A Thousand Years (Christina Perri song)

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"A Thousand Years"
Single by Christina Perri
from the album The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Released October 18, 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Length 4:48
Label Atlantic, Chop Shop
Writer(s) Christina Perri, David Hodges
Christina Perri singles chronology
"Arms"
(2011)
"A Thousand Years"
(2011)
"Distance"
(2012)

"A Thousand Years" is a song by American singer-songwriter Christina Perri and David Hodges. It is taken from the album The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The song serves as the second single from the album. The song was released as a digital download on October 18, 2011 worldwide.[1] Perri re-recorded the song with vocals from Steve Kazee for the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack titled "A Thousand Years, Pt. 2".

The song was covered by contestants Sam Alves and Marcela Bueno on the second season of The Voice Brasil, which Perri called "her favorite cover so far".[2] The cover reached the top of iTunes Brazil, while the original version by Perri reached number two.[3]

Background[edit]

An official lyric video of the song was premiered on October 17, 2011 via Perri's official Facebook and Twitter pages as well as her official website. On October 26, 2011, she released an official video for the song on her YouTube channel. The video begins with Perri holding a candle. It features a few clips from the movie interspersed between scenes with Perri singing in a room with a floor full of candles. The video may include the voices from Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson saying they love each other while in a wedding and also they can be heard in the background before the bridge. She ends the video singing into a sunset.

Chart performance[edit]

A 23-second sample of the song

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On the week of October 23, 2011, the song debuted at No. 63 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart,[4] and No. 70 on Canadian Hot 100. It has reached number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Perri her second top 40 hit.

By July 2013, the song has sold over 3 million digital downloads in the US.[5] As of June 2014, the song has sold 3,657,000 copies in the US.[6]

It peaked at 11 on the UK chart after it was performed on the The X Factor (UK).

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States[1] October 18, 2011 Digital download Atlantic
Canada[44] WEA International Inc.
Australia[45]
United Kingdom November 7, 2011 Digital download (album only) Atlantic

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "A Thousand Years - Single". iTunes USA. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  2. ^ https://twitter.com/christinaperri/status/398894897794543616
  3. ^ Castro, Daniel. ""The Voice Brasil" também é sucesso fora da TV" (in Portuguese). Portal Quem. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  4. ^ "Week Ending Oct. 23, 2011. Songs: Christmas In October". Yahoo Chart Watch. 2011-10-26. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  5. ^ Paul Grein (July 24, 2013). "Week Ending July 21, 2013. Songs: Dancing With Miley". Chart Watch. 
  6. ^ a b Paul Grein (June 11, 2014). "Chart Watch: Sam Smith Zooms Into Top 10". Yahoo Music. 
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Christina Perri – A Thousand Years". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Christina Perri – A Thousand Years" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Christina Perri – A Thousand Years" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  10. ^ BPP, ed. (February–March 2013). "Billboard Brasil Hot 100 Airplay". Billboard Brasil (38): 84–89. 
  11. ^ a b "Christina Perri Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Christina Perri. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  12. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201216 into search.
  13. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Christina Perri – A Thousand Years". Tracklisten.
  14. ^ "Christina Perri: A Thousand Years" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  15. ^ "Chart Track: Week 48, 2011". Irish Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Christina Perri – A Thousand Years". Top 40 Singles.
  17. ^ "Archive Chart: 2013-09-28". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  18. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Christina Perri – A Thousand Years" Canciones Top 50.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Christina Perri – A Thousand Years". Swiss Singles Chart.
  20. ^ "Archive Chart: 2013-09-28" UK Singles Chart.
  21. ^ a b "Christina Perri Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Christina Perri. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  22. ^ "Christina Perri Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Christina Perri. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  23. ^ "Christina Perri Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Christina Perri. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  24. ^ "Christina Perri Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Christina Perri. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  25. ^ "Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Latin Pop Songs for Christina Perri. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  26. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Christina Perri feat. Steve Kazee – A Thousand Years Part 2". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  27. ^ Brazil Hot 100 Airplay. Billboard. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  28. ^ "Lescharts.com – Christina Perri feat. Steve Kazee – A Thousand Years Part 2" (in French). Les classement single.
  29. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Christina Perri feat. Steve Kazee – A Thousand Years Part 2". GfK Entertainment.
  30. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Christina Perri feat. Steve Kazee – A Thousand Years Part 2" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  31. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Christina Perri feat. Steve Kazee – A Thousand Years Part 2". Top 40 Singles.
  32. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2012 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  33. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Christina Perri – A Thousand Years". Music Canada. 
  34. ^ "Irish single certifications – Christina Perri – A Thousand Years". Irish Recorded Music Association. 
  35. ^ "Christina Perri thanks Irish fans as "A Thousand Years" goes Gold". Christina Perri. 
  36. ^ "Italian single certifications – Christina Perri – A Thousand Years" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved December 18, 2013.  Select Online in the field Scegli la sezione. Select Week -- and Year ----. Enter Christina Perri in the field Artista. Click Avvia la ricerca
  37. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Christina Perri – A Thousand Years". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. 
  38. ^ "British single certifications – Christina Perri – A Thousand Years". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter A Thousand Years in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go
  39. ^ "American single certifications – Christina Perri – A Thousand Years". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 17, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  40. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts". Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
  41. ^ "Best of 2012 - Hot 100 Songs 81-90". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  42. ^ "Best of 2012 - Adult Contemporary Songs 21-30". Billboard.com. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  43. ^ "Best of 2012 - Adult Pop Songs 21-30". Billboard.com. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  44. ^ "A Thousand Years - Single". iTunes Canada. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  45. ^ "A Thousand Years - Single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 

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