All Good Things (Come to an End)

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"All Good Things (Come to an End)"
Single by Nelly Furtado
from the album Loose
B-side "No Hay Igual"
Released 17 November 2006 (2006-11-17)
Format CD single, digital single
Recorded 2005; The Hit Factory (Miami, Florida)
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 5:09
Label Geffen, Mosley
Writer(s) Nelly Furtado, Tim Mosley, Chris Martin, Nate Hills
Producer(s) Timbaland, Danja, Jim Beanz
Nelly Furtado singles chronology
"Say It Right"
(2006)
"All Good Things (Come to an End)"
(2006)
"Give It to Me"
(2007)
"Lo Bueno Siempre Tiene un Final"
Single by Nelly Furtado
from the album Loose
Released 5 June 2007 (2007-06-05)
Format Digital single
Recorded 2007
Length 5:09
Label Geffen, Mosley
Nelly Furtado singles chronology
"Give It to Me"
(2007)
"Lo Bueno Siempre Tiene un Final"
(2007)
"Te Busqué"
(2007)

"All Good Things (Come to an End)" is a pop song written by Canadian singer Nelly Furtado, Timbaland, Danja and Chris Martin for Furtado's third album, Loose (2006). It was co-produced by Timbaland and Danja and released as the album's third European single in November 2006 (see 2006 in music). It was released as the fourth single in the United States[1] and Australia. The single featured Chris Martin, frontman of the band Coldplay, harmonizing throughout the song. The original version had him say a few words at the beginning, and sing the chorus behind Furtado. "All Good Things (Come to an End)" was praised for having diversity in comparison to other songs on Loose, but at the same time, criticized for its mellowness. The song reached number-one in more than fifteen countries including Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany and Netherlands.

Writing and recording[edit]

"All Good Things" was conceived near the end of the recording of Loose. Furtado was at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, which was held in Miami, Florida in August, when she bumped into her old friend Chris Martin, who had been performing with Coldplay. Furtado told Martin she was working with Timbaland on a new album, and Martin said he "loved" Timbaland and asked if he could visit the studio. Timbaland had been listening to Coldplay's album X&Y in the studio frequently the previous week, so Furtado agreed and invited Martin to The Hit Factory the following night.[2][3][4]

Critical reception[edit]

The song was reviewed favorably by critics, often comparing this song as a reminiscence to Furtado's previous records. An MSN UK review of the song described it as "a reflective and emotional ballad with a strong melody, presumably the input of the Coldplay man, and lyrics which remind us that Nelly's still like a bird, albeit one who likes a bit of night-time action"; it gave the song 4.5 out of five stars.[5] HMV UK published a four out of five star review in which its writer said that, in contrast to the album's previous singles, "Maneater" and "Promiscuous", "All Good Things" is "a beautiful, hooky, emotive ballad".[6] Chuck Taylor of Billboard magazine wrote that the song is "adventurous, hip, playful and enduring. Featuring an enlightened lyric ("Pain sets in and I don't cry/I only feel gravity and wonder why") with the track's hypnotic melody featuring contribution from Coldplay's Chris Martin, "Good" lives up to Furtado's 2001 double Grammy Award nods."[7] dotMusic called the song "a superior goosebumps slowie."[8] Allmusic's Stephan Thomas described the song as an "ideal soundtracks to chill-out moments".[9]

Commercial release and chart performance[edit]

The single reached number four in the United Kingdom.[10] In countries such as the Netherlands and Austria, it peaked higher than "Maneater" and "Promiscuous", and it became Furtado's first number-one hit in the Netherlands and Germany, where it was the second most successful single of 2007. It reached number one in twenty countries,[7] including Switzerland and Austria. It topped the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles — Furtado's first number-one on the chart — and reached number five on the United World Tracks Chart.[10]

The song was released as the fourth single from Loose in the U.S.[1] and Australia. It debuted at number twenty on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, rising to number fifteen in its third week; in June, after descending the chart, it rose to a new peak of number twelve, and it remained on the chart for twenty-one weeks and eventually gained platinum status for shipments of 70,000 units.[10] A new mix of the song was released to radio on 10 April in the U.S.[citation needed], where it debuted at number ninety-nine on the Billboard Hot 100.[10]

Music video[edit]

Furtado walking in a seashore in the music video for "All Good Things (Come to an End)".

The "All Good Things" video, directed by Gabriel Coss and Israel Lugo,[11] was filmed in Puerto Rico and shot back-to-back with the video for "Say It Right", the album's third single in North America.[12] It features a love story between Furtado and a male model, and Furtado is seen walking along a beach and into a forest, where she finds a dinner table hanging upside-down from a tree. There are accompanying shots of the model finding, and subsequently hanging from, the table. The video includes flashbacks to when Furtado and the model were eating at the table, and it ends with them holding each other under a stream of water. Furtado said that the video is "very tropical and romantic" and reminded her of videos for Sarah McLachlan singles: "it has that element of art to it. It's kind of like cinema."[12]

Track listings[edit]

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "All Good Things (Come to an End)" (Radio Edit) 4:23
2. "All Good Things (Come to an End)" (Featuring Rea Garvey From Reamonn) 3:56
3. "Maneater" (Radio 1 Live Lounge Session) 3:01
4. "All Good Things (Come to an End)" (Video) 3:49
5. "All Good Things (Come to an End) (Remix)" (Featuring Di Ferrero) 3:43

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format(s) Label
Germany[58] 17 November 2006 Digital download Universal Music Group
France[59] 20 November 2006 Polydor Records
United Kingdom[60]
Germany[61][62] 24 November 2006 CD single, maxi single Universal Music Group
United Kingdom[63][64] 27 November 2006 CD single, digital download Polydor Records

Spanish version[edit]

Country Release date Format Label
United States[65] 5 June 2007 Digital single Geffen Records, Mosley Music Group

See also[edit]

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