I Know That Song! The One Diane Warren Says Took Her To The Next Level


Today's song was a number one from the 1996 movie “Up Close & Personal”. It was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award and WON a Grammy Award. The song was an international hit spending six weeks at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100. It also topped the charts in Australia (3 weeks) and Canada (1 week). 

Famed songwriter Diane Warren commented on the massive success of what she had written "This was the song that brought me to another level. The song was better than I was at the time." While it was used for the love story between Michelle Pfiefer and Robert Redford in the movie Warren admits she actually wrote it about her dad.

This is a very popular wedding song.

FUN FACT: Vince Gill and Amy Grant, who married in Nashville in 2000, used it as their first dance.

The singer of today’s song is an international superstar from Canada who announced the indefinite postponement of all her show business activities, including her concert residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, because of the worsening of her husband's health after he underwent the removal of a cancerous tumor in December 2013.

However, in March 2015, she announced that she would be returning to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in late August, but in 2016, she cancelled the rest of the January performances due to her husband's and her brother's death from cancer.

She did bounce back from tragedy and resume the residency later that year to sold-out crowds and rave reviews.

In 1996 One Sweet Day by Boyz II Men and Mariah was number one for 16 weeks, no one had ever done that. And no one could knock them from #1. Until today’s song. 

Today’s artist is a long way her childhood home in Canada as the youngest of 14 children, sharing a bed with several sisters and wearing their hand-me-downs.

She was  frequently impersonated on shows such as MADtv, Saturday Night LiveSouth Park but she always said she was flattered by that in fact she invited SNL’s Ana Gasteyer to appear onstage during one of her performances in New York City.