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"Change the World"
Single by Eric Clapton
from the album Phenomenon
B-side "Danny Boy"
Released July 5, 1996 (1996-07-05)
Format 7" vinyl · MC · CD · digital
Genre Soft rock · blue-eyed soul · pop
Length 3:54
Label Reprise
Writer(s) Tommy Sims, Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick
Producer(s) Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
Eric Clapton singles chronology
"Motherless Child"
(1994)
"Change the World"
(1996)
"Born in Time"
(1998)

"Change the World" is a pop song written by Tommy Sims, Gordon Kennedy, and Wayne Kirkpatrick whose best-known version was recorded by the British recording artist Eric Clapton for the soundtrack of the 1996 film, Phenomenon. The track was produced by R&B record producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. The single release, Clapton recorded for Reprise and Warner Bros. Records, reached the Top 40 in twenty countries and topped the charts in Canada as well as Billboard magazine's Adult Contemporary and Adult Top 40 charts in the United States. The single was prized with eight awards, among them three Grammy Awards, Clapton took home at the 39th annual ceremony in 1997.[1]

Background and recording[edit]

In an interview with American Songwriter, Gordon Kennedy retold the recording history of the song: "'Change The World' was a song written over the course of a year by Tommy Sims, Wayne Kirkpatrick, and myself. On a recording session in Quad Studios in Nashville, in the early '90s, Wayne and I were recording some demos in an attempt to do the 'artist' thing. We recorded four songs that day, three of which wound up on Garth Brooks' Chris Gaines CD (this would happen several years later). During that session, Tommy was there playing bass and played us the nugget of an idea he had, wondering if it might be something that would work for the sound we were doing. He had the title and a chord progression and melody direction going. Wayne would ask him some months later for a tape of the idea so he could work on it. He wrote the lyrics to the chorus and all but one line of the second verse. Then, it went dormant again for a time before I asked Wayne about its progress. He gave me what he'd done on it. I finished writing the music, went to Columbus, Ohio and laid down a demo track with Tommy. He was there working on a church choir album. On the way home, I listened to a tape of the track and dictated lyrics into another little handheld recorder (I still have the micro-cassette!). I wrote the lyrics to the first verse and the missing line in the second verse. When I got home, I went into the studio and did a guitar and all of the vocals for a finished demo, the one Clapton heard later... None of the three of us were together when we wrote what we each wrote on the song".[2]

Although some of the recordings took place in London,[3] most of the song's recording was done in Record Plant studios in Los Angeles, where for example Nathan East's bass parts were mixed and recorded. East also notes, the recording sessions were very busy, because many international successful artists wanted to work with Babyface at the time, however, the pop producer put Clapton and "Change the World" first.[4] In 2013, Clapton explained his take on the song in an interview with MOJO magazine: "When I heard Tommy Sims' demo, I could hear Paul McCartney doing that, so I needed to, with greatest respect to Paul, take that and put it somewhere black. So I asked Babyface who, even though he may not be aware of it, gave it the blues thing. The first two lines I play on that song on the acoustic guitar are lines I quote wherever I can and they come from the beginning of "Mannish Boy" by Muddy Waters. On every record I make where I think, this has got a chance of doing well, I make sure I pay my dues on this. So I think I've found a way to do it, but it has to have one foot in the blues, even if its subtly disguised".[5] While journalists from MusicTunes were in conversation with the single's producer Babyface, the American R&B artist recalled: "It was a real pleasure working in the studio with Eric Clapton" and added, that Clapton's "music is legendary and he is truly one of the entertainment industry's musical geniuses".[3]

For the recording sessions, several people were in charge of the production and making for the single, including Brad Gilderman and Thomas Russo as the recording engineers, Robbie Robertson as the soundtrack's producer, Mick Guzauski worked on the final mix, Babyface produced the "Change the World" songs (single mix and instrumental), where as Clapton produced the B-side "Danny Boy" by himself. All the recording actions were overseen by music supervisor Kathy Nelson.[6] The music mastering for the 1996 single release was done at Oasis Mastering in Burbank, California.[7]

