In God's Hands (song)

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"In God's Hands"
Single by Nelly Furtado
from the album Loose
Released 23 November 2007 (2007-11-23)
Format CD single, digital download, maxi single
Length 4:12
Label Geffen, Mosley
Writer(s) Nelly Furtado, Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Rick Nowels, Nelly Furtado
Nelly Furtado singles chronology
"Do It"
(2007)
"In God's Hands"
(2007)
"In God's Hands"
(2008)
"In God's Hands"
Single by Nelly Furtado featuring Keith Urban
Released 15 April 2008 (2008-04-15)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2008
Length 4:32
Label Geffen, Mosley
Nelly Furtado singles chronology
"In God's Hands"
(2007)
"In God's Hands"
(2008)
"Win or Lose"
(2008)
Keith Urban singles chronology
"Everybody"
(2007)
"In God's Hands"
(2008)
"You Look Good in My Shirt"
(2008)

"In God's Hands" is a song recorded by Canadian singer Nelly Furtado for her third studio album, Loose (2006). It was written and produced by Furtado and Rick Nowels.

Writing and recording[edit]

Sample of the song

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"In God's Hands" is about Furtado's breakup with DJ Jasper Gahunia, the father of her daughter.[1] According to Furtado, the song was, at the time, "as far as I was willing to go in terms of pop right now".[2]

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song was shot on 9 May 2007 between 5 and 7 a.m. in Los Angeles, California; it was directed by Jesse Dylan.[3] It features Furtado on a beach during both daytime and nighttime, singing the song while sitting on a tree stump, lying on the sand and holding a white sheet, which she lies under. Furtado is also shown walking on the shore, weeping and looking onto the ocean.

Re-recording[edit]

Furtado re-recorded "In God's Hands".[4] "I love country music. Keith Urban's voice is plaintive and sweet; he's a pure songsmith, with an extremely humble tone to his voice. I have always thought that the song "Gods Hands" needed a country singer on it and Keith was my first choice. He's right on the border of country, roots and pop. He really defies description, and those are my favorite kinds of artists."[5]

Track listing[edit]

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "In God's Hands"   4:10
2. "In God's Hands" (Loose: The Concert Version) 4:45
3. "I'm Like a Bird" (Loose: The Concert Version) 5:52
Single with Keith Urban
No. Title Length
1. "In God's Hands" (Featuring Keith Urban) 4:33

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Original version[edit]

Country Release date Format(s) Label
Germany[15][16] 23 November 2007 CD single, maxi single Universal Music Group

2008 version[edit]

Country Release date Format Label
Canada[17] 15 April 2008 Digital single Geffen Records, Mosley Music Group
United States[18] 15 April 2008 Digital single Geffen Records, Mosley Music Group
Ireland[19] 28 April 2008 Digital single Geffen Records, Mosley Music Group
Japan[20] 28 April 2008 Digital single Geffen Records, Mosley Music Group
Sweden[21] 28 April 2008 Digital single Geffen Records, Mosley Music Group

References[edit]

  1. ^ Intini, John. "Nelly Furtado: 'I'm not Mother Teresa'". Maclean's. 25 August 2006.
  2. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/58503/furtado-ready-to-dance-on-new-album
  3. ^ http://www.videostatic.com/vs/2007/week19/index.html#entry-33873498
  4. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/music/story/2008/05/07/nelly-furtado.html
  5. ^ http://www.nellyfurtado.com/news/default.aspx?nid=10433
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Nelly Furtado – In God's Hands" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200809 into search.
  8. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Furtado,Nelly > In God's Hands – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  9. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Nelly Furtado – In God's Hands". Top Digital Download.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Nelly Furtado – In God's Hands" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  11. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200814 into search.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Nelly Furtado – In God's Hands". Singles Top 60.
  13. ^ "Nelly Furtado Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Nelly Furtado.
  14. ^ "Nelly Furtado Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Nelly Furtado.
  15. ^ http://www.amazon.de/Gods-Hands-2-Track-Nelly-Furtado/dp/B000Y9MO9M
  16. ^ http://www.amazon.de/In-Gods-Hands-Nelly-Furtado/dp/B000Y9MO9C
  17. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/in-gods-hands-feat.-keith/id277931493
  18. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-gods-hands-feat.-keith/id277931493
  19. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/in-gods-hands-feat.-keith/id279311848
  20. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/in-gods-hands-feat.-keith/id279311848
  21. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/in-gods-hands-feat.-keith/id279311848

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