Along the lines of the infamous Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin duet of Je t’aime, moi non plus, the song masterfully reflected the disappearance of old taboos, with sensual, and at times, erotic lyrics. It is now a Quebec classic, with over 200,000 copies of the album sold.
Jean-Pierre Ferland wrote the first lyrics for this song in 1973 on the back of an envelope in a room in ‘Motel Alfred,’ an entire floor of a Montreal building that the singer had rented and where he lived in commune style with his artist, musician and producer friends. The idea for the song came to him one day when he became the unwilling audience to a lovemaking session taking place in the next room.
In October 2002, T’es mon amour, t’es ma maîtresse was ranked seventh on the list of Quebec’s most influential songs of the past 50 years as part of a SOM/Radio-Canada survey of 2,500 people. In 1994, the song became a SOCAN Classic after having achieving 25,000 radio spins in Canada.