"The Last to Know" is a song written by Brock Walsh and Phil Galdston and recorded by Sheena Easton in 1987. It was later covered for the 1990 album Unison by Celine Dion. It was released as the fourth single in Canada (March 16, 1991) and the third in the United States (June 24, 1991) and the rest of the world (September 2, 1991).[1]

In the United Kingdom it was the second commercial single, because "(If There Was) Any Other Way" was issued as a promotional release only.

The B-side included "Unison," which was released as a single in Canada and Japan only.

The music video directed by Dominic Orlando was filmed in Hollywood, Los Angeles (1991). It became a part of the Unison home video.

The song reached number 16 in Canada and number 7 on the Canadian Adult Contemporary Chart. "The Last to Know" had also a moderate success on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart in the United States, peaking at number 22.


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Critical reception[edit]Edit

Entertainment Weekly editor Jim Farber wrote: "Tracks like "If Love Is Out the Question" and "The Last to Know" are lush vehicles, filled with routine hooks that Dion's distinctive voice raises to a higher level."[2]

Formats and track listings[edit]Edit

Australian/Canadian/European CD single

  1. "The Last to Know" (edit) – 4:19
  2. "Unison" – 4:13

Japanese/U.S. CD single

  1. "The Last to Know" – 4:35
  2. "Unison" (single mix with rap) – 4:04

European CD maxi single

  1. "The Last to Know" (edit) – 4:19
  2. "Unison" – 4:13
  3. "If We Could Start Over" – 4:22

Official versions[edit]Edit

  1. "The Last to Know" (edit) – 4:19
  2. "The Last to Know" (album version) – 4:35


Weekly charts[edit]Edit

Chart (1991) Peak


Canada (RPM)[3] 16
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[4] 7
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[5] 22

Year-end charts[edit]Edit

Chart (1991) Position
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[6] 56

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