Another Suitcase in Another Hall

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"Another Suitcase in Another Hall"
Single by Madonna
from the album Evita
B-side "Don't Cry for Me Argentina"
Released March 24, 1997
Format CD, cassette
Recorded 1995
Genre Pop
Length 3:32
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Madonna singles chronology
"Don't Cry for Me Argentina"
(1996)
"Another Suitcase in Another Hall"
(1997)
"Frozen"
(1998)

"Another Suitcase in Another Hall" is a song from the musical Evita with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The song was first a hit in the UK for Barbara Dickson in 1977. The B-side was the "Requiem for Evita", which had a slightly strange ending as it did not have "Oh What a Circus" to segue into.

Composition[edit]


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The lyrics describe the singer's familiarity with the unhappiness of having to move on after a failed romance. In the stage musical, the song is sung by Juan Perón's mistress after she is pushed out of Perón's life by his future wife, Eva. In the film adaptation of Evita, the song is adapted for Eva to sing after the end of her relationship with Agustín Magaldi, adding a more vulnerable dimension to the character and another potential Madonna hit to aid the film's promotion.

American singer-songwriter Madonna released the song as the third and final single from the 1996 soundtrack Evita. It was released 24 March 1997 by Warner Bros. Records and was only available in the UK, New Zealand, Australia and a small number of European countries. The arrangement was altered significantly for Madonna's version of the song. The piece was transposed down from the original key of B Major to A-flat Major and an instrumental break added.

Chart performance[edit]

It entered and peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart, number 23 in Ireland, number seven in Italy and number 60 in Sweden. However, the single was withdrawn from sale in Australia almost as soon as it was released, and as such became the only Madonna single to not chart on the ARIA Australian Top 100.

The version of "You Must Love Me" which appears on both versions of this single is the standard soundtrack album version and not the single version which was released on the 1996 single.[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

  • UK Cassette Single
  1. "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" (Album version) – 3:32
  2. "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" (Miami Mix) – 6:55
  • UK CD Single
  1. "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" (Album version) – 3:32
  2. "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" (Miami Mix Edit) – 4:28
  3. "You Must Love Me" (Album version) – 2:50
  4. "Hello and Goodbye" (Album version) – 1:47
  • UK Limited Edition Jewel Case with 3 Film postcards
  1. "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" (Album version) – 3:32
  2. "You Must Love Me" (Album version) – 2:50
  3. "Hello and Goodbye" – 1:47
  4. "Waltz for Eva and Ché" – 4:11

Music video[edit]

The video was the actual performance sequence from the film Evita, directed by Alan Parker.

Charts[edit]

Charts (1997)
  • Peak
  • position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 2
Ireland (IRMA)[1] 23
Italy (FIMI)[2] 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 91
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[5] 60
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 7

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