In God's Hands (song)

In God's Hands (song)

Infobox Single
Name = In God's Hands

Artist = Nelly Furtado |
from Album = Loose
Released = flagicon|Europe June 30 2007
flagicon|UK July 31, 2007
flagicon|Australia October 12, 2007
flagicon|Germany November 23, 2007
flagicon|Italy December 7 2007
flagicon|Netherlands December 14 2007
flagicon|USflagicon|Canada April 15, 2008
Format = Digital download
Recorded = The Chill Building, Santa Monica, CA; Track Record and Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre = Pop, acoustic, soft rock
Length = 4:54 (album version with interlude)
4:12 (album version)
3:58 (UK radio mix)
Label = Geffen, Universal Music
Writer = Nelly Furtado, Rick Nowels
Producer = Nelly Furtado, Rick Nowels
Last single = "Give It to Me"
This single = "In God's Hands"
Next single = "Do It"
Misc = Extra track listing
Album = Loose
Type = single
prev_track = "Do It"
prev_no = 9
this_track = "In God's Hands"
track_no = 10
next_track = "Wait For You"
next_no = 11
Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternate covers
Type = Digital Download

Lower caption = "In God's Hands" featuring Keith Urban
Extra album cover
Lower caption = Alternate cover

Upper caption = Music sample
Name = In God's Hands
Audio file= In God's Hands sample.ogg

"In God's Hands" is a song written and produced by Nelly Furtado and Rick Nowels for Furtado's third album, "Loose" (2006). It is about Furtado's breakup with DJ Jasper Gahunia, the father of her daughter.Intini, John. "Nelly Furtado: 'I'm not Mother Teresa'". "Maclean's". August 25 2006.] According to Furtado in May 2006, the song was "as far as I was willing to go in terms of pop right now". [Graff, Gary. [ "Furtado Ready To Dance On New Album"] . "Billboard". May 8 2006. Retrieved June 30 2007.] On April 15, 2008 a remix featuring Keith Urban was released as a digital download worldwide. [ [ Remix (feat. Keith Urban)] . Retrieved: May 23, 2008]

Commercial release and chart performance

The radio mix of the song is shorter than the album version and video edit, and it contains added strings and beats.Fact|date=January 2008 There is a Spanish version of the song titled "En las Manos de Dios" on the limited summer edition of "Loose".Fact|date=January 2008

The CD single for "In God's Hands" was released in Australia on October 12 2007.Fact|date=January 2008 For a limited time, it was available only in the Australian store JB Hi-Fi, before being released on its online store.Fact|date=January 2008 In Canada, the single was released to radio and video stations in December 2007.Fact|date=January 2008 It was the sixth single released from the album in Canada. Including the Latin America-only singles "Te Busqué" and "No Hay Igual", "In God's Hands" was the album's eighth single.

In the Netherlands, the single was to be released on December 14 2007Fact|date=January 2008 as the seventh single from "Loose". "In God's Hands" was Furtado's seventh consecutive single to be chosen as the Alarmschijf ( "Alarm record"" ) by the country's most popular radio station.Fact|date=January 2008

The single reached the top twenty on the Dutch Top 40 and the Italian Singles Chart. It reached the top ten in Poland, where it stayed in the chart for 30 weeks [ [ Polish National top 50 Archives] ] and Slovakia.

There is also a newly recorded duet version with Country Superstar Keith Urban it was most added at U.S. Adult Contemporary radio with 10 adds the airplay chart week dated April 4, 2008 [ [ ®R&R - Radio & Records, Inc ] ] . This version was released on April 15th for download on iTunes in Canada and the United States, reaching the #7 position on Canadian iTunes in just its first day and on its second day it reached number 3. This version of the song first charted on the Canadian Hot 100 at #11, the "Hot Shot" of the week. This song has become Keith Urbans' highest charting song on the Canadian Hot 100.

Music video

A music video for the song was shot on May 9, 2007 between 5 and 7 a.m. in Los Angeles, California;Fact|date=June 2007 it was directed by Jesse Dylan.cite web | title=Booked - "In God's Hands"| work=Video Static| url=| accessdate=2007-05-13] It features Furtado on a beach during both daytime and nighttime, singing the song while sitting on a tree stump, lying on the sand and holding a white sheet, which she lies under. Furtado is also shown walking on the shore, weeping and looking onto the ocean.

The video premiered in the UK on June 15.Fact|date=June 2007 In Australia, it was shown on the ABC program "rage" on August 10, [ [ "Playlists"] . "rage". August 10 2007.] and was available on the iTunes Store on December 13 2007.Fact|date=January 2008 In Canada, the video premiered on MuchMusic in November 2007.Fact|date=January 2008 It was made available for viewing on and,Fact|date=January 2008 and it was released in the United States on December 19 on MTV's "Total Request Live". [ [ "The TRL Archive - Recap - July 2007"] .] On VH1's "VSpot Top 20 Countdown", "In God's Hands" debuted at number one.Fact|date=January 2008 On February 19 2008 the video became available on the American iTunes Store.

A video for the Spanish language version, "En las Manos de Dios", was released in September 2007 in Latin America.Fact|date=January 2008

Formats and track listings

;German promo CD single [ [ Nelly Furtado In God's Hands Germany 5" CD SINGLE (423241) ] ]
# "In God's Hands"
# "In God's Hands" (live)

Digital Download Single []
# "In God's Hands" (Country Version featuring Keith Urban)

;Canadian/German CD single [ [] [] ]
# "In God's Hands" (album version)
# "In God's Hands" (live)
# "I'm like a Bird" (live)
# "In God's Hands" (video)


* "In God's Hands" (UK Radio Mix) (3:58)

Other versions

* "In God's Hands" (Album Version) (4:14)
* "In God's Hands" (Album Version With Interlude) (4:54)
* "In God's Hands" (Radio Version) (4:09)
* "In God's Hands" (featuring Keith Urban) (4:36)


*Live drums by Joey Waronker
*Drum programming by Wayne Rodrigues and Sam Littlemore
*Bass by Dean Jarvis
*Electric guitar and grand piano by Rick Nowels
*Acoustic guitars by Rick Nowels and Rusty Anderson
*Keyboards by Jamie Muhoberac, Greg Kurtsin and Rick Nowels
*Background vocals by Nelly Furtado
*Strings arranged and conducted by David Campbell
*Strings contractor: Suzie Katayama
*Violins by Joel Derouin, Roberto Cani, Mario DeLeon, Amen Garabedian, Gerardo Hilera, Sharon Jackson, Peter Kent, Josefina Vergara
*Celli by Larry Corbett, Paula Hochhalter, Suzie Katayama, Stever Richards
*Production coordinator: Tara Saremi
*Recorded by Kieron Menzies, Jon Ingoldsby and Chris Garcia
*Assistant engineers: Dean Reid and Steve Genewick
*Mixed by Brad Haehnel
*Recorded at The Chill Building, Santa Monica, California; Track Record, Hollywood, California; and Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California
*Mixed at Henson Studios, Los Angeles, California


1-En Las Manos De Dios(Spanish Version)

2-In God's Hands(Country Version Feat.Keith Urban)


*Unknown (2006). In "Loose" [CD liner notes] . United States: Geffen Records.

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