At the Beginning

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"At The Beginning"
Single by Donna Lewis and Richard Marx
from the album Anastasia Original Soundtrack
Released October 21, 1997
Format CD Single Cassette Single
Recorded Sarm West Coast, O'Henry
Genre Adult Contemporary, Pop
Length 3:42
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Richard Marx, Lynn Ahrens
Producer(s) Trevor Horn
Donna Lewis and Richard Marx singles chronology
Donna Lewis
"Mother"

Richard Marx
"Until I Find You Again"
(1994)
"At the Beginning"
(1997)
Donna Lewis
"I Could Be the One"
(1998)

Richard Marx
"Days In Avalon"
(2000)

"At the Beginning" is a song by Donna Lewis and Richard Marx, released as the first single from the Anastasia soundtrack. It was released as a CD and cassette single on October 21, 1997 on Atlantic Records.

The song reached No. 45 on the Hot 100 giving Lewis her third Hot 100 hit and Marx his 17th. To date, neither has hit the Hot 100 since "At the Beginning" dropped out. It reached No. 2 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Chart, but did spend a week at No. 1 on Radio & Records' Adult Contemporary Chart before being knocked out by Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On".

The song gave Marx his eighth and final number one hit single as a singer. Lewis would go on to have one more song topping a chart.

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song features a girl (a live action version of Anastasia) visiting an old building. Throughout the video, Marx and Lewis are shown performing the song, intercut with scenes from Anastasia.

It is unknown who directed the music video.

Track listing[edit]

  1. At the Beginning (Album Version)
  2. At the Beginning (Instrumental)
  3. At the Beginning (Remix)