All I Want Is You (6:30)

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From The Best of 1980-1990 and 111 other releases

“All I Want Is You” is the final song on U2’s 1988 album, Rattle and Hum and was released on 13 June 1989 as the album’s fourth and final single. It is the closing song from the movie Rattle and Hum.
“All I Want Is You” was released in the UK as a single on 13 June 1989. The B-Sides featured covers of the Righteous Brothers’, “Unchained Melody”, and a cover of Love Affair’s “Everlasting Love”. It reached #4 in the UK charts and #2 in Australia, #12 on the Dutch Top 40, but only reached #83 in the North American charts. It appeared on the soundtrack for the 1994 film Reality Bites. The popularity of the song in the film led to a re-release in 1994 where it reached #38 in the US Top 40 Mainstream charts. The single was rereleased in the Netherlands with “Everlasting Love” now being the a-side. Everlasting Love reached number 10 in the Dutch Charts, in January 1990. In 2004, it was ranked #9 in Entertainment Weekly’s list of “The 50 Greatest Love Songs”.

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Director Meiert Avis shot the promotional video in the town of Ostia, outside Rome on 18 April 1989. Written by Barry Devlin, the video takes an unusual cinematic approach to the song, with U2 band members making only brief cameo appearances. The video tells the story of a dwarf (played by Paolo Risi) who falls in love with a trapeze artist (played by Paola Rinaldi), one of whom apparently dies towards the end. While there is disagreement amongst fans about exactly who has died, The Edge was quoted as saying it is the trapeze artist who dies.


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You say you want diamonds on a ring of gold
You say you want your story to remain untold

But all the promises we make from the cradle to the grave

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