At the Beginning (3:38)

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“At the Beginning” is a song by Donna Lewis and Richard Marx, released as the first single from the Anastasia soundtrack. It was released as a CD and cassette single on October 21, 1997 on Atlantic Records.

The song reached No. 45 on the Hot 100 giving Lewis her third Hot 100 hit and Marx his 17th. To date, neither has hit the Hot 100 since “At the Beginning” dropped out. It reached No. 2 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart, but did spend a week at No. 1 on Radio & Records’ Adult Contemporary Chart before being knocked out by Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On”.

The song gave Marx his eighth and final number one hit single as a singer. Lewis would go on to have one more song topping a chart.


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  • userabc123

    I like donna lewis & richard marx, so I guess I like this song

    22 Nov 2012 Reply
  • EquusStorm

    Such a sucker for this song.

    4 Nov 2012 Reply
  • B-Dawk20

    Love the little simple harmonies here. Their voices make them work so well.

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • coanta

    Yes, i know the song very well, 50 scobblers in my library and i love it, thanxs Detti!

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • discmann

    Great Soundtrack ,Thanks Jette ;-)

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • jetgar


    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • hollysickle42

    This song is TOO cute +_+ I'm with you, kiddos. Can't get enough of this song! Plus Anastasia is SUCH a cute movie <3333 I remember watching it over and over again when I was a child <3 And I'm so feeling like watching it again right now... <3

    5 Feb 2012 Reply
  • V1nS0

    legendary duo session...beautiful song ;)

    4 Jan 2012 Reply
  • SophieKeizer

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    12 Oct 2011 Reply
  • redhotcheebah

    Never going to get sick of this song. Ever. No shame.

    8 Sep 2011 Reply
  • CadaverousBl00m

    I had to sing this at a wedding recently. 200+ listens and practises later, and I'm not sick of it yet. That's the mark of a decent song.

    3 May 2011 Reply
  • britXtheXtwit

    it's embarrassing how much i like this song [3]

    9 Jun 2010 Reply
  • scribbler532

    No playable tracks on this page? But this is one of my favorite songs!!

    18 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Alannada_S


    6 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Hazzle92

    it's embarrassing how much i like this song [2] I know, it's so not me either, in fact I usually despise chessy music..

    12 Nov 2009 Reply
  • caffeinemurder

    it's embarrassing how much i like this song

    22 Oct 2009 Reply
  • LilleFluff

    Cheesiness is fun though.

    9 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Juniatha

    This is probably the cheesiest song out of all the cheesy songs I love. Sometimes I am home alone listening to it and I have to leave the room out of shame. But I always come back!

    29 Jul 2007 Reply
  • Kittyyy

    love the movie

    23 Dec 2006 Reply
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