Miss Chatelaine

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"Miss Chatelaine"
Single by k.d. Lang
from the album Ingénue
Songwriter(s)k.d. lang, Ben Mink
Producer(s)Greg Penny, Ben Mink, k.d. Lang
K.d. Lang singles chronology
"Constant Craving"
"Miss Chatelaine"
"The Mind of Love"
Music video
"Miss Chatelaine" on YouTube

"Miss Chatelaine" is a song by k.d. lang on the album Ingénue.[1] It was the second single from the album. The first single was "Constant Craving" and third single was "The Mind of Love".[citation needed] The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, one year after her win in the same category for "Constant Craving".

The song refers to the Canadian magazine Chatelaine, which named lang Woman of the Year in 1988.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Larry Flick from Billboard wrote, "Lang lovingly pays homage to Lawrence Welk on this dreamy entry from her brilliant "Ingénue" set. Strumming acoustic guitars are the bonding element in an arrangement of accordians, violins, and other cool instruments. The crowning glory, of course, is lang's virtually flawless vocal performance."[3] Cashbox picked the song as a "standout" cut from the album. They noted "its Latin beat and accordion-and string backing".[4] The Daily Vault's Jason Warburg stated, "She can get playful, as in the rather campy "Miss Chatelaine"".[5] Stephanie Zacharek from Entertainment Weekly noted that "with its sidewalk-café accordion accents", the song "could be the theme from a '60s French comedy about a happy-go-lucky heartbreaker who surprised herself by falling in love".[6] People said that "the massed Modern Jazz Quartet, New York Philharmonic and R.E.M. couldn't have propped up such tracks as the sing-songy "Miss Chatelaine": "Every time your eyes meet mine/ Clouds of qualm/ burst into sunshine"."[7]


Chart (1992) Peak
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[8] 58
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[9] 25


  1. ^ "Entertainment Weekly - March 20 1992 - Ingénue". Entertainment Weekly. March 20, 1992. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  2. ^ https://www.chatelaine.com/living/women-of-the-year-throwback/image/4/
  3. ^ Flick, Larry (March 6, 1993). "Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard. p. 74. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  4. ^ "Music Reviews: Albums - Pick Of The Week" (PDF). Cashbox. April 11, 1992. p. 5. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  5. ^ Warburg, Jason (February 13, 2008). "Ingenue – k.d. lang". The Daily Vault. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
  6. ^ Zacharek, Stephanie (March 20, 1992). "Ingenue". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  7. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: Ingenue". People. March 30, 1992. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
  8. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 1905." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 10, 1992. Retrieved November 22, 2015.
  9. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 1932." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 3, 1992. Retrieved November 22, 2015.

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