Only Time
by Enya

Album: A Day Without Rain (2000)
Charted: 32 10


  • "Only Time" was written and recorded by native Gaelic speaker Enya and released in 2000 as the first single from A Day Without Rain. The song took on new meaning in 2001 as a 9/11 tribute song; Enya performed it on Larry King Live on November 8, 2001. This was a special programme to commemorate the victims of the blackest day in America's history, and which featured among others the President, and the Mayor of New York. Enya confirmed to host King that the song was to be re-released on November 20 with all the proceeds going to the firefighters, America's finest, who lost over three hundred officers to the atrocities.
    This version of "Only Time" was performed live from Los Angeles with an accompaniment of chorus and violins. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • The song returned to the Hot 100 in late 2013 after soundtracking a Volvo Trucks campaign featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme.
  • This was used on Friends in the season 8 episode "The One Where Chandler Takes A Bath." It plays as Chandler relaxes in the tub.

    It was also used in the TV shows Elementary ("Through The Fog" – 2018) and Limitless ("A Dog's Breakfast" – 2016), as well as the movies Deadpool 2 (2018) and Sweet November (2001).

Comments: 2

  • Guy from Woodinville, WaI, along with a million others, love Enya's rich, atmospheric style. Her production is as important as her song writing. This song is the prinnacle. I loved Orinico Flow as an oddity long before I learned that it too was recorded by Enya. As I recall, this was also featured on the "Friends" tv show when Chandler was trying to relax in the tub after a stressful day.
  • Daniel from Jacksonville, Fli first heard this song on "viva la bam" don vito dropped bam's hummer down a revine and they started playin this song as a flash back type deal as they were showing the "best times" in his hummer...its a good song
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