Composition[edit]

"Change the World" (studio version) from the Phenomenon soundtrack.[8]

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Clapton used a similar guitar for the recording and music video.[9]

According to the music website AllMusic, "Change the World" belongs to the musical genre of pop rock in styles of contemporary pop rock and adult contemporary music. One of the website's critics, Matthew Greenwald, notes the song is "melodic, soulful [and] catchy", due to its folk-pop and acoustic-based conception. As Greenwald reports, the song's lyrics and music create various song moods, including relaxed, sweet, soft, smooth, warm, romantic and laid-back, noting the song's themes love, relaxation and comfort.[10] Billboard magazine's Paul Verna thinks the song also features christian music styles.[11] In the song, the performer expresses his desire to communicate his love to an unnamed woman ("If I could reach the stars, I'd pull one down for you", "If I could be king, even for a day, I'd take you as my queen, I'd have it no other way"). This love, he fears, will go unrequited without a drastic change in his life ("That this love I have inside, is everything it seems, But for now I find, it's only in my dreams", "And our love will rule, in this kingdom we have made, Till then I'd be a fool, wishin' for the day").[12] Elton John's lyricist Bernie Taupin, who worked with Clapton and John on the 1992 single release "Runaway Train", uses this track an example of a song that can succeed without a great title or lyric. He told Musician magazine: "What sold that song, I believe, is production. And it had a good melody. But don't listen to the lyric. Because the lyric is appalling. It's a bad lyric. There are some rhymes in there that are really awful. But that's not what sold the song".[13]

The song is written in the key of E major. "Change the World" begins with an intro, which features a chord progression of E7, E major, E6, E7, E6 and E major chords, played around the E-based bass line, which later turns into a E major, F-sharp minor and G major bass line. The intro is followed by the first verse, which is accompanied by the intro chord progression and a A major, A6, A7, A7, A6 and A major chord progression for the B-section of the verse. After the E-major chord progression, including 6th and 7th chords was played again, it ends with a G#7 chord, leading to the C-section of every verse, consisting of an F#m7, G#7, C#m, F#m7, G#7, C#m, F#m7, G#7, C#m7, Cm7, Bm7, A, E/G#, G#m, Gm, F#m, ending to the E major chord. The first verse is followed by an interlude, which is identical to the first intro line. The accompaniment to the second verse and second chorus is identical to the ones before. A link is added with the lyric "Baby, if I could change the world", followed by Clapton's guitar solo, in which he played with the help of the E minor blues scale, ending his solo with the G sharp major pentatonic scale. After the solo, the chorus is repeated, now starting with the line "If I could change the world...", leading to the second link, which is repeated three times, before the song's outro, which is identical to the songs intro and interlude.[8][12][14][15]

Track listings[edit]

All songs written and composed by Tommy Sims, Gordon Kennedy and Wayne Kirkpatrick, except where noted.[16]

7" vinyl[17] and cassette single[18]
No. Title Length
1. "Change the World"   3:54
2. "Danny Boy" (Written by Jim Weatherly) 4:14
Total length:
8:18
CD Maxi Single[19]
No. Title Length
1. "Change the World"   3:54
2. "Danny Boy" (Weatherly) 4:14
3. "Change the World (Instrumental)"   3:54
Total length:
12:02

Release[edit]

Previous to the release of Clapton's hit version, the song was recorded by country artist, Wynonna Judd, for her February 1996 album entitled Revelations for MCA Records. Judd, however, did not release her version as a single despite the popularity of Clapton's release. Her take on the song is more of a neo-traditionalist country music track and is of three minute and nineteen second duration.[20] Judd's interpretation was also released on the compilation album Best of America, Volume 2 for Curb Records on June 3, 2003.[21]

