Land of the Living (Kristine W song)

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"Land of the Living"
Land of the Living.jpg
Single by Kristine W
from the album Land of the Living
Released 1997
Format
Genre Dance
Length
  • 4:02 (Rollo And Sister Bliss Radio Edit)
  • 3:57 (Album Radio Edit)
Label Tommy Boy Records
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Kristine W singles chronology
"One More Try"
(1996)
"Land of the Living"
(1997)
"Stronger"
(2000)

"One More Try"
(1996)
"Land of the Living"
(1997)
"Stronger"
(2000)
Music video
"Land of the Living" on YouTube

"Land of the Living" is a song by Kristine W, released as the third and final single from her album Land of the Living.

Release[edit]

The single was a huge club hit but only reached #57 on the UK Singles Chart.[1] It spent two weeks at #1 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in November 1996, the singer's third #1 on this survey.[2]

Patti LaBelle and Kristine W covered the song as a duet on Labelle's 2005 cover album Classic Moments.

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard wrote about the song: "She returns with the title track to her deservedly acclaimed debut, a melancholy pop/house anthem that beautifully showcases her formidable pipes and dramatic flair. With its affecting and intelligent lyrics, "Land Of The Living" deftly squashes the idea that all dance music is fluffy and mindless."[3]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996-1997) Peak
position
Belgium Dance (Ultratop)[4] 20
Canada Dance (RPM)[5] 6
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[6] 35
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 44
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8] 75
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 57
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[9] 3
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KRISTINE W – full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  2. ^ Billboard Hot Dance Club Play info from billboard.com
  3. ^ "Billboard: Single Reviews" (PDF). Billboard magazine. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Ultratop Dance 18/01/1997". ultratop.be. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  5. ^ "RPM Dance (Mar 24, 1997)". RPM. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Kristine W - Land Of The Living". top40.nl.
  7. ^ "KRISTINE W - LAND OF THE LIVING (SONG)". danishcharts.com.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100 15 December 1996 - 21 December 1996". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Official UK Dance Singles Chart (15 December 1996-21 December 1996)". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 12 February 2018.