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Saturday, February 12, 2011

HOW DO I LIVE



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"How Do I Live" is a 1997 song, written by Diane Warren. It was released originally byLeAnn Rimes and shortly afterward by Trisha Yearwood.

The song was originally intended for release as a single for the 1997 action blockbuster Con Air soundtrack. Warren wrote the song for Rimes to sing. The film producers felt that Rimes' version had too much of a pop feeling to it, and requested that she re-record it to fit their standards. She refused, and the producers chose Trisha Yearwood to record the song. Her more country-style version was released on May 27, 1997 and appeared in the film. When Rimes heard of the release, she quickly released her version. (Neither version is included on the Con Air soundtrack album, which is devoted entirely to the score by Trevor Rabin and Mark Mancina.)
Despite only peaking as high as number seven in the UK Singles Chart[2], LeAnn Rimes' version of "How Do I Live" spent 34 weeks on the chart, ending up as the 6th best selling single of 1998 (therefore becoming the first song ever to have reached a higher position in the year-end chart than in the effective weekly top 40, an achievement which has only been accomplished one more time in 2010 when Eminem's number-two single "Love The Way You Lie" featuring Rihanna resulted number-one in the annual ranking.[citation needed]). It set a record for staying on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 69 weeks, a record it held for over 11 years before being beaten by Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" in 2009. The song entered the Top 25 Country singles sales chart on June 21, 1997 and was still there in February 2003, a record 291 weeks (five and half years) later.
"How Do I Live" was covered by F.I.R. (Faye and Real featuring LeAnn Rimes). F.I.R. invited Rimes to record a portion of the song for their third album Flight Tribe in 2006.
A cover of the song was also recorded for MS Paint Adventures, where both the song and the final scene of Con Air are frequently referenced, acted out, or parodied. The webcomic has reenacted the scene with the song on several different occasions, and one of the characters even fell in love with Nicolas Cage by watching the scene onYouTube.
The song has also been performed on the hit show American IdolVonzell Solomon in Season 4, Paris Bennett in Season 5, and Meosha Denton in Season 2. It was also part of American Idol Season 2 compilation, sung by Carmen Rasmusen.
Rimes' version ranks at #4 on Billboard's All Time Top 100.[3] The single has been certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA for shipments of over 3 million copies in the United States,[4] becoming the best-selling country song the date, and surpassed twelve years later by "Love Story" from country singer Taylor Swift, which certified 4x Platinum for shipments of over 4 million copies to date. On the digital front, it routinely shifts more than 1,000 units per week, for a to-date total in excess of 203,000.

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART


"Total Eclipse of the Heart" is a song written and produced by Jim Steinman and recorded by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler in 1982 for her fifth studio album Faster Than the Speed of Night. The song was the first single release from the album and is Tyler's biggest hit.

The power ballad remains Tyler's most successful song, peaking at No. 1 in the United StatesAustraliaCanada, and the United Kingdom. At its peak, it sold 60,000 copies per day, and approximately 6 million copies in total.[3] It won the Variety Club award in the UK for best single of 1983.[4]
According to Meat Loaf, Steinman had given the song, along with "Making Love (Out of Nothing At All)", to Meat Loaf for his Midnight at the Lost and Found album; however, Meat Loaf's record company refused to pay for Steinman and he wrote separate songs himself. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" was then given to Bonnie Tyler and "Making Love (Out of Nothing At All)" to Air Supply.
The music video for "Total Eclipse of the Heart" was directed by Russell Mulcahy. It was story-boarded by Jim Steinman and drew inspiration from the 1976 filmFutureworld. The Gothic themed video features Bonnie Tyler clad in white, apparently having a dream or fantasy about her students in a boys' boarding school. Young men are seen dancing and participating in various school activities such as swim team,karategymnasticsfencingfootball, and singing in a choir. Amongst these were future Chelsea football player Gianfranco Zola, who featured prominently in the closing scenes. The video was shot at Holloway Sanatorium, notable for its Gothic architecture and distinguished for the multi-arched grand entrance as seen at the end of the video.
The original version of the song, on Faster Than the Speed of Night, was just over seven minutes in length. Thus, an edited version was and still is most commonly played on radio. The radio version is four and a half minutes, and removes the entire third verse and trims the extended fade-out ending. The music video version is roughly one minute longer than the radio version.
In November 2002, it was voted No. 72 in "The Greatest Number Ones Of All Time" in UK. It was also voted No. 94 in the "Greatest Music Videos of All Time" poll held by Channel 4. In October, 2006, VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the 80s" special included "Total Eclipse of the Heart" at No. 56. MuchMoreMusic aired a four-episode series in 2006 titled Top 50 Guilty Pleasures, and listed the song at No. 9.

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