Pieces of a Dream (Anastacia song)

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"Pieces of a Dream"
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Single by Anastacia
from the album Pieces of a Dream
ReleasedNovember 11, 2005 (Europe)
November 21, 2005 (UK)
FormatCD single, digital download
Recorded2005
GenrePop rock
Length4:03
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)David Hodges
Anastacia singles chronology
"Everything Burns"
(2005)
"Pieces of a Dream"
(2005)
"I Belong to You (Il Ritmo della Passione)"
(2006)

"Pieces of a Dream" is a song by American singer Anastacia from her first greatest hits album, Pieces of a Dream (2005). Written by Anastacia, Glen Ballard, and David Hodges, it was produced by Hodges and details a number of difficult issues the singer experienced while touring in 2005 such as the breakdown of her relationship and the death of her estranged father. The single was released as the album's lead single in Europe on November 11, 2005. The single reached the top ten in Italy and the Netherlands, and the top twenty in Germany and Switzerland. It also peaked at number one in Spain three years after its original release.

Critical reception[edit]

Allmusic editor Sharon Mawer said that this song is "more midtempo but it suffers from a lack of a discernible melody."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Pieces of a Dream" was directed by David Lippman and Charles Mehling, and was filmed in Los Angeles, California, between September 17–18, 2005. The video is notable for being shot entirely in black-and-white. It is mostly set in dark woods, and has no coherent storyline, featuring a series of mysterious images—perhaps to literally interpret the song's title.

The video depicts Anastacia's descent into madness, and the hallucinations she has, such as a frozen rose and images of herself burning. It is later revealed that Anastacia is being held in a padded cell, and that the video is actually a part of her dream.

Track listings[edit]

UK and European CD single
  1. "Pieces of a Dream" – 4:03
  2. "Club Megamix" – 5:17
Promotional Jason Nevins Remix
  1. "Pieces of a Dream" (Jason Nevins Remix) – 4:09
Promotional remix single
  1. "Pieces of a Dream" (Jason Nevins Remix Edit) – 2:57
  2. "Pieces of a Dream" (Jason Nevins Remix) – 6:47
  3. "Left Outside Alone" (Humble Brothers Remix) – 3:48

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 29
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 4
European Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[5] 30
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 20
Greece (IFPI)[7] 13
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 26
Italy (FIMI)[9] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 38
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 18
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 48
Chart (2008) Peak
position
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[13] 1

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