All I Ask of You

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"All I Ask of You"
Single by Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman
from the album The Phantom of the Opera
B-side "Phantom Overture Act II"
Released September 1986 (1986-09)
Format 7" and 12" vinyl
Genre Musical theatre
Length 4:08
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Andrew Lloyd Webber (Music)
Charles Hart (Lyrics)
Richard Stilgoe (Additional Lyrics)
Producer(s) Andrew Lloyd Webber
Sarah Brightman chronology
"The Phantom of the Opera"
(1986)
"All I Ask of You"
(1986)
"Doretta's Dream"
(1987)
Cliff Richard chronology
"Born to
Rock 'n' Roll"
(1986)
"All I Ask of You"
(1986)
"Slow Rivers"
(1986)

"All I Ask of You" is a song from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical version of The Phantom of the Opera. It was released as a single by Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman in 1986.[1] In the UK it reached No. 3 on the Singles Chart[2] and was certified Silver.[3] It reached No. 1 in both Ireland and South Africa.[4][5]

Background

The song occurs at the end of Act I of the musical. Christine Daaé, terrified of the Phantom after a stagehand is found murdered during an opera performance, flees to the roof of the Paris Opera House with her childhood friend, Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny. He promises to love her and keep her safe from the Phantom, who is listening in on the exchange without their knowledge. Heartbroken and furious at being spurned, he swears revenge against Raoul and causes the Opera's giant chandelier to crash to the floor.

Track listing

7-inch vinyl

  1. "All I Ask of You" duet with Cliff Richard
  2. "Phantom Overture Act II"

12-inch vinyl

  1. "All I Ask of You" duet with Cliff Richard
  2. "Only You" with Cliff Richard (from Starlight Express)
  3. "Phantom Overture Act II"

Chart performance

Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman version
Chart (1986) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 3
Australia (Kent Music Report)[6] 24
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 1
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[5] 1
Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson version
Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Pop Digital Songs (Billboard)[7] 32

Covers

References

  1. ^ "All I Ask of You". Early Sarah Brightman. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 13 October 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Cliff Richard: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
  3. ^ "British certifications – Cliff Richard & Sarah Brightman – All I Ask of You". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter All I Ask of You in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Click Search
  4. ^ a b "Ireland singles charts". Irishcharts.ie. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  5. ^ a b As presented on Springbok Radio/Radio Orion: "South African Charts 1969 - 1989". rock.co.za. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  7. ^ "Pop Digital Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. May 16, 2015. Retrieved September 19, 2013.  (subscription required)
  8. ^ "I Dreamed A Dream – Hit Songs of Broadway". ABC. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Stages — Josh Groban". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 

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