Costner Didn't Want Adams Soundtrack
Canadian singer Adams held the top spot in the British charts with the romantic rock ballad for an amazing 16 weeks in 1991 - leaving him with the record for the longest running number one single in UK history. The track also topped the American charts for seven weeks.
Costner says, "KEVIN (REYNOLDS - director) and I didn't want the Bryan Adams track, which was a good song.
"Our instincts were that Michael (KAMEN) had written a terrific score, let's not throw a pop song in there."
However the film star was pleased with another movie soundtrack hit - I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, sang by his The Bodyguard co-star Whitney Houston in 1992, but admits he argued with music industry executives over the version of the song.
Costner recalls, "For The Bodyguard I wanted Whitney's song in there, but I got calls from the record company - they were unhappy about the acappella introduction because they said it would never get played on the radio.
"I said, 'I don't give a s**t if they play it on the radio. It's important to the character that she'd be able to sing that song without back-up music.'
"Why? Because as a character it made her seem braver. I felt it deserved to be played, but I wasn't going to change it for the movie. It's interesting that the geniuses of the music business didn't see it that way. They will never tell you that, but that's the f**king truth."12/03/2004 19:15