If I Could Turn Back Time Cher
Song Title: If I Could Turn Back Time
Date of release: June 1, 1989
Description: ” If I Could Turn Back Time ” is by Cher ( Cherilyn Sarkisian ), the American singer and actress. The song was written by Diane Warren, who has written for the likes of Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Beyoncé.
Production for the song was done by Diane Warren and Guy Roche. Guy is best known for co-writing and producing for singer Christina Aguilera.
The song was released by record label Geffen in 1989 and taken as the second US song from Cher’s nineteenth Album ” Heart of Stone, in Europe the single was the first single released from the Album.
” If I Could Turn Back Time ” was not initially intended for Cher, she initially took a dislike to the soft rock track when first hearing the demo and turned the song down.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter magazine, Diane explained that during a session she’d held Cher’s leg down and said to her ” You have to record it! “, according to Diane Cher responded ” F*ck you, bitch! You’re hurting my leg! OK, I’ll try it “.
Diane later added that ” If you look at Cher’s long history, she’s not always the best judge of her material. I mean, she hated I got you, babe “.
The song became a commercial success for Cher and seen as a comeback for her in the later part of the 80’s bringing her back into the upper realms of pop music.
In the United States, the song peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and spent a total of 23 weeks on the chart. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the single Gold with sales of 500,000; Billboard reported in 2011 that the song had 394,000 digital sales in the US.
Outside of the United States ” If I Could Turn Back Time ” was also a success for Cher, the song charted in Australia at number one on the Australian Recording Industry Association chart.
In the United Kingdom ” If I Could Turn Back Time ” reached a peak of number six, the song spent four weeks in the top ten and a total of 15 weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 3
UK Highest Chart Position: 6
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 14, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 6, Canada Top Singles (RPM) 2, Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM) 1, Canada (The Record) 7, Europe (European Hot 100 Singles) 16, Germany (Official German Charts) 16, Ireland (IRMA) 6, Italy (Hit Parade Italia) 15, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 6, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 4, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 3, Spain Top 40 Radio (Promusicae) 39, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 11
Official Website: Cher.com
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/Cher