The Reprise Records label of the 7" vinyl "Change the World" single.[22]

Eric Clapton's version of the song was released on July 5, 1996 on 7 inch vinyl, compact music cassette and compact disc formats.[23] It was later made available as a digital download single.[24] The publishing rights of Clapton's recordings belong to Warner Chappell Music,[25] although the lyric writing license is owned by the Universal Music Publishing Group.[12] The 1996 single was released and distributed through Reprise and Warner Bros. Records for worldwide territories.[26] The title was also included on the Phenomenon soundtrack album, released by Reprise Records in June 1996.[3] On February 11, 1997, "Change the World" was included on the 1997 Grammy Nominees compilation album, by Various Artists, where it was featured alongside other Grammy nominated and winning songs, including "Give Me One Reason" by Tracy Chapman and "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion.[27] On February 2, 1999, the song was released by Warner Bros. Records as an extended play, accompanied by Clapton's 1998 studio effort Pilgrim.[28] On October 12, 1999, the pop single was released as part of the number-one compilation album Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton for Reprise Records.[29] On September 11, 2001, the song was released on the Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton and Unplugged double compilation for Warner Music Entertainment[30] and was released Warner Bros. Records' Japan-only compilation album Ballads two years after, on December 23, 2003.[31] On October 9, 2007, "Change the World" was released on the Complete Clapton compilation for Reprise and Polydor Records, accompanying the release of Clapton's best-selling autobiography,[32] and was part of the Ultimate Grammy Collection, celebrating contemporary pop music hits, released on November 27, 2007 for Shout! Factory.[33] On April 28, 2015, the pop title was released on Clapton's compilation album Forever Man, recognizing the biggest hits, Clapton released under both Reprise and Warner Bros. Records.[34] In total, Eric Clapton's version of "Change the World" has been featured on over 20 releases, including extended plays and various artists compilation albums.[10]

Critical reception[edit]

AllMusic critic Matthew Greenwald recalls that Clapton "smartly realized his strength in acoustic-based, soulful folk-pop and cut this fabulous side with noted producer Babyface" after the huge success of Unplugged and "Tears in Heaven". The music journalist went on to say that "Change the World"'s homespun quality and overall sense of reality is refreshing. Greenwald finished his review by noting, that the release's "folksy melodic hook and soulful turnaround in the catchy chorus are handled by Clapton admirably here and, more importantly, with honesty and an artless grace".[10] He rated the single release with 2.5 out of five possible stars.[35] Music journalist Frank Merschmeier wrote for his review on the official Swiss music charts chart that the song is without a question a "definitive lovesong" and goes on by liking the religious background note of the song.[19] The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung awarded the single release four out of five possible stars. Journalist Violetta Schranke calls "Change the World" a "beautiful pop song" with "delicate production" with lots of "guitar artwork" and "fanstastic bluesy singing". The critic also liked, the background vocals, that featured Babyface on the track.[36]

For his report in the Billboard magazine, journalist Datu Faison thinks, the recording is a perfect example how music has the power to unite musicians of different genres, nations and looks. He calls the title "great".[37] Billboard magazine's Larry Flick notes, that "pairing rock hero Clapton with pop/soul maestro Babyface may seem totally incongruous. However, one listen to this positively electric single and you will be hoping for the two to collaborate on an entire album. Working with a sweet, uplifting lyric and melody, Clapton brings a wordly acoustic-blues favour to the table, while Babyface injects a splash of modern soul and pop gloss. Featured on the soundtrack to the new John Travolta movie, 'Phenomenon', this smacks of multiformat appeal".[38] Critics from MusicTunes note, the Phenomenon soundtrack "is already an out-of-the-gate smash thanks to its debut single "Change the World", featuring the potent combination of an Eric Clapton performance with production by Babyface. It's the sort of innovative musical mix-and-match that not only evokes the timeless quality of that "mystical heartland" but points the way to an entirely new kind of creative synergy".[3]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Babyface's production was praised by fans and critics, as it fitted perfectly to Clapton's singing and playing.[39]
Year Ceremony Award Result Ref.
1996 Billboard Most Played Radio Songs of Year #13 [40]
CRIA Record of the Year Won [41]
1997 ASCAP Award Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures Won [42]
BMI Film & TV Awards Most Performed Song from a Film Won [43]
Grammy Awards Song of the Year Won [44]
Record of the Year Won [45]
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Won [46]
MTV Movie Awards Best Movie Song Nominated [47]
Nashville Music Award Song of the Year Won [48]
OFTA Award Best Adapted Song Nominated [49]
1998 Q Best Rediscovered Track Won [50]
1999 RIAA Songs of the Century #270 [51]
2015 WHTZ Top 100 Songs of 1996 #22 [52]

