Pieces of a Dream (Anastacia song)

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"Pieces of a Dream"
Anastacia-PiecesofaDream.jpg
Single by Anastacia
from the album Pieces of a Dream
Released
  • November 11, 2005 (Europe)
  • November 21, 2005 (UK)
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.[2]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/pieces-of-a-dream-mw0000515020
  2. ^ Anastacia - Pieces of a Dream (Official Music Video), retrieved 2020-01-29
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Anastacia – Pieces of a Dream" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Anastacia – Pieces of a Dream" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Anastacia – Pieces of a Dream" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  6. ^ "Anastacia – Chart Search" Billboard European Hot 100 Singles for Anastacia. Retrieved June 29, 2016. (subscription required)
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Anastacia – Pieces of a Dream" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  8. ^ "IFPI Greece Top 50 Singles". Archived from the original on 2006-01-12. Retrieved 2006-01-12.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Pieces of a Dream". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  10. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Anastacia – Pieces of a Dream". Top Digital Download. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 49, 2005" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Anastacia – Pieces of a Dream" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Anastacia – Pieces of a Dream". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  14. ^ "Anastacia: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  15. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Anastacia – Pieces of a Dream" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  16. ^ "Top 100-Jaaroverzicht van 2005". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved April 5, 2020.

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