Love Can Build a Bridge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Love Can Build A Bridge)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
"Love Can Build a Bridge"
Single by The Judds
from the album Love Can Build a Bridge
B-side"This Country's Rockin'"
ReleasedDecember 3, 1990
GenreCountry
Length5:23 (album version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Brent Maher
The Judds singles chronology
"Born to Be Blue"
(1990)
"Love Can Build a Bridge"
(1990)
"One Hundred and Two"
(1991)
"Born to Be Blue"
(1990)
"Love Can Build a Bridge"
(1990)
"One Hundred and Two"
(1991)
"Love Can Build a Bridge"
Love Can Build a Bridge (CD cover).jpg
Single by Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry with Eric Clapton
Released6 March 1995
Recorded1994
GenrePop rock
Length4:16
LabelLondon
Songwriter(s)
Cher singles chronology
"It Ain't Necessarily So"
(1994)
"Love Can Build a Bridge"
(1995)
"Walking in Memphis"
(1995)
Chrissie Hynde singles chronology
"I Got You Babe"
(1985)
"Love Can Build a Bridge"
(1995)
"Straight Ahead"
(2004)
Neneh Cherry singles chronology
"7 Seconds"
(1994)
"Love Can Build a Bridge"
(1995)
"Kids with Guns"
(2006)
Audio sample

"Love Can Build a Bridge" is a song written by Naomi Judd, Paul Overstreet and John Barlow Jarvis, and recorded by American country music duo The Judds. It was released in December 1990 as the second single and title track from their album of the same name. It was a Top 5 country hit in mid-1991.

It was later covered by Children for Rwanda as a charity single in aid of Save the Children, reaching number 57 in the UK singles chart in September 1994. A new version recorded by American singers Cher and Chrissie Hynde, Swedish singer Neneh Cherry, and British singer/guitarist Eric Clapton, with arrangements by David Campbell, was released and reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for one week in March 1995. The single was Cher's second solo UK number 1 hit single and the only UK number 1 single for either Neneh Cherry, Chrissie Hynde (as a solo artist) or Eric Clapton.[1] It was chosen as 1995's official Comic Relief single.[2]

Content[edit]

The song is a country ballad about the importance of always standing together, and was co-written by Naomi Judd and dedicated to the Judd family and fans as almost a goodbye, as at the time Naomi was chronically ill with Hepatitis-C and was forced to retire as it had been speculated that she had only three years left to live.

Charts[edit]

The Judds[edit]

"Love Can Build a Bridge" debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of December 8, 1990.

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1991) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 6
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 65
U.S. Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 51

Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry with Eric Clapton[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 578. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ Comic Relief charity singles
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1459." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. March 9, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  4. ^ "The Judds Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1991". RPM. December 21, 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  6. ^ "Best of 1991: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1991. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry with Eric Clapton – Love Can Build a Bridge" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  8. ^ "Hits of the World Continued > Eurochart Hot 100" (PDF). Billboard Magazine. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 107 (14): 61. April 8, 1995. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  9. ^ "Cher - Top Titel" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Love Can Build a Bridge". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry with Eric Clapton – Love Can Build a Bridge" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry with Eric Clapton – Love Can Build a Bridge". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  14. ^ "Cher: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  15. ^ "Najlepsze single na UK Top 40-1995 wg sprzedaży" (in Polish). Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 29, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  16. ^ "British single certifications – Cher, Chrissie Hynde & Neneh Cherry with Eric Clapton – Love Can Build a Bridge". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Love Can Build a Bridge in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

External links[edit]