Commercial success[edit]

North America and Oceania[edit]

The RIAA gold record award.[23]

"Change the World" is one of Clapton's best-selling singles alongside "I Shot the Sheriff", "Forever Man", "Wonderful Tonight", "Tears in Heaven", "Layla", "Cocaine", "Bad Love" and "Lay Down Sally".[53] The title was a global Top 40 phenomenon, reaching the single sales charts in more than twenty countries and staying in the charts for two years in a row, from 1996 to 1998.[54] In the United States, the song was a big hit, reaching eleven of the American Billboard charts. The single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 in the middle of 1996 at number 55 with sales of more than 3,000 copies, gaining a so-called "Hot Shot Debut".[37] Eventually peaking at position number five, the release was certified with a Gold disc, just three months after its release by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), selling more than 500,000 copies while on chart in America.[55] The single stayed 43 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart[56] and sold more than 700,000 copies by the end of 1996.[57] In addition to that, "Change the World" peaked at number four on the Cashbox chart[58] and sold more than 895,000 copies until August 1997.[59] Also, the track debuted with a "Hot Shot/Airpower" certification on the Adult Contemporary and Adult Top 40 charts.[60] The release topped the Adult Top 40 chart, where it stayed 38 weeks on chart[61] and also spent 13 weeks at number one on the adult contemporary chart and remained on that chart for over a year and a half (81 weeks), a feat which was extraordinarily rare at the time.[62] In addition, the single peaked at number two on the Mainstream Top 40 chart.[63] By July 1998, "Change the World" sold more than one million copies in the United States alone.[64]

"Change the World" was also well received in the R&B and Hip hop scene, reaching position 54, while twenty weeks on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart[65] and number 20 on the Hot R&B Singles Sales chart in the United States.[66] The pop rock tune also received a lot of airplay in North America, reaching number two on the Hot 100 Airplay chart in 1996[67] and peaking at position three on the Hot 100 Recurrent Airplay chart in 1997.[68] "Change the World" was the 13th most played song of 1996 by American radio stations all over the country. For the year-ending of 1996, the single release placed itself on number seven on the cdult contemporary chart, number two on the Adult Top 40, position twelve on the Hot 100 Airplay chart and number 34 on the Top 100 Single Sales chart.[40] In 1997, the single sales went down, however the track was still successful until the end of the year, peaking at number two on the year-end's Adult Contemporary, ranking at number ten on the Top Soundtrack Singles chart as well as being the 67th most purchased single and 55th most radio played song in the United States.[69]

In Canada, the single release topped both the RPM magazine's Adult Contemporary Tracks[70] and Top Singles chart in July and August 1996.[71] In The Record magazine's compilation, the single peaked at number ten on the singles chart in 1996.[72] Here, the release reached the 1996 year-end charts, placing itself on number two on the adult contemporary chart[73] and number three on the Top Singles compilation.[74] In Australia, "Change the World" charted at number eight on the ARIA singles chart.[75] In New Zealand, the pop single peaked at number three on the official single chart[76] and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) for sales of more than 7,500 copies in New Zealand.[77] It was New Zealand's 37th best-selling single of 1996.[78]

