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"
Released6 June 1992
FormatCD Single, Download, 7"
Length5:08 (Album Version)
3:47 (Radio Edit)
LabelBMG, Arista
Songwriter(s)Annie Lennox
Producer(s)Stephen Lipson
Annie Lennox singles chronology
"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. This track is unrelated to the B-Side track by Eurythmics of the same name.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
No.TitleLength
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.

Similar songs[edit]

The Tony Cetinski's song "Onaj ko te ljubi sretan je" (2005) and the SevdahBABY's song "Najbolja pesma" (2010) (featuring Anette & Djixx) contain the sample of the chorus melody of the Annie Lennox' song "Precious".

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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