Thursday Inspiration #186 All for Love

Respond to this challenge, by either by using the prompt word know, or going with the above picture, or by means of the song ‘All for Love’, or by going with another song by Bryan Adams, or anything else that you think fits.  ‘All for Love’ was written by Bryan Adams, Robert John “Mutt” Lange a South African record producer and songwriter, and Michael Kamen an American composer, arranger, conductor, songwriter, and session musician.  It was recorded for the soundtrack The Three Musketeers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which was a 1993 action-adventure comedy film from Walt Disney Pictures staring Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris O’Donnell, Oliver Platt, Tim Curry, Rebecca De Mornay and Gabrielle Anwar.  This was an adaptation of the 1844 Alexandre Dumas novel which was based on four high-ranking French soldiers of Louis XIII elite Black Musketeer regiment.  The power ballad was performed by Adams, Rod Stewart, and Sting in 1993, becoming a worldwide hit, reaching #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and it got to #2 on the UK Singles chart.  ‘All For Love’ was the longest-reigning #1 hit from a Disney movie until the 2021 song ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ replaced it.

The title of this song was inspired by The Three Musketeers’ motto, “All for one, and one for all.”  The three songwriters built their song from the melody that Michael Kamen wrote for the film score.  Kamen suggested that Adams record the song with two other singers, making it seem like three musketeers were collaborating.  Adams’ first choice was Sting, and he was interested in the project and the third guy became Rod Stewart.  ‘All For Love’ became the only #1 hit that Sting had during his solo-artist years, having never gone past a #3 on the charts.  Rod Stewart hadn’t topped the Hot 100 in the 15 years, but his music always remained the pop charts.  ‘All For Love’ was Rod Stewart’s last top-10 hit and Sting never returned to the top 10.  It is a sweet song that is filled with meaningless sentimental fluff, where each singer seems worried about the possibility that they might be eclipsed by the other guys.

When there’s someone that you know
Then just let your feelings show
And make it all for one and all for love

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