"Immortality" is a single from Céline Dion's album Let's Talk About Love. It was released on June 8, 1998 outside the United States. The Bee Gees can be heard on the background vocals, and are credited as special guests on/for the recording.[1]

"Immortality" was composed especially for Céline Dion by brothers Barry GibbRobin Gibb, and Maurice Gibb, the members of the Bee Gees, and was produced by Walter Afanasieff. A demo version of the song featuring just the brothers can be found on subsequent greatest hits albums of the Bee Gees.

There are two music videos. The first one, directed by Scott Floyd Lochmus, shows Céline Dion and the Bee Gees in the recording studio in 1997. It was included as a bonus on the Au cœur du stade DVD. The second one was directed by Randee St. Nicholas and released at the end of July 1998. This more elaborate video deals with themes of love, loss and reincarnation, with a cameo from the Bee Gees themselves.

The song was a commercial success reaching number 2 in Austria and Germany, number 4 in Europe, number 5 in the United Kingdom, and number 8 in Switzerland. In Brazil, the Cuca mixes became very popular. However, the track was never released as a single in the United States. Sony Music Entertainment decided to release "To Love You More" there (in the USA) instead.

"Immortality" was certified platinum in Germany (for over 500,000 copies sold),[2] gold in Sweden (15,000),[3] and silver in France (125,000)[4] and the UK (200,000).[5]

The live version of this song was included on the One Night Only CD and DVD by the Bee Gees, released on November 3, 1998. Céline Dion also performed this song during her Let's Talk About Love Tour. The song was performed also on British TV programme Top of the Pops on July 1998.

"Immortality" became a part of non-American versions of Dion's later greatest hits: All the Way… A Decade of Song and My Love: Essential Collection.

In 2001, Donny Osmond covered "Immortality" for his 2001 album This Is the Moment.


 [hide*1 Critical reception

Critical reception[edit]Edit

Entertainment Weekly editor David Browne called this song 'banal' and said that it is "flimsy concoction that droops under the weight of its arrangement." [6] The New York Observer editor Jonathan Bernstein called this collaboration "dispirting".[7]

Formats and track listings[edit]Edit

European CD single

  1. "Immortality" – 4:11
  2. "My Heart Will Go On" – 4:40

Japanese CD single

  1. "Immortality" – 4:11
  2. "Where Is the Love" – 4:55

UK cassette single

  1. "Immortality" – 4:11
  2. "My Heart Will Go On" (Soul Solution mix) – 4:18

Australian CD maxi single

  1. "Immortality" – 4:11
  2. "To Love You More" – 5:28
  3. "My Heart Will Go On" (Richie Jones mix) – 4:15
  4. "My Heart Will Go On" (Tony Moran mix) – 4:21

European CD maxi single

  1. "Immortality" 4:11
  2. "My Heart Will Go On" – 4:40
  3. "My Heart Will Go On" (Tony Moran's anthem vocal) – 9:11
  4. "My Heart Will Go On" (Soul Solution parcappella) – 4:16

UK CD maxi single

  1. "Immortality" – 4:11
  2. "To Love You More" – 5:28
  3. "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" – 3:40

UK CD maxi single #2

  1. "Immortality" – 4:11
  2. "My Heart Will Go On" (Tony Moran mix) – 4:21
  3. "My Heart Will Go On" (Richie Jones mix) – 4:15

Official versions[edit]Edit

  1. "Immortality" (Cuca cool dj mix) – 4:27
  2. "Immortality" (Cuca cool remix) – 4:26
  3. "Immortality" (Cuca pop remix) – 4:27
  4. "Immortality" (Cuca club remix) – 7:06
  5. "Immortality" (Cuca cool mix) – 6:13
  6. "Immortality" (album version) – 4:11

Charts and certifications[edit]Edit


Chart (1998) Peak


Australian Singles Chart[8] 38
Austrian Singles Chart[9] 2
Belgian Flanders Singles Chart[10] 48
Belgian Wallonia Singles Chart[11] 15
Canadian BDS Adult Contemporary Chart[12] 10
Canadian RPM Top Singles[13] 28
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary[14] 1
Dutch Singles Chart[15] 28
European Singles Chart[16] 4
French Singles Chart[17] 15
German Singles Chart[18] 2
Irish Singles Chart[19] 11
Swedish Singles Chart[20] 12
Swiss Singles Chart[21] 8
UK Singles Chart[22] 5

All-time chart[edit]Edit

Chart Position
Switzerland (Hit Parade)[23] 263


Region Certification Sales/shipments
France (SNEP)[4] Silver 125,000
Germany (BVMI)[2] Platinum 500,000^
Sweden (GLF)[3] Gold 15,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Silver 200,000^

  • sales figures based on certification alone ^shipments figures based on certification alone xunspecified figures based on certification alone

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