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"Written in the Stars"
Single by LeAnn Rimes featuring Elton John
from the album I Need You
Released February 23, 1999
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 1999
Genre Pop
Label Curb Records
Writer(s) Elton John, Tim Rice
LeAnn Rimes chronology
"These Arms of Mine"
"Written in the Stars"
Elton John chronology
"If the River Can Bend"
"Written in the Stars"
"Someday Out of the Blue"
"Written in the Stars"
Song by Heather Headley and Adam Pascal

from the album Aida

Released June 13, 2000
Recorded April 10-April 11, 2000
Genre Rock musical
Length 3:18
Label EMI
Writer Tim Rice
Composer Elton John
Producer Guy Babylon, Frank Filipetti, Chris Montan, Paul Bogaev
Aida track listing
"How I Know You (reprise)"
"Written in the Stars"
"I Know the Truth"

"Written in the Stars" is a single released in 1999 by LeAnn Rimes and Elton John.

This song came from the musical Aida written by Elton John. In this scene in the musical, Radames informs Aida that he's calling off the wedding. Aida knows that this would ruin her father's escape and tells him he must go through with it. Radames agrees, on condition that she escapes to freedom on a boat he will provide. The two lovers lament the complication of the circumstances of their love together before parting.

Chart positions

Chart (1999) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 2
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 29
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 23
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 74
Dutch Mega Single Top 100 95


According to an episode of VH1's Pop-Up Video, the music video for this song was meant to evoke forbidden loves, as well as the separation between the two singers. Rimes was shown in colder, more heavenly backdrops; John was given warmer backgrounds, as in a milder depiction of hell.

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