All I Ask

Adele

About All I Ask

"All I Ask" is a song recorded by English singer-songwriter Adele for her third studio album, 25 (2015). The song was written by Adele, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and Christopher Brody Brown, with production from The Smeezingtons. Lyrically, the song describes the singer looking for one last night with her partner, before the couple separate from each other. "All I Ask" peaked at number 41 on the UK Singles Chart and at number 77 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Adele performed it during Adele Live in New York City, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. It was performed on selected dates of her Adele Live 2016 tour. 


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2015
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I will leave my heart at the door
I won't say a word
They've all been said before you know
So why don't we just play pretend
Like we're not scared of what's coming next
Or scared of having nothing left

Look, don't get me wrong
I know there is no tomorrow
All I ask is

If this is my last night with you
Hold me like I'm more than just a friend
Give me a memory I can use
Take me by the hand while we do what lovers do
It matters how this ends
'Cause what if I never love again?

I don't need your honesty
It's already in your eyes
And I'm sure my eyes, they speak for me
No one knows me like you do
And since you're the only one that matters
Tell me who do I run to?

Look, don't get me wrong
I know there is no tomorrow
All I ask is

If this is my last night with you
Hold me like I'm more than just a friend
Give me a memory I can use
Take me by the hand while we do what lovers do
It matters how this ends
'Cause what if I never love again?

Let this be our lesson in love
Let this be the way we remember us
I don't wanna be cruel or vicious
And I ain't asking for forgiveness
All I ask is

If this is my last night with you
Hold me like I'm more than just a friend
Give me a memory I can use
Take me by the hand while we do what lovers do
It matters how this ends
'Cause what if I never love again?

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Adele

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988), better known simply as Adele, is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Adele was offered a recording contract from XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. The next year she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to much commercial and critical success. It certified four times platinum in the UK, and double platinum in the US. Her career in the US was boosted by a Saturday Night Live appearance in late 2008. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. more »

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Written by: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, Philip Martin II Lawrence, Christopher Steven Brown, Peter Gene Hernandez

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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11 facts about this song

Release Details
"All I Ask" is a song from Adele's third studio album titled "25" released in 2015.
Songwriting Credits
This song was written and produced by Adele alongside well-known music personalities such as Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, and Christopher Brody Brown.
Recording Details
Bruno Mars and his band, The Hooligans, helped Adele with the arrangement and production, and it was recorded at Glenwood Place Studios in Burbank, California.
Musical Elements
The song incorporates a variety of musical styles including pop, soul, and R&B genres. It has a ballad-like melody and is noted for its piano-driven instrumentation.
Chart Performance
Despite not being released as a single, "All I Ask" managed to chart in various countries including the UK, Australia, and the US due to strong digital downloads and streaming numbers.
Critical Acclaim
The song was praised by music critics for its emotive lyrics, Adele's vocal prowess, and for the minimalistic, but powerful composition.
Live Performances
Adele performed "All I Ask" at the 2016 Grammy Awards, which was considered one of the highlights of the ceremony.
Inspirations
When writing the song, Bruno Mars was inspired by the types of songs that "Divas" such as Whitney Houston would sing, aiming to make something simple yet powerful.
Awards and Honors
"All I Ask" was nominated for Best Song Musically & Lyrically at the Ivor Novello Awards in 2017.
Bruno Mars’ Perspective
Bruno Mars mentioned in interviews that creating the song was one of the toughest songwriting experiences in his career, but also one of the most rewarding. He praised Adele for her dedication to creating the perfect sound and melody.
Adele’s Perspective
Adele credited the song as "the most serious relationship breakup song" on her album. She was moved to tears while writing it and considers it to be her favorite track on the album "25".

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