Chains (Tina Arena song)

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"Chains"
Chains Tina Arena.jpg
Single by Tina Arena
from the album Don't Ask
B-side "Standing Up"
Released 29 August 1994[1]
Format 7", 12", CD single
Recorded Los Angeles
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:22
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Tina Arena, Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel
Producer(s) David Tyson
Tina Arena singles chronology
"Woman's Work"
(1991)
"Chains"
(1994)
"Sorrento Moon (I Remember)"
(1995)
"Woman's Work"
(1991)
"Chains"
(1994)
"Sorrento Moon (I Remember)"
(1995)

"Chains" is a song by Australian singer Tina Arena from her album Don't Ask. It was composed by Arena, Pam Reswick and Steve Werfel and produced by David Tyson. "Chains" peaked at #4 on her home country's ARIA charts, #6 in the UK, and charted well throughout Europe, earning her numerous awards in the process. The power ballad[2] was also a minor hit in the United States, peaking at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed in the top 100 for 12 weeks.[3] The track was re-released featuring Jessica Mauboy and The Veronicas following a rendition of the track at the 2015 ARIA Awards where Arena was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. [4]

Track listing[edit]

Australian CD single[edit]

  1. "Chains" (Tina Arena, Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel) – 4:03
  2. "Standing Up" (Arena, Heather Field, Rick Price) – 3:37
  3. "Chains (World Jeep Mix)" (Arena, Reswick, Werfel) – 5:44
  4. "Chains (World Jazz Mix)" (Arena, Reswick, Werfel) – 5:05

UK CD single[edit]

  1. "Chains" (Arena, Reswick, Werfel) – 4:03
  2. "Standing Up" (Arena, Field, Price) – 3:37
  3. "Chains (World Jazz Mix)" (Arena, Reswick, Werfel) – 5:05

UK CD single (Part 2)[edit]

  1. "Chains" (Arena, Reswick, Werfel) – 4:26
  2. "Greatest Gift (Acapella Version)" (Arena, Robert Parde) – 4:21
  3. "Many Rivers to Cross (Live Version)" (Jimmy Cliff) – 4:33
  4. "Standing Up" (Arena, Field, Price) – 3:37

Music videos[edit]

There are two music videos for "Chains", a U.S. version and a European version.

Charts and certifications[edit]

2015 version featuring Jessica Mauboy and The Veronicas[edit]

"Chains"
Chains by Tina Arena, Jessica Mauboy and The Veronicas single.jpg
Single by Tina Arena featuring Jessica Mauboy and The Veronicas
Released 27 November 2015
Format Digital download
Length 4:03
Label Positive Dream
Songwriter(s) Tina Arena, Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel
Tina Arena singles chronology
"I Want to Love You"
(2015)
"Chains"
(2015)
"I Want to Love You"
(2015)
"Chains"
(2015)
Jessica Mauboy singles chronology
"This Ain't Love"
(2015) This Ain't Love2015
"Chains"
(2015) Chains2015
"Where I'll Stay"
(2016)
The Veronicas singles chronology
"Cruel"
(2015) Cruel2015
"Chains"
(2015) Chains2015
"In My Blood"
(2016) In My Blood2016
Where I'll Stay2016

"Chains" was re-released on 27 November 2015[15] following a rendition of the track at the 2015 ARIA Awards where Arena was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. The 2015 version features Jessica Mauboy and The Veronicas [16] and was described by 2Day FM as the "highlight" of the Awards and one of the best ARIA performances.[17] This version debuted at number 14 on the Australian singles chart, which is Tina’s biggest hit on the singles chart in Australia since 2002. [18]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[19] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Release Summary – Product Available from : 29/08/94 > Singles (from The ARIA Report Issue No. 237)". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 21 April 2017. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Don't Ask > Overview, Allmusic. Accessed on 7 January 2009.
  4. ^ "TINA ARENA, THE VERONICAS, JESSICA MAUBOY IN CHAINS". www.auspop.com.au. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "Chains""Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 October 2012. Retrieved 2009-01-09.  Retrieved 7 July 2010
  6. ^ "Canadian Chart Position". Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
  7. ^ "Canada Adult Contemporary Chart Position". Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "German Chart Position". Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "Irish Chart Position". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  10. ^ p. 77, The Complete Book of the British Charts: Singles & Albums, Neil Warwick, Tony Brown, and Jon Kutner, Omnibus Press, 2004, ISBN 1-84449-058-0.
  11. ^ a b c "Chains"[2] Retrieved 17 July 2010
  12. ^ a b "1994 ARIA Singles Chart". ARIA. Retrieved 21 April 2017. 
  13. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1995". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 21 April 2017. 
  14. ^ "British single certifications – Tina Arena – Chains". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Chains in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  15. ^ "Chains (single) - featuring Jessica Mauboy and The Veronicas". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  16. ^ "TINA ARENA, THE VERONICAS, JESSICA MAUBOY IN CHAINS". www.auspop.com.au. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  17. ^ "The Most Iconic Moments From Tina Arena, The Veronicas And Jess Mauboy’s Chains Performance". www.2dayfm.com.au. 27 November 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 
  18. ^ "CHART WATCH #345". www.auspOp.com.au. 5 December 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  19. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 

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