Only Time

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"Only Time"
Original release
Single by Enya
from the album A Day Without Rain
Released20 November 2000
GenreNew-age
Length3:38 (album version)
3:15 (Pop Radio Remix)
LabelWarner Music Group
Writer(s)Roma Ryan (lyricist)
Enya (composer)
Producer(s)Nicky Ryan
Enya singles chronology
"Wild Child"
(2001)
"Only Time"/
"Only Time (Remix)"
(2001)
"Wild Child"
(2001)
Music video
"Only Time" on YouTube
 
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"Only Time"
Original release
Single by Enya
from the album A Day Without Rain
Released20 November 2000
GenreNew-age
Length3:38 (album version)
3:15 (Pop Radio Remix)
LabelWarner Music Group
Writer(s)Roma Ryan (lyricist)
Enya (composer)
Producer(s)Nicky Ryan
Enya singles chronology
"Wild Child"
(2001)
"Only Time"/
"Only Time (Remix)"
(2001)
"Wild Child"
(2001)
Music video
"Only Time" on YouTube

"Only Time" is a song composed and recorded by Irish singer Enya, first released in November 2000. The release of this single coincided with the release of the album A Day Without Rain. In 2001 "Only Time" was released again as a remix. The track was remixed by the Swiss American Federation (S.A.F.) (Christian B. and Marc Dold) with a final remix by Enya's producer, Nicky Ryan. Enya donated the earnings from the sale of that single to the Uniform Firefighters Association's Widows' and Children's Fund to help the families of fire fighters in the aftermath of 9/11.[1] The song was also featured in the soundtrack of the motion picture Sweet November. To date, "Only Time" is Enya's biggest solo hit in the United States, where it peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart[2] and #1 on the adult contemporary chart.[3]

During the summer of 2001, NBC used the song in commercials to promote Friends, which ended its season on a cliffhanger. The exposure helped the song gain familiarity and increased radio play. As a result, the song became Enya's first top 40 radio hit in 12 years. The song appeared twice on the TV show Viva La Bam where it first appeared in the montage of Bam Margera destroying Don Vito's cars in "Bamiature Golf" and again in "Where's Vito?" during a retrospective for Bam's Hummer after it was thrown off the cliff by Vito. On November 13, 2013, a Volvo Trucks campaign featuring the song and Jean-Claude Van Damme, was launched. The success of the ad caused "Only Time" to re-enter the Billboard Hot 100 at #43,[4][5] and the UK Singles Chart at #95.The song's music video which shows Enya singing in the rain was directed by Graham Fink and was released in 2000.[6]

Track listings[edit]

2000 release[edit]

  1. "Only Time"
  2. "The First of Autumn"
  3. "The Promise"

2001 remix[edit]

  1. "Only Time (S.A.F. Remix)"
  2. "Oíche Chiúin"
  3. "Willows on the Water"
  4. "Only Time"

"Oíche Chiún" is properly spelled as "Oíche Chiúin" on some editions.

Promotional 2001 release[edit]

  1. "Only Time (S.A.F. Pop Radio Remix)"

Cover versions[edit]

Charts and sales[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Only Time song details at Enya.sk
  2. ^ Hot 100 chart stats from billboard.com
  3. ^ Billboard
  4. ^ Davies, Alex (14 November 2013). "Jean-Claude Van Damme Did A Crazy Split Standing On 2 Trucks For A Volvo Ad". Business Insider. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/5800854/lorde-royals-hot-100-chart-nine-weeks-eminem
  6. ^ "Only Time, 2000. Directed by Graham Fink". EnyaOne. 2000. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  7. ^ "Enya – Only Time – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Enya – Only Time" (in French). Ultratip.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Enya – Only Time" (in French). Les classement single.
  10. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  11. ^ Italiancharts.com
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Enya – Only Time" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Enya – Only Time". Singles Top 60.
  14. ^ "Enya – Only Time – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  15. ^ Chartstats.com
  16. ^ Billboard
  17. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ – Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 10 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  18. ^ Rtl.de
  19. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Enya – Only Time" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Enya in the field Interpret. Enter Only Time in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  20. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Enya; 'Only Time')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  21. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Enya; 'Only Time')". Hung Medien. 

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Preceded by
"There You'll Be" by Faith Hill
"If You're Gone" by Matchbox Twenty
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single
September 29, 2001 (first run)
October 13, 2001 (second run)
October 27, 2001 (third run)
November 10 – December 1, 2001 (fourth run)
Succeeded by
"If You're Gone" by Matchbox Twenty
"There You'll Be" by Faith Hill
"Hero" by Enrique Iglesias