Monday, July 25, 2011
TAKING CHANCES ~ CELINE DION
"Taking Chances" is a single by Celine Dion and written 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. As of October 28, 2010, the digital single has sold 462,000 copies in total in the U.S. and peaked at number 54 on the Billboard Hot 100. On November 17, 2007 the song peaked on the UK Singles Chart at number 40. 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.