To All the Girls I've Loved Before

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"To All the Girls I've Loved Before"
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Single by Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson
from the album 1100 Bel Air Place
B-side"I Don't Want to Wake You"
ReleasedFebruary 1984
Recorded1983
GenrePop
Length3:30
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Albert Hammond and Hal David
Producer(s)Richard Perry
Julio Iglesias singles chronology
"The Air That I Breathe"
(1983)
"To All the Girls I've Loved Before"
(1984)
"Coração apaixonado"
(1985)
Willie Nelson singles chronology
"Without a Song"
(1983)
"To All the Girls I've Loved Before"
(1984)
"City of New Orleans"
(1984)

"To All the Girls I've Loved Before" is a song written by Hal David (words) and Albert Hammond (music). It was originally recorded by Hammond in 1975 on his album 99 Miles From L.A.,[1] but is more famous for a 1984 recording by Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson, which appeared on Iglesias's album 1100 Bel Air Place. A breakthrough for Iglesias in the English language market, the song peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart. "To All the Girls I've Loved Before" went to number one on the country chart, and was one of two entries on the country chart for Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson as a duo (the second was "Spanish Eyes", which peaked at No. 8 in late 1988).[2]

Background[edit]

David and Hammond created the song in 1975 and registered it with the US Copyright Office on April 28 of that year.[3] Following Bobby Vinton's recording released on October 9, 1980, the song was registered as published in the US.[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

The song was Iglesias' biggest hit in the United States and Canada, and Nelson's biggest European hit. The record also appeared on the Australian, New Zealand and South African charts. The song has become Iglesias's signature English-language tune, prominently performed at his concerts since the single's release. Thanks to this song, 1100 Bel Air Place became Iglesias' worldwide best-selling album. In 1984, Nelson and Iglesias were also named "duo of the year" by the Country Music Association, and "To All the Girls I've Loved Before" was named single of the year by the Academy of Country Music.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

"A las mujeres que yo amé"
Single by Il Divo
from the album Amor & Pasión
ReleasedNovember 2015
Recorded2015, México
GenreClassical crossover
LabelSony Music, Syco Music, Columbia
Songwriter(s)Albert Hammond and Hal David
Producer(s)Julio Reyes Copello

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albert Hammond 99 Miles From LA". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 167.
  3. ^ Copyright records of the United States, reg. no. EU575831, 1975.
  4. ^ Copyright records of the United States, www.copyright.gov, no. PA0000092147, 1981.
  5. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  6. ^ "Ultimate Music Database". Umdmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-04-19.
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson - To All The Girls I've Loved Before". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2013-04-19.
  8. ^ Billboard - Knihy Google. 21 July 1984. Retrieved 2013-04-19.
  9. ^ "Kent Music Report No 548 – 31 December 1984 > National Top 100 Singles for 1984". Kent Music Report. Retrieved January 23, 2023 – via Imgur.com.
  10. ^ "Willie Nelson Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  11. ^ www.billboard.com https://web.archive.org/web/20120413232215/http://www.billboard.com/column/billboard-lists. Archived from the original on 2012-04-13. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "Willie Nelson Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  13. ^ http://www.musiccanada.com/GPSearchResult.aspx?st=To%20All%20The%20Girls&ica=False&sa=&sl=&smt=5&sat=-1&ssb=Artist
  14. ^ "Here say". Victoria Times-Colonist, February 3, 1998.
  15. ^ "Alanis Morissette Covering Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias Hit 'To All the Girls I've Loved Before'". Spinner. 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2013-04-19.
  16. ^ "To All The Girls I've Loved Before - MP3 Music: MP3 Downloads". Amazon. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-04-19.
  17. ^ sebastienizambard.net, ed. (25 November 2015). "NEW IL DIVO ALBUM AMOR & PASION OUT NOVEMBER 2015". Archived from the original on 2015-09-28.
  18. ^ Information in ZAiKS works catalog