Candle on the Water

\"Candle on the Water\" is a torch song written by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn for Walt Disney Pictures\' 1977 live-action/animated film Pete\'s Dragon. Originally recorded by Helen Reddy, who plays Nora in the film, the song was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1977, though it lost to \"You Light Up My Life\".

Chart (1978) Peak

U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary


Cover versions

In 1979, the song was covered by Swedish singer Kikki Danielsson, translated in Swedish as \"Jag är ditt ljus på mörka vatten\" by Swedish translator Doreen Denning (sv), for Danielsson\'s album Rock\'n Yodel.

On December 14, 2014, an audio-only cover of Candle On The Water was uploaded to the ミラクルミュージカル official YouTube page and Soundcloud. The track was dedicated to the memory of Diem Brown and Trevelyn Grace Campbell, fans of Tally Hall.

\"Candle on the Water\" has been sung on the DisneyMania 4 album by Anneliese van der Pol. It was also sung briefly by Kristin Chenoweth and an unidentified a cappella group in the dramedy Pushing Daisies in the episode \"The Legend of Merle McQuoddy\".

This song was also performed by Okkervil River for the 2016 remake of Pete\'s Dragon.


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