|Single by Platinum Weird|
|Released||February 6, 2007|
|Label||Interscope, Weapons of Mass Entertainment|
|Writer(s)||Kara DioGuardi, David A. Stewart|
|Platinum Weird singles chronology|
|Single by Céline Dion|
|from the album Taking Chances|
|Released||October 24, 2007|
|Format||Music download, CD single|
|Recorded||Henson Recording Studio, Studio at The Plants, The Studio|
|Writer(s)||Kara DioGuardi, David A. Stewart|
|Céline Dion singles chronology|
"Taking Chances" is a single by songwriter Kara DioGuardi and ex-Eurythmics member Dave Stewart's band Platinum Weird, taken from their unreleased self-titled album. The song was originally released in February 2007, and later made famous by a cover version by Céline Dion, released in September 2007. It was also featured in an episode of Fox Network's new show Glee with lead vocals by Lea Michele.
DioGuardi described this song in an interview prior to the release of the band's debut album, Make Believe, in BC Magazine:
|“||There is one song called "Taking Chances," which is basically us looking at each other and going we don't really know each other that well, we made a great job of this music, this is kind of wild but let's give it a go.||”|
The music video for "Taking Chances" is simple, featuring Stewart and DioGuardi performing the song with a band indoors in monochrome. This music video is shot in the same style as Platinum Weird's two former videos, "Happiness" and "Will You Be Around."
An extended version of the song was used to great effect in the Video submission from Dave's hometown football (soccer) club, Sunderland AFC for their 2018 World Cup venue bid. http://www.safc.com/news/sunderland-2018-video-online-now-20091214_2256213_1905031
Céline Dion covered "Taking Chances" as the lead single and the title track from her 2007 English language album Taking Chances. The song premiered on the radio on September 10, 2007 and was released as a music download on September 18, 2007 in the United States and Europe. "Taking Chances" CD single was released on October 24, 2007 in Japan, between October 25 and November 12, 2007 in Europe, and on November 3, 2007 in Australia and New Zealand.
Kara DioGuardi also wrote and co-produced with Emanuel Kiriakou "Surprise Surprise" for the Taking Chances album. She has already written few songs for Céline Dion in the past, including "One Heart." The latter was co-written and co-produced by John Shanks and Kara DioGuardi, and released as a single in 2003. John Shanks also produced five other songs on Taking Chances.
The track "Taking Chances" was included later on the 2008 greatest hits My Love: Essential Collection.
The song was nominated for the Single of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2009.
On October 27, 2007 Céline Dion appeared on the fourth series of the British talent contest, The X Factor, as a mentor to the show's contestants. She also performed "Taking Chances" on the live show which was the world exclusive debut and her first UK performance for five years. Later, on November 18, 2007 she performed the song live at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
"Taking Chances" became also a part of the Taking Chances Tour set list.
As of Billboard issue dated March 1, 2008, the digital single has sold 263,217 copies in total in the U.S. and peaked at number 54 on the Billboard Hot 100. On November 5, 2007 the song debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 58 on download sales alone, after the CD release was cancelled. It peaked at number 40 the next week.
The single was successful on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart, peaking at number 1 and becoming Dion's second song to do so, after "Misled" in 1994. It reached also the top position on the Canadian Adult Contemporary Chart, and was a top 10 hit in Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, France, and Canada where it was certified gold for selling over 20,000 digital downloads. "Taking Chances" also peaked at number 6 on the U.S. Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks, giving Dion ownership of the most top 10 hits at the format with 21 during the last two decades.
The music video, directed by Paul Boyd, was filmed in three days, between September 15-17, 2007 in several different locations, in the Las Vegas area. The video is narrative heavy, as only one of the three shoot days was spent on performance. It includes a guest appearance by Platinum Weird member Dave A. Stewart. He described his cameo appearance as playing "a kind of enigmatic 'boss' character from a James Bond movie," and also commented that it was about 100°F during filming.
The video was released on October 16, 2007. Amazon.com and Columbia Records released also on September 10, 2007 the exclusive premiere of the new Céline Dion song and in-studio video "Taking Chances" on Amazon's website.
Both, the music video and the recording sessions can be found on the Japan only released Ultimate Box.
In early 2008, the video was re-edited to fit the club remix, called Jason Nevins radio edit.
In the film Superhero Movie, to raise the spirits of the Dragonfly, Stephen Hawking recites the "If there is one lesson my life can teach" lyrics. Dragonfly points out that they are "Celine Dion lyrics", to which Hawking replies "Whatever. It's still true."
Canadian/European digital single
European CD single/digital single
Japanese CD single
Australian/European digital EP
Australian/European CD maxi single
French CD single/digital EP
French digital EP
French CD maxi single
|Australian Singles Chart||60|
|Austrian Singles Chart||12|
|Belgian Wallonia Singles Chart||29|
|Canadian Hot 100||9|
|Canadian Adult Contemporary Chart||1|
|Canadian Hot Adult Contemporary Chart||38|
|Danish Singles Chart||3|
|Dutch Singles Chart||100|
|European Singles Chart||12|
|French Singles Chart||7|
|German Singles Chart||25|
|Global Dance Chart||30|
|Irish Singles Chart||32|
|Italian Singles Chart||5|
|Norwegian Singles Chart||16|
|Swedish Singles Chart||43|
|Swiss Singles Chart||5|
|UK Singles Chart||40|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||54|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||6|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks||36|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||1|
|U.S. Billboard Pop 100||35|
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