All of You (Julio Iglesias and Diana Ross song)

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"All of You"
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Single by Julio Iglesias and Diana Ross
from the album 1100 Bel Air Place and the album Swept Away
B-side"The Last Time"
ReleasedJune 12, 1984
GenrePop
Length3:57
LabelColumbia/CBS Records and RCA Records
Songwriter(s)Cynthia Weil (lyrics writer)
Julio Iglesias, Tony Renis (joint music composers)
Producer(s)Richard Perry
Julio Iglesias singles chronology
"Forever and Ever"
(1983)
"All of You"
(1984)
"Me va, me va"
(1984)
Diana Ross singles chronology
"Let's Go Up"
(1983)
"All of You"
(1984)
"Swept Away"
(1984)

"All of You" is a 1984 vocal duet between Julio Iglesias and Diana Ross, produced by Richard Perry, which was released as a single from both Iglesias's album 1100 Bel Air Place, released on the Columbia Records label, and Ross's album Swept Away, released on the RCA Records label, for which Ross was then recording.

Background to the partnership[edit]

In the middle 1980s, having already achieved a high level of international prominence, Spanish singer Julio Iglesias was seeking to gain a foothold in American music; to this end, he had learned English. On his album 1100 Bel Air Place, he had already recorded a cover version of "The Air That I Breathe" in duet partnership with the Beach Boys and an original selection, "To All The Girls I've Loved Before," in duet partnership with Willie Nelson. Richard Perry, the album's music producer, suggested the idea of Iglesias having Diana Ross as yet another duet partner, and Iglesias agreed.

To the extent which became public knowledge, Iglesias and Ross had never met each other, least of all performed together, before becoming duet partners on the selection; Iglesias's and Ross's meeting when the video was being produced is believed to have been their first. That would soon change as Ross reportedly ended up spending the Christmas holiday season at Iglesias's Miami estate. They there celebrated the success of their global duet that hit #1 in Spain, #3 in Italy, and #8 in Canada for example. In the United States, it reached #12 in Cash Box and #19 in Billboard. Additionally, "All of You" reached #2 on Adult Contemporary radio. Because it was the second single from 1100 Bel Air Place and the first single from Diana's successful Swept Away album, it helped sell both artists's albums. It also boasted a hugely popular and sensual music video.

Ross was having some career difficulties at the time she agreed to the duet partnership with Iglesias; she had left Motown Records over a dispute with Berry Gordy which would not be resolved for years, and was recording for RCA Records (EMI in the UK and the rest of the world) at the time. Though her debut album for the label, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, had been successful three years before, her most recently released album, Ross, was not performing as well.

Iglesias collaborated with one of his "Amigos," Tony Renis, on the composition of the music; veteran songwriter Cynthia Weil, better known for her partnership with Barry Mann, wrote the lyrics, which were in English—a language Iglesias could barely speak at the time. Richard Perry served as music producer.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[1] 19
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 12
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 9
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[4] 8
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 32
France (SNEP)[6] 27
France (IFOP)[7] 23
Italy (FIMI)[8] 5
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 10
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10] 7
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 7
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[12] 19
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[13] 1
UK Singles (OCC)[14] 43
US Billboard Hot 100[15] 19
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[16] 38
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[17] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Position
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[18] 75
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[19] 99
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[20] 23

References[edit]

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  14. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 2, 2020.
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  17. ^ "Julio Iglesias Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved June 2, 2020.
  18. ^ "Top 100-Jaaroverzicht van 1984". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved December 25, 2020.
  19. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 1984". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved December 25, 2020.
  20. ^ "Adult Contemporary Songs – Year-End 1984". Billboard. Retrieved December 25, 2020.