Falling into You (song)

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"Falling into You"
Single by Céline Dion
from the album Falling into You
Released February 19, 1996 (1996-02-19)
Format CD single, cassette single, vinyl single
Recorded 1995 Mandeville Studios, Track Recording Studios, Westlake Audio & Ocean Way Recording
Genre Pop
Length 4:18
Label Columbia, Epic
Writer(s) Billy Steinberg, Rick Nowels, Marie-Claire D'Ubaldo
Producer(s) Rick Nowels, Billy Steinberg
Céline Dion singles chronology
"Le ballet"
(1996)
"Falling into You"
(1996)
"Because You Loved Me"
(1996)
Music sample

"Falling into You" is a 1994 single by Argentine singer Marie-Claire D'Ubaldo, which was her biggest hit. A Spanish version, called "Y Caigo un Poco Más," was also recorded. The song subsequently became the title track from Céline Dion's 1996 hit album Falling into You, released as the first single in Europe and Australia on February 19, 1996. In other parts of the world "Because You Loved Me" was released as the lead track.

The song reached number 1 in Spain and in Greece, and became a top 10 hit in Norway (number 8) and in the UK (number 10). The single has sold 170,000 copies in the UK and 165,000 in France, where it remains undercertified (should be silver).

This song became part of 1999 All The Way... A Decade of Song (Australian edition), 2000 The Collector's Series Volume One and 2008 My Love: Ultimate Essential Collection (European edition) complication albums.

American singer Belinda Carlisle recorded a version of "Falling into You" for possible inclusion on her 1996 album A Woman and a Man, but reluctantly gave up on the song after a disagreement with Miles Copeland.[1]

Background[edit]

Dion revealed the recording process of this song in her authorized biography Celine Dion : For Keeps:

I was not satisfied with the first recording we made with "Falling into You." This is a song with many nuances, with half-tones. I found the arrangements were too violent, my voice didn't flow enough. Everybody, however, the technicians, the authors, even David and René, seemed satisfied. I said nothing. But René felt that I wasn't happy... He asked me what was wrong. I explained it to him. He seemed surprised. Then I hummed him "Falling into You" describing after every time the arrangements which I was imagining. He quickly agreed with me. He seemed amazed, as if he just discovered something... I called the director and the engineer to explain how I was feeling my song, what kind of changes. They all agreed and were happy, they said it to me... This song marked a step of my emancipation as an artist... I was becoming a mature, grown-up, autonomous artist... So we came back in studio and we recorded "Falling into You" again. It never became a big song for the stage; it is too sweet, too subtle to move a crowd. But it is, in my opinion, one of the thrillest songs on the album Falling into You. And I love the lyrics.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Allmusic senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine marked this song as one of standouts on "Falling Into You".[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Nigel Dick between January 18–19, 1996 in Gorbio, France and released in February 1996.

Formats and track listings[edit]

European/UK CD single

  1. "Falling into You" – 4:18
  2. "I Don't Know" – 4:38

French CD single

  1. "Falling into You" – 4:18
  2. "Le ballet" – 4:25

Australian/European/UK CD maxi single

  1. "Falling into You" – 4:18
  2. "I Don't Know" – 4:38
  3. "Le ballet" – 4:25

UK CD maxi single #2

  1. "Falling into You" – 4:18
  2. "If That's What It Takes" – 4:12
  3. "The Colour of My Love" – 3:25

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[4] 12
Austrian Singles Chart[5] 28
Belgian Flanders Singles Chart[6] 20
Belgian Wallonia Singles Chart[7] 11
Danish Singles Chart[8] 12
Dutch Singles Chart[9] 21
European Singles Chart[10] 11
French Singles Chart[11] 11
German Singles Chart[12] 71
Greek Singles Chart[13] 1
Irish Singles Chart[14] 15
Italian Singles Chart[15] 19
New Zealand Singles Chart[16] 21
Norwegian Singles Chart[17] 8
Spanish Singles Chart[18] 1
Swedish Singles Chart[19] 44
Swiss Singles Chart[20] 19
UK Singles Chart[21] 10

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