Precious (Annie Lennox song)

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"Precious"
Precious-Annie Lennox.jpg
Single by Annie Lennox
from the album Diva
B-side "Step by Step"
Released 6 June 1992
Format CD Single, Download, 7"
Length 5:08 (Album Version)
3:47 (Radio Edit)
Label BMG, Arista
Songwriter(s) Annie Lennox
Producer(s) Stephen Lipson
Annie Lennox singles chronology
"Why"
(1992)
"Precious"
(1992)
"Walking on Broken Glass"
(1992)
"Why"
(1992)
"Precious"
(1992)
"Walking on Broken Glass"
(1992)

"Precious" is a song by Annie Lennox. It was released as the second single from her debut solo album, Diva, in 1992 and peaked at number 23 in the UK. The B-side, Step by Step, was later covered by Whitney Houston for the soundtrack of her 1996 film, The Preacher's Wife, and became a top 10 hit.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Precious" (Radio Edit) 3:51
2. "Step by Step" 4:46
3. "Precious" (Album version) 5:07
4. "Why" 4:53

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 83
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 27
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[3] 37
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 49
Italy (Hit Parade)[5] 14
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[6] 30
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 39
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 28
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 37
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 23

Usage in popular media[edit]

Precious was featured in the pilot episode of ER.[citation needed]

It was featured also in the end of "Jack & Sarah" movie (1995)

The song was also featured during "Melrose Place" and is included in the 1995 soundtrack of the show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryan Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – Annie Lennox – Precious" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Hits of the World" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Annie Lennox – Precious". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  5. ^ "HitParadeItalia - Lennox, Annie" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 25, 1992" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Annie Lennox – Precious" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Annie Lennox – Precious". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Annie Lennox – Precious". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Annie Lennox: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 November 2016.

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