All for Love (song)

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"All for Love"
All For Love.jpg
Single by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting
from the album The Three Musketeers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
ReleasedNovember 16, 1993 (1993-11-16)
FormatCD single
GenreRock
Length4:45
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Bryan Adams singles chronology
"Please Forgive Me"
(1993)
"All for Love"
(1993)
"Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"
(1995)
Rod Stewart singles chronology
"People Get Ready"
(1993)
"All for Love"
(1993)
"Having a Party"
(1993)
Sting singles chronology
"Demolition Man"
(1993)
"All for Love"
(1993)
"Nothing 'Bout Me"
(1994)

"All for Love" is a song written by Bryan Adams, Robert John "Mutt" Lange and Michael Kamen for the soundtrack The Three Musketeers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. It was performed by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting.[1] The power ballad[2] was released as a CD single in the United States on November 16, 1993. It was a worldwide hit, reaching number one across Europe and North America.

Adams also did a live version in 1994 featuring Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Nancy Gustafson, and Giorgia Todrani. Michael Kamen, who co-wrote the song with Adams, conducted the orchestra.[3]

Background and writing[edit]

The title was inspired by the Musketeers' motto: "All for one, and one for all".

Chart performance[edit]

In the United States, the single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 22, 1994. It remained atop the charts for three weeks.[4] It sold 1.2 million copies domestically and earned a platinum certification from the RIAA.[5][6][7] In 2007, the Swedish band E.M.D. released a cover of the song, peaking at number one in their native country.[8]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1993-1994) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 1
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[10] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[11] 2
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[12] 1
Denmark (IFPI)[13] 1
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[14] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[15] 1
France (SNEP)[16] 7
Germany (Official German Charts)[17] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[18] 1
Italy (Hit Parade Italia)[19] 1
Japan (Oricon)[citation needed] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[20] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[21] 3
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[22] 5
Norway (VG-lista)[23] 1
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[24] 12
Spain (AFYVE)[25] 17
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[26] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[27] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[28] 2
US Billboard Hot 100 1
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 4
US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[29] 1
Italy (Hit Parade Italia)[19] 9
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[30] 42
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[31] 8

Decade-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990-1999) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[32] 69

References[edit]

  1. ^ "POP/ROCK Hoping Three's a Hit: Three pop musketeers have..." The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-11-22.
  2. ^ "24 of the Biggest and Best Movie Power Ballads".
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If422SGJaX4
  4. ^ The Billboard Book of Number One hits (fifth edition)
  5. ^ "American certifications – Adams, B., Rod Stewart & Sting – All for Love". Recording Industry Association of America.
  6. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1993". Billboard. BPI Communications. 106 (3): 73. January 15, 1994. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1994". Billboard. BPI Communications. 107 (3): 57. January 21, 1995. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  8. ^ E.M.D. version in Swedish charts
  9. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting – All for Love". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  10. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting – All for Love" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting – All for Love" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  12. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2361." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  13. ^ Billboard April 2, 1994. Billboard. Retrieved 2010-12-01.
  14. ^ "Hits of the World: Eurochart Hot 100 (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 02/19/94". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 106 (8): 47. February 19, 1994. ISSN 0006-2510.
  15. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
  16. ^ "Lescharts.com – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting – All for Love" (in French). Les classement single.
  17. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting – All for Love". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  18. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – All for Love". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  19. ^ a b "I singoli più venduti del 1994" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  20. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 9, 1994" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  21. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting – All for Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  22. ^ "Charts.nz – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting – All for Love". Top 40 Singles.
  23. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting – All for Love". VG-lista.
  24. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  25. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  26. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting – All for Love". Singles Top 100.
  27. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting – All for Love". Swiss Singles Chart.
  28. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  29. ^ "RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1994". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  30. ^ "End of Year Charts 1994". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  31. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1994". Archived from the original on March 1, 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  32. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010.