"I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You"
Single by Tina Arena and Marc Anthony
from the album The Mask of Zorro: Music from the Motion Picture and In Deep
ReleasedOctober 9, 1998 (1998-10-09)
GenrePop
Length4:41
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Jim Steinman
Tina Arena singles chronology
"I Want to Know What Love Is"
(1998)
"I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You"
(1998)
"If I Was a River"
(1998)
Marc Anthony singles chronology
"Contra la Corriente"
(1998)
"I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You"
(1998)
"No Sabes Como Duele"
(1999)
Music video
"I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You" on YouTube

"I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You" is a 1998 song written by James Horner and lyricist Will Jennings for the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro, of which it is the main theme. For the film, the song was recorded by American singer Marc Anthony and Australian singer Tina Arena. Released as a single in Europe, the duet reached number three in France, number four in the Netherlands, number nine in Wallonia, and number 34 in Switzerland. Australia’s Got Talent runner up Greg Gould & Australian Idol finalist Cosima De Vito released a version of the song in 2023.

At the 1999 ALMA Awards, it won Outstanding Performance of a Song for a Feature Film.[1]

Critical reception

Larry Flick from Billboard wrote, "James Horner and Will Jennings, the writing team behind Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On", try to make a little more cinematic pop magic with the theme to "The Mask Of Zorro". Will it meet with similarly manic consumer response? Probably not. But it's a fine showcase for the lovely voices of Anthony and Arena (the latter is practically channeling Dion in her performance). The song has a grand Spanish flavor that suits the tone of the film. Expect AC programmers to jump on this one, while top 40 tastemakers hang back and wait to see how the movie does at the box office."[2]

Music video

A music video for the song was released in 1998, directed by British director Nigel Dick. It features Tina Arena and Marc Anthony singing on a stage in front of an audience, with footage from the film playing out on a projector screen.

Track listing

European CD single

  1. "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You" – 4:41
  2. "Zorro's Theme" (The London Symphony Orchestra) – 3:01
  3. "Not for Sale" – 3:55
  4. "Any Other Love" – 4:39

Charts and certifications

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP)[16] Gold 250,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.

References

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  2. ^ Flick, Larry (June 27, 1998). "Reviews & Previews: Singles" (PDF). Billboard. Vol. 110, no. 26. p. 25. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
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  9. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 6, 1999" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  10. ^ "Tina Arena & Marc Anthony – I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  11. ^ "Tina Arena & Marc Anthony – I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  12. ^ "Rapports Annuels 1998" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  13. ^ "Tops de L'année | Top Singles 1998" (in French). SNEP. Retrieved July 18, 2021.
  14. ^ "Top 100–Jaaroverzicht van 1999". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  15. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 1999" (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  16. ^ "French single certifications – Tina Arena – I Want to Spend My Lifetime" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.