du bonheur" (meaning "So Close to Happiness") is a duet between Marc Dupré and Céline Dion, released as a music download on April 11, 2006 in Quebec, Canada. It is the fourth single from Dupré's debut album Refaire le monde, released on October 18, 2005.

"Tout près du bonheur" was composed in 2000 by Céline Dion for Marc Dupré and Anne-Marie Angelil's wedding. Dion performed it after the ceremony. During the recording of his first album in 2005, Dupré asked Céline Dion for permission to cover the song. The mother-in-law accepted it at once and recorded background vocals. Tino Izzo produced the track.

Dupré collaborated with Dion already in the past. He was the opening act for her concerts at the Paris Olympia in 1994. They also performed a live duet in April 2002 on "Sous le vent." It was during the widely popular Quebec karaoke game show, La fureur, held at the Bell Centre in Montreal and broadcast on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

There are two recorded versions of "Tout près du bonheur." First can be found on Marc Dupré's debut album, released in 2005. Second one, rock version, was released as a radio and digital download in Quebec in 2006. There is also third but only live version of that song. It was performed on April 30, 2006 by both artists at the Gala Artists in Quebec and featured more vocals from Dion (a whole second verse). On December 22, 2006, Céline Dion and Marc Dupré performed the latter version also during his concert at the Lionel-Groulx Theater in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, and later during Dion's historic performance in front of 250,000 spectators to celebrate Quebec's 400th anniversary, which was included on Céline sur les Plaines DVD.

The music video was supposed to be shot in the Mojave Desert but because of Dion's health conditions it was directed May 8, 2006 at The Colosseum at Caesars PalaceLas Vegas by Ivan Grbovic.

"Tout près du bonheur" topped the Quebec radio charts in June 2006 for three weeks.

On October 23, 2006, Dion and Dupré won a SOCAN Award as composers of "Tout près du bonheur."

Later Dupré wrote music for "On s'est aimé à cause," a song which appeared on Dion's 2007 album D'elles. This track was also produced by Tino Izzo.


 [hide*1 Formats and track listings

Formats and track listings[edit]Edit

Canadian promotional CD single

  1. "Tout près du bonheur" (version remix radio) – 3:51
  2. "Tout près du bonheur" (version remix rock) – 3:50

Official versions[edit]Edit

  1. "Tout près du bonheur" (version remix radio) – 3:51
  2. "Tout près du bonheur" (version remix rock) – 3:50
  3. "Tout près du bonheur" (album version) - 4:06


Chart (2006) Peak


Quebec BDS Chart[1] 1
Quebec Radio Correspondents Chart[2] 1

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