Asia, South America and Europe[edit]

When a maxi single version of the single was released in early 1997, it peaked at number seven on the Japanese albums chart, compiled by Oricon.[79] In 2015, the song reached Billboard magazine's Japan Hot 100, where the song peaked at number 48.[80]

The single release was well received by British radio stations as "Change the World" peaked at number six on the Official Charts Company's airplay compilation in 1996.[81] The hit single had two chart runs in the United Kingdom, the first of which the single peaked at number 18, its highest charting positions, and stayed five weeks on the British charts from July 20, 1996 to August 17, 1996. From September 21, 1996 to October 5, 1996, "Change the World" had a second chart run of three weeks on low positions (89, 100 and 98), charting a total of eight weeks in the United Kingdom.[82] In Scotland, the single peaked at number 20 on the Official Charts Company's separate single chart for the country.[83]

Although "Change the World" reach the Top 40 in every European country it charted in, the Clapton single was only a medium success. In Austria, the single peaked at number ten on the Ö3 Austria Top 40 chart.[84] In Flanders, the single reached number nine[85] on the Ultratop Tipparade, and position 27 on the Ultratop single sales chart[86] in Wallonia, where it was the 90th best-selling single release of the year.[87] On the French Singles chart, "Change the World" peaked at number seven[88] and was certified with a Gold disc by the Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique (SNEP) for sales figures overstepping the 250,000 mark.[89] In Germany, the single reached number 30 on the Media Control charts[90] and reached number 97 on the German year-end charts in 1996.[91] The release peaked at number 22 on the Italian single chart, compiled by the Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana (FIMI) in 1996.[92] In the Netherlands, "Change the World" placed itself on both the Dutch Top 40, peaking at number 39,[93] and on the Single Top 100 chart, where it reached position 24.[94] In Norway, the release peaked at number 15 on the VG-lista.[95] The single reached number twelve on the Polish Lista Przebojów Programu Trzeciego (LP3) in 1996.[96] In Sweden, the single reached number 22 on the Sverigetopplistan chart.[97] In Switzerland, "Change the World" reached position number 21 on the country's hitparade.[98]

Music video[edit]

A shot of Clapton in the video.[9]

The music video was filmed at Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey.[99] For the music video shooting, Clapton was provided with clothing, glasses, shoes and styling equipment by his long-time friend, Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani.[100][101] In the music video, mostly Clapton is shown singing and playing "Change the World" at the Hoboken Terminal, either using an early signature Martin acoustic guitar, or a vintage model. The song's producer Babyface is rarely seen playing and singing the pop song in front of the camera.[9] While Clapton and Babyface are performing the song at one of New York metropolitan area's major transportation hubs, the scene is completely empty of both people and obstacles. Every once in a while, the performers and passengers, who come later to the terminal, disappear and appear as the director of the video uses an obliterate video effect. The video was originally released in 4:3 format and was re-sized in 1999 to a high-definition picture.[102] The music video gained a lot of popularity, especially in the United States, topping the music video streaming chart of VH1 in October 1996.[103] The release also reached number four on MuskVideo's power play chart,[104] and peaked at number nine on the most played videos of MTV compilation as reported by Billboard.[105]

Live performances[edit]

Live from In Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua.[106]

"Change the World" (live version) from One More Car, One More Rider.[107]

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Although "Change the World" is best known by Eric Clapton's unplugged acoustic version, an electric performance of the song was featured on Babyface's 1997 live album, MTV Unplugged NYC 1997, released on November 25 the same year, with Clapton on co-lead vocals and electric guitar. Babyface also served as the song's producer for the electric guitar take. This interpretation of the hit song is of seven minute and 33 second duration. AllMusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine calls the duo "deliver[s the tune] with a smooth authority that borders on slickness".[108] The Babyface-featuring Eric Clapton version was also released on the two compilation albums A Collection of His Greatest Hits and Wake Up Everybody in 2000 and 2004.[109] On February 27, 1997, Clapton and Babyface performed the song at the 39th Annual Grammy Awards, at the Madison Square Garden.[110] The live album One More Car, One More Rider was recorded during the 2001 tour at Los Angeles' Staples Center on August 18 and 19, 2001[111] and also features a live interpretation of the song.[112] Due to fan and TV recordings around the globe, the song was often illegally released on bootleg.[113]

