To Love You More

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"To Love You More"
Single by Céline Dion
from the album The Colour of My Love, Falling into You, Live à Paris and Let's Talk About Love
Released October 23, 1995 (1995-10-23)
Format CD single, vinyl single
Recorded Chartmarker Studios, Record Plant, 1993
Genre Pop, classical
Length 5:28
4:43 (edit)
Label Columbia, Epic
Writer(s) David Foster, Junior Miles
Producer(s) David Foster
Certification Million (Japan)
Céline Dion singles chronology
"Just Walk Away"
(1995)
"To Love You More"
(1995)
"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"
(1995)

"To Love You More" is a single by Céline Dion, released in Japan on October 23, 1995.[1] The lyrics are about a woman who makes an impassioned plea to her lover so that he does not leave her for another woman.

Song information[edit]

It was recorded for a popular Japanese TV drama series, called Koibito Yo (meaning My Dear Lover), and included on The Colour of My Love album re-release in Japan. Later it appeared on the Asian edition of Falling into You, Live à Paris ("To Love You More" was one of the radio singles promoting this album in Canada), and the U.S. edition of Let's Talk About Love, being released as the third (but promotional only) single from this album.

In 1995 Sony Music Entertainment Japan released a promotional video showing Celine performing in the recording studio the original studio version.

"To Love You More" became one of the most performed songs by Dion during her live shows and was performed in the setlist of the Falling Into You Tour, Let's Talk About Love Tour, A New Day..., and the Taking Chances Tour. Live versions of this song can be found on many of Dion's DVDs, including Live in Las Vegas - A New Day.... The track appeared also on All the Way… A Decade of Song greatest hits in 1999 and My Love: Ultimate Essential Collection in 2008. "To Love You More" won a Golden Disc Award in Japan for Best Single of the Year.

Also in 1996, Sony Music Entertainment released a promotional video showing a live performance from the Falling into You Tour, with Taro Hakase on violin. The song was re-released on April 5, 1999 in Japan, this time as a maxi-single with club remixes created by Tony Moran.

Chart performance[edit]

The song became a smash hit in Japan, hitting number 1 for 5 weeks and selling 1,240,000 copies. Céline Dion was the first international artist who reached number 1 on the Oricon Singles Chart, since Irene Cara's "Flashdance... What a Feeling" in 1983. "To Love You More" remains the third best-selling song by an international artist and the second best-selling single by an international female artist in Japan. It is also one of only three international songs that has sold more than 1 million copies.

In July 2010, "To Love You More" realtone was certified gold after selling 100,000 copies.[2]

The song is very popular in Asia, and is found on numerous karaoke selections.

"To Love You More" was also very successful on the American radio, although the edited version played by most U.S. radio stations omitted Kryzler & Company's violin bridge and also chopped out a sizeable chunk of the song's ending. It spent 8 weeks at number 1 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay.

In Canada, "To Love You More" peaked at number 4 on the Quebec Airplay Chart and number 5 on the Canadian Adult Contemporary.

The song, translated into Portuguese, as "Te Amo Cada Vez Mais," also became very popular in Brazil, recorded by the duo João Paulo & Daniel, among others.

Cover versions[edit]

  • Country artist Faith Hill covered the song during her 1998 summer concerts with the George Strait Country Music Festival.
  • Violinist Lucia Micarelli covered the song as a powerful instrumental on her album Music from a Farther Room (2004), played on electric violin with orchestral backing.
  • On October 15, 2010, David Foster, one of the song composers, included it officially in the repertoire of "The Hitman Returns: The Magic of David Foster and Friends Live" concert series. The updated live version, performed by Filipina singer Charice throughout the tour, goes uptempo on the last refrain. "The Hitman Returns: Magic of David Foster and Friends Live" debuted in Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, and toured in Asia. The concert was released as an audio and video compilation in 2011.[3][4][5][6]

Formats and track listings[edit]

Japanese CD single

  1. "To Love You More" – 5:28
  2. "To Love You More" (instrumental) – 5:28

1999 Japanese CD maxi single

  1. "To Love You More" (Tony Moran's crossover edit) – 4:53
  2. "To Love You More" (Tony Moran's pop edit) – 5:53
  3. "To Love You More" (Tony Moran's I'll be waiting...vocal mix) – 10:10
  4. "To Love You More" – 5:28

Official versions[edit]

  1. "To Love You More" (Tony Moran mix) – 9:30
  2. "To Love You More" (Tony Moran's crossover edit) – 4:53
  3. "To Love You More" (Tony Moran's pop edit) – 5:53
  4. "To Love You More" (Tony Moran's I'll be waiting...vocal mix) – 10:10
  5. "To Love You More" (Tony Moran's dubbing you more mix) – 9:35
  6. "To Love You More" (radio edit) – 4:42
  7. "To Love You More" (instrumental) – 5:28
  8. "To Love You More" (Live version from Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert) – 3:16
  9. "To Love You More" (album version) – 5:28

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"Desire" by Luna Sea
Japan Oricon Weekly Singles Chart number one single
December 4, 1995 - December 11, 1995
Succeeded by
"Chase the Chance" by Namie Amuro
Preceded by
"Chase the Chance" by Namie Amuro
Japan Oricon Weekly Singles Chart number one single
December 25, 1995 - January 1, 1996
Succeeded by
"Departures" by globe
Preceded by
"You're Still the One" by Shania Twain
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single
August 8, 1998
August 22, 1998
September 5 - October 10, 1998
Succeeded by
"You're Still the One" by Shania Twain
"You're Still the One" by Shania Twain
"I'll Never Break Your Heart" by Backstreet Boys

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glatzer, Jenna (2005). Céline Dion: For Keeps. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-5559-5. 
  2. ^ "RIAJ Certifications > July 2010". RIAJ. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  3. ^ "Charice wows Japan anew". ABS-CBN Interactive. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Charice Duets with Ne-Yo, Scores Another Standing Ovation". Manila Bulletin Websites and Publications. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Charice hits the high notes". Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Hit-man David Foster hosts superstars, surprises for his PBS concert". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Celine Dion singles sales ranking with Kuraizura & Company" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  8. ^ Canadian BDS Airplay Chart
  9. ^ Canadian BDS Adult Contemporary Chart
  10. ^ Top Singles - Volume 65, No. 1, March 10 1997. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  11. ^ Adult Contemporary - Volume 64, No. 21, January 27 1997. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  12. ^ Quebec Airplay Chart
  13. ^ Hot 100 Airplay
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  15. ^ [2]
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  17. ^ "Million Seller 1995". Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 2010-03-26. 

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