Against the Wind (Bonnie Tyler song)

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"Against the Wind"
Bonnie Tyler - Against the Wind.jpg
Single by Bonnie Tyler
from the album Bitterblue
Released1991
Format
Recorded1991
GenreSoft rock
Length3:37
LabelHansa Records
Songwriter(s)Dieter Bohlen
Producer(s)Dieter Bohlen
Bonnie Tyler singles chronology
"Bitterblue"
(1991)
"Against the Wind"
(1991)
"Where Were You"
(1992)

"Against the Wind" is a song by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler from her 1991 eighth studio album Bitterblue. It was written by Dieter Bohlen, who produced the song with Luis Rodríguez. The song was released by Hansa Records in 1991 as the second single, after the title track of the album. The song is a soft pop ballad with the lyrics depicting Tyler asking a lover not to break her heart.

"Against the Wind" was a commercial success in Europe, entering the Top 40 in Germany and Austria.

Composition[edit]

"Against the Wind" was written by Dieter Bohlen. Inspired by Rod Stewart's commercial success with "Rhythm of My Heart" in early 1991, Bohlen approached Tyler to record an album with elements of Scottish folk music, including instruments such as bagpipes and accordion.[1] Initially, Tyler was reluctant to record Bohlen's music, though he argued, "you just have to be a bit more commercial."[1]

Chart performance[edit]

The song entered the Austrian singles chart on 2 February 1992 at number 19, remaining in the Top 40 for a total of twelve weeks.[2] It peaked at number 13 on its third week before falling through the following three weeks.[3] It rose again to number 14 on 15 March before gradually falling again.[4] The previous single, "Bitterblue", had already entered the Austrian chart in December 1991,[5] and was in its sixth week running when "Against the Wind" debuted. Both songs reached their peak in the same week, though "Bitterblue" reached number 5.[6]

"Against the Wind" also reached the Top 40 in Germany, though only peaking at number 36, remaining on the charts for a total of seven weeks.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic:[11]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 13
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 36
Eurocharts European Hot 100 Singles[12] 86
Germany Airplay Charts [13] 48
Swiss Airplay Swiss Charts[14] 15
Norway Airplay VG-lista[15] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bohlen, Bonnie. Oder: Keiner singt geiler als die Tyler, p. 204.
  2. ^ a b "Austriancharts.at – Bonnie Tyler – Against the Wind" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Austria Top 40 – Singles Top 75 16.02.1992" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Austria Top 40 – Singles Top 75 15.03.1992" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Bonnie Tyler – Bitterblue" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Austria Top 40 – Singles Top 75 02.02.1992" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Offiziellecharts.de – Bonnie Tyler – Against the Wind". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  8. ^ Against the Wind (7-inch single). Bonnie Tyler. Hansa Records. 1991. Hansa 114 991.
  9. ^ Against the Wind (Maxi CD). Bonnie Tyler. Hansa Records. 1991. Hansa 664 991.
  10. ^ Against the Wind (12-inch single). Bonnie Tyler. Hansa Records. 1991. Hansa 614 991.
  11. ^ "Bonnie Tyler – Bitterblue Album Personnel". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Eurocharts Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  13. ^ "Musiksammler". Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  14. ^ "Swiss Airplay Top 20" (PDF). Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  15. ^ "Norway Airplay Top 20" (PDF). Retrieved January 21, 2019.

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