You and I (Celine Dion song)

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"You and I"
You and I (Celine Dion single - cover art).jpg
Single by Celine Dion
from the album A New Day... Live in Las Vegas
Released17 May 2004 (2004-05-17)
FormatPromotional recording
RecordedMarch 2004, Masterplan Studios
GenrePop
Length4:04
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Celine Dion singles chronology
"Contre nature"
(2004)
"You and I"
(2004)
"Beautiful Boy"
(2004)
"Contre nature"
(2004)
"You and I"
(2004)
"Beautiful Boy"
(2004)
Music video
"You and I" on YouTube

"You and I" is a single taken from Celine Dion's album, A New Day... Live in Las Vegas (2004). It was released to radio on 17 May 2004.

Background and release[edit]

The music video was filmed by an award-winning director Andrew MacNaughtan in July 2004 and was shot partly at the Toronto Pearson International Airport. It premiered two months later. The music video can be found on the Ultimate Box, which was released in Japan in 2008. The music video was nominated for the MuchMoreMusic Award at the 2005 MuchMusic Video Awards.

In October 2004, it was announced that "You and I" would be the theme of Air Canada's new advertising campaign. At the same time the airline unveiled new in-flight service products and new aircraft livery. Dion also recorded a one-minute-long French version of the song called "Mes ailes à moi." Both versions were used in Air Canada's commercials.

The single was a radio hit, topping the Canadian Adult Contemporary Chart.

On 19 June 2007, US Senator Hillary Clinton announced that "You and I" would be her campaign song in her 2008 bid for the Democratic Party nomination for US president.[1] The song was selected as a result of a month-long web campaign to select a theme song.

In October 2008, "You and I" was included on the European version of My Love: Ultimate Essential Collection greatest hits.

Critical reception[edit]

Chuck Taylor of Billboard magazine wrote about the song: "The plucky "You and I" is an ideal vehicle to launch a full-scale seasonal assault on the airwaves, with its love-my-man thematics and kinetic, summer-breeze tempo, akin to her signature "That's the Way It Is." Dion dispenses a joyful romp from the mic, sounding fresh and fully at ease, and she riffs just enough to stamp the song with a telltale trademark or two."

Formats and track listings[edit]

European promotional CD single

  1. "You and I" – 4:04

Japanese promotional CD single

  1. "You and I" – 4:04
  2. "Miracle" – 3:38

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop Airplay Flanders)[2] 43
Belgium (Ultratop Airplay Wallonia)[2] 30
Canada (Nielsen BDS Airplay Chart)[3] 29
Canada AC (Billboard)[4] 1
Denmark Airplay (Tracklisten)[5] 14
Germany (Airplay Chart)[6] 19
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[7] 2
Norway (VG-lista Airplay)[8] 17
Poland (National Airplay Chart)[9] 9
Quebec (ADISQ)[10] 2
United Kingdom (Airplay Chart)[11] 64
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[12] 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ HillaryClinton.com - Welcome
  2. ^ a b Sam Jaspers (2006). Ultratop 1995-2005. Book & Media Publishing. ISBN 90-5720-232-8.
  3. ^ Nanda Lwin (2010). Top 40 Hits: The Essential Chart Guide, Second Edition. Music Data Canada. ISBN 1-896594-16-6.
  4. ^ "Celine Dion Chart History (Canada AC)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Hitlisten.NU – Celine Dion – You and I" (in Danish). Tracklisten. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  6. ^ "German Airplay Chart" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Norwegian Airplay Chart". VG-lista. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Polish Airplay Chart: Lista Krajowa" (in Polish). Nielsen Music Control. Archived from the original on 21 October 2007. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  10. ^ "Le Palmarès". ADISQ. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  11. ^ "The UK Radio Airplay Chart". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 December 2004.
  12. ^ "Celine Dion Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 October 2014.

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