Anthony Callea (album)

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Anthony Callea
Studio album by Anthony Callea
Released 25 March 2005
Recorded 2004–2005
Genre Pop
Length 49:09
Label Sony BMG
Producer John Foreman, Quiz & Larossi, Adam Reily, Bryon Jones, Paul L Wiltshire, Eric Sanicola, Peter Gordeno, Chris Porter
Anthony Callea chronology
Anthony Callea
A New Chapter
Singles from Anthony Callea
  1. "The Prayer"
    Released: 19 December 2004 (2004-12-19)
  2. "Rain / Bridge over Troubled Water"
    Released: 11 March 2005 (2005-03-11)
  3. "Hurts So Bad"
    Released: 10 July 2005 (2005-07-10)
  4. "Per Sempre (for Always)"
    Released: 7 October 2005 (2005-10-07)

Anthony Callea is the debut album of Anthony Callea. It was released on 25 March 2005. His debut single, "The Prayer" was released in December 2004 and debuted on the ARIA Singles Chart at number one, remaining at the top spot for five weeks straight. It was certified four times Platinum, selling in excess of 280,000 copies and was the highest-selling single in Australia in 2005. In 2010 ARIA named it as the second-highest selling single of the previous decade, which also made it the second-highest selling Australian artist song of that decade.[1] His second single was the double A-side "Rain"/"Bridge over Troubled Water" released the week before Easter, which also debuted at number one and held the spot for two weeks. His self-titled album, Anthony Callea, also debuted at number one, on the week of 4 April 2005. It held the top spot on the Australian ARIA Charts for 3 weeks before dropping to number three. The album was certified double platinum. Anthony's third single "Hurts So Bad" debuted at number ten on the ARIA Charts. The fourth single released from the Anthony Callea album—"Per Sempre (For Always)"—made its debut at number five on the ARIA Charts. It was released in two formats—as a standard CD single and a DVD single.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Prayer" (Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli cover) 4:15
2. "Rain"   3:48
3. "Hurts So Bad"   3:05
4. "When I Get There"   4:02
5. "Obvious" (Westlife cover) 3:39
6. "Per Sempre (For Always)"   3:52
7. "Lost in Summer"   3:32
8. "I Want You"   4:19
9. "When You Were My Girl"   4:32
10. "Take It to the Heart"   3:50
11. "Into Your Heart"   4:35
12. "Bridge over Troubled Water"   3:57
Limited edition bonus tracks
No. Title Length
13. "The Prayer" (Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli cover) (live version from Australian Idol Episode 8) 4:15
14. "Listen with Your Heart" (Casey Donovan cover) 4:01


Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2005 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1
Year End-of-year chart Position
2005 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 17
Preceded by
In Between Dreams by Jack Johnson
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
4–24 April 2005
Succeeded by
Two Shoes by The Cat Empire


  1. ^ ARIA's End of Decade Charts*(PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. 6 January 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Buy Anthony Callea Anthony Callea, Rock/Pop, CD". Sanity. Retrieved 31 December 2013.