Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore

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"Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore"
Single by Bon Jovi featuring LeAnn Rimes
from the album Lost Highway and Family
Released November 2007 (Worldwide)
Format CD (Germany)
Genre Soft rock, Country rock
Length Main Version 4:43
Radio Version 3:50
Label Island, Mercury Nashville
Writer(s) Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Brett James
Producer(s) Dann Huff
Bon Jovi singles chronology
"Lost Highway"
(2007)
"Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore"
(2007)
"Summertime"
(2007)
LeAnn Rimes chronology
"Nothin' Better to Do"
(2007)
"Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore"
(2007)
"Standing in Front of the Alamo"
(2007)

"Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore" is a song by Bon Jovi, taken from their tenth studio album, Lost Highway, released in 2007. The song was released by Mercury Nashville to radio in the United States, and as a CD Maxi in Germany, Switzerland and Austria in November 2007 as the album's third single. It features country pop singer LeAnn Rimes, and also appears as a bonus track on her 12th album, Family.

Song background[edit]

It was written by Bon Jovi band members Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora with country singer-songwriter Brett James, and produced by Dann Huff. The song was the second cross-over song with a female country singer by Bon Jovi, after "Who Says You Can't Go Home" with Jennifer Nettles of the duo Sugarland. Bon Jovi played the whole of the Lost Highway album live and released the concert as a DVD, although "Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore" was performed without Rimes.

Awards and nominations[edit]

The song won the CMT Music Award for the Collaborative Video of the Year in 2008.[1] Rimes accepted the award, as Bon Jovi was not at the awards ceremony.[2] Bon Jovi's previous country duet, "Who Says You Can't Go Home", claimed the same award in 2006.[3]

Music Video[edit]

The music video for "Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore" features Jon Bon Jovi and LeAnn Rimes walking around the streets of New York City at night.[4] A bed scene was set up in front of the Flatiron Building.[2] The song was also nominated for the Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year.[5]

Track listings[edit]

CD single (Catalogue number: 0602517555112)[6]
  1. "Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore" - 4:43
  2. "Who Says You Can't Go Home" (Stripped) - 4:49
CD-Maxi (Catalogue number: 0602517555105)[6]
  1. "Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore" (Album version) - 4:43
  2. "Lost Highway" (Stripped) - 4:08
  3. "Who Says You Can't Go Home" (Stripped) - 4:45
  4. "(You Want To) Make a Memory" (Live video from the Lost Highway Concert DVD)

Charts[edit]

The song charted in the US first from unsolicited airplay, then re-entered as an official single.

Chart (2007) Peak
position
German Singles Chart[7] 39
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[8] 23
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 47

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Winners". CMT. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  2. ^ a b "Backstage With Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss". 2008-04-16. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  3. ^ "2006 Winners". CMT. 2006. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  4. ^ "Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  5. ^ "43rd Academy of Country Music Awards". CBS. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  6. ^ a b "Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore". Dutch Charts. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  7. ^ "Charts Surfer de". Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  8. ^ "Till We Ain't Strangers Anymore - Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-04-07. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Bon Jovi Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Bon Jovi.

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