Written in the Stars (Elton John and LeAnn Rimes song)

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"Written in the Stars"
Single by Elton John featuring LeAnn Rimes
from the album Aida and I Need You
Released February 23, 1999
Format CD, audio cassette
Recorded 1999
Genre Country, pop
Length 4:17
Label Rocket, Curb
Writer(s) Elton John, Tim Rice
Producer(s) Peter Collins, Wilbur Rimes1
Elton John chronology
"If the River Can Bend"
(1998)
"Written in the Stars"
(1999)
"A Step Too Far"
(1999)
LeAnn Rimes chronology
"Feels Like Home"
(1999)
"Written in the Stars"
(1999)
"Big Deal"
(1999)
"Written in the Stars"
Song by Heather Headley and Adam Pascal from the album Aida
Released June 13, 2000
Recorded April 10-April 11, 2000
Genre Rock musical
Length 3:18
Label EMI
Writer Tim Rice
Composer Elton John
Producer Guy Babylon, Frank Filipetti, Chris Montan, Paul Bogaev
Aida track listing
"How I Know You (reprise)"
(6)
"Written in the Stars"
(7)
"I Know the Truth"
(8)

"Written in the Stars" is a single released in 1999 by Elton John and LeAnn Rimes. In the US, it was certified Gold on 27 April 1999 by the RIAA.

This song came from the musical Aida written by Elton John. In this scene in the musical, Radames informs Aida that he's calling off the wedding. Aida knows that this would ruin her father's escape and tells him he must go through with it. Radames agrees, on condition that she escapes to freedom on a boat he will provide. The two lovers lament the complication of the circumstances of their love together before parting. Due to Rimes' previous country music success, this song made #74 on Canada's RPM country chart due to unsolicited airplay as an album cut. There are two different recordings of the song, one with Rimes performing the first verse, the other with John. The song was later featured on Rimes' 2002 album I Need You and the concept album for the musical. The song was performed live at VH1 Divas Live 1999.

Charts and sales

Track listing

  • CD single11
  1. "Written in the Stars" – 4:17
  2. "Written in the Stars" (Alternate Version) – 4:24
  3. "Various Snippets" (My Strongest Suit/Not Me/A Step Too Far) – 2:27

Video

According to an episode of VH1's Pop-Up Video, the music video for this song was meant to evoke forbidden loves, as well as the separation between the two singers. Rimes was shown in colder, more heavenly backdrops; John was given warmer backgrounds, as in a milder depiction of hell.

External links

Written in the Stars Music Video on YouTube

References

  1. ^ Written in the Stars (CD single). Elton John, LeAnn Rimes. The Rocket Record Company, Curb Records. 1999. 314-566 918-8. 
  2. ^ "Elton John - Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks. RPM. March 1, 1999. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  4. ^ "RPM Country Tracks. RPM. April 19, 1999. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "Elton John And LeAnn Rimes - Written In The Stars". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2012-04-08. 
  6. ^ "Elton John Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Elton John.
  7. ^ "Elton John Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Elton John.
  8. ^ "Elton John Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Elton John.
  9. ^ "RPM Top 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  10. ^ "RIAA – Gold & Platinum: "LeAnn Rimes singles"". RIAA.com. Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-04-08. 
  11. ^ "Written in the Stars: Elton John, Leann Rimes: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 









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