Chart positions[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[117] Gold 35,000^
France (SNEP)[89] Gold 250,000*
Japan
Physical single
248,170[118][119]
Japan (RIAJ)[120]
Digital download
Platinum 250,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[121]
Ringtone
Gold 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[122] Gold 5,000*
United States (RIAA)[55] Gold 1,000,000[64]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Cover versions[edit]

The American saxophonist Alto Reed covered the song in a jazzier feel for his debut album Cool Breeze, released on November 11, 1997 for Alto Reed Records.[123] Remixed Eurodance versions of the song have appeared on the Dancemania series albums, including the 2000 compilation Dancemania SPEED 4 where an uptempo Eurodance remix of the song by CJ Crew and Blueman is listed.[124] The Jamaican reggae singer Eustace "Thriller U" Hamilton covered the song in 2000, and released his interpretation of "Change the World" as a single. In 2002, the American jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright covered the song for his Groovology studio album.[125] Dino Lenny & The Housemartins recorded their version of "Change the World" in 2003 and released the cover as a single in March 2003. In 2004, the song was covered by British musical theatre icon Elaine Paige as part of the new recordings on her "Best of" album, entitled Centre Stage, which was released on October 4, 2004.[126] For their 15th single "Wings of Words", J-pop group CHEMISTRY did their rendition of the song.[127] As the B-side to the single, "Change the World" charted at number two on the Oricon Hot 100 singles chart and sold more than 140,000 copies while on chart.[128] Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco covered the song for his 2015 album Another One.[129] The country artists Brad Paisley covered the song with Chris Young during a live concert in 2015.[130]

"Change the World" was covered many times by musicians for principally social network release. For the Grammy Awards website, country singer Chris Young, covered the song in 2013, only backed by a Fender Telecaster electric guitar, playing the track's chord progression. Young noted: "The one bad thing about picking a song like 'Change the World' is it's got so much cred and history... and it's like, 'Man, I hope I don't mess this up'; But it really was a song that just spoke to me. I think people... are going to get that I love the song and was just trying to kind of tip my hat to it".[39] Paris-born singer Gaela Brown[131] covered the song with guitarist Idan Shneor in 2013 for Canufeelit Records.[132] Singer-songwriter Melissa Polinar released her take on the song in January 2011, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar.[133] Singer and guitar player Savion Wright performed "Change the World" for his second American Idol audition, especially impressing judges Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez.[134]

Release history[edit]

Region Year Formats Label Ref.
Australia 1996 CD single Reprise
(Warner)
[135]
Austria 7" vinyl · CD single [17]
Belgium 7" vinyl · CD single [86]
Brazil CD single [136]
Canada CD single [137]
France 7" vinyl · CD single [89]
Germany 7" vinyl · CD single [138]
Italy 7" vinyl · CD single [139]
Japan CD single [140]
Netherlands 7" vinyl · CD single [94]
New Zealand 7" vinyl · CD single [76]
Norway 7" vinyl · CD single [95]
Poland 7" vinyl · CD single [96]
Spain 7" vinyl · CD single [141]
Sweden 7" vinyl · CD single
Switzerland 7" vinyl · CD single [19]
Taiwan CD single [142]
United Kingdom 7" vinyl · CD single [143]
United States 7" vinyl · CD single · Cassette single [18]
  • Note: Since September 4, 2012, "Change the World" is available worldwide as a digital download single.[24]

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