Album: Burn (2000)
Charted: 42
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  • This was originally a hit for Australian pop singer Tina Arena, who wrote the track with her frequent collaborators Pam Reswick and Steve Werfel for her 1997 album In Deep. With the help of producers Tim McGraw and Byron Gallimore, Jo Dee Messina spun it into a #2 country hit for her third album. In the song, Messina doesn't care what passion her lover pursues as long as he still burns for her.
  • Messina's version also landed at #17 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
  • Messina was impressed with the storybook theme from Sara Evans' "No Place That Far," so she enlisted the clip's director, Thom Oliphant, to come up with a similar concept for the music video. Oliphant only had a couple days to work with the singer, so he didn't waste any time seeking out the perfect location for a medieval-style setup. His search led him to an abandoned castle in the Thousand Islands in upstate New York, where uppercrust families of the early-20th century settled in the summer months. He explained in a Songfacts interview: "People like the Vanderbilts and the Astors bought these little islands in the middle of the river.

    They built humongous homes, and a few of them are like Vanderbilt era castles. This was one of them. The guy had built this castle for his wife. His wife had died - true story - and he had never lived in it. It was this abandoned castle on the middle of this island, and we shot there."
  • Messina's version was featured in the 2001 sports drama Driven, starring Sylvester Stallone and Burt Reynolds.
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