You'll Never Be Alone

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"You'll Never Be Alone"
You'll Never Be Alone.jpg
Single by Anastacia
from the album Freak of Nature
B-side "You Shook Me All Night Long" (Live)
Released November 18, 2002
Format CD single
Recorded 2001; Homesite 13
(Novato, California)
Right Track Recording
(New York City, New York)
Ocean Way Recording
(Hollywood, Los Angeles, California)
Genre Pop
Length 4:21 (European version)
4:38 (US version)
3:53 (Radio edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Louis Biancaniello
  • Sam Watters
Anastacia singles chronology
"Why'd You Lie to Me"
(2002)
"You'll Never Be Alone"
(2002)
"Love Is a Crime"
(2003)
"Why'd You Lie to Me"
(2002)
"You'll Never Be Alone"
(2002)
"Love Is a Crime"
(2003)

You'll Never Be Alone is a song by American recording artist Anastacia from her second studio album, Freak of Nature (2001). Co-written with and produced by Louis Biancaniello and Sam Watters, the ballad was released in Europe as the album's fifth and final single in November 2002. Though it was not released in the United States, it still managed to chart on the Adult Contemporary chart at number twenty-eight.

Composition and critical reception[edit]

"You'll Never Be Alone" was written by Anastacia and co-written and produced by Louis Biancaniello and Sam Watters.[1]

Jose F. Promis wrote for Allmusic that "When Anastacia slows down the tempo for the ballads (some organic and acoustic, some bordering on power ballads), she succeeds by utilizing her strong vocal chops without venturing into vocal histrionics."[1] Louis Pattison from NME wrote that the song "drips like Celine Dion dipped in honey.[2] Yahoo! Music's James Salmon called it "an insipid halt",[3] while Slant Magazine's Sal Cinquemani named it "syrupy".[4]

Music video[edit]

Shot in Los Angeles, the music video for "You'll Never Be Alone" was Anastacia's second to be directed by Mike Lipscombe, the first being "Why'd You Lie to Me". The video was later included on her first music DVD The Video Collection. When the video begins, Anastacia is standing in front of the camera singing the song. As the camera leaves, she and her boyfriend are shown cuddling in front of her boyfriend's house. After saying goodbye, she drives away. On her way presumably home, gray wolves are crossing the road, causing the car to get off the road. After hitting a tree, her "spirit leaves her body" to warn her boyfriend that she has been in an accident. Back at the boyfriend's house, his dog senses the spirit's presence and he wakes up his master. In the meantime, Anastacia's spirit guides them to the place where the accident happened, without him knowing the spirit is there. Together they arrive at the car, when the spirit goes back into the real body and the boyfriend carries her body back to the road. At the end, her boyfriend carries her into the ambulance.

Track listings[edit]

  • United Kingdom
  1. "You'll Never Be Alone" (Album Version) – 4:21
  2. "You Shook Me All Night Long" (Live with Celine Dion) – 3:51
  3. "Lord Is Blessing Me" (Live) – 2:55
  4. "You'll Never Be Alone" (Video)
  • Austria
  1. "You'll Never Be Alone" (Album Version) – 4:21
  2. "You Shook Me All Night Long" (Live with Celine Dion) – 3:51
  • Europe
  1. "You'll Never Be Alone" (Album Version) – 4:21
  2. "You Shook Me All Night Long" (Live with Celine Dion) – 3:51
  3. "Lord Is Blessing Me" (Live) – 2:55
  4. "Late Last Night" – 4:26
  5. "You'll Never Be Alone" (Video)

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 42
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 44
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[7] 9
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 56
Italy (FIMI)[9] 28
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10] 54
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 34
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 39
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 31
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[14] 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Promis, Jose F. "Freak of Nature – Anastacia – Review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ Pattison, Louis (January 7, 2002). "Anastacia : Freak Of Nature". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ Salmon, James (November 26, 2001). "Anastacia – 'Freak Of Nature'". Yahoo! Music. Yahoo!. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (June 24, 2002). "Anastacia: Freak of Nature". Slant Magazine. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Anastacia – You'll Never Be Alone" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Anastacia – You'll Never Be Alone" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Anastacia – You'll Never Be Alone" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  8. ^ "Musicline.de – Anastacia Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  9. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Anastacia – You'll Never Be Alone". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Anastacia search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Anastacia – You'll Never Be Alone". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Anastacia – You'll Never Be Alone". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  13. ^ "Anastacia: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  14. ^ "Anastacia Chart History (Adult Contemporary)" Billboard. Retrieved 2016-05-05.

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