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“All by Myself ” is a power ballad written and performed by Eric Carmen in 1975. The verse is based on the second movement (Adagio Sostenuto) of Sergei Rachmaninoff ‘s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Opus 18. The chorus borrows from the song “Let’s Pretend” that Carmen had recorded with the Raspberries in 1972.The song was the first released on Carmen’s first solo LP after leaving the power pop group the Raspberries and was released as the first single in December 1975 to great success. It reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 1 on Cash Box Top 100 Singles and number 3 in Canada. The single sold more than one million copies in the United States and was certified gold by the RIAA in April 1976. “All By Myself” was Carmen’s first of eight U.S. Top 40 hits. In the UK, however, this was his only Top 40 hit, peaking at number 12. In a 2006 poll for UK’s Five programme Britain’s Favourite Break-up Songs Eric Carmen’s version of this song was voted seventeenth.Subsequent to the release of the album, Carmen was contacted by the Rachmaninoff estate and an agreement was reached in which the estate would receive 12 percent of the royalties from “All By Myself” as well as ” Never Gonna Fall in Love Again “, which was based on the third movement from Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. ;Carmen’s original version has spawned numerous cover versions by such artists as Celine Dion, Frank Sinatra, Igudesman & Joo and Il Divo.On his second solo LP, Boats Against the Current, Carmen had a subsequent Top 40 hit entitled ” She Did It ” which was the antithesis of “All by Myself.” It is a happy answer to the loneliness and lovelessness described in this song and its equally melancholy follow-up, ” Never Gonna Fall in Love Again.The Carmen version is used in the video introduction for Conan O’Brien ‘s ” Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour “, when an obese and bearded version of the talk show host struggles to cope with losing his job as host of Tonight Show. The Carmen version is also featured in the second season’s episode 17 of the 90’s popular sitcom Friends (set on Joey & Chandler’s friendship), and a season 4 episode of the hit sitcom That 70’s Show. It was also featured in the film Under Wraps.
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