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"Before Your Love"
Single by Kelly Clarkson
from the album Thankful
Released September 17, 2002 (2002-09-17)
Format CD single, DVD single
Genre Pop
Length 3:49
Label RCA Records
Writer(s) Desmond Child, Cathy Dennis, Gary Burr
Producer Desmond Child, Cathy Dennis
Certification Gold by itself, Platinum as double A-side
Kelly Clarkson singles chronology
"Before Your Love"/"A Moment Like This"
(2002)
"Miss Independent"
(2003)

"Before Your Love" single, released as a double A-side with "A Moment Like This", by Kelly Clarkson, the winner of the first season of American Idol, and later included on her multi-platinum debut album, Thankful. The single itself received a fair amount of Radio play, and briefly charted. Since it was released as a double-a single, at the same time as "A Moment Like This", it seldom gets mentioned as a charting single. The video for "Before Your Love" was in fact the first video released by Clarkson, Debuting on MTV, and replaced after 13 weeks by "A Moment Like This" video. Just like "A Moment Like This", it was written to be the first single for the winner of the first season of American Idol. Unlike "A Moment Like This", other finalists of American Idols first season did not record versions pending final results.

"Before Your Love" shares RIAA certification with "A Moment Like This" on official databases due to its double-A side release, in spite of the song not getting nearly the same amount of airplay.

Track listing

  1. "Before Your Love"
  2. "A Moment Like This"

Music video

The music video for the song was Clarkson's first released music video, premiering on MTV shortly after her winning American Idol, and two weeks prior to the release of the video for A Moment Like This. The video ranked in the top ten on MTV's TRL for those two weeks, and was replaced by the video for A Moment Like This. The video features Clarkson singing mostly inside the theater where American Idol was aired at the time.

Chart rankings

This song did not solely rank on charts, even though it had tremendous airplay. The single was a double-A side with A Moment Like this, released together, and focus was given to the other. Rankings at the time listed both songs together in rankings for the first few weeks, later eliminating Before Your Love from listings.

Even though the song was a hit, Clarkson only performed the song twice on television (not including on American Idol), and during the first American Idol Tour. The song continues to get airplay on adult contempary and easy listening radio station worldwide.

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