Song Lyric Sunday: 8th August

Jim is our host for the Song Lyric Sunday musical challenge.
Our theme this week is Fate, Fortune, Luck and will no doubt give us some great music.
I’m picking up on Jim’s post title ‘Roll the dice’ and going with Celine Dion’s ‘Think Twice’ from her album The Colour of My Love as they are in the lyrics.
This was the first time I had ever actually taken note of her and I went on to buy several of her albums after this one.

Extract from WIKI

Think Twice” is a song recorded by Canadian singer Celine Dion. It was written by Andy Hill and Peter Sinfield, and produced by Christopher Neil and Aldo Nova. In this rock-influenced song with a guitar solo, the protagonist is telling her lover to “think twice” before leaving her. “Think Twice” was released as the third single from Dion’s third English-language album, The Colour of My Love (1993) in North America in July 1994, in the United Kingdom, Australia and Japan in October 1994, and in other European countries in 1995.

The song became one of Dion’s most successful hits in Europe and Australia, topping multiple charts, including those of Flemish Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Remaining at the top of the UK Singles Chart for seven weeks, it eventually became the fourth single by a female artist to sell in excess of one million copies in the UK.

Upon its release, “Think Twice” became a hit in Europe and Australia. Uniquely for Dion’s discography, whilst the song was not a major hit in America, it was a runaway hit in the United Kingdom, going on to be one of the biggest-selling records of all time. It remains Dion’s second-biggest hit in the UK, eclipsed only by “My Heart Will Go On,” and is widely credited amongst British fans as cementing Dion, previously most-known in the United Kingdom for her victory in the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest (she represented Switzerland), as a major star to British audiences.

It became the fifth best selling single of 1995 in the United Kingdom, selling 696,000 copies that year alone. On top of that, it was the most successful song of the year by a female artist and by a solo artist respectively.

The song went to number 1 all over Europe, including: Ireland (9 weeks at the top), United Kingdom (7 weeks), Belgium Flanders (5 weeks), Netherlands (4 weeks), Norway (4 weeks) and Sweden (4 weeks). It was also successful in Australia reaching number 2. “Think Twice” was certified Platinum and as of September 2017, it has sold 1,418,966 copies in the UK. It was also certified Platinum in Australia (70,000) and Gold in the Netherlands (50,000) and Belgium (25,000).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql1QIqS_pq0

Lyrics are in the clip.

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9 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday: 8th August

  1. Thinking twice before you close a door seems like a good idea to me as once you burn a bridge, you can’t cross it again. Thanks for sharing this lovely Celine Dion song today Di.

  2. Jen Goldie says:

    Great choice Di!
    Not bad for a little girl from Montreal. 😊

  3. willowdot21 says:

    I love the Lyrics in this song and it’s a great choice Di . I am afraid to say I have never got used to her singing voice ..it just sounds so affected to me. That said it’s still a great choice.💜

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