Song Archive | May 19, 2001
Christina's Duet with Ricky Martin Achieves
International Chart Success
'Nobody Wants to Be Lonely'
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lyrics and more
'Nobody wants to be
lonely,' sings Ricky Martin in a song of the same name from
his latest LP, 'Sound Loaded.' So what's a solo pop star to do?
Team up with another
solo pop star for a blockbuster duet.
Ricky and Christina
got together to re-record 'Nobody Wants to Be Lonely'
- originally a ballad on Ricky's 2001 album 'Sound Loaded' - as
a danced-up duet. In
the video, which premiered on MTV, Christina and Ricky search
for each other through various settings including a maze and a (thanks
to CGI) endless pillared hall.
The song - apparently
not wanting to be lonely, either - was not be sold separately as
a single. Instead, it was added to pressings of 'Sound Loaded,'
replacing the current version of the song. Already-pressed versions
in stores, were bundled with a separate copy of the new single.
Sony Music has said that people already owning copies of 'Sound
Loaded' are able to receive the single online or by mailing in a
sticker from the album cover.
The song is also included
on Ricky Martin's 2001 'Greatest Hits' collection.
Martin performed the
song at this year's American Music Awards, and appeared with Christina
on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, UK's Top
of the Pops, and at the 2001
World Music Awards.
'Nobody Wants To Be Lonely' was
the Number 1 single for the 9 consecutive weeks on
the World Airplay Chart. The
single reached #1 in Brazil. The song also gained Power Play
status on the chart and also propelled Ricky's 'Sound Loaded'
album to #4 on the Brazilian albums chart. On the
World Sales Chart the single reached a peak position of #1.
Christina's duet with Ricky Martin
garnered Gold single status in Australia after 9 weeks. Christina
had the disctinction of having 2 songs, albeit collaborations
including 'Lady Marmalade',
in the Australian Top 50 at the same time.
Also in Italy, Christina's debut,
'Christina Aguilera,' album re-entered the chart, obviously
due in part to the massive success of 'Nobody Wants To Be Lonely',
where it reached #1 on their charts.
Wants To Be Lonely' World Airplay Charts
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