A World to Believe In

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"A World to Believe In"
Single by Céline Dion and Yuna Ito
from the album Taking Chances, Complete Best and Wish
Released January 16, 2008 (2008-01-16)
Format CD single
Recorded January 2007 Henson Recording Studio, Studio at the Palms, The Studio
Genre Pop
Length 4:08
Label Columbia, Epic, Sony
Writer(s) Tino Izzo, Rosanna Ciciola, Natsumi Kobayashi
Producer(s) John Shanks, Kenji Tamai
Céline Dion singles chronology
"Eyes on Me"
(2008)
"A World to Believe In"
(2008)
"A cause"
(2008)
Yuna Ito singles chronology
"Urban Mermaid"
(2007)
"A World to Believe In"
(2007)
"Miss You"
(2008)
Alternative cover
"A World to Believe In: Himiko Fantasia"

"A World to Believe In" (あなたがいる限り: A World to Believe In, "Anata ga Iru Kagiri: A World to Believe In")[1] is the second single released in Japan from Céline Dion's album Taking Chances.[2] It was also the first and only single for the new Japanese greatest hits album, Complete Best. The song, originally performed in English by Dion only for Taking Chances, was re-recorded as a duet with the Japanese singer Yuna Ito, and released as a CD single on January 16, 2008.[3]

The Japanese title means "As Long as You are with Me".

"A World to Believe In" was written by Tino Izzo and Rosanna Ciciola, and produced by Grammy Award-winner John Shanks.

The track was re-recorded in October 2007 as an English-Japanese duet with Yuna Ito, retitled as "あなたがいる限り: A World to Believe In." Dion was impressed when she heard Ito's cover of "My Heart Will Go On", featured on the Japan only released tribute album Tribute to Céline Dion from September 26, 2007, and proposed the idea of the duet together.[4][5] The song was also featured on Ito's album, Wish.[6]

"A World to Believe In" follows Ikimono-gakari's "Akaneiro no Yakusoku" to become the ninth LISMO cellphone service TV commercial song, aired from December 1, 2007 onwards.[7]

The single debuted at number 8 on the Japanese Oricon Singles Chart with 11,778 copies sold.[8] In its second week it dropped to number 22 with 5,399 copies. After eight weeks the single has sold 24,105 copies in total. On the Oricon Daily Singles Chart the song peaked at number 6.[9]

"あなたがいる限り: A World to Believe In" (U.S.A. mix) subsequently appeared as the first track on Dion's greatest hits album, called Complete Best, released on February 27, 2008.

Yuna Ito supported Dion's concerts in Japan, during her Taking Chances Tour. Both artists performed their duet live on stage.

Music video[edit]

The videoclip was shot in Las Vegas, Nevada, in October 2007.[10] It shows Dion and Ito in the recording studio. The video, released on December 6, 2007 was nominated at MTV Video Music Awards Japan in category Best Collaboration Video. It was commercially released on Ultimate Box, which includes 2 CDs and 3 DVDs.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Japanese CD single[11]

  1. "あなたがいる限り: A World to Believe In" – 4:10
  2. "あなたがいる限り: A World to Believe In" (U.S.A. mix) – 4:11
  3. "あなたがいる限り: A World to Believe In" (Yuna Ito solo version) – 4:12
  4. "あなたがいる限り: A World to Believe In" (instrumental) – 4:08

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Japanese Singles Chart[12] 8

A World to Believe In: Himiko Fantasia[edit]

The melody of "A World to Believe In" was re-composed and the Japanese lyrics were added for the film Maboroshi no Yamataikoku, which stars Sayuri Yoshinaga. Céline Dion re-recorded it for the movie, which premiered on November 1, 2008.[13] The single and the soundtrack were released in Japan on October 22, 2008.[14]

The release of the CD single coincided with that of My Love: Essential Collection, a new compilation that was not released in Japan as Complete Best had already been issued that year. However, so that the Japanese were not excluded from the benefits of this new release, the two previously-unreleased tracks, "My Love (Live)" and "There Comes a Time," were included on the CD single, and the cover photo for the single was also taken from the new compilation.

No music video was made for "A World to Believe In: Himiko Fantasia."

The single debuted on November 3, 2008 at number 158 on the Japanese Oricon Singles Chart, selling 493 copies.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Japanese CD single

  1. "A World to Believe In: Himiko Fantasia" – 4:10
  2. "A World to Believe In" – 4:08
  3. "My Love" (live) – 5:04
  4. "There Comes a Time" – 4:03

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Japanese Singles Chart[15] 158

Official versions[edit]

  1. "A World to Believe In" – 4:08
  2. "あなたがいる限り: A World to Believe In" – 4:10
  3. "あなたがいる限り: A World to Believe In" (U.S.A. mix) – 4:11
  4. "あなたがいる限り: A World to Believe In" (Yuna Ito solo version) – 4:12
  5. "あなたがいる限り: A World to Believe In" (instrumental) – 4:08
  6. "A World to Believe In: Himiko Fantasia" – 4:10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yuna Ito Official Website. Retrieved November 30, 2007.
  2. ^ A World to Believe In Retrieved November 27, 2007.
  3. ^ A World to Believe In (TBC) (Japanese exclusive). Retrieved November 17, 2007. Archived December 13, 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ A World to Believe In. Retrieved September 26, 2007.
  5. ^ A World to Believe In. Retrieved November 28, 2007.
  6. ^ "2ndアルバム「WISH」リリース決定!! (2008.1.21)". Retrieved January 21, 2008.
  7. ^ A World to Believe In. Retrieved November 27, 2007.
  8. ^ Oricon Style Weekly Ranking. Retrieved January 22, 2008.
  9. ^ Oricon Style Daily Ranking. Retrieved January 18, 2008.
  10. ^ Duo Celine Dion / Yuna Ito : sortie single le 16 janvier 2008. Retrieved November 27, 2007.
  11. ^ あなたがいる限り ~A WORLD TO BELIEVE IN~. Retrieved November 17, 2007.
  12. ^ "Yuna Ito Celine Dion singles sales ranking" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  13. ^ Celine Dion to sing theme song in Japanese for Japanese film. Retrieved August 28, 2008.
  14. ^ 世界NO.1歌姫 セリーヌ・ディオン、日本映画に楽曲初参加! 卑弥呼のテーマを日本語で歌う!!. Retrieved August 28, 2008.
  15. ^ "Celine Dion singles sales ranking" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2010-08-27.