(If There Was) Any Other Way

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"(If There Was) Any Other Way"
Canadian 7-inch vinyl single
Single by Celine Dion
from the album Unison
Released March 1990 (1990-03)
Format CD single, cassette single, vinyl single
Recorded 1989-1990 West Side Studios
Genre Dance-pop
Length 4:00
Label Columbia, Epic
Writer(s) Paul Bliss
Producer(s) Christopher Neil
Celine Dion singles chronology
"Can't Live with You, Can't Live Without You"
(1989)
"(If There Was) Any Other Way"
(1990)
"Unison"
(1990)
Music video
"(If There Was) Any Other Way" U.S. version on YouTube

"(If There Was) Any Other Way" is a song from Celine Dion's English debut album Unison. It was released as the first single in Canada (March 1990) and second in the United States (March 1991) and the rest of the world (mid-1991). In the United Kingdom it became a promotional release only.[1]

The song was written by Paul Bliss and produced by Christopher Neil.

There were two music videos made for the song: the first one was released in February 1990 for the Canadian market and it was directed by Derek Case, and the second on March 6, 1991 for the U.S. The latter was directed by Dominic Orlando and filmed in Los Angeles, California and Vancouver, Canada. The two videos were included separately on Dion's 1991 home video Unison, depending on the Canadian or U.S. release.

Two dance mixes exist and can be found on American promotional single. One of them (edit remix) was released on the "(If There Was) Any Other Way" commercial single in the United States. The second one (extended remix) appeared later on the U.S. "Love Can Move Mountains" single in 1992.

The song reached number 23 in Canada and number 35 in the U.S. "(If There Was) Any Other Way" was more successful on the Adult Contemporary charts peaking at number 8 in the US and number 12 in Canada.

Critical reception[edit]

AllMusic's senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine picked it as an album standouts along with "Where Does My Heart Beat Now."[2]

Formats and track listings[edit]

Australian CD single

  1. "(If There Was) Any Other Way" – 4:00
  2. "(If There Was) Any Other Way" (instrumental) – 4:00

Canadian/European/Japanese CD single

  1. "(If There Was) Any Other Way" – 4:00
  2. "I'm Loving Every Moment With You" – 4:08

U.S. CD single

  1. "(If There Was) Any Other Way" (edit remix) – 3:56
  2. "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" – 4:33

European CD maxi single

  1. "(If There Was) Any Other Way" – 4:00
  2. "I'm Loving Every Moment With You" – 4:08
  3. "If We Could Start Over" – 4:22

Official versions[edit]

  1. "(If There Was) Any Other Way" (edit remix) – 3:56
  2. "(If There Was) Any Other Way" (extended remix) – 5:39
  3. "(If There Was) Any Other Way" (instrumental) – 4:00
  4. "(If There Was) Any Other Way" (album version) – 4:00

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5. 
  2. ^ Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
  3. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 52, No. 4, June 09 1990". RPM. 9 June 1990. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Adult Contemporary - Volume 52, No. 4, June 09 1990". RPM. 9 June 1990. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Celine Dion Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Celine Dion. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Celine Dion Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Celine Dion. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Adult Contemporary - Volume 53, No. 6, December 22 1990". RPM. 22 December 1990. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 

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