Music and structure
The line 'Talk to me, like lovers do, walk with me, like lovers do' is originally from the Eurythmics' 1984 song "Here Comes the Rain Again" written by David A. Stewart and Annie Lennox.
The music video for "Taking Chances" is simple, featuring Stewart and Dio Guardi performing the song with a band indoors in monochrome. This music video is shot in the same style as Platinum Weird's two former videos, "Happiness" and "Will You Be Around."
Uses in popular culture
The song was featured in an episode of Jennifer Lopez's MTV reality TV show, Da
nceLifeAn extended version of the song was used in the video submission from Stewart's hometown football (soccer) club, Sunder land AFC for their 2018 World Cup venue bid.
Céline Dion covered "Taking Chances" as the lead single and the title track from her 2007 English language album Taking Chances. The song premiered on the radio on September 10, 2007 and was released as a music download on September 18, 2007 in the United States and Europe. "Taking Chances" CD single was released on October 24, 2007 in Japan, between October 25 and November 12, 2007 in Europe, and on November 3, 2007 in Australia and New Zealand.
Dion's version was recorded on April 7, 2007 and produced by Grammy Award-winner John Shanks. Kara DioGuardi also wrote and co-produced with Emanuel Kiriakou "Surprise Surprise" for the Taking Chances album. She has already written few songs for Céline Dion in the past, including "One Heart." The latter was co-written and co-produced by John Shanks and Kara DioGuardi, and released as a single in 2003. John Shanks also produced five other songs on Taking Chances.
The track "Taking Chances" was included later on the 2008 greatest hits My Love: Essential Collection.
The song was nominated for the Single of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2009. It was also voted one of the top 20 pop songs of 2007 by About.com.
On October 27, 2007 Céline Dion appeared on the fourth series of the British talent contest, The X Factor, as a mentor to the show's contestants. She also performed "Taking Chances" on the live show which was the world exclusive debut and her first UK performance for five years. Later, on November 18, 2007 she performed the song live at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. "Taking Chances" became also a part of the Taking Chances Tour set list. The audio and footage of this performance was included in the Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert CD/DVD.
The music video, directed by Paul Boyd, was filmed in three days, between September 15-17, 2007 in several different locations, in the Las Vegas area. The video is narrative heavy, as only one of the three shoot days was spent on performance. It includes a guest appearance by Platinum Weird member Dave A. Stewart. He described his cameo appearance as playing "a kind of enigmatic 'boss' character from a James Bond movie," and also commented that it was about 100°F during filming.
Celine Dion Taking Chances Song
The video was released on October 16, 2007. Amazon.com and Columbia Records released also on September 10, 2007 the exclusive premiere of the new Céline Dion song and in-studio video "Taking Chances" on Amazon's website.
Both, the music video and the recording sessions can be found on the Japan only released Ultimate Box. In early 2008, the video was re-edited to fit the club remix, called Jason Nevins radio edit.