“Still the One” Plays to World Wide Audiences
Millions of Americans watched the Democratic National Convention this past week. Regardless of your political leanings, you have to admit that it was quite the 21st century event, with over 80.000 people flocking to the Pepsi Center Arena in Denver, Colorado.
One of our favorite moments came when, after Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy‘s speech on Monday night, guess what tune could be heard playing?
“The hope rises again, and the dream lives on,” Kennedy said, to more cheers and the sea of blue signs. Then he hugged family and friends, and the music came up:
“You’re still the one. We’re still having fun, and you’re still the one.”
Meanwhile … don’t know how many tennis fans are out there, but …
When Roger Federer finished his center court match of the U.S. Open on Tuesday evening … and WON! … they played Still the One …. with the commentators making mention of the song relating to Roger still “being the one”.
From the radio … to the ABC TV network theme song … to countless commercial uses … to YOUR wedding anniversary … to the Democratic National Convention … to the US Open … Orleans remains grateful and proud that the applications of Still the One are so many, varied and WORLD WIDE!
4 Responses to ““Still the One” Plays to World Wide Audiences”
September 2nd, 2008 at 9:14 AM
YES!! I saw both of those and was SO thrilled to hear “Still the One.” (Some A.P. newspaper accounts of the Federer match specifically mentioned Orleans, not just the song.) At the convention, when Ted Kennedy left the stage and the music started I thought you guys might actually be there, given Larry’s previous involvement with the campaign. :)But anyway, it was wonderful to hear on both those occasions. Congratulations! I’m so proud to know you.
November 3rd, 2008 at 7:13 PM
Long time fan here, thanks for all the great memories and songs.
Question for you on Love Takes Time. All the downloadable versions, be it iTunes or Amazon MP3, are a newer version, not the original radio one, why? Where is the original hiding? On Amazon it is listed as track 19 on the CD Dance With Me, but if you go to the MP3 version on Amazon it is not listed.
No offense, but I don’t much care for the new version and would like a copy of the original… am I just missing something or are you guys not allowing it for download as a single?
November 3rd, 2008 at 8:51 PM
The only “new” version of Love Takes Time I am aware of anywhere is the version from Orleans Live: Volume 1 (1990), which we own the rights to. It’s not that we’re not allowing the original for download. It’s that we don’t have the legal authority to offer it. MCA does.
But if you’re not yet on our email list, go to http://www.OrleansOnline.com and do that so you can get 10 other downloads, including the original 4-track demo of that tune … and hear very soon about a new release of a collection of obscure, never before heard cuts.
November 3rd, 2008 at 9:57 PM
Thank you so much. Great music and class act, you have only solidified my love of the music.