Calling You

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"Calling You"
Single by Jevetta Steele
B-side Brenda, Brenda — The Magic Duet
Released 1987
Format 7" single
Length 05:22
Label MK2
Writer(s) Bob Telson

"Calling You" is a song from the movie, Bagdad Café. It was originally recorded by Jevetta Steele. Bob Telson, the songwriter, also recorded a version. Both versions appeared on the movie soundtrack. The song was nominated for Best Original song at the 61st Academy Awards.

Céline Dion version[edit]

"Calling You"
Single by Céline Dion
from the album À l'Olympia
Released December 19, 1994 (1994-12-19)
Format CD single, 12" single
Recorded September 28–29, 1994 Olympia, Paris
Genre Pop
Length 4:04
Label Columbia, Epic
Writer(s) Bob Telson
Producer(s) Claude Lemay
Céline Dion singles chronology
"Only One Road"
"Calling You"
"Pour que tu m'aimes encore"

"Calling You" is the only single from À L'Olympia live album by Céline Dion. It was released on December 19, 1994 in France.[1]

Dion has performed the song before. A live performance of "Calling You" can be found on Dion's home video made in 1991, called Unison. Other live versions of the song were featured on the Unison VHS (1991) and the Live à Paris DVD (1996). The song was included as B-side on Dion's next worldwide issued single "Only One Road."

"Calling You" peaked at number 8 in France and 9 in Sweden.[2]

In 2006, Dion's version of "Calling You" was the musical accompaniment to an Emmy Award-winning routine by choreographer Mia Michaels for the dance competition reality show So You Think You Can Dance.

Formats and track listings[edit]

French CD single

  1. "Calling You" (live) – 4:04
  2. "Le fils de Superman" (live) – 4:27


Chart (1994) Peak
French Singles Chart[3] 8[2]
Swedish Singles Chart 9[2]

Other covers[edit]

The song has also been covered by Paul Young on his 1990 album Other Voices, by the Holly Cole Trio on their 1991 album Blame It on My Youth, Finn Martin and Muriel Laude on their 1991 Duo album, Kate Ceberano in 1992, Holly Cole in the June 28, 1995, concert later released in 1996 as the album It Happened One Night and on her 2004 retrospective album The Holly Cole Collection, Vol. 1, George Michael on the 1993 Five Live EP, and Giorgia on her 1993 live album One More Go Round. George Benson on the 1993 Love Remembers album (George Benson discography).

Swedish producer Christian Falk released a new version of this song with Jevetta Steele's vocals. The cover was released as a single from the album Quel bordel in 1999.

Spanish-diva Paloma San Basilio recorded this song as a duet with her daughter as part of her album Perlas.

Natalie Cole covered this song on her 2002 CD Ask a Woman Who Knows. The song has also been covered by Gwyneth Herbert and Will Rutter on the album First Songs (2003). Also Barbra Streisand included her version on The Movie Album in 2003. Jeff Buckley included "Calling You" on Live at Sin-é (2003). Lara Fabian covered the song in her En Toute Intimité tour (2003) and included it on a CD and DVD with the same name. The song was also recorded by Edyta Górniak and included on a re-edition of her album Invisible which was released exclusively in Poland in 2003. Juliette Schoppmann released a version in 2003 on her Unique album and as a single. Also, offered as an instrumental. The 2003 self-titled debut album by UK electronic band Ikon included a version recorded with singer Kirsty Hawkshaw.

Etta James recorded the song on her latest album entitled All the Way released in 2006. Charlotte Church released her version of the song as the B-side to the 2006 single "Moodswings (to Come at Me like That)." Cris Barber recorded a version of the song on her 2008 album This Moment to Be Free.

Mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson performed this song many times as an encore in recitals. It was recorded for her CD Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson at Ravinia which was recorded live at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois.

Mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter recorded the song on her album with pianist Brad Mehldau, Love Songs.

The Japanese singer Aoi Teshima also recorded a version on the album I Love Cinemas — The Rose.

The Slovak a capella band Fragile included their version of the song for their 2010 album Next Level.

Argentinian musician Pedro Aznar has been playing this song in his solitary concerts through 2010, those concerts have been registered in his album A solas con el mundo.

Patti Austin covered this song on her 1999 CD release, "Street of Dreams". The over 5 minute tour de force features her expansive vocal range, backed only by a minimalist electric keyboard.

Madeline Eastman covered this song on her 1990 CD release, "Point of Departure". Jazz singer Madeline Eastman recorded a haunting version with just piano and voice on her debut CD, Point of Departure.

Brazilian pop singer Luiza Possi recorded the song with "Quase Um Segundo" on her album, A Vida é Mesmo Agora — Ao Vivo.

Sissel included the song in her 1994 album Gift Of Love.[4]