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License terms can vary quite a bit, depending on who has negotiating leverage (Is the song a huge hit, or is it a no-name band dying for exposure?). In general, songwriters are given an advance (TV shows can fetch $1, to $25,; car commercials can fetch $50, to $,). After its official debut in , the song peaked at number two on the Billboard’s US Hot Country Songs chart behind Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” and became a crossover hit for Adkins after it entered the top 40 on the U.S. Billboard Pop charts as well. The song was a huge hit in its own time but the movie of the same name really took "Stand By Me" to the earnings stratosphere. 5. Alex North & Hy Zaret – "Unchained Melody" ().
Origins[ edit ] James Horner had originally composed the music for the song as an instrumental motif which he used in several scenes during Titanic ; the main theme of the song being inspired by the song "Flying Dutchman" by Jethro Tull.
He then wanted to prepare a full vocal version of it, for use in the end credits of the film. Lyricist Will Jennings was hired, who wrote the lyrics "from the point of view of a person of a great age looking back so many years.
When Dion originally heard the song, she did not want to record it  as she felt she was pushing her luck by singing another film theme song after Beauty and the Beast. Franglen, who had, himself, worked with Dion for several years on many of her major hits to date,  programmed and arranged an extensive demo to take to Dion.
Recording[ edit ] Tommy Mottola claimed that Dion recorded the song in one take, and that demo is what was released. Horner waited until Cameron was in an appropriate mood before presenting him with the song.
After playing it several times, Cameron declared his approval, even though he worried that he might be criticized for "going commercial at the end of the movie".
Cameron also wanted to appease anxious studio executives and "saw that a hit song from his movie could only be a positive factor in guaranteeing its completion. Usage of flute is prominent, backed by melodic use of strings and rhythm guitars.
The song features both acoustic and electronic instrumentation. Dion's vocal performance is described as "emotional" and "demanding" by Pandora radio. Franglen mixed the final film and soundtrack version, expanding on the demo and adding orchestra to the final chorus.
It is this version which appears on the Titanic soundtrack album and is also played over the ending credits of the film. This version, which runs a little over four and a half minutes, appears on both the 4-track maxi single and Dion's album Let's Talk About Love.
Critical reception[ edit ] AllMusic senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote that this song "shines the most brilliantly" and marked it as a standout track. InRolling Stone readers rated it the 7th worst song of the '90s, with the magazine writing, "Celine Dion's song and the movie have aged very poorly Now [the song] probably just makes you cringe".
It's the Celine Dion song! I just have to sit there, you know, kind of straight-faced with a massive internal eye roll.
It's outdated, cheesy, and overly dramatic". This made Dion the only female artist to date to have released two million-selling singles in Britain. Regardless, it debuted at number-one on the Billboard Hotwith sales ofcopies,  where it stayed for two weeks.
In addition, the song spent ten weeks at number-one on the Billboard Hot Airplayand was number one for two weeks on the Hot Singles Sales. As a testament to the popularity of the song on the radio, the song broke the record for the then-largest radio audience ever, garnering million listeners in February For the latter, the single became the first English-language song to top the Hot Latin Tracks chart,  to which Dion was given a Billboard Latin Music Award for that achievement.
Internationally, the song was phenomenally successful, spending many weeks at the top position in various countries, including 17 weeks on the Eurochart Hot Singles15 weeks in Switzerland, 13 weeks in France and Germany, 11 weeks in the Netherlands and Sweden, ten weeks in Belgium Wallonia, Denmark, Italy, and Norway, seven weeks in Belgium Flanders, six weeks in Ireland, four weeks in Australia and Austria, two weeks in Spain and the United Kingdom, and one week in Finland.I wanted to try to write a pop song that had the qualities of current hits on the radio— synth textures, dramatic melodies, affected vocals.
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Phillips first performed the song on the season's final performance night on May 22, , and then again on the finale after he was declared the winner.