The Last to Know

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"The Last to Know"
Single by Céline Dion
from the album Unison
Released March 16, 1991 (1991-03-16)
Format CD single, cassette single, vinyl single
Recorded 1989-1990 West Side Studios
Genre Pop
Length 4:35 (Album Version)
4:19 (Edit)
Label Columbia, Epic
Writer(s) Brock Walsh, Phil Galdston
Producer(s) Christopher Neil
Céline Dion singles chronology
"Where Does My Heart Beat Now"
(1990)
"The Last to Know"
(1991)
"Have a Heart"
(1991)
Music video
"The Last to Know" on YouTube

"The Last to Know" is a song written by Brock Walsh and Phil Galdston and recorded by Sheena Easton in 1987. It was later covered for the 1990 album Unison by Céline Dion. It was released as the fourth single in Canada (March 16, 1991) and the third in the United States (June 24, 1991) and the rest of the world (September 2, 1991).[1]

In the United Kingdom it was the second commercial single, because "(If There Was) Any Other Way" was issued as a promotional release only.

The B-side included "Unison," which was released as a single in Canada and Japan only.

The music video directed by Dominic Orlando was filmed in Hollywood, Los Angeles (1991). It became a part of the Unison home video.

The song reached number 16 in Canada and number 7 on the Canadian Adult Contemporary Chart. "The Last to Know" had also a moderate success on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart in the United States, peaking at number 22.

Critical reception[edit]

Entertainment Weekly editor Jim Farber wrote: "Tracks like "If Love Is Out the Question" and "The Last to Know" are lush vehicles, filled with routine hooks that Dion's distinctive voice raises to a higher level."[2]

Formats and track listings[edit]

Australian/Canadian/European CD single

  1. "The Last to Know" (edit) – 4:19
  2. "Unison" – 4:13

Japanese/U.S. CD single

  1. "The Last to Know" – 4:35
  2. "Unison" (single mix with rap) – 4:04

European CD maxi single

  1. "The Last to Know" (edit) – 4:19
  2. "Unison" – 4:13
  3. "If We Could Start Over" – 4:22

Official versions[edit]

  1. "The Last to Know" (edit) – 4:19
  2. "The Last to Know" (album version) – 4:35

Charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Canadian Record's Retail Singles Chart[3] 17
Canadian Record's Contemporary Hit Radio Chart[3] 13
Canadian RPM Top Singles[4] 16
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary[5] 7
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[6] 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5. 
  2. ^ Unison (1991)
  3. ^ a b Lwin, Nanda (1999). Top 40 Hits: The Essential Chart Guide. Music Data Canada. ISBN 1-896594-13-1. 
  4. ^ Top Singles - Volume 53, No. 25, May 25 1991. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  5. ^ Adult Contemporary - Volume 53, No. 24, May 18 1991. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  6. ^ Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks