Time for Miracles

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"Time for Miracles"
Single by Adam Lambert
from the album 2012: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
ReleasedOctober 18, 2009
RecordedJuly 2009–September 2009 in Los Angeles, California
GenrePop rock
Producer(s)Rob Cavallo
Adam Lambert singles chronology
"No Boundaries"
"Time for Miracles"
"For Your Entertainment"

"Time for Miracles" is a power ballad by Adam Lambert. It was released on October 16, 2009 via Amazon.com.[1] Although the song was his first release since American Idol, it was not his official debut single.[2] Instead, the title track to his album, For Your Entertainment, was released. The song is featured as the ending theme in the 2009 disaster film 2012, and is included on the film's soundtrack.[3] A full version of the song was released on October 17, 2009 via YouTube,[4] and on October 20, 2009 via digital download. The song was written by Alain Johannes and his partner Natasha Shneider, who were probably best known for contributing to several Queens of the Stone Age albums. Shneider died of cancer in 2008.[5]


Before "Time for Miracles" was released to the public, it had already garnered positive reviews.

Brian May of Queen was able to listen to the full track and praised the song as "truly sensational" and complimented Lambert's vocals, stating, "Adam's voice reaches out with sensitivity, depth, maturity, and awesome range and power that will make jaws drop all around the world."[3]

Having heard only the preview of the track, Entertainment Weekly's Michael Slezak stated that the song "sounds like it has the potential to be a power-ballad smash".[6]

Music video[edit]

The official music video was released on October 21, through Myspace.[7][8] The video portrays Lambert walking placidly through a disaster scene, like those portrayed in 2012. Footage from the film and the clips of Adam singing are edited together.

Another music video, popularized on YouTube does not show Lambert at all, but rather a disaster sequence showing the lead characters of the film attempting to escape the destruction of Los Angeles, California.

In the movie, a slightly different version of the song is played during the closing credits.

Chart performance[edit]

On the chart week ending November 7, 2009, "Time for Miracles" debuted at number 50 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the United States, the song has sold 124,000 legal digital downloads.[9]

Chart (2009) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[10] 26
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[11] 82
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 50


  1. ^ "'Time for Miracles' by Adam Lamber on Amazon Music - Amazon.com". Amazon.
  2. ^ "Adam Lambert's Lead Album Single Won't Be Time For Miracles". mjsbigblog.com.
  3. ^ a b "Adam Lambert 2012 Soundtrack Tune Confirmed by Brian May". mjsbigblog.com.
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmhpy8c8hbw
  5. ^ Snap judgment: Adam Lambert's 'Time for Miracles' begins his triumphant ascent
  6. ^ Slezak, Michael. "Adam Lambert's 'Time for Miracles': 29-second leak may cause sweating and palpatations". Entertainment Weekly.
  7. ^ "Adam Lambert 'Time for Miracles' music video". USA Today. October 21, 2009. Retrieved May 25, 2010.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-24. Retrieved 2009-10-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ Mansfield, Brian (August 2010). "Bonus SoundScan numbers!". USA Today. Retrieved November 25, 2010.
  10. ^ "Adam Lambert Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Adam Lambert Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Adam Lambert Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.

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