To Love You More

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"To Love You More"
1995 Japanese mini CD cover art
Single by Celine Dion
from the album The Colour of My Love, Falling into You, Live à Paris and Let's Talk About Love
Released October 21, 1995 (1995-10-21)
Format CD single, vinyl single
Recorded Chartmarker Studios, Record Plant, 1993
Genre Pop, classical
Length 5:28
4:43 (edit)
Label Columbia, Epic
Writer(s) David Foster and Edgar Bronfman, Jr. (under the pen-name Junior Miles)
Producer(s) David Foster
Celine Dion singles chronology
"Just Walk Away"
(1995)
"To Love You More"
(1995)
"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"
(1995)

"To Love You More" is a single by Celine Dion, written by David Foster and Edgar Bronfman, Jr., writing under the pen-name Junior Miles. It was released in Japan on October 21, 1995.[1] The lyrics are about a woman who makes an impassioned plea to her lover so that he does not leave her for another woman.

Song information[edit]

It was recorded for a popular Japanese TV drama series, called Koibito Yo (meaning My Dear Lover), and included on The Colour of My Love album re-release in Japan. Later it appeared on the Asian edition of Falling into You, Live à Paris ("To Love You More" was one of the radio singles promoting this album in Canada), and the U.S. edition of Let's Talk About Love, being released as the third (but promotional only) single from this album.

In 1995 Sony Music Entertainment Japan released a promotional video showing Celine performing in the recording studio the original studio version.

"To Love You More" became one of the most performed songs by Dion during her live shows and was performed in the setlist of the Falling Into You Around the World Tour, Let's Talk About Love World Tour, A New Day..., and the Taking Chances World Tour. Live versions of this song can be found on many of Dion's DVDs, including Live in Las Vegas - A New Day.... The track appeared also on All the Way… A Decade of Song greatest hits in 1999 and My Love: Ultimate Essential Collection in 2008.

Also in 1996, Sony Music Entertainment released a promotional video showing a live performance from the Falling Into You Around the World Tour, with Taro Hakase on violin. The song was re-released on April 7, 1999 in Japan, this time as a maxi-single with club remixes created by Tony Moran.

"To Love You More" won International Single Grand Prix Award at the Japan Gold Disc Awards in Japan, and ASCAP Pop Award and two BMI Pop Awards for Most Performed Song in the United States.

Chart performance[edit]

The song became a smash hit in Japan, hitting number 1 for 5 weeks and selling 1,500,000 copies. Dion was the first international artist who reached number 1 on the Oricon Singles Chart, since Irene Cara's "Flashdance... What a Feeling" in 1983. "To Love You More" remains the second best-selling song by an international artist and the best-selling single by an international female artist in Japan. It is also one of only three international songs that has sold more than 1 million copies.

In July 2010, "To Love You More" realtone was certified gold after selling 100,000 copies.[2]

The song is very popular in Asia, and is found on numerous karaoke selections.

"To Love You More" was also successful on the American radio, although the edited version played by most U.S. radio stations omitted Kryzler & Company's violin bridge and omitted a sizeable chunk of the song's ending. It spent 8 weeks at number 1 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay.

In Canada, "To Love You More" peaked at number 4 on the Quebec Airplay Chart and number 5 on the Canadian Adult Contemporary.

The song, translated into Portuguese, as "Te Amo Cada Vez Mais," also became very popular in Brazil, recorded by the duo João Paulo & Daniel, among others.

Cover versions[edit]

  • Country artist Faith Hill covered the song during her 1998 summer concerts with the George Strait Country Music Festival.
  • Violinist Lucia Micarelli covered the song as an instrumental on her album Music from a Farther Room (2004), played on electric violin with orchestral backing.
  • Coco Lee did a karaoke cover of the song. Sarah Geronimo did a cover as well.
  • On October 15, 2010, David Foster, one of the song composers, included it officially in the repertoire of "The Hitman Returns: The Magic of David Foster and Friends Live" concert series. The updated live version, performed by Filipina singer Charice throughout the tour, goes uptempo on the last refrain. "The Hitman Returns: Magic of David Foster and Friends Live" debuted in Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, and toured in Asia. The concert was released as an audio and video compilation in 2011.[3][4][5][6]
  • Lea Michele performed the song in season 4 finale of the TV series Glee as her character Rachel Berry had her final callback for the Broadway revival of Funny Girl.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Japanese CD single

  1. "To Love You More" – 5:28
  2. "To Love You More" (instrumental) – 5:23

1999 Japanese CD maxi single

  1. "To Love You More" (Tony Moran's crossover edit) – 4:53
  2. "To Love You More" (Tony Moran's pop edit) – 4:53
  3. "To Love You More" (Tony Moran's I'll be waiting...vocal mix) – 10:10
  4. "To Love You More" – 5:28

Japanese promo CD single

  1. "To Love You More" (Promo radio edit) – 3:55

Official versions[edit]

  1. "To Love You More" (Tony Moran mix) – 9:30
  2. "To Love You More" (Tony Moran's crossover edit) – 4:53
  3. "To Love You More" (Tony Moran's pop edit) – 5:53
  4. "To Love You More" (Tony Moran's I'll be waiting...vocal mix) – 10:10
  5. "To Love You More" (Tony Moran's dubbing you more mix) – 9:35
  6. "To Love You More" (radio edit) – 4:42
  7. "To Love You More" (promo radio edit) – 3:55
  8. "To Love You More" (TV track) – 3:21
  9. "To Love You More" (Kryzler & Kompany instrumental) – 5:23
  10. "To Love You More" (Live version from Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert) – 3:16
  11. "To Love You More" (album version) – 5:28

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Mini CD single
Japan (RIAJ)[20] Million 1,500,000[21][22]
Full-length ringtone
Japan (RIAJ)[23] Gold 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "RIAJ Certifications > July 2010". RIAJ. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  3. ^ "Charice wows Japan anew". ABS-CBN Interactive. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
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  5. ^ "Charice hits the high notes". Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Hit-man David Foster hosts superstars, surprises for his PBS concert". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 7850." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
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  9. ^ Nanda Lwin (1999). Top 40 Hits: The Essential Chart Guide. Music Data Canada. ISBN 1-896594-13-1. 
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  17. ^ a b "1996年 シングル年間TOP100" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "RPM '97 Year End ...Top 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks". RPM. 15 December 1997. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  19. ^ a b c "The Year in Music". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 26 December 1998. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  20. ^ "年度別ミリオンセラー一覧 1995年". RIAJ. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  21. ^ "Celine Dion's 'To Love You More': Should Radio Take Initiative or Follow Label Cues?" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 31 August 1996. p. 124. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  22. ^ "550'S Celine Dion Takes Stardom to Next Level" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 9 November 1996. p. 15. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  23. ^ "レコード協会調べ 7月度有料音楽配信認定". RIAJ. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 

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