Some songs are timeless. We feel them so much that they can stand the test of time.
Returning over the years through different artists who keep the song alive, allowing us to enjoy them all over again in different parts of the world.
“All by Myself,” is one of those songs.
It was originally written by Eric Carmen, an American artist, in 1975.
According to Wikipedia, the song’s verse is based on the second movement of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18 which was used to underscore the 1945 British film Brief Encounter.
The chorus for the power ballad was taken from one Carmen wrote with the Raspberries in a song 1972 song called “Let’s Pretend.”
Hugh McCracken performed the song’s slide guitar solo on the track.
“All By Myself” was the first single of Carmen’s first solo album after leaving the Raspberries which was released in December 1975.
It hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. It did reach #1 on Cash Box Top 100 Singles and was #3 in Canada.
“The single sold more than one million copies in the United States and was certified gold by the RIAA in April 1976. ‘All by Myself’ was Carmen’s first of eight US Top 40 hits. In the UK, however, this was his only Top 40 success, peaking at number 12,” Wikipedia reads.”
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The song has been covered by artists of all different musical genres.
One of the most famous covers of the song was recorded by Celine Dion in 1996.
It was one of the singles of her Falling Into You album produced by David Foster.
That single ended being one of Dion’s biggest hits reaching #1 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and the Latin Pop Airplay.
It hit #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was a top 10 chart hit in places like France, UK, Belgium, Ireland, and Canada. The song went gold in the US and silver in the UK and France.
“During an interview on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Dion revealed that the famous high note on the song had not been planned but David Foster surprised her with it when she appeared for recording,” Wikipedia says. “When Dion asked why the surprise, Foster told her that if she couldn’t sing it, other singers would, which prompted Dion to prove to Foster that she could sing it.”
It’s that high note that put Eumee Capile up to the challenge of performing the song.
Capile was a grand finalist of Tawag ng Tanghalan.
Eumee Capile got her start performing gigs in Bulacan as a band vocalist.
“With her attempt to become the first grand champion of the special It’s Showtime segment, she has delivered astounding performances that impressed the judges and earned her a league of loyal supporters. Her string of A-list renditions include her covers of ‘Chandelier,’ ‘Narito Ako,’ ‘Bukas na Lang Kita Mamahalin’ and ‘Wrecking Ball,'” Wish 1075 tells us.
Capile video covering the song while performing in a store ended up going viral.
It was viewed more than 1,413,750 times.
And it’s no wonder, her voice is absolutely incredible.
“This is really amazing, yes I believe that a lot of Pinoy has great talent in terms of singing she has clear diction and pronunciation excellent,” wrote one commenter on YouTube.
She gets so into it she needs to hold onto the wall for support. Now that’s some good singing! Capile hits every note on the head and really does this beautiful timeless song about loneliness the justice it deserves.
Listen to it in the video below.
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