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Encyclopedia > If You Asked Me To
"If You Asked Me To"
Single by Patti LaBelle
from the album Be Yourself
Released June 12, 1989
Format CD single, cassette single, 7" vinyl single
Genre R&B/soul/pop
Length 3:58
Label MCA
Writer Diane Warren
Producer Diane Warren
Patti LaBelle singles chronology
"Just the Facts"
(1987)
"If You Asked Me To"
(1989)
"Yo Mister"
(1989)
LaBelle in the "If You Asked Me To" music video (1989).
"If You Asked Me To"
"If You Asked Me To" cover
Single by Céline Dion
from the album Celine Dion
Released April 6, 1992
Format CD single, cassette single, vinyl single
Recorded Criterion Studios, Village Recorders, Music Grinder, Oceanway Studios
Genre Pop/R&B
Length 3:55
Label Columbia, Epic
Writer Diane Warren
Producer Guy Roche
Céline Dion singles chronology
"Je danse dans ma tête"
(1992)
"If You Asked Me To"
(1992)
"Quelqu'un que j'aime, quelqu'un qui m'aime"
(1992)
Alternate covers
UK single

If You Asked Me To" is the name of the song originally written and released as a single for Patti LaBelle's seventh solo studio album, entitled Be Yourself. The song is a ballad written by critically-acclaimed songwriter Diane Warren. The lyrics are from the point of view of a woman who pleads to her significant other: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944 in West-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an multi-grammy winning American R&B and soul singer and songwriter who fronted two groups, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and Labelle, which changed and birthed a new era of womens music and... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... 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Diane Warren (Born Diane Eve Warren on September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is an American songwriter. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944 in West-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an multi-grammy winning American R&B and soul singer and songwriter who fronted two groups, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and Labelle, which changed and birthed a new era of womens music and... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... 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Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Diane Warren (Born Diane Eve Warren on September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is an American songwriter. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Guy Roche is a record producer and songwriter who is best known for the hit singles he has co-written/co-produced for Christina Aguilera, which include but are not limited to What a Girl Wants, I Turn to You, and Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You... Céline Marie Claudette Dion OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ... Je Danse Dans Ma Tête is the single from Dion Chante Plamondon album by Céline Dion. ... Quelquun Que Jaime, Quelquun Qui Maime is the single from Céline Dions album, called Dion Chante Plamondon. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 614 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (700 × 683 pixels, file size: 44 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Cover for the Céline Dion single If You Asked Me To (1992). ... Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944 in West-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an multi-grammy winning American R&B and soul singer and songwriter who fronted two groups, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and Labelle, which changed and birthed a new era of womens music and... Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the ballad The Twa Corbies A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Diane Warren (Born Diane Eve Warren on September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is an American songwriter. ...

"If you asked me to
I just might change my mind
And let you in my heart forever."

"If You Asked Me To" was featured on the soundtrack of the 1989 James Bond movie, Licence to Kill. The song was later re-recorded by Céline Dion for her eponymous album. LaBelle's version peaked at # 79 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 and at #10 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop chart. 007 redirects here. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ... Céline Dion is the 1992 eponymous album by pop singer Céline Dion. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


The music video was filmed shortly after LaBelle's sister's death, and the context of the song changed dramatically, as a mourning LaBelle, dressed in black, sings the song in a church (with candles and mourning lilies), intercut with shots of her in tears.

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Céline Dion version

"If You Asked Me To" is the second single from Céline Dion's 1992 album, simply titled Celine Dion. It's a cover of Patti LaBelle's song from the 1989 movie Licence To Kill, written by Diane Warren and produced by Walter Afanasieff. The song was released on April 6, 1992 in the United States, and later the same year in the rest of the world. Céline Marie Claudette Dion OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ... Céline Dion is the 1992 eponymous album by pop singer Céline Dion. ... Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944 in West-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an multi-grammy winning American R&B and soul singer and songwriter who fronted two groups, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and Labelle, which changed and birthed a new era of womens music and... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Diane Warren (Born Diane Eve Warren on September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is an American songwriter. ... Walter Wally Afanasieff (born 1958-02-10) is a Grammy-award-winning record producer and songwriter who started out as Whitney Houstons arranger, but rose to success co-writing and co-producing music with Mariah Carey. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


The B-side of this single contains an unreleased track called "Love You Blind," which was written by Jay Oliver and Sheryl Crow, and produced by Walter Afanasieff. Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist, and songwriter. ...


The music video for the song was directed by Dominic Orlando and filmed in Chatsworth and Hollywood. It was released in April 1992 and included later on Dion's 2001 DVD video collection All the Way... A Decade of Song and Video. Chatsworth is a district in the San Fernando Valley region of the City of Los Angeles, California. ... Hollywood redirects here. ... All the Way. ...

Dion in the "If You Asked Me To" music video (1992).

The song was a hit in the United States and Canada. "If You Asked Me To" reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 (#3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay and #11 on the Hot 100 Singles Sales) and did even better on Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks, peaking at #1 and spending three weeks at the top position. In Canada, it reached #3 on the singles sales chart and #1 on the radio chart. The single had a moderate success elsewhere. "If You Asked Me To" was released twice in the United Kingdom: first, in June 1992, when it peaked at #60, and the second time in December 1992, when it reached #57. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the single sold 413,000 copies in the U.S. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Hot 100 Airplay is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... The Hot 100 Singles Sales (also known as Singles Sales) is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... The Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles and only Adult Contemporary) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... Nielsen SoundScan is an information system created by Mike Fine and Mike Shalett that tracks sales data for singles, albums, and music video products in Canada and the United States for Billboard and other music industry companies. ...


"If You Asked Me To" was included also on Céline Dion's CD compilation All the Way... A Decade of Song (1999). All the Way. ...


Formats and track listings

2-track CD-single

  1. "If You Asked Me To" – 3:55
  2. "Love You Blind" – 4:35

2-track CD-single - (U.S.)

  1. "If You Asked Me To" – 3:55
  2. "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" – 4:33

3-track CD-single - (AU, EU) Where Does My Heart Beat Now is the single from Céline Dions 1990 album called Unison. ...

  1. "If You Asked Me To" – 3:55
  2. "Love You Blind" – 4:35
  3. "Halfway to Heaven" – 5:05

3-track CD-single - (UK)

  1. "If You Asked Me To" – 3:55
  2. "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" – 4:33
  3. "Love You Blind" – 4:35

Charts

Chart (1992) Peak
Position
Australian Singles Chart 52
Canadian Singles Chart 3
Canadian Contemporary Hit Radio Chart 1
Dutch Top 40 Chart 27
Dutch Mega Single Top 100 Chart 28
Dutch Mega Top 50 Chart 31
New Zealand Singles Chart 26
Polish Radio 3 Chart 18
UK Singles Chart 57
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
U.S. ARC Weekly Top 40 3

References

  • Céline Dion - official website
  • Céline Dion - chart history

 
 

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