Love Can Build a Bridge" is a song written by Naomi Judd, Paul Overstreet and John Barlow Jarvis, and recorded by American country music duo The Judds. It was released in December 1990 as the second single and title track from their album album of the same name. It was a Top 5 country hit in mid-1991.
It was later covered by
Children For Rwanda as a charity single in aid of Save The Children, reaching number 57 in the UK singles chart in September 1994. A new version recorded by American singers Cher, Chrissie Hynde, Swedish singer Neneh Cherry, English singer/guitarist Eric Clapton and with arrangements by David Campbell was released and reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for one week in March 1995. It was chosen as 1995's official [1 ] Comic Relief single. [2 ]
Declan Galbraith sang the song on his 2002 self-titled debut album. Irish boy band Westlife covered it on their eighth studio album . The Love Album
The song was also sung by 10 year old
Britney Spears on Star Search in 1991.
The song's title was also used for a 1995 television miniseries about The Judds,
. Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge
Content [ edit ]
The song is a country ballad about the importance of always standing together, and was co-written by
Naomi Judd and dedicated to the Judd family and fans as almost a goodbye, as at the time Naomi was chronically ill with Hepatitis-C and was forced to retire as it had been speculated that she had only three years left to live.
The Judds [ edit ]
"Love Can Build a Bridge" debuted on the U.S.
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of December 8, 1990.
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry with Eric Clapton [ edit ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Austrian Singles Chart
[7 ] 18
Dutch Singles Chart
[8 ] 41
German Singles Chart
Polish Singles Chart
Swiss Singles Chart
[9 ] 21
Turkish Airplay Chart
UK Singles Chart
[10 ] 1
Certifications and sales [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Roberts, David (2006). (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 578. British Hit Singles & Albums ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
^ Comic Relief charity singles
^ " Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1459." . RPM Library and Archives Canada. March 9, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
^ " The Judds Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for The Judds.
^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1991". . December 21, 1991 RPM . Retrieved . August 16, 2013
^ "Best of 1991: Country Songs". . Billboard Prometheus Global Media. 1991 . Retrieved . August 16, 2013
^ Steffen Hung. "Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry with Eric Clapton - Love Can Build A Bridge". austriancharts.at . Retrieved . 2014-03-31
^ Steffen Hung. "Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry with Eric Clapton - Love Can Build A Bridge". dutchcharts.nl . Retrieved . 2014-03-31
^ Steffen Hung. "Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry with Eric Clapton - Love Can Build A Bridge". hitparade.ch . Retrieved . 2014-03-31
^ "CHER | Artist". Official Charts . Retrieved . 2014-03-31
^ "British single certifications – Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry with Eric Clapton – Love Can Build a Bridge". British Phonographic Industry. Enter Love Can Build a Bridge in the field Search . Select Title in the field Search by . Select single in the field By Format . Click Go
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