All for Love (song)

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"All for Love"
Single by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting
from the album The Three Musketeers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Released November 16, 1993
Format CD
Recorded 1993
Genre Rock
Length 4:43
Label A&M
Writer(s) Bryan Adams
Mutt Lange
Michael Kamen
Producer(s) Chris Thomas
Bryan Adams
David Nicholas
Certification

Platinum (RIAA)[1]

Bryan Adams chronology
"Please Forgive Me"
(1993)
"All for Love"
(1993)
"Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"
(1995)
Rod Stewart chronology
"People Get Ready"
(1993)
"All for Love"
(1993)
"Having a Party"
(1993)
Sting chronology
"Demolition Man"
(1993)
"All for Love"
(1993)
"Nothing 'Bout Me"
(1994)

"All for Love" is a romantic love rock 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 Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting.[2] The song 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.

Background and writing[edit]

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

Content[edit]

The song's musical style and production were heavily inspired by rock and pop music from the 1980s. Its lyrics also chronicle a relationship.

Chart positions[edit]

The single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 22, 1994. It remained atop the charts for three weeks.[3]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1993-1994) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 1
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 2
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[7] 1
Denmark (IFPI)[8] 1
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[9] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[10] 1
France (SNEP)[11] 7
Germany (Media Control AG)[12] 1
Ireland (IRMA) 1
Italy (FIMI) 1
Japan (Oricon) 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[13] 3
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[14] 5
Norway (VG-lista)[15] 1
Spain (AFYVE)[16] 17
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 1
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 2
US Billboard Hot 100 1
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 4
US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 1

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1994) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[19] 8

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (1990-1999) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[20] 69

E.M.D. version[edit]

"All for Love"
Single by E.M.D.
from the album A State of Mind
Released December 17, 2007
Format CD single, Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop
Length 4:38
Label Ariola
Producer(s) E.M.D.
E.M.D. singles chronology
"All for Love"
(2007)
"Jennie Let Me Love You"
(2008)

In December 2007, the Swedish trio E.M.D. released a cover of All for Love as their debut single. Debuting at number two in the official Swedish singles chart, it hit the top position the week after - eventually staying there for six consecutive weeks (the original version topped the chart for 10 weeks).[21]

The single stayed on the charts for 17 weeks, and was certified 3x Platinum in Sweden.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "All for Love (Radio Edit)" - 4:38
  2. "All for Love (Album Version)" - 3:10

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Swedish Singles Chart 1

See also[edit]

Preceded by
"Cryin'" by Aerosmith
Norwegian number one single
3 December 1993 - 8 January 1994
Succeeded by
"Se ilden lyse" by Sissel Kyrkjebø
Preceded by
"I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)"
by Meat Loaf
Swedish number one single
(original version)

December 22, 1993 - March 4, 1994
Succeeded by
"Return to Innocence" by Enigma
Preceded by
"Boom! Shake The Room"
by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
Australian number one single
December 23, 1993 - December 31, 1993
Succeeded by
"Give It Up" by Cut 'N' Move
Preceded by
"Hero" by Mariah Carey
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
January 22, 1994 - February 5, 1994
Succeeded by
"The Power of Love" by Celine Dion
Preceded by
"U Got 2 Let the Music" by Cappella
Swiss number one single
February 6, 1994 - March 6, 1994
Succeeded by
"Move on Baby" by Cappella
Preceded by
"U Got 2 Let the Music" by Cappella
Austrian number one single
February 13, 1994 - April 3, 1994
Succeeded by
"Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen
Preceded by
"This Moment" by Marie Picasso
Swedish number-one single
(E.M.D. version)

December 27, 2007 - January 31, 2008
Succeeded by
"Hero" by Charlotte Perrelli

References[edit]

  1. ^ RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - Singles - All for Love, accessed 2009-07-10
  2. ^ "POP/ROCK Hoping Three's a Hit: Three pop musketeers have...". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-11-22. 
  3. ^ The Billboard Book of Number One hits (fifth edition)
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting – All for Love". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ "Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting – All for Love – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting – All for Love" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ Canadian peak
  8. ^ Billboard April 2, 1994. Billboard. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting – All for Love" (in French). Les classement single.
  12. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  14. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting – All for Love". Top 40 Singles.
  15. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting – All for Love". VG-lista.
  16. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting – All for Love". Singles Top 60.
  18. ^ "Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting – All for Love – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1994". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  20. ^ 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. 
  21. ^ E.M.D. version in Swedish charts