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"All for Love" is a song written by Bryan Adams, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, and Michael Kamen for the soundtrack The Three Musketeers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. It was performed by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, and Sting.[1] The power ballad[2] was released as a CD single in the United States on November 16, 1993. It was a worldwide hit, reaching number one across Europe, Australia and North America.

"All for Love"
All For Love.jpg
Single by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, and Sting
from the album The Three Musketeers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
ReleasedNovember 16, 1993 (1993-11-16)
FormatCD single
GenreRock
Length4:45
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Bryan Adams singles chronology
"Please Forgive Me"
(1993)
"All for Love"
(1993)
"Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"
(1995)
Rod Stewart singles chronology
"People Get Ready"
(1993)
"All for Love"
(1993)
"Having a Party"
(1993)
Sting singles chronology
"Demolition Man"
(1993)
"All for Love"
(1993)
"Nothing 'Bout Me"
(1994)

Adams also did a live version in 1994 featuring Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Nancy Gustafson, and Giorgia Todrani. Michael Kamen, who co-wrote the song with Adams, conducted the orchestra.[3]

Contents

Background and writingEdit

The title was inspired by the Musketeers' motto: "All for one, and one for all".

Chart performanceEdit

In the United States, the single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 22, 1994. It remained atop the charts for three weeks before it was knocked out of the top spot by "The Power of Love" by Celine Dion.[4] It sold 1.2 million copies domestically and earned a platinum certification from the RIAA.[5][6][7] In Canada, the song reached number one on the RPM Singles chart on January 17, 1994, replacing Adam's solo hit Please Forgiven Me, which had been number one for six weeks.[8] With "All for Love" remaining at number one for five weeks, Adams was in the number one position for 11 straight weeks on the Canadian chart. In 2007, the Swedish band E.M.D. released a cover of the song, peaking at number one in their native country.[9]

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[35] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[48] Gold 25,000*
Germany (BVMI)[49] Gold 250,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[50] Gold 5,000*
Sweden (GLF)[51] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[52] Silver 200,000^
United States (RIAA)[53] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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