The Last to Know

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"The Last to Know"
Single by Celine 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
Celine 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 Celine 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5. 
  2. ^ Unison (1991)
  3. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 53, No. 25, May 25 1991". RPM. 25 May 1991. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Adult Adult Contemporary - Volume 53, No. 24, May 18 1991". RPM. 18 May 1991. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Celine Dion Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Celine Dion. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Adult Contemporary - Volume 55, No. 3, December 21 1991". RPM. 21 December 1991. Retrieved 6 